LASER Whip Drills

POWERFUL EXTENSION

Strength + Speed + Technique + Momentum = Powerful Extension

Transfer core speed and power to your bottom-hand, giving you the momentum required to hit extended pitch locations for power.

Set Up: Back arm inserted
Contact Zone: Extended

What Does It Improve?
Power and bat speed for extended contact zones. For example, hanging breaking ball or a low-and-away slider.
“Guess Hitting” or “Sit On Your Pitch Hitting”.
Ahead in the count hitting when facing less quality pitchers.
Train to hit pitchers who make mistakes, lacking velocity and locating the ball higher in your contact zone.
Train to hit pitchers with exceptional speed, locating the ball to the outside extremities of home plate.

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View our Powerful Extension Drill video gallery below

How To: Extension Drills

Advantages

Hit The Low And Outside Pitch For Power

Guides you to powerful extension… all the time, every time. Our patented elasticized strap provides your trail/top-hand with the perfect amount of resistance to keep it connected to your core, transferring speed and momentum to your lead/bottom-hand as it extends to hit the low ball for power.

Hit Slow Hanging Off-Speed Pitches For Power

Improve power on extended contact zones, preparing you to hit game day pitches such as; hanging breaking balls or down-and-away fastballs/sliders.

Improves Lead/Bottom-Hand Strength

The lead-hand is vital for power and extension when hitting the low ball. It is especially important for trail/top-hand dominant hitters, who generally hit the high ball well but struggle with low and extended contact zones.

Improves Rotational Mechanics and Helps You Stay Back

Your ability to stay through the ball with extension is generated from your core rotation, freeing your upper-body to stay closed at contact and to extend past contact. This is especially important for hitting the low and away pitch locations.

How To Practice

  • We recommend to use a lighter bat to get whip on the extended pitch, because when your back elbow extends away from your body the bat becomes heavier. Using a heavy bat with low and extended contact zone is not recommended.
  • Stay in your legs and reach out with your hands to get the ball.
  • Make sure your head does not go beyond your center of gravity (check you aren’t lunging).
  • Stay in your legs and extend with your arms at the last moment. Avoid collapsing on your front leg.
  • Follow your natural swing path with an extended and low contact zone. Whip the bat with a high top-hand release follow through. For the low-and-away or extended contact zone, the natural swing path is a long-to-long, angled plane, one-handed top-hand release grip. In order to hit the extended ball with power you need to let go of the top-hand as soon as you feel pressure on your rear shoulder. Failure to let go at this point will cause you to fight your natural swing path, slow your bat speed, and you will most likely roll over on the ball.
  • Correct rotational mechanics are essential in order to stay balanced and get extension after contact has been made.
  • Keep your head down, and hit the ball up the middle or to the opposite field alley.

LASER Whip Drills

Summary Table

Name

Extension Drills

Improves

Power for an extended contact zone

Bat whip-age (generated from releasing the tension on your load

The transfer of speed and core strength to your lead/bottom-hand

Rotational mechanics

Bottom/Lead hand strength

Extension and momentum

Staying inside your legs

Hitting a low and outside pitch

Hitting a hanging breaking ball

Game day confidence

Prevents

Casting/long-swing

Reaching and lunging

Dipping and pulling off

Falling off-balance

Basic Set Up

Back arms inserted into Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer

Spread out stance

Hands set at shoulder height

Back elbow set at mid range (you need room to push against)

Swing Path

Short to long

Follow Through

Top-hand release

Angled plane

Release your top-hand just after contact is made

Basic Drills

Ordered easiest to hardest:

Tee drill

Side toss

Front toss

Triggered batting practice

Regular Batting Practice

Hitting live in practice

Basic Contact Zone 

Height: Mid-thigh to knees

Location: Middle to outside

Extended: Hit the ball just in front of home plate

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