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    I haven't posted in about a year, but I have a few new videos of my son from games played in the last 2 weeks. He has just turned 14, and is a very strong kid. He has been hitting with a "no-stride" stance for almost a year now, and has been very successful in hitting the ball consistently deep. Previously, he usually was not patient enough and would jump on pitches too soon and open his front foot to cause either a chopper or a pop-up. So cutting out the big stride step helped this greatly. Of the 2 homerun videos, #1 was over a 325' fence in left field, #2 was also over a 330 fence in left. Do you guys see ways to get more power? I know he probably could load/tilt more ,but I feel he is making good use of his core power with his lower body and legs. How does this compare to a rotational swing? Thanks


    #1 http://imageevent.com/matthew0127/20...=0&w=4&s=0&z=2

    #2 http://imageevent.com/matthew0127/20...=0&y=0&z=2&l=0

  • #2
    Back knee straightening isn't good and restricts rotation. Bigger problem is bat drag IMO.

    http://imageevent.com/siggy/hitting/...lcp2i01.lion_s

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Diamond-Dog-Fan View Post
      I haven't posted in about a year, but I have a few new videos of my son from games played in the last 2 weeks. He has just turned 14, and is a very strong kid. He has been hitting with a "no-stride" stance for almost a year now, and has been very successful in hitting the ball consistently deep. Previously, he usually was not patient enough and would jump on pitches too soon and open his front foot to cause either a chopper or a pop-up. So cutting out the big stride step helped this greatly. Of the 2 homerun videos, #1 was over a 325' fence in left field, #2 was also over a 330 fence in left. Do you guys see ways to get more power? I know he probably could load/tilt more ,but I feel he is making good use of his core power with his lower body and legs. How does this compare to a rotational swing? Thanks


      #1 http://imageevent.com/matthew0127/20...=0&w=4&s=0&z=2

      #2 http://imageevent.com/matthew0127/20...=0&y=0&z=2&l=0
      He's not using his legs correctly, and his hips aren't ahead of his hands. He's hitting it deep from shear upper body strength. He could hit it 30 - 40 feet farther if he got better lower body action, and got the lower body to lead the swing.

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      • #4
        Or, to put it another way, he's squishing the bug -- the back foot is spinning in place, and incompletely at that. There's very little forward movement of his body to impel his back hip around the front hip.
        sigpicIt's not whether you fall -- everyone does -- but how you come out of the fall that counts.

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