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The batting Aid that teaches proper "Swing Mechanics"

Use the exciting Zingbat during batting drills to increase bat speed and power. Muscle memory transfers those new learned skills to your batting performance.

The Zingbat teaches the batter correct:

  • Hip Thrust
  • Knob-end Lead
  • Hands Inside
  • Swing Plane
  • Point of Impact
  • Full Extension

Training Manual

The primary objective of the Zingbat is to teach the batter to stay inside the ball, which in turn will develop a quicker swing with better mechanics. This is a sequential training aid which will help the batter learn the correct techniques in developing a good swing. Staying inside the ball will make a batter quicker, while allowing a longer time to see the pitch before swinging and to swing with more power.

The videos below demonstrate the workout, featuring Jim Schwanke, former LSU batting instructor and creator of the Blast Hitting System

 
 
Drill 1: Split Grip (stop at contact)
Speed: 56k  150k
The top hand (right hand for a right handed hitter) will be on slide and will be at the barrel end of the bat. The lower (bottom) hand will be placed at the top of the grip on the knob end of the bat. From this position, make a short load (movement backward with the bat). Begin the normal swing leading with the left hand (keeping right elbow close to the body). The right hand automatically moves to where both hands are next to one another at the point of impact in front of the plate. The bat swing stops at the plate. Perform 10 times.
  Drill 2: Split Grip (full swing)
Speed: 56k  150k
Repeat split grip Drill #1 but do not stop the swing at the point of impact. Swing the bat with full swing follow-thru. Perform 10 times.
 
     
Drill 3: Normal Grip (stop at contact)
Speed: 56k  150k
Take a normal grip with both hands on the lower grip of the bat and take a full swing (keeping top elbow close to body). The slide will move freely from the handgrip striking the bat head causing an audible reaction to the swing at the point of impact. This audible reaction identifies when your bat speed is maximized in relation to contact on the barrel of the bat. If the audible "click" occurs prior to the ideal point of contact, you haven't kept your hands inside the ball. Perform 10 times.
  Drill 4: Normal Grip (full swing)
Speed: 56k  150k
Repeat normal grip Drill #3 but swing the bat all the way around for a full swing. The audible response will occur over the plate. Perform 10 times.
  Drill 5: Normal Grip (soft toss)
Speed: 56k  150k
Repeat normal grip Drill #3 and have someone soft toss a training ball in the strike zone over the plate. The slide will hit the bat head at the point of contact with the training ball. The bat swing stops at the plate. Perform 10 times.
  Drill 6: Normal Grip Soft Toss (full swing)
Speed: 56k  150k
Repeat normal grip Drill #5. The slide will hit the bat head at the point of contact with the training ball. The "click" should happen just before contact. The bat then follows thru with a full swing. Perform 10 times.

Caution: To avoid personal injury and property damage, use only:
  • In clear, open space. Be sure you are clear of all people and objects before swinging.
  • To practice swing-do not hit objects, only the ST Model can hit training balls.
  • Under adult supervision

Soft Toss Bat Sizes
Model # Length Weight
ZB27ST 27" 23oz
ZB30ST 30" 26oz
ZB30ST23 30" 23oz
ZB33ST 33" 33oz
ZB33ST23 33" 23oz
ZB33ST26 33" 26oz
ZB33ST30 33" 30oz

Bat Size Recommendations
Beginners 27 oz.
Intermediate 30 oz.
Advanced 33 oz.

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