Came across this Hitters Power drive much what you have been talking about with Chas. What do you think of this device for hip activation? Looks to be high quality but is the price worth the it or is there another way to teach this to youngsters for less?
Also they make something for Pitching same idea any thoughts on that?
Swing Smarter Response: Great find! And one I've emailed them for a demo, so I could really play with it.
The concept seems pretty simple, get a hitter to feel a Double Knee Inside Load, AND, something the makers probably never intended, feeling the aggressive "hip set" towards the pitcher.
Now, here's the question, in which I'll know more when I get my hands on it, will this downward pressure to come forward give a kid a real OR false sense of the Double Knee Inside Load AND Hip Set benefits because hitter's don't fall down a mound like a pitcher does.
This would be a great aid for pitchers by the way.
Counter-Intuitive to Down & Through?
I'm sure you'd be amused by their professional hitters demo-ing the Hitter's Power Drive and modeling a Down and Through type of swing. I had to laugh...the way the Hitter's Power Drive is built, this would almost work counter-intuitive to a Down and Through hitter's swing.
To me, with a Down and Through swing, the downward angle the Hitter's Power Drive creates, would cause the hitter to lunge and swing over the front leg instead of behind it.
Anyway, I like the concept, but I'm not sure about functionality until I get my hands on one.
Is the Hitter's Power Drive Worth the Price?
About the $195 price tag, I don't think it's worth the price for hitters.
Pitchers yes because the concept will virtually eliminate the bad habit of an inexperienced pitcher pushing off the mound.
As we may know, pitchers don't push off the mound; they fall, pull, and rotate off the bump. This increases velocity, reduces stress on the arm and shoulder, and yes is a HUGE benefit!
Great find Swing Smarter Community!
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