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Re: Re: A Consensus?

Posted by: BHL (Knight1285@aol.com) on Thu Mar 11 00:03:05 2004

> I have a question more about your 90 degree open front foot then the ideology of this site.
> If the foot opens up 90 degrees the hips are allowed to rotate too long before they (the hips) start to slow down for the efficient energy transfer through to the other body parts (torso-shoulders-hands-bat). IF the shoulders have started to rotate before this energy transfer is started the maximal power is not generated (x-factor stretch). You must slow down the hip rotation prior to shoulder rotation in order for the shoulders to catch up to the hips for maximum batspeed at contact with the ball.
> Do you have some other thoughts that would sway my position on the subject.
> We must always ask WHY after you see a new technique or drill in order to verify its validity. An answer is not BECAUSE IT WORKS but WHY DOES IT WORK or WHY SHOULD IT WORK.
> Dave

Hi fellows,

I agree with most of your comments. The final goal, of course, is to apply the correct physical forces to the bat to generate optimum batspeed. I think you are realizing that the former is the only really constant, and any "cue" an individual uses to achieve it are individual preferences. This is the one constructive comment Nyman actually makes on his site.

Also, I have noted that "constructive criticism" has taken a turn for the worse. It seems as if whenever an individual challenges another intellectually, people resort to character assassination. This is why I am beginning to be turned off by some of the posts.

On the other hand, you guys have made very useful comments about how infinite perspectives can merge at a common point. It is people like you who remind me why I keep posting on Batspeed.com, even though sometimes I get a little tired of the politicking that transpires in this arena. You bring me back to 1999, when challenges used intellect--rather than "positions"--to engage in wordplay.



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