Why the Hitting KnobTM
The Hitting KnobTM will benefit players of all ages and playing levels both in baseball and softball.
- • Develops proper swing mechanics
- • Quickly increases bat speed and power
- • Trains the batter to swing the knob of the bat
- • Keeps hands inside the ball
- • Creates a whip-like motion in your swing
- • Allows bat to quickly get and stay in the zone
- • Keeps bat parallel to the swing zone
- • Promotes muscle memory and hand eye coordination
- • Quick and easy on/off application
- • Attaches to ALL aluminum bats
The Hitting KnobTM can be used in EVERY aspect of offensive softball or baseball training (i.e., on deck circle, tee work, soft toss and batting cage work); or, its most unique purpose, during live batting practice, which simulates the most authentic hitting experience. The body and mind react differently to a ball in motion (being delivered/pitched) opposed to a stationary ball (tee work).
We've developed the most revolutionary hitting training aid through the use of physics. The Hitting KnobTM allows the player to perform the proper swing mechanics while maximizing bat speed and power. This baseball swing trainer was established by developing a weighted device that easily attaches and detaches to the knob of the bat -- turning your game day bat into a training bat.
By placing the weight on the knob end of the baseball bat or softball bat, it allows the bat to get to the proper swing path early on. This hitting aid increases your angular velocity (and angular momentum) as the barrel whips through the swing zone.
Unlike other weights and baseball swing trainers on the market, the Hitting Knob decreases the moment of inertia which increases your bat speed. Priming your white fast twitch muscle fibers, these fibers are essential to increasing bat speed and blast motion.
After reading several articles regarding studies showing that adding weight (donut, sleeve, etc.) to the barrel of a bat not only decreases the hitter’s bat speed once the weight is removed, it also creates "casting" in the player’s swing - there was only one solution: adding weight to the knob of the baseball bat rather than the barrel; thus the Hitting KnobTM."
By adding weight to the knob it trains the batter to swing the knob of the bat not the barrel, keeping the hitter’s hands inside the baseball/softball. This allows the barrel of the bat to get on a parallel path early on and stay in the zone throughout the swing; creating a whip-like motion with the barrel.
Having the weight on the knob of the bat ultimately increases bat speed and power once the swing trainer weight is removed. Take a look at THE SCIENCE to learn more.
Check out this article on weighting the barrel of the bat.