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Ken Van Bogaert

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Darlington, WI

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Men's 55

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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
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

Hank, maybe we should video a segment before Vegas Worlds next October when Im there! You and Matt could assemble a group worthy and Im sure Crusher would come out.
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

I used the double knob cuff in asa, and in senior softball all of last year and at Vegas Senior Worlds. I asked an ump and he says he didnt think its in the rule book..no one ever said anything otherwise. I think people would be amazed to see how good of line drive and homerun hitters are in their 70s nationally. Hank Cluess is as good as anyone, just amazing and in great shape as well. Jim Douglas ,the Crusher, I heard hit 2 in the Vegas Championship game and he is now 78. Makes me feel good about myself when I go and pop up twice in a game at only 60 haha. Seems like seniors keep in better shape all the time as each new group hits 70., especially with all the resources. Places like Dynamic Effort Softball at the seniorbatreviews site, are really starting to cater to the needs of senior athletes for training and nutrition...realizing we have different needs than 30 year olds. Here in the north, generally its a different lifestyle than in the south and west because alot of people stay inside and dont walk or exercise much during the winter...and we eat and drink too much.
Jan. 16, 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


Just finished episode #12. We show the use of a double knobcuff. This is awesome for those with both overlap and full conventional grips. It allows more contract with thumb/forefinger parts of the top hand for a stronger position of leverage and control.
Also a short and fun look at 6 Senior Bomb Squad members in their 70's. One guy hit 15 out of 40 on a 300 foot fence. These guys are kind of crazy and amazing to watch.

copy and paste in address bar if clicking does not play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcGQ3EWAB0k
Jan. 13, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

Hey Webbie,
Hang in there, I am sure an athlete like you will make a solid recovery. I would think that going easy on the stride, while still making it a strong positive distance, will keep you from pounding it so much, give you a good brace and perhaps be less high impact. Each of my 6 arthro knee surgeries had a bone face pain for quite a long period...up to a year. Bruce always had great legs and hip rotation, so if he forgot to do it for a period of time after ACL.., someone less athletically inclined will have to really focus on hips and legs. I tore badly and today have no acl in either knee and although I move like a snail, not really any complaints on weakness...just a general feeling of getting slower, stiffer and weaker as I turn 60 ha.
Guys from Minnesota are just tougher and heal up quicker, haha HOpe to see you too this summer.
Jan. 10, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

haha...and me more than anyone! Hey Bruce, hope your all healed up finally.
Jan. 8, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

While most of us have to work on mechanics of hitting to improve and correct flaws, often we overthink this in games and we struggle. This episode shows a simple drill for transitioning from overthinking to a single focus that triggers a proper swing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exc4rvbSvzY
Dec. 27, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Roger "Doc" Clay

Does anyone have the link to Docs obituary?
Dec. 26, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Roger "Doc" Clay

A real loss to his family and our softball family. Can't believe it.
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