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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ursa Major View Post
    Jim wasn't recommending that you use an "end-weighted" bat. Rather, he was saying a wiffle bat was useless for this drill, because it has no weight at the end. There is a huge middle area between the two extremes from which the hitter can select an appropriately-weighted bat.
    Once again, YOU understood correctly, what I stated.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ursa Major View Post
      The drill is to emulate the good swing, so the finish should be similar. In any case, the one-arm swing by definition isn't quite so powerful and I look to.... Rather, he was saying a wiffle bat was useless for this drill, because it has no weight at the end. There is a huge middle area between the two extremes from which the hitter can select an appropriately-weighted bat.
      Which is why folks should use the special one-hand bats available on the market. I once used a small T-ball bat and strained myself with over zealous one-hand training. My 11U son and I both use an 18" bat for the one-hand drill, and a 24" bat for two-hand drills. As has been pointed out earlier, the drills are designed to promote swing path mechanics not strength, a subtle point I missed in my early "baseball training education".
      Have Fun and Play Hard!

      Chuck Faulkner
      Tazewell TN 37879
      The Glove Medic

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jbooth View Post
        Once again, YOU understood correctly, what I stated.
        Nobody is talking about adding extra weight to the end of a Bat. YOU can continue to do whatever YOU want.

        Why is there a change in orientation and stress in a lead arm swing? The drill is to emulate the good swing, so the finish should be similar. In any case, the one-arm swing by definition isn't quite so powerful and I look to make sure the elbow doesn't completely lock at the end of the drill, as it's potentially harmful and doesn't help the drill at all.
        Good luck with that.

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