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July 26, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

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July 26, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

wrong link.. here is correct

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKSYc8vyaRI
July 26, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=KKSYc8vyaRI
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As amazing an athlete as I have ever seen, 80 Rudy went from hitting 250' to 340' by working on his rotation and doing 250 perfect snaps a day. 5'9 174, and 80 years old, he truly is an inspiration to every hitter. Singles became topspin line drives that he works to place into the gaps.
Drills to develop this and the cutoff bat to promote good practice are introduced. Swing Makeover #33. www.sportstechnique.com
July 16, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Rotation and Body Angle, Lead the Swing" Swing Makeover #32

"Rotation and Body Angle, Lead the Swing" Bret and Scott Kirby discuss weight shift, rotation and body angle. Bear in his first episode of the "Bear-achelor"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaNk0r-23n8
July 8, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Timing & Power Slumps? Balance Rotation and BatHead Snap" Swing Makeover #31

all episodes are listed and detailed under swingmakeover/youtube tab at
www.sportstechnique.com upcoming ones will have overcoming age and injury...which we all are starting to experience
July 7, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Timing & Power Slumps? Balance Rotation and BatHead Snap" Swing Makeover #31

Sounds good Bruce...we have a ton of injuries, myself included...so hope we can hang with you guys. Watch for a Georgia lefty in this video ha.
July 6, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Timing & Power Slumps? Balance Rotation and BatHead Snap" Swing Makeover #31

While we know the hips lead the swing, working the Hip Rotation and Drive and Extension of the Hands and Bathead snap, must be in balance to hit properly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTbqzxBH5tA
July 1, 2015
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Thanks Bud...I would add that a lot of the great hitters I see really build up muscle memory and strength from tee work. Imlay has long power off the tee from all his reps on it...The only problem I see with tee work, is to make sure you use your tested game mechanics on it. I've gotten in a bad habit of sometimes experimenting with changes in technique on it..and have actually improved tee hitting performance over my game swing..but when I go to a live game..I've had that blow up in my face. Because with no timing or spacing issues on the tee, you can get away with bad mechanics that do well off the tee, but fail vs. live pitching. A hitter has to closely follow what works well vs. live. Gtee is what we use and pretty sweet.
June 29, 2015
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Gary,
as you stride, your body will lower some, so the ball will end up a couple inches higher at impact than the actual tee setting...good deal on tee, btw
I see older guys in the mid 70s or older often hit further off the tee, but agree that most hit further off live pitching. I think Bruce is pretty close in his analysis.
May 4, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #30 Kevin and Justin add 70 Feet of Distance

41 year old Kevin and 31 Justin, correct some obvious flaws and really surprised us with their improvements. CL22 review by Bret. Upcoming episodes will be featuring some 70's and an 80 year old who will impress wiht his technique. All shows linked in order on our website at www.sportstechnique.com and free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxZefSH6Sm8
April 27, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

I can't believe Imlay made 4 outs, haha...he is amazing..both as a hitter and a person. Major ++
April 23, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WOODLAWN HITTING CLUB?

Dave Pops North's email is woodlawnone1@verizon.net He can fill you in..they use a mix of 44 375 with some evil 2 color bp balls. Very few high compression balls...they are bat conscious. 50 pitch guarantee then a fun breakfast and bs afterwards. Mostly seniors. Dave will look at your swing for you if you ask...and offer advice from a Hall of Famer and one of the best power hitters ever in that area. He's 76 now, but often pitches 400 balls at the club and can still hit it great when his legs feel ok.
April 23, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: This is for Bogie

That's a great idea, but sadly I will be planting corn and soybeans and not making the tournament...Ill be at Midwest Championships, Elgin and the Minneapolis tournaments if you guys will be attending. Hope the weather is good for all of us next weekend.
April 22, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: This is for Bogie

Gary...sorry to have missed you at the club...always enjoy hitting with you! Actually 3 of the next 4 episodes are edited and they focus on dealing with age..injury..and showing lessons with 70 and 80 year old athletes...it's an age group that I totally respect and enjoy watching their dedication...if you have any input email me for future use and I'd love to find an anti aging pill ha 61 seems bad enough
April 21, 2015
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hot Bats and Hrs

Gary, Great points and as far as taking bp with senior bats, I can't agree more. Why not get an ASA or Utrip for bp with a return, or buy last years model cheap on ebay and use it for bp? It is addicting and perhaps good for the confidence to use the gamer in bp or pregame, but once the bats get hot, the swings seem limited. I think there are some premiem performance senior bats that do not have the longevity of other models..and to use the short breakin on these and then keep as gamers is a good strategy. Those who feel that can't resist do have some alternatives in the longer lasting Dudleys and Nightmares, which is nice, but ultimately once a bat gets red hot, it seems like they all have limited swings left. Do you think the homerun rules have more seniors swinging more for basehits first, and then the long power is harder to turn on.... or do you think the ball/bat combo outside of vegas and old age just shuts down the 60s power?
April 15, 2015
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Gimmick

Bruce,
with my back injury, i didnt get to swing much at Spring Training.. but I did take some dry swings with the Easton Torq, and I felt like it made my wrists snap more and separate the snap from the roll. That was what I understood its use was from Helmer. I understood the concept and could feel it, just didnt have the opportunity to be healty and swing the bat live and hard...and see how it felt full swinging....guess we will see how others feel and if they buy it. I had the Steeles axehandle bat and within 100 swings, both sides flattened out, ha...I know what you are feeling on that.
April 11, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Want More Power? Get Arm Extension within the Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover #29

Thanks..and if you go to www.sportstechnique.com
And look under youtube/swing makeover..all shows are listed in order from start..have descriptions and direct link to show you can click on. For those interested...it's easy access and free.
April 9, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Want More Power? Get Arm Extension within the Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover #29


This is one of our better instructional pieces. We use top pro's to demonstrate this technique and also 4 drills to learn it more easily. I also have a plug in it for Big Cat 844s bat speed drill and a plug for our friend Dave and Seniorsoftballbatreviews. An appearance by the Worlds Most Powerful Hitter.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWY9bnHRGOY
March 30, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #28..The Steps & Drills of our Teaching System

Swing makeover #28...The Step and Drills to our Hitting System is up. This does a good job of putting the teaching system out in the order of progression of how we learn the steps and drills. While the other 27 episodes have various in depth teaching, this show will give the flow and progression in the correct order. It also features a DeMarini Senior One review by a senior athlete as well as Bear and Dave's system for picking up balls. Gene Smith of Softball Magazine announces their first ever SENIOR training camp, which will be in Cocoa Beach Florida the first week of December of 2015...very exciting news for the SSUSA senior community. A technique driven teaching camp, first class all the way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMsO5sYxB4
Feb. 19, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #27 Top Pro's discuss Basehit Strategies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1cNrb3k8oc

The top pros in the game, show how they differ in basehit strategy. The first in a series of more advanced basehitting
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