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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Sweet Spot

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Sun Mar 19 15:00:56 2000

>>>That kid you trained is the exception. I don't mean to argue forever, but i've seen a lot of potential evaporate because of the homerun hitter complex...and it makes me sad.<<<


I would agree with you that a hitter attempting to generate sufficient bat speed to hit a ball over 400 ft. using weight shift and extension mechanics would not be productive. Those types of mechanics just are not efficient enough to allow a hitter's natural swing to develop that kind of power. But I doubt if Steve was teaching his players linear mechanics. Just a good average swing that transfers the bodies' rotational energy (an angular hand-path) and applies torque over a major portion of the hand travel will deliver enough energy to clear the fence in most any direction.

FF, read "Swing For the Fence - Ruin Your Mechanics" Subject: Pushing the limits of flawed mechanics, (site map below) and let me know what you think.

Jack Mankin


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