Re: Re: A-Rod & The Swing Plane ‘cont”
> Hi All
> This is a continuation of the “A-Rod & The Swing Plane” thread below. We were running off the page, so I am starting it as a new thread.
> >>> Jack,
> Stop dodging the issues!!
> Your making no sense and pulling things out of thin air.
> Torque is not the cause of batspeed. I bet I could go out and swing the bat with just my lead arm and generate a good deal batspeed (close to as using two hands).
> Batspeed is generated through "momentum" transfer. It the whip affect, I know you don't understand the whip.
> What the heck do you mean the bat travels through 200 degrees, look at the clip the bat travels the "same" distance the shoulders rotate.
> Stop denying video just to support your theory, you sound as bad as the second engine guys. Just making stuff up. <<<
> Hi Shawn
> I must say that I am as flabbergasted by the tone of your post as the need for us to draw this out for you. Regardless, here is a clip showing the comparison of Bonds’ “bat to shoulder” rotation.
> <a href="http://www.batspeed.com/media/Bonds_Swing_Rotation.wmv">Bonds shoulder/bat rotation</a>
> Note: We are running off the page on this thread. I will start it as a new thread at the top.
> Jack Mankin
I have no tone, you just keep dodging the issues. The bat doesn't start at the same angle as the shoulders, so of course the bat rotates through a greater distance. The "issue" was if THT or torque was responsible for the bat arcing a greater distance. That was the entire issue.
Here's one for you the bat doesn't start at the same angle as the shoulders, but ends squared up (unless there was more extension) with the shoulders.
"I must say that I am as flabbergasted by the tone of your post as the need for us to draw this out for you. Regardless, here is a clip showing the comparison of Bonds’ “bat to shoulder” rotation"
The clip just shows that shoulder rotation is responsible for the bat arcing, it doesn't show anything about THT, second engine.
Yes, I would say there is a multiplier effect. You could think of it as a catalyst where a small amount of energy applied during initiation can make a large difference in the contact zone. This is also supported by the bio-mechanical principle that states: “I ballistic motion, once initiated, produces trajectories that can be changed only at its’ margins.”
As and example; A small amount of rearward force applied by the top-hand during the initiation of the swing, results in much greater bat speed at contact.
Show a clip of the bat arcing prior to shoulder rotation or in response to the hips rotating.
The only way your going to convince me is by showing it once and for all. The clip of John on your video doesn't show the bat arcing prior to shoulder rotation.
Any arcing is the result of shoulder rotation. The same distance as shoulder rotation, only the bat doesn't start at the same angle. Any additional arcing is caused by momentum transfer. It is not cause by applying THT or any type of torque for that matter. The bat naturally wants to arc outwards because of the rotational force at play. Again THT has nothing to do with the tendency of the bat wanting to arc outwards.
I'll be back,
Show a clip of the bat arcing "prior" to shoulder rotation.
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