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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2018, 11:01:12 AM »

I think it's all about what feels comfortable, I'm not convinced a higher back lift leads to more power. Colin De Grandhomme is probably one of the biggest hitters in the world and has his bat on the floor when the bowler lets go of the ball. I think the high pickup is probably just a trend.
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2018, 11:24:46 AM »

Colin De Grandhomme

Thanks. I'll look out for this.
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2018, 11:36:06 AM »

Apologies for the lousy quality screenshot but to back up the above about a low backlight definitely not meaning less power - this is one CH Gayle:
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2018, 05:50:59 PM »

You lot think far too much...

I think that's my problem. I am thinking too much when the ball is being bowled like backlift, falling over, watch the ball, lose bottom hand etc.
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2018, 08:37:25 AM »

I think that's my problem. I am thinking too much when the ball is being bowled like backlift, falling over, watch the ball, lose bottom hand etc.

Yes, be careful about that, it could make you quite a candidate for LBW!
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2018, 10:16:35 AM »

Apologies for the lousy quality screenshot but to back up the above about a low backlight definitely not meaning less power - this is one CH Gayle:

Gayle has a fast bat swing. He waits with the bat just below horizontal but the bat almost reaches vertical before starting the down swing. He also cocks his wrists very well. He's an incredibly strong man but one if the things people don't comment on enough is how strong his base is and how still he keeps his head.
Sadly I don't think (m)any of us are capable of copying his technique! 
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2018, 01:43:35 PM »

Yes, be careful about that, it could make you quite a candidate for LBW!

Last 20 innings or so, I may have been caught only once. Rest have been LBW or bowled which makes me think even more. I am a perfect LBW candidate!
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2018, 02:21:18 PM »

I am blissfully unencumbered by thought
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Re: Bat Speed - Stationary high back lift vs Traditional back lift
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2018, 02:40:51 PM »

Gayle has a fast bat swing. He waits with the bat just below horizontal but the bat almost reaches vertical before starting the down swing. He also cocks his wrists very well. He's an incredibly strong man but one if the things people don't comment on enough is how strong his base is and how still he keeps his head.
Sadly I don't think (m)any of us are capable of copying his technique!

This is a very good point and not repeated enough.

Pros are physically very strong! Big hitters manage to generate a LOT of bat speed, high back lift or not. They have a powerful bat swing like golfers have golf swings. We talk about "watching the ball", "still head", and "strong base" but we don't talk about having a solid, powerful bat swing. That in itself is a skill that needs to be practiced separately.
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