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Discussion: Timing

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Nov. 1, 2008
Doc11
3 posts
Timing
Regarding timing, has anyone ever tried playing a video pinball game to improve timing and eye-hand coordination? The ball moves at various speeds to different areas of the game and requires perfect timing to hit the ball where you want, to score points or knock down targets on either side of the game. Don't laugh, it works well for me especially when I'm trying to go backside.
Nov. 1, 2008
bashbro1
Men's 60
266 posts
Speaking of timing aids (not hearing aids) try this penguin game (link below) where it jumps off the high rock and waiting below is the 60-year-old abdominal senior softball player with his favorite senior war club. If you “time” your stroke just right with the descending penguin, you’ll hit the penguin long down the artic landscape and he’ll stick in the snow and a marker will appear noting your distance. Miss-time the hit, and you’ll hit a weak penguin ground skidder down the ice or a pop-up to a polar bear’s gapping jaws.

Now true, this senior abdominal snowbird guy could only hit the penguin when he was in his twenties and thirties to about the 280” mark. But today, with his Worth 510, Ultra II, or even the new Mike Macenko signature yellow and white 10” barrel with FL (full load) he can carry the penguin well over 300 feet and it makes him feel like a real man again.

Paste this link into your browser’s address text area and begin the game: http://n.ethz.ch/student/mkos/pinguin.swf

By the by, bash’s longest penguin drive was 327feet from the rock using my Ultra II. I tried my old C405 aluminum bat, but could barely reach the warning track.
Nov. 1, 2008
santo
Men's 55
41 posts
MMM, So if we could drop a ball from above straight down onto home plate while we were in our swinging position at the plate, and prctice making contact with the ball.........................Eureka!!! another plan for the off season. It will be about my fifteenth Eureka moment! I'm starting to feel like Ralph Cramden and his get rich quick schemes... Still poor, but not as poor as last year!!!
Nov. 1, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
Cute game My best of ten tries was 319.
I liked that you ended up hitting grounders, high flies and line drives.
Timing the penguin wasn't so bad it was the sasquatch's swing.
Nov. 1, 2008
Doc11
3 posts
Tried the penquin game several times....best I could do was 315' once. Maybe that's why I'm a singles hitter batting in the #2 slot most of the time.
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