Swing Blast Whip


*Optional Advanced LASER Training Techniques: Start thinking about hitting in terms of contact depth (deep and extended)...

Posted by thehittingproject.com on Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's official Eric Thames has mastered our LASER Blast and LASER Whip 2-Swing Technique "He doesn't have a lot of holes...

Posted by thehittingproject.com on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Comparing Swings: Deep And Extended Contact Zone

Deep Contact Zone Swing

Laser Strap 2-Swing Technique: Deep Contact Zone Swing

  • Explode with your hips to speed rotation. The back foot is a great key performance indicator for correct rotation, aim to be spinning fast on the toes of your back foot.
  • Minimize head movement.
  • Aim to make contact over the plate.
  • Hit the ball back up middle or the outfield gaps.
  • Utilize a 2-hand grip follow through.
  • Maintain a flat bat plane for the high and deep ball. Avoid trying to lift on your follow through as you’ll fight your natural swing path causing issues with your head pulling off the ball and falling off balance.
  • Ensure you don’t roll over at the point contact. Rolling over at contact will cause the barrel of your bat to rise and as a result you’ll hit the top of the ball and that’s what causes topspin line drive or a ground ball swing.
  • Beyond the point of contact whip the bat around your body and roll the wrists on the follow through. Failure to roll the wrists will slow down your acceleration, cause you to fall off balance and knock your head off the ball as you fight against your natural swing path. Rolling over on a deep contact zone after contact is make is not going to make you hit the ball with topspin.

Deep Contact Swing

Deep Contact
Deep Contact

HANDS INSIDE THE BASEBALL: Keeping your hands inside the baseball is a key component when it comes to bat speed and power. When the back elbow stays connected to the body the swing will have optimal velocity and power. For example, if you were to hold a 30 pound rock for 20 seconds, this task is a lot easier when you hold the rock close to your body. If you were to hold the rock away from your body the rock becomes heavier and more difficult to hold, this is because you’re getting way from your center of gravity. The same goes with hitting, the further your hands are away from your center of gravity, the weaker the swing will be. A hitter is most dangerous when he is confident that he can hit the inside fastball.

If there is any doubt in a hitter’s head that he can’t hit the inside fastball then the first reaction is to jump out at the baseball (controlled by the subconscious fear of getting jammed by the inside pitch). This is why The Laser Strap is so effective, it forces the hitter to keep his hands inside the baseball every time he swings, thus training muscle memory (for hands inside the baseball) best preparing the hitter for a real game at bat.

Extended Contact Zone Swing

Laser Strap 2-Swing Technique: Extended Contact Zone Swing

  • Follow your natural swing path with an extended and low contact zone. Whip the bat with a high top-hand release follow through.
  • Head does not move, explode with your core while staying in your center of graving.
    Stay in your legs and extend with your arms at the last moment. Avoid collapsing on your front leg.
  • Smash the ball up the middle or opposite field alley.
  • Back arm inserted into the Laser Strap.
  • Use a lighter bat to allow for more whip on an extended contact zone.

Extended Contact Swing


Video Summary: Demonstrates how to combine our 2-Swing Technique with Laser Strap drills.

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