While most sports emphasize full linear action, most activities in the game of baseball are different. It is a combination of linear and rotational hitting.
Let’s put that in order:
1. Coil (load) – Rotation…initiated by the hips.
2. Stride- -linear. Also controlled by the hips (large muscles)
3. Drive – Hip rotation Hips rotate 90 degrees for down the middle and inside pitches, and 45 degrees for outside pitches)
4. Contact- Linear – Hands move in a straight line to the ball from the chest area.
5. Extension – and Finish – Rotation
Note that the arcing of the bat occurs in front of the hitter after contact.
The Super 8 system is an incredible program to use with a team. It has improved batting averages of the whole team above .300. Teams have gone from last place to first place champions using the super 8 Hitting system.
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Linear vs. Rotational Hitting