It was designed to be as light as possible. Tightly secured velcro straps will hold the LDPT in place.
The LDPT should be placed on the sweet spot of the bat. This is 3/4 fingers from the top of the bat.
The hitter must secure the LDPT to the bat. Hold the bat out pointing the ball towards the pitcher. Pull the bat back without it moving in the hands and swing away. The hitter simply wants to resemble squaring up the ball. The ball should fire out as if the hitter has just hit a line drive.
Yes the patented design will fit on any bat. The ball size and cup size don’t matter as the idea is simply to teach the hitter to keep the barrel in the zone. The lightest weight possible was the concern to promote proper feel using your own individual bat and its weight.
If the hitter can swing the bat they can benefit from the LDPT. It promotes learning proper bat path as early as possible.
No, baseballs will not fit. It was simply too much weight to consistently fire balls as a drill. The LDPT promotes proper bat path with simply adding a few ounces to the bat.
Hitters want to first launch balls up the middle. When a ball is launched up the middle the batter knows that the bat has stayed in the zone for a long time. This is where the hitter see the ball come out and can begin to create the correct feel as he sees balls fired back up the middle.
No but hitters must first learn to correctly fire balls up the middle consistently. Afterwards the hitter can launch balls to left and right field as he intends. This promotes feel for proper barrel control on swings that cover the whole plate.
It means that the barrel is not in the hitting zone very long. They are cutting across their bodies and working across the plate. This simply makes hitting extremely difficult as you only have one chance to connect with the ball and then the barrel is out of the zone.
The hitter drops the barrel too early and enters into the hitting zone at an angle too steep. Again with minimal chance to impact the ball at various point in the strike zone.
Muscle memory can be changed but it takes practice. Putting a tee on the outside part of the plate and having the hitter swing over the tee is a great visual and will vastly help the learning curve. Once the hitter fires his first ball up the middle he will feel something different in the swing. This is the barrel staying in the zone.