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Discussion: Jason Branch teaches Hitting Mechanics, Power and Place Hitting. SM#71

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April 16, 2018
bogie
Men's 55
293 posts
Jason Branch teaches Hitting Mechanics, Power and Place Hitting. SM#71
One of the smaller mens major players, does an amazing job of detailing his mechanics, and how he adjusts from basehitting and placement, to power hitting. A Long Haul Bomber with stadium power, he maximizes the power he can get with his size and does an excellent job showing improvements, we as rec hitters can achieve. Jason is leadoff hitter for SIS/Scene the 2017 Mens Major World Champions. Swing Makeover #71 www.sportstechnique.com

https://youtu.be/AxAAn4qHMto
April 21, 2018
fennellwg
Men's 60
97 posts
I like this one a lot.
The video is a good indicator of how better player swing a bat.
Jasonís technique is a bit different than the approach Bogie teaches.
Hell, Jasonís technique is even different than what he claims to be doing.
But he still gets the job done, doesnít he?
Bill
April 22, 2018
bogie
Men's 55
293 posts
Bill your observation is right on..some of the best hitters have a thought or focus of what they are trying to do but the end result is often different. Jason talks of swinging down and his hand path is slightly down from a high start to ball impact, but the bathead...from lag to snap, is mostly slightly up..perhaps due to his rotation leveling it off. Easy to misunderstand stuff..without trial and error. He's fun to watch.
April 24, 2018
Wayne 37
Men's 60
397 posts
All I see him doing is bringing the knob of the bat (hands) down to the ball and then snapping his wrists right before he makes contact with a little uppercut, or hitting bottom half of the ball. Great for taking an outside pitch the opposite way with a more level swing for sure.

Bat speed + Hand/eye coordination.
April 25, 2018
Wayne 37
Men's 60
397 posts
Reggie Jackson used to roll his front foot over like that, but most often it was a swinging strike. Frank Thomas used to hit with his front foot flat and virtually no weight on the back foot. Whatever works in slow pitch.
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