I’d make a second point to you as well, go back and read your last say 20 posts, now tell me is it any different than what he said to you over the phone? You called him because you felt like you weren’t being as successful as you think you should be. You’ve been on this explosive kick for a while now. Now I’m just some guys dad and all but I’ve looked at your vids and I’ll say this to you, I see you go through several motions that are designed to create momentum (You start by rolling your shoulders forward with that kind of funky thing you do at the start…so its like back and forth and back and forth) which is all well and good, Dantrell is making a fine living with what I would consider extra motion.
The converse side to that is that if you, during all of that motion, lose balance, you have to correct, you may not even conciously realize that you are correcting but you have to, if you want the ball to go anywhere near where you want to throw it, you correct (You do stuff like pulling your head for example). This takes a toll on your stamina IMO and makes it VERY hard to be consistent. Now if, IF you have a very balanced and efficient approach to the plate, then your “explosiveness” has very obvious benefits, until then it could be a frustrating couple of years exploding before your head figures out how to control your body to have flow towards your target and the success you think you should have (I think you would consider it success to be able to put the ball where you want it, at the speed you want, when you want).
Ristar I’ll also say this, don’t just see something and think “Hey this will make me faster” and slam it into what you do…the super long stride thing, for example, you’ll drive yourself nuts attempting every gimmick thing you read here and on Mills site. Constant tinkering with whatever new thing also lends to lack of consistency, I recommend in all things you do, to work for simplifying instead of complicating. You have a great driving ambition thing going, stay with it…you are kind of a nucklehead though.
Anyway thats my point for what its worth.