Originally posted by Tewks View Post
Originally posted by jbooth View Post
Let's not change sports here.
I almost always give detailed descriptions of how the bones move, which muscles move them, and the physics they create. You don't believe I'm correct, so please be more detailed in whatever the heck it is you're talking about. I know you don't know much about bones, muscles, and physics, so just describe it in your words, but be precise and don't use vague statements or esoteric terms that most of us are unaware of.

What move are you advocating and why do you think it adds power and/or quickness to the swing.

1. Time – How long it takes from swing commitment to contact.

The swing starts before you commit. You can start ever single pitch. This is why I pay attention to takes. Approach isn't wait to swing, it is let the pitch stop the swing.

2. Distance of Hand Path – How far the hands need to go forward from swing commitment.

The hands do not need to go forward to initiate the swing.

3. Total Distance of Barrel Travel – Measured from swing commitment.

With rotation, you need the barrel to complete a full arc with the rotation. The total # of degrees will be the same, but it happens quicker because...

4. Radius of the Swing Arc – Again, measured from when a hitter commits to the swing.

Tighter arc, more elliptical in shape, swing happens at the shoulder, not with the shoulder or away from the shoulder.

5. Contact Point – How deep the ball can be hit.

Bat speed is there, swing path is there. Linear needs to be more out front. Rotational can hit the ball deep, but at the cost of time, distance of hand path, total barrel distance, swing arc. Can be powerful, but breeds inconsistency. Torres and CO's indy guy is a good model.


So the three things I care about most:
1. Swing plane
Barrel gets on plane deep. Angular momentum from running start is maintained through use of hands and forearms.

2. Swing direction
Swing mechanics have bat arcing deeper behind the corner and the path becomes through the middle by default. Matching the direction of the force of the pitch doesn't need to be forced. You hear a noticeable "click" when balls are squared up.

3. Timing
Shorter swing in 5 ways, more adjustability, better direction, more time to read.