‘Unlocking The Handcuffs’ Through Launch Angle & Exit Velocity

PITTSBURGH(1 min read) In Part 4 of Dr. Buddy Clark and Dan Koosed’s presentation at the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate”, Mr. Koosed looks at a case study of an advanced, 12U youth player who increased his exit velocity and launch angle and ultimately, his outcome potential & results.

As Mr. Koosed so eloquently puts it in the above video:

“It’s very easy to teach this stuff when you have the right information to unlock the handcuffs”

In case you missed Parts 1, 2 or 3, of “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate”, please see the embedded video links below.

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The Physics Behind The Results

PITTSBURGH(5 min. read) As part of their presentation “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate” from the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, Diamond Kinetics co-founder and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Buddy Clark, in conjunction with Master Hitting Instructor Dan Koosed of Pro Swing Rx in Anaheim, Calif., discussed how and why exit velocity and launch angle are so important, relative to hitting success.

In the clip above (Part 3 of our series), Dr. Clark tells us the physics behind the results and why physics dictate that certain launch angles allow for a certain amount of ball travel distance, relative to exit velocity.

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Two-Time CWS Champion Oregon State Becomes Diamond Kinetics Premier Collegiate Partner

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PITTSBURGH(2 min read) Diamond Kinetics is very pleased to welcome two-time College World Series Champion & consensus 2017 preseason Top 10 team Oregon State as our newest Premier Collegiate Partner, powered by SwingTracker.

Under the guidance of four-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year Pat Casey, the Beavers have won nearly 800 games including four CWS appearances and 10 NCAA postseason appearances, highlighted by back-to-back National Championships in 2006 and 2007.

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How To Determine Launch Angles in the Batting Cage

PITTSBURGH(3 min read) As part of Dr. Buddy Clark and Dan Koosed’s presentation at the 2017 ABCA Convention How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate“, Mr. Koosed – Master Hitting Instructor at Pro Swing Rx in Anaheim, Calif. – touched on a topic at the crux of today’s modern swing instruction.

How to first understand (and then teach) the ideal swing to achieve the best possible launch angle results.

As Mr. Koosed points out in the above video, combining high exit velocity with a launch angle between 10° degrees and 30° degrees will likely lead to the best desired outcome. 

However, if one is not able to spend thousands of dollars on modern-day, high-tech equipment that can measure that specific metric, how does one go about calculating launch angles in order to have the ability to properly teach it? 

As Mr. Koosed illustrates in our video, there is a quick, easy, simple way that involves turning one’s batting cage into a measuring device with just a few pieces of tape and a tape measure.

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Diamond Kinetics Takes Part In Strike Force 2017 Program

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PITTSBURGH (2 min read) – In conjunction with Operation Hawkeye, Diamond Kinetics is honored to take part in the Strike Force 2017 Program alongside fellow partners Marucci and Prep Baseball Report.

As a “Strike Force Multiplier and Gear Partner”, Diamond Kinetics will donate one SwingTracker sensor to each winning team in each division, plus an additional free 6-month DiamondCLUB subscription for each member of each winning team.

“Diamond Kinetics is proud to be a part of the Strike Force Program to help honor the service of our military through the great game of baseball,” said Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron. “This is a fantastic cause and an ideal way to recognize America’s heroes with America’s pastime.”

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