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Ken Van Bogaert

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Darlington, WI

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Sept. 23, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 49 Yr.Old Pat improves Hip Rotation, using a Stronger Stride & Weight Transfer..Swing Makeover 22

Pat was buried on rear foot and in this show, he improves his stride, weight transfer and hip rotation. copy and paste link or subscribe to series on youtube nsken07
complete listing of free shows at www.sportstechnique.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyTFVJm-Oq4
Sept. 18, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Congrats to Mike and Bobby. Two guys I have played against or seen hit and play. Both great guys, and amazing players. Well deserved ...When we play you guys now, you can relax and rest on your laurels haha...we would appreciate that..bogie and Pope Constructioin 60 major.
Sept. 16, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50yr.old Joe's Increases Distance 150 Feet by improving Snap, Hips,Stride SM21 Lesson

Joe, a 50 year old, had one of the weakest swings we have seen on swing makeover. Couldn't hit past 180. In the 2 hour lesson, he improved snap, hip rotation, and stride..and hit his first 330 foot Bomb as well as improving line drive performance. Also BEARS spoof on the Worlds Most POwerful Man.."Stay Endloaded My Friends"
All shows are listed on the website www.sportstechnique.com and are free of course...SSUSA is one of our promoted partners in this series and its geared towards rec softball players with an emphasis on seniors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK0Sr6d7tqs

copy and paste link to view.

Aug. 14, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #20..Pete's Lesson to correct Lunging, downswing and poor wrist snap.

Using the rotational trainer and perfect snap drills, an athlete and club golf pro, from Pennsylvania works on fixing his swing flaws. Also Bears parody of Billy Jack with his new movie preview.
copy and paste link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Mk3X4-psU
Aug. 10, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Single Drill Teaches Perfect Wrist Snap. Pros discuss wrist snap SM#19

The wrist snap always is so subtle and complex to try and explain and do consistently..they must direct the power of the hips and body..thru the forearms and wrists to the bat head, and to do so to consistently strike the part of the ball you desire. Bret came up with a simple drill that takes the bat head from a to b and allows this movement to let you feel and learn the muscle memory of how the wrists should move. This is the first time I think the wrist snap has been described and taught, that allows us who don't do it naturally, to get the feel the pros do. Top pros discuss their feeling of wrist snap at the end. All of the series Swing Makeover can be seen for free off the website at www.sportstechnique.com look under swing makeover tab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkftXxFKFA
Aug. 6, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A $3 Rotational Trainer you can make, that Eliminates Lunging..Swing Makeover #18

link was funky...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBpkMsldcbA
Aug. 6, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Help for those with Vertigo

Davey,
thanks for sharing this with the guys on the board. I know I refered a senior hitter to you and he is doing much, much better. your one of the best hitters in the game, and that you are able to still keep hitting so well with this illness...is an inspiration to alot of others who want to do the same. thanks bogie
Aug. 6, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A $3 Rotational Trainer you can make, that Eliminates Lunging..Swing Makeover #18

Thought I would share a link to this new Swing Makeover episode. We see a ton of rec swings, as well as in our own, where the lead shoulder chases ahead and down past the rotation and angle of the hips. This is an inexpensive tool you can make, to train the hips and shoulders to rotate at the same angle...and speed. it really does a nice job making the rotation tighter, the bat speed faster and the consistency better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBpkMsldcbA
July 6, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anyone find relief for piriformis syndrome?

Thanks..Ill give that a shot.
July 5, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anyone find relief for piriformis syndrome?

I have had for over a year, due to a bad L5 disk. Nerve pinches and fires through this tendon and it cramps deep inside my glutes. It cramps every time I swing, making it hard to be consistent and it cramps about 2 hours after sleep each night. I have tried stretching, and have started chiro...and have an inversion table. All seem to have done little. Has anyone had any luck getting this to subside?
May 1, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How Softball Pro's use Rotational Mechanics to Hit 500 Feet SM#16

oops they changed link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMpd6LsNvSU
May 1, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How Softball Pro's use Rotational Mechanics to Hit 500 Feet SM#16

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=TMpd6LsNvSU

We use 6 right handed top major players, to demonstrate how far rotational mechanics have taken the game. These hitters have gone over 500 Feet...such as Connell hitting a ball 575 feet at Petco Park during the Bomber Tour. We show the steps of the swing and action shots of them hitting live and in high speed slow motion to capture the technique. They are so consistent with this swing they can hit the top or bottom of the ball as desired...for basehitting or power hitting.
Robo Blackburn, Kevin Kennington and Greg Connell for the 3 younger guys..Brian Wegman, Jeff Hall, and Johnny McCraw for the older pros. Swing Makeover #16. Shot at Softball magazines spring training
April 27, 2014
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dimarini One

New endloaded 2014 model is completely different than anything Demarini has had..and they did an excellent job with it. One of the best Demarini has come out with, and one of the hottest senior bats I have ever swung.. It has a similar feel to a Reebok in my opinion. The Balanced senior for 2014 is a different composition than the endload, and feels somewhat similar to the green one that was out last year. The endload breaks in sooner and is game ready in maybe 40-50 swings, where as last years model took twice as long to break in. Last years green model rewarded hitters who had good bat speed and could compress the bat...the 2014 endload is more responsive and will appeal to hitters with all levels of bat speed and skill. JMO
April 7, 2014
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: "The One"

I thought the green model from last year, really rewarded hard hitters who could compress the bat and get great exit speed and line drives. The 2014 Senior Endload is a completely different composition and man, what a bat. This bat is hot quickly out of the wrapper and game ready. The best part is that it outperforms the green one from 2013, and it does not take a strong hitter to flex the barrel. Demarini did a great job on this bat and it has one of the largest endloads in the market, so don't order too heavy. I swung a 30 oz balanced green one, but feel the 28oz endload is enough for me. They also have a balanced model, which DOES swing very balanced.
The new model I think is most similar in feel to the Reeboks. And it won't take forever to break in. I have had no less than 300 swings on these..which I feel is good for a bat that is game ready not too long out of the wrapper...and gets me through the season. As with most senior bats, if you want to use for bp all the time, it will break...but I would rather have a bat that is hot out of the wrapper, and is a game bat... rather than one that takes 300 stiff swings to break in to a hot level.
Feb. 23, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #15 up..."Miguels Individual Makeover"

Just click or paste this youtube link. He had a bad body angle and little snap, so worked him mostly on improving those two portions.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsYNY6IPdFg
Feb. 11, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Review of 2014 Demarini Senior One Endload senior bat

This bat is a new design and totally different than the model last year. Last years model is now the new 2014 balanced model with a few tweaks.
I had a 27 oz endload in Florida in January, and around 24 seniors hit the bat,and we all summed it up as a bat that is as good or better than any on the market. The bat has a great feel and a nice little endload. It lasted 350 swings in the cool weather..and using older balls..so I think that was good considering the conditions. Its performance is amazing and if you havn't been a Demarini Senior lover, this bat definitely will change your mind. I only swung the 27 oz we had and can't wait to see how a 28 or 30oz performs. Well done by Demarini on this new design and endload.
There is a 2 person review at the end of this episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKM_S8fsY5s
Feb. 11, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Slide Tube System of Hitting..Swing Makeover 14..revolutionary in simplicity

Softball Hitting Swing Makeover Series Episode #14 is up. It does a good job of laying our what is a revolutionary method of teaching hitting. its so effective because its correct and so simple..Only 3 drills you can do anywhere. It is what we are teaching in season 2. The slide tube is a hitting simulator you can make for less than 10.00

This also has a review of new DeMarini Senior One Endload

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKM_S8fsY5s
Feb. 1, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

The Long Haul Bombers before Major Leagues games is cool and impressive, but it would be a good Long Haul episode, ESPN show or preview before the all star game to bring out 10 of the best 70 and older sluggers and give each of them 10 swings. The crowd would be stunned to see them hitting those hot stadium balls out. I'm sure if you start at the younger end with Clatta and end with older guys like 78 year old Crusher Douglas...it would spin their heads. It would indeed be a unique sports show. Perhaps SSUSA with its connections, might someday get a 70s bomb squad in a major league stadium. People were amazed when Bob Woldyk in his 50s, hit one of the longest homeruns in Long Haul history off the slide at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Certainly, its a balanced game of basehitting, and power, but these athletes basehits have a lot of mustard too, ha. As I turn 60 and am lamed up from a lifetime of injuries, I'm in awe of all the 70's and 80's players nationally..especially being in the Midwest, where your expected to be old at 45.
Jan. 18, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

Ha, never knew it existed..thanks, its worth checking out, especially with the polygamy rule, ha
Jan. 18, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

Never used turbo slot or thumb protector..but sound like solid ideas..will look them up
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