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Discussion: Small knuckle line up ??

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Jan. 26, 2007
11 posts
Small knuckle line up ??
I am new to senior softball here and I have question to you hitting guru's out there. But first I would like to give a note of thanks, we are small retirement village in East Mesa (Az) with a poor softball team. We would like to thank Bill Gateley from Rip It for taking the time to come out to our field and give a free hitting clinic. We learned some new tricks and it was fun to watch this guy hits some balls to the moon (they must have been close to 360ft).

My question: What do you guys feel about the lining up of the small knuckles to increase bat speed ?
Jan. 27, 2007
Men's 65
3146 posts
I am a porponent of aligning you. "knocking" knuckles. The follow through just before and after striking the ball seems to be more fluid giving more bat speed.
Jan. 27, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts
I agree with Bruce. In my youth, I just grabbed my bat and overpowered the ball. When I started paying attention to my grip about 6 yrs ago, I started concentrating on aligning the knocking knuckles and my power numbers exploded. Now, if you are talking about aligning the knucles that are between the knocking knuckles and the finger tips, that would be something new for me.
Jan. 28, 2007
134 posts
You are right about the knocking knickles, according to Bill G. seting up the small knuckles creates more bat speed thought the ball. I have been using this grip and it has made a big difference for the better.
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