The DK Blog

These Three Moves Will Disrupt Your Swing’s Flow

A baseball swing should appear as a fluid motion that exhibits explosive movements. Precise swings flow smoothly without any friction. Friction develops in players’ swings because bad habits sometimes go unnoticed and unmentioned. There are some movements that disrupt a swing’s flow and we’re going to break them down.

Busting Out Of A Hitting Slump

Failing seven out of ten times is still considered a great success in baseball for a hitter. It’s truly a humbling sport. So when hitters get into a hitting slump it will feel like they’re constantly failing. It takes a toll on the player’s mentality which only causes them to…

The Chain of The Baseball Swing

  PITTSBURGH – Building the mechanics of a great baseball swing can take years. The best hitters today have fantastic control over their swing. They may not be the strongest players but they know how to harness the power they do have and use every bit of it in a…

Live Visual Assessment Just Doesn’t Cut It

Unless you’re in the professional ranks, you probably don’t have much access to technology that evaluates baseball performance. For too long now, coaches and players in amateur baseball have had to rely almost exclusively on visual assessment to dissect and evaluate a baseball swing. There a few limitations of depending…

Increase Your Bat Speed with Exercise

PITTSBURGH – Nearly every player is looking for a way to add some power to their swing. The difficulty lies in achieving that goal consistently. In terms of ball exit velocity and the distance a ball travels, bat speed + bat weight is a huge factor. A heavier bat has…

What to Consider in a Pair of Cleats

Spring training is underway and everyone is looking for an edge. We here at Diamond Kinetics know there is no great substitute for athleticism, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the gear we bring to the game can dramatically affect performance. As a swing technology company, we can appreciate the…

Choosing a Youth Bat

A fluent and strong baseball swing is important. And like all skills, a fluent and strong swing takes practice and time. That’s why teaching your child to swing a bat in a way that enhances his or her swing performance from a young age is important. However, as a swing…

The History of the Baseball Mitt

While nowadays it may be weird to see a baseball player in the field without a baseball mitt, it wasn’t always. In fact, there was a point in time when the mitt was a new form of technology and it was more weird to see a player using a baseball…

The Sweet Spot

Let’s say a pitcher throws a ball at 90 mph. The ball takes about .4 seconds to travel to the mound. This gives the batter about .2 seconds to decide whether or not to swing the bat. And if the pitcher decides to curve or sink the ball, the batter…