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Old 03-08-2005, 02:48 PM
Randar68 Randar68 is offline
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Originally Posted by SoxxoS
Hey guys...plain and hard is it to shorten a swing? Is it something more mental or is it just a lot of practice during certain drills?
A swing is generally "long" because of excess motion. The swing being 3-dimensional, identifying/correcting the weak-spots in the mechanics of a swing is an art form. When guys get to the majors, their mechanics are much more ingrained and for the most part, pretty refined to the point that any swing flaws are difficult to pick up on.

Each swing I saw from Borch looked like his swing was more level and the barrel stayed in the hitting zone longer. This is also similar to the correction they've tried to make with Crede, although a lot of his problems were related to his lower body and a break-down in his drive-leg, IIRC.
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