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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Disputing Top Hand Torque

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Sat Mar 31 20:23:53 2007

>>> Jack,

From this camera angle I cannot tell whether or not Bonds applies forces to his bat that moves his bat barrel in a negative direction.

The following are my observations from this clip:

1. I noticed that Bonds bends at his waist so that his upper body is leaning toward home plate. I believe batters can rotate with more velocity if their upper bodies are vertical.

2. I noticed that, while the ball is in flight, Bonds moves his bat barrel from a vertical position to a more horizontal position before he begins to rotate his shoulders. I would recommend that he eliminate this movement by starting with the bat horizontal.

Hi Matt

You have presented your case for “Disputing Top Hand Torque.” Let us just agree to disagree and let the readers draw their own conclusions on the worth of your statements.

Jack Mankin


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