1. First, this helps train your child to fully maximize their vision skills to see and judge pitches much longer than ever before.

THIS IS DUE TO THE 3/4″ FLAT EDGE FEATURE THAT THE LIGHTNING STICK™ HAS TO HIT SMALL GOLF SIZE WIFFLE BALLS ON WHICH IS THE SMALLEST EDGE TO HIT ON OF ANY BATTING TRAINER.

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When your child practices with this batting hitting trainer, they are to hold it just like a bat ready to hit balls thrown to them. But instead of someone pitching a baseball or softball to them, they instead pitch a small polyball (golf sized wiffle ball) for your child to hit on the SMALL ¾” flat edge of the Lightning Stick™.

They are to try to hit as many polyballs as they can in the center of the small flat edge of this stick successfully and as far as they can. There are numerous drills to use with the Lightning Stick™ to train your child to hit all kinds of pitches on this ¾” flat edge.

There are drills to use that involve pitching these small polyballs over the inside and outside corners of the plate as well as throwing them in an off – speed fashion so they get used to hitting different types of pitches. This conditions them to learn how to hit any type of pitch thrown to them with visual sharpness and confidence.

Your child can learn to see and hit any baseball or softball pitched to them as if it were a beach ball

The more your child/player(s) is able to successfully and consistently hit polyballs off of the edge of the Lightning Stick™, the following will happen:

Their visual acuity, eye tracking, eye focusing, fusion flexibility, and depth perception will begin to improve.

Being conditioned to hit a small polyball (golf sized wiffle ball) is much harder for the eye to concentrate on, focus, see, and hit compared to seeing and hitting a regular sized baseball or softball — especially off of the side of the small 3/4″ square edge of this aluminum stick. (Remember, the side of a bat is bigger).
In order to hit a small polyball successfully off of the square 3/4 inch edge of the Lightning Stick™, your child’s eyes will naturally begin to help train them to:

      • See objects more clearly in motion.
      • Keep their eyes on the ball no matter how fast it’s moving.
      • Have sharper focusing ability since a polyball is smaller.
      • Keep both eyes working together under high speed situations.
      • Judge the distance and speed of objects better.
      • Have a longer reaction time to judge and hit all pitches.

After using the Lightning Stick™ consistently, hitting a baseball or softball can be like hitting a beachball!

Once your child’s eyes are trained to successfully and consistently do this through various batting drills, their visual sharpness to hit small moving objects will never be the same!

Over the course of time, hitting small polyballs on the ¾” edge of the Lightning Stick™ will dramatically improve his or her hand – eye coordination like never before. Eventually with much use of this batting training tool, they will get used to hitting small balls on this small ¾” flat edge surface of the stick.

Then, when they use a bigger bat to hit a baseball or softball, your child will already have mastered the art and skill of hitting something small on a small surface – so it will be much simpler to hit a larger object off of a larger bat surface.

This process creates an image in their brain – particularly in terms of their hand – eye coordination, to sharpen their vision skills to be able to focus on the movement, spin, and speed of a small ball.
Then, when using a bigger bat surface to hit a bigger ball like a baseball or softball, it will be like hitting a beach ball! Their confidence and self esteem will soar through the roof.

How is this 3/4″ flat edge feature far more effective in improving your child’s vision ability and hand – eye movement than:

Hitting Lots Of Pitches At The Batting Cage?

Unfortunately, at the batting cage, your child is only conditioned to hitting one ball size. Therefore, your child isn’t given the opportunity to condition his or her vision skills to hit smaller balls on a smaller surface.

This won’t maximize their ability to focus on the movement and speed of smaller balls being pitched to them so that when they face larger size balls thrown to them, they feel much more confident. This is because at the batting cage, they only practice using one size ball to hit off of a bat which has a larger surface.




 

Using other batting trainers?

Compared to most batting training aids, the Lightning Stick™ ‘s ¾” flat edge features the smallest surface to hit golf size wiffle balls on than any other type of batting hitting trainer of its kind. Most batting hitting trainers have a LARGER surface to hit small wiffle balls on which won’t fully maximize their vision skills like this one.

Also, because other batting training aids are rounded and do not have a flat square edge like the Lightning Stick™, players can still hit small wiffle balls well but still rollover. Rollover is when a child rolls their hands and wrists over when they make contact with the ball on the bat. This is why players ground out and/or hit a lot of infield grounders – due to rollover.

When your child uses the Lightning Stick™ and swings unevenly or rolls over just a little bit, the polyball will completely miss the ¾” flat edge. Since the edge of the Lightning Stick™ is flat and not rounded, the ball won’t make any contact on the top or bottom part of the side edge like it can with a rounded edge.

With a rounded batting trainer, this is not the case. A player can still make good contact on any part or angle of the batting trainer since it’s rounded and miss out on being properly trained to prevent this from happening.

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  • Second, this helps train your child to eliminate ground outs and hit line drives every time up at bat.

THIS IS DUE TO THE BUILT IN ‘KNOCKING KNUCKLES’ GRIP THE LIGHTNING STICK™ HAS TO TRAIN YOUR CHILD’S HANDS TO HOLD AND SWING A BAT WITH PALM UP/PALM DOWN MEMORY WHICH PREVENTS ROLLOVER.

lightning stick grip

The Lightning Stick™ batting trainer is designed with and 11 inch rubber grip that covers the lower part of it. Underneath this rubber grip the aluminum part of the stick has a triangular shape to it.

This helps train your child to do the following:

When your son or daughter holds the Lightning Stick™ , they are to grip it with one palm up (palm farthest from the body) and one palm down (palm closest to body). All of their knocking knuckles (knuckles used to knock on a door) are to line up. This is the correct way to grip it.

lightning stick grip illustration

The triangular shape feature reinforces this correct feeling for gripping it as such.
 So each time your child swings the Lightning Stick™ to hit small polyballs, he or she will quickly improve their knocking knuckle palm up/palm down memory for when they grip and swing a bat.

Your child quickly learns how to stop hitting ground outs and to start hitting more outfield line drives like second nature

What this type of grip does is it prevents rollover. Again, rollover is when a child rolls their hands and wrists over when they make contact with the ball on the bat. Once again, this is why players ground out and/or hit a lot of infield grounders – due to rollover.

You see, when players use the Lightning Stick™ to hit small polyballs directly on the ¾” flat edge, it forces them to use palm up/palm down grip to do this. That is, in order to successfully hit the small polyballs on the flat edge of the stick, they must use the correct knocking knuckle palm up/palm down grip or they won’t hit them correctly.

As a result, this builds lasting palm up/palm down memory so that when your child uses a bat, they are conditioned to swing with their hands correctly through the plane of the ball which causes him or her to hit more line drives and much less ground outs.

How is this far more effective in preventing your child from grounding out/hitting the ball poorly than taking lots of swings:

At The Batting Cage?

Unfortunately, there is nothing at the batting cage that forces your child to use palm up/palm down grip, let alone build palm up/palm down memory for your son or daughter.

Yes, you can teach them to hold the bat with this kind of grip, and have them take thousands of swings and spend hundreds of dollars doing this, but eventually they will fall back to rolling over again because nothing there at the batting cage addresses this.

That’s because there is nothing on the grip of the bat alone to keep reinforcing this memory as the Lightning Stick™ is already equipped to do for your son or daughter by its specialized grip to condition this type of memory change.

Using other batting hitting trainers?

Other batting trainers do not have the type of triangular rubber grip that reinforces the palm up/palm down knocking knuckles grip memory for your child. Most have a rounded grip, and therefore won’t reinforce lasting palm up/palm down memory for you child when they use a regular bat.

As a result, this won’t prevent them from rolling over since there is nothing on or inside these sticks to reinforce this memory change. They can still rollover using these trainers.

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    1. Third, it quickly trains your son or daughter to use perfect swing mechanics like a pro due to its special sound feedback feature not found in any other trainers of its kind.

THIS SPECIAL SOUND FEATURE IS BUILT IN ON THE FLAT EDGE OF THE LIGHTNING STICK™ THAT TRAINS YOUR CHILD HOW TO SWING WITH THEIR HANDS IN THE CORRECT POSITION TO PROPERLY MOVE THROUGH THE PLANE OF THE BALL ON CONTACT.

lightning stick sound feature

If your child or player(s) hits the small polyball correctly on the ¾” flat edge of the stick, it will make a distinct sound. Hearing this means your child is swinging the bat properly through the plane of the ball using the correct palm up/palm down grip which will translate to how they swing a bat. They will also know how this feels.

lightning stick correct bat swing

If they don’t do this correctly, they won’t hear this distinct sound. Also, your son or daughter will know it doesn’t feel right. This will force them to have their hands in the proper hitting position to hit the ball correctly every time. This also continues to reinforce lasting memory change in their swing pattern.

This instant feedback feature quickly trains your child to have their hands in the proper position to hit any pitch like a pro

Therefore, this instant feedback will give him or her the ability to quickly make any type of correct adjustment they need to make sure they throw their hands properly through the plane of the ball using palm up/palm down grip in order to successfully hit the polyballs on the ¾” edge of the stick.

This will quickly translate into how they swing a bat with proper mechanics to help them get more line drives and outfield hits every time they make contact.

How is this feedback feature far more effective than the feedback my child will get:


At The batting cage?

Since balls are pitched to the same spot around the same time intervals in the batting cage, your child can easily cheat by adjusting their stance and proximity to the plate as well as their swing to the timing of the pitch and still hit the ball well, even though any problems or inconsistencies they may have in their swing were not correctly identified.

Therefore, they may not be getting the proper feedback they need in this type of environment to correctly point out specific problems/inconsistencies in their swing. There isn’t any type of feedback feature to help force your child to have their hands in the proper hitting position like the sound feature does in the Lightning Stick™.




 

Using other batting trainers?

Since most other batting trainers are rounded and don’t have a flat edge like the Lightning Stick™, they don’t have any type of instant sound feature for instant feedback. There won’t be a distinct sound that tells how well or poorly they did when trying to hit the polyball in regards to keeping their hands in the proper hitting position.

Also as mentioned above, most batting trainers are rounded which cause players to rollover even though they may still hit wiffle balls on it well because they don’t have a flat edge to prevent this like the Lightning Stick™ does.

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  • Fourth, this helps them add much more distance to their hits than any other type of method due to it’s special Olympic over speed feature.

THIS IS DUE TO THE HI TECH “OVER SPEED” HOLES THE LIGHTNING STICK™ HAS WHICH FORCES YOUR CHILD’S HANDS TO SWING THROUGH THE BALL WITH MAXIMUM EXPLOSIVE QUICKNESS JUST LIKE OLYMPIC ATHLETES USE .

lightning stick gives more speed to your child's batting

The Lightning Stick™ is very light, weighs only 1.20 pounds, and is specially designed with 7 aerodynamic holes throughout the upper part. The purpose for this special design is to maximize your child’s “Quick Twitch” muscle movement memory to hit with overwhelming power and add much more distance to their hits through repetitive swings.

lightning stick allows you to hit with overwhelming power

The holes are aerodynamically designed to cause your child to swing with an extremely quick motion. When your child swings the stick, it quickly rips through the air since the specially designed holes cause the air to get ‘sucked’ under it.

Every time your son, daughter, or player(s) swing the Lightning Stick™ to hit a small wiffle ball off of the ¾” edge of it, their quick twitch muscles get strengthened. Your child can have someone toss small polyballs to him or her so they can get lots of swings in a very short period of time.

In this short period of time he or she is swinging the Lightning Stick™ , they are fatiguing their muscles and create muscle memory change through this repetitive motion.

So every swing they take keeps strengthening and reinforcing their quick twitch muscles to build this motion memory so that it naturally translates to swinging a bat with much more quickness, speed, and power.

Your child quickly learns to maximize their quick twitch muscle movement to swing a bat with explosive quickness, power, and speed to hit farther every time they make contact

Did you know this is exactly what Olympic athletes do to train? For example, Olympic runners run downhill so that their quick twitch muscle fiber movement will be strengthened in their legs to run faster.

Many Olympic and professional athletes will run with a bungee cord tied to them which reinforces the quick twitch muscle movement in their feet to move faster as well. Even boxers reinforce their quick twitch muscle movement when hitting speed bags to quicken their punches.

How is this Olympic over speed feature more effective than taking lots of swings:

At The Batting Cage?

It’s true that the more swings your son, daughter, or player(s) take at the batting cage, the stronger their muscles get. This comes naturally. However, this won’t strengthen and peak their quick twitch muscle fiber movement which has to do with the initial QUICK explosive movement your child uses when they first make contact with the ball.

Remember, this is the type of movement boxers strengthen and reinforce when they use speed bags to work on quick punches.

Unfortunately, the batting cage won’t continually strengthen, reinforce, and peak your child’s ‘quick twitch’ muscle fiber movement to fully maximize their muscles’ quickness and power each time they swing like the Lightning Stick™.

Using Other batting trainers?

Since most practice batting trainers are solid with rounded edges and don’t have aerodynamically designed holes to cause the air to move faster underneath it, they cannot be swung nearly as fast as the Lightning Stick™ can.

As a result, your child won’t be able to fully maximize their quick twitch muscle movement as much as they can when using these batting trainers because they can’t be swung as fast as the Lightning Stick™.
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