Our conversation, Jack
> > Hi Steve
> > Since the greatest amount of load (resistance to rotation) is located at the top of the kinetic chain during the swing, I agree that separation would naturally occur between the segments. However, as the posts from the Archives below explains, batter induced separation can be counterproductive.
> > <a href="http://www.batspeed.com/messageboard/11837.html">Opening of the hips</a>
> > <a href="http://www.batspeed.com/messageboard/9818.html">(Video) -- Bonds hip/shoulder comparison</a>
> > Jack Mankin
> Hi Jack,
> I would never advocate the "three step-approach" that is taught by some (stride, open hips fully while keeping shoulders square, then rotating shoulders). However, when you watch the video of Bonds and see his lead knee start to rotate while the bathead roates backwards, couldn't you characterize that mechanic as "batter-induced separation"?
Hey Jack it's been a couple of months...do you still participate in talks on this board?
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