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Ken Van Bogaert

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Darlington, WI

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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.

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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.
Dec. 23, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Roger "Doc" Clay

Doc is in very serious condition since his cancer returned. He has not played much in recent years, but was a major player in younger days and is in the Hall of Fame. I know of few guys with such a knowledge of hitting and passion for softball. Im always amazed to see the scope of people he touched. He is on our advisory staff at sportstechnique and has taught me volumes about the game. He is also a great guy and super company.
Rclay9@aol.com is Docs email. He is very tired in intensive care but I know his wife Barb is reading emails, and im sure it would cheer him up to have some.
Nov. 4, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corky

It was always a pleasure to see Corky, and I am sorry to see the truck go. I know it would have been very expensive to run, and a lot of work for Corky and the staff, but I will really miss it and seeing Corky at the tournaments. I hope the SSUSA will be able to have some product for sale at the larger tournaments, and I wish the best for Corky...one of the best ambassadors of softball.
Sept. 30, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Masters Updates

Congrats to Crump22 and the Men of Motown. A lot of pride for all of us with your bringing the title to the Midwest.....you also give us all good motivation to try and beat you guys next year. With Reedus and your offense, its going to be a big task for everyone. A lot of us ran out of gas with fatigue and injuries, but you guys proved you could go the distance..with class and a real great group of guys. Nicely done.
Also congrats to Hollis 60's and MTC 55..both very worthy champions as well.
Bogie and the Pope Transport Team
Aug. 27, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: thanks corky and ssusa truck

just wanted to thank corky for the great work he does in providing honest information and opinions on equipment, and for offering such a wide range of services out of the ssusa truck. its awesome to be at the site and see the truck, the new gear, hear the tunes cranking, and see corky himself. A totally cool person, he goes out of his way to help us. if you even want hitting advice, he is a fine teacher and great hitter and will spend time giving some advice. its a tremendous benefit we have for keeping stocked during the season and just wanted to give props to him and ssusa.
Aug. 23, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 10..Add 50 Feet of Distance and Line Drive Speed by snapping wrists and hips in Sync

yeah, thats a great point webbie...even if a hitter uses an overlap, we can still rotate and line up
Aug. 20, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 10..Add 50 Feet of Distance and Line Drive Speed by snapping wrists and hips in Sync

Top pros and our staff show 4 techniques for increasing the force and timing of the wrist snap with the hip snap...so they are in sync and one motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5iyO9HARw0

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July 2, 2013
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

27 end load....I have used different bat manufacturers senior bats and you do find quite a difference in some on the break in and how good they end up being. If you get a good one of any bat...put it away ha
July 2, 2013
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

I too had an opportunity to swing Mike Kellys Dirty bat for a test trial, and while I am swinging Demarini as my gamer, I felt the Dirty was an excellent bat and one I would feel confident swinging. The Dirty I swung was only 27 ozs and felt pretty light, but the performance was very very good. If Imlay says its a good bat, his reputation makes it a solid statement.
July 1, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover Episode 9 Palm Up Pushsnap System of Hitting for Struggling Hitters & Bear meets the Amish Mafia

In episode 9, of Swing Makeover, Ken shows the struggling rec hitter a simple system of hitting called PUP, or Palm up Pushsnap..easily learned, powerful and simple to learn.... Bret and Destiny swing and compare the new ASA standard bats FuDawg vs J3ASA, and finally the Amish Mafia seek revenge on Bear for his comments on using the pvc pipe to defend against them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2s-Y3WL-sE&feature=youtu.be
May 16, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Babe Ruth's swing vs BJ Fulk supermajor slopitch player & What Focus the Pros use when Hitting. Swing Makeover 8

thanks guys..and Wayne..yeah, I post and let youtube host these..and I do not allow comments or posting. Its usually such negative nonsense or you get comments from people just trying to stir it up. Not everyone Im sure likes or agrees with the teaching we do...but at least its free on youtube, haha...Besides, When people complain, I say Imlay did the segment they question...works out well haha
May 15, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Babe Ruth's swing vs BJ Fulk supermajor slopitch player & What Focus the Pros use when Hitting. Swing Makeover 8

webbie..its not like you won't get your fair share of chances to play them this year, haha both your teams are amazing
May 14, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Babe Ruth's swing vs BJ Fulk supermajor slopitch player & What Focus the Pros use when Hitting. Swing Makeover 8

The way Hollis's 60s are swinging the bat these days...as told to me by Steve Imlay from the last Vegas tournament...I think your group should be putting out some video and let us all know what you guys are doing, ha. Sounds like you guys are on an amazing run.
May 13, 2013
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Babe Ruth's swing vs BJ Fulk supermajor slopitch player & What Focus the Pros use when Hitting. Swing Makeover 8

This shows how similar Babe Ruth's natural power swing for homeruns and average is to top Long Haul Bomber BJ Fulk. Also it shows top super major pros talking about what single focus at the plate, brings their most consistent swing. This is episode 8..all others can be linked free off our website at www.sportstechnique.com under the youtube tab.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VKpIYeNCwi8
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