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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: bathead dragging

Posted by: scott sarginson (ssarginson@earthlink.net) on Wed Sep 29 08:11:48 2004

Yes, yes, yes.................
> Heavy sigh!
> You guys hit the nail on the head. We've adjusted what you suggested and although he's only swinging on air and the bag, my son said, "Dad, the bat seems so much faster now". Helping him can sometimes be so frustrating, but I can't help but get excited when he discovers little insights to batting. His face just lights up.
> I love this sight!
> Jack, we're going to send you a video next week.
> Thanks Ya'll

I use RightView Pro software a lot to look at clips in ultra-fine detail (60 frames per second). Huge advantage to having a 10-11 frame clip instead of a 5 frame clip.

One thing I have consistently seen - if the rear arm elbow is ahead of the hands (this is the classic "bat drag" definition, I think), the swing will not generate bat speed. And it may even be difficult to get the bat on the ball.

While some players really find this hard to fix, I've found it typically is not that hard. "Slot the back elbow against the rear rib cage and leave it there" is the only "cue" many hitters need. Obviously, this also promotes a circular hand path - if the arms are pretty much fixed in proximate ratio to the rotating torso, the hands have to rotate as well. It's when the rear elbow comes around the rib cage that hitters get in a lot of trouble. THis can lead to bat lag. It also is a pretty good bet to lead to disconnection. Probably, it will cause one problem or the other, or possibly even both.




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