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Re: Re: Stride

Posted by: () on Mon Feb 25 06:12:27 2002

> >
> > The stride makes no contribution to bat speed or contact percentage.
> >
> > I solicit proof, or even arguments, of the opposite.
> >
> > It might be uncomfortable for some hitters to do the first few times, agreed.
> >
> > But anecdotes, personal experience and examples of successful hitters on video suggests that it is not needed.
> >
> > Better, can it be justified from the blackboard that forward momentum accomplishes anything that contributes to bat speed or contact? I say no.
> I will believe it when i see a no-strider hit it 500 plus feet. I think the stride contributes slightly to batspeed, the same way i think field goal kickers take 3 steps before kicking the ball, i think you generate momentum which is translated into added batspeed that wouldnt be existant with no stride.
> The Hitman


Please explain how forward momentum is translated into bat speed.

Thanks. Melvin


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