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September 19, 2011 – 9:02 am
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Hi Skip,

 

I think we all enjoy the debate and your input. However, when someone asks you a question, could you answer their question instead of coming back with a question for them. Also could you please include some studies that support some of your theories.

 

1- How do refute the NPA studies related to separation?

2- What are your studies related to tilt as virtually every power pitcher I have seen tilts their shoulders?

 

Thanks

 

  

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Occam’s razor is Latin and it means the simplest is usually the most powerful.

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Hi skip,

 

Enclosed is a link to the NPA study being referenced.

 

http://www.nationalpitching.ne…..UV_NPA.pdf

 

Could you tell me where the Pro Pitching Institutes studies supporting your theories are located?

 

Thank you

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All,

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —  Leonardo da Vinci

It took a lot of years of questioning, analyzing and understanding why a Pitcher moves the way they do.  I now know how to transparently present the sophisticated science of pitching in terms of simple, easy-to-understand Arm/Leg adjustments. 

Institute Pitchers can’t believe the rapid improvement in command and velocity they realize immediately after they begin using their uncomplicated adjustments.  To me, it's no mystery … I read their Pitching Chains like a radiologist reads an x-ray then I customize a scientifically correct, total pitching solution to fit each Pitcher's specific needs. 

L.A. “Skip” Fast
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L.A. “Skip” Fast
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September 19, 2011 – 9:21 pm
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“Shut up”, he explained.

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I must admit – Skip knows his stuff!  I will agree that his explanations and terminology are somewhat “head-scratching” but putting that all aside, here is what I know:

 

My 14 year old has been working with Skip for about 3 weeks now and his instruction is very simple and straight-forward.  Most importantly, it works!  I will say that my son's control has improved DRAMATICALLY almost overnight!  In addition, surprisingly, his velocity has increased as well – and doing so with LESS EFFORT!

 

Let's just say I am more than impressed!  It is counter-intuitive at first because of all that we think we know based on what we've been taught and what we THINK we see, but once you get into it, it starts to make sense.  One of the most important points he makes is that every body is different and there is no “cut and paste” solution for every pitcher.  He knows how to make small but crucial changes for the individual rather than “copying your favorite pitcher” just because that's who you WANT to look like and throw like.  My son may want to “look like Lincecum” but Lincecum's style doesn't work for my son – he has his own style, but the end result is similar; more velocity, more strikes!

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Doc,

     I'm glad to hear he's doing good work with your son.  You've posted several reasonable and informative posts on this site.  Appreciate your input.  I spent an hour on his site yesterday and learned absolutely nothing about what he teaches.  Nor do his pompous postings explain anything he actually does with pitchers.  Would it be asking too much to respectfully ask for even one thing he teaches a pitcher to do?

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Darrell Coulter
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Guys,

I know that there are many views on what makes up good pitching mechanics.  But there are some fundamentals truths to ground up pitching mechanics.  Like Coach, I been teaching it for awhile, but Brent is the best I have met yet at explaining it in simple, easy to understand method.  If you are a rocket scientist than have at it.  But I am looking for powerful, repeatable pitching mechanics that after we teach them to a young pitcher they can feel the difference and make adjustments themselves.

 

Skip,

I pitched professionally and have been teaching pitching for 23 years and also spent some time on your site and watched a few videos.  I still don't understand your pitching philosophy.  If I was building robots I would call you.  But in reality there is so much garbage out there in pitching land, there isn't any more room for confusion or gimmicks that could end up hurting kids.

I'm not saying your is, but I have never met or heard of anyone who has used your program.

But seriously if have you discovered the secret to pitch command at 98mph you should have no problem landing a million dollar Major League Gig.  If you could teach it, they would pay it.

But I have always tried to use the KISD theory.  Keep it Simple Darrell.

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