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Re: circular hand path

Posted by: coach13 (halour@netscape.net) on Thu Aug 5 07:37:59 2010

> Recently, I have seen several sources on the Internet (many from self-proclaimed gurus) that the circular hand path is difficult to hit with (people say that you must be right on the ball) and that it leads to premature wrist rolling. I am almost completely sure that this isn't true. However, I am interested in the opinions of the rest of the members of this board. Also, what are your opinions on the a to b linear hand path? Many people say that this is the "quickest path to the ball"

Hi Paul welcome to this site.

The angular momentum created by the circular hand path can be backed with scientific reasoning. There are a few examples that can relate to your question. If you were to have a bat throwing contest and one participant was allowed to throw the bat using the circular hand path techniques of top hand torque and circular hand path verses the other participant that pushed the bat with the top hand and pulled with the bottom hand in an A to B swing path a 10 year old could beat most male adults. The A to B swing path concept is an arm swing, loss of power, late to the ball, and primarily grounders are hit. 80% of all grounders are outs at the major league level. Jack has several videos on YOUTUBE which demonstrate what techniques the elite hitters utilize to have a successful swing path. You will find that they all demonstrate a circular hand path. Not one utilizes an A to B concept.
Good luck on your quest for knowledge.


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