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Questions and Answers
Truths and Fallacies!
(Proven by Right View Pro and What the Professionals do and have done for years!)
Q: Do any professional hitters or anyone that hits the ball well "Squash the Bug" when swinging the bat?
All of our weight is transferred and driven into the front foot. At the point of contact there is no weight on the back foot. Shown in this 4 View Snapshot, some of the professional players actually have there back foot off of the ground!
Swing down, hit the top half of the ball!!
Q: Do any professional hitters or anyone that hits the ball well Swing Down on the ball?
All professional baseball players and good hitters swing on the plane of the ball! They all work very hard beginning at barrel lag to stay on the plane and in a big zone for as long as possible. This allows rooms for error. When swinging down there is not room for error as the bat is only on the plane for a very short time.
Q: Is the swing Linear or Rotational?
As seen in the Film strip of the beginning of the swing. The first three pictures prove a Linear Positive Move toward the pitcher, and some time between the toe touching and the heel planting rotation begins!
Q: Do all professional baseball players swing the same?
A: Yes Virtually
It is amazing how professional baseball players all come from different walks of life. They had different coaches and coaching styles, but yet they have all found the same formula for success. Every good hitters- Stance and Negative move are different, but once they work to this position (Toe Touch or Ready position) they all virtually have the same swing until they get fully extended!
Extend your arms!!
A: Do the arms get fully extended at contact?
At contact the elbows still have flex, when our hands work to the front of our center of gravity, they are released to and through contact to our full extension! Hence the term "short to the ball/Long through the ball!"
Get your elbow up!
Q: Does the elbow have to be "up" in the stance?
It doesn't matter where the elbow is in the stance. Shown in this four view, every pro and good hitter have a different stance. This is part of the there individual style. What matters is how efficiently we can get to our Ready-Toe Touch position with timing, while generating force. If the stance hinders getting to this position, then, the stance should be changed.
Q: Do the shoulders dip?
As shown in this four view all of the pros have tilt or dip in the shoulders. When the rotation begins, the elbow works into a slot. As the elbow works in its slot the shoulders follow. If the hands work down at Toe Touch then around, that would be the definition of dipping. But, it is important to let all hitters know, it is "ok" for the shoulder to tilt. This allows for a pathway for the hands!