What are Your Thoughts on the Hitting Jack-It Bat Weight?
Do you like the idea of this bat weight that goes in the middle of the bat to prevent casting and can hit live BP? Do you think it can increase bat speed and power?
Swing Smarter Response: Interesting find Jose, I do like the idea of the Jack-It. Not really mentioned in the video (unless I missed it) was the fact weight distribution is more evenly distributed because the Jack-It doesn't slide all the way down the barrel like other bat weights, but only goes to the middle of the bat. I think they mentioned this same fact, but more along the lines of being able to hit live with the weight still on the bat.
I'm not a fan of too much weight added to the bat, so the 16 & 21 ounce models are too much for my purposes as a coach or instructor, but the 9 & 12 ounce models are great. The JackIt also has a 30 day $20 try it to buy it promo with the balance of $30 due at the end if you like it. Also, part of the proceeds go to help inter-city kids.
I think this would help with bat speed and power...most importantly, it would aid in swinging the bat with the legs, hips, and core which is so crucial to the "mass" part of: Force = Mass X Acceleration equation. Instead of casting the arms away from the body, which is one of the worst habits these overly light aluminum bats create, the extra weight would activate the torso to move the weight of the bat with the upper body gladly following in toe.
I like how these Estrada brothers are thinking, good find Jose! I now want to know what my Swing Smarter Band of Brothers have to say about this baseball hitting aid...
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