Which Hitting Training Aids Are Best For My Technique?Related: Review of the Speed Hitter Training Bat, Review of Hitting Aid Perfect Connextion
Here we compare different hitting aid products to determine which ones are the correct ones to use for your hitting technique. You should not use the wrong training equipment for your type of swing.
Do not buy any hitting aids until you know which swing technique you are training for.
The Linear technique is about hands and wrists, compact swings, staying short to the ball, staying inside the ball, level swing (no uppercut), and rolling your wrists.
This technique frowns upon dropping your shoulder, swinging down then up, and leading with your hips.
The Rotational technique is about using your torso, keeping your hands back, and dropping your back elbow and shoulder.
This technique frowns upon rolling your wrists, using level shoulders, swinging down on the ball, and throwing the knob to the ball.
If you don't have any idea what we are talking about or you are not sure which swing technique you use, take a look at Rotational vs. Linear first.
Products Designed for Linear Swing Training
DO NOT use these products for Rotational Technique
As Mankin points out, a bat does not act like a whip. The bat is supposed to crack like a whip, but of course, it doesn't because it is a rigid instrument. The WhipHit will teach you to throw your hands early, and have a perfect linear swing. This device prevents CHP (circular hand path) that's key in a rotational swing. So by using the WhipHit, you would likely receive negative feedback while using a better rotational swing.