[quote=“jdfromfla”]“said your bat angle will be slightly behind the hands, making the ball slice.”
I hate to say flatly that someone is wrong…but Bower man…God love ya…this is incorrect, hands should always lead the bat and you never should roll over until after bat strike and extension…[/quote]
Allow me to Add on here, I have a few tips of my own:
- THE ONLY TIME YOUR BAT EVER SQUARES WITH YOUR HANDS IS WHEN IT CONNECTS WITH THE BALL. You are pushing your hands out while rotating your chest, the end of the bat is pointing straight ahead and you keep it close to your body, THEN you square the bat. If you square the bat any sooner, your bat speed drops off dramatically.
- A SWING DOES NOT GO A, B, C… IT GOES A to C. Shorter route to ball = quicker swing = more power.
LINE UP YOUR KNUCKLES. Basic part of the swing, you simply cannot get a good swing without lining them up.
THE BAT DOES NOT TOUCH THE PALM OF YOUR UPPER HAND. Wrap your fingers around the handle and hold the bat in position with your thumb, I repeat, the bat does not touch your upper hand’s palm.
There’s a reason why Major Leaguers don’t do tennis slices when they’re at bat. Take a few slices, then take a few swings like above. Moving your arms completely horizontal is less natural and results in less power. Why? Stick your arms out straight… where are your elbows? That’s right, pointing down. Your elbows aren’t ball and socket joints, they have biceps and triceps to move them up and down, but no muscles to move them left and right (you have your shoulders and chest, but that’s not part of your arm).
Phew… shoulda started my own topic