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Re: Re: Re: Re: Covering the outside pitch


Posted by: MattG () on Tue Feb 26 17:05:30 2002


>>> Jack,
> If the hand-path is wider on an outside pitch, do you sacrifice power? <<<
>
> Hi Somebody
>
> Taking a wider hand-path with linear extension mechanics does definitely reduce bat speed and power. But good rotational hitters experience much less reduction. They add additional top-hand-torque at initiation to make up for the lack of bottom-hand-torque applied at contact.
>
> Jack Mankin
>
Jack, doesn't the bathead have to be behind the hands slightly to hit the ball the other way? Or is it so slight that you should only focus on top hand torgue to widen the hanpath and hit the outside pitch?


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