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Real name:
Kenneth Van Bogaert

Location:
Darlington, WI

Division:
Men's 65

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Sept. 22, 2022
bogie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Scores

Nice job Steph..thanks for the prompt effort!
Sept. 16, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hows the new ball performing at worlds Dave?

Ha, didnt really expect an answer Dave...was just trying to be a bit sassy with you haha...Glad it cooled off

Sept. 16, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hows the new ball performing at worlds Dave?

Just helping you out with the "over" buddy, lol! Good luck to everybody! bogie
Sept. 9, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing without an ACL ligament

I blew out the ACL in both knees before I was 50 and really never had a problem. The other muscles compensated. Never wore a brace...That said i was 280 but at one time ran decent for a bigger man. My doctor who did my scopes (now at 68 i finally had one knee replaced..said it was not uncommon to do a scope and see a partial or complete ACL tear. Guys didnt even know when they did it...nor did I...Give it time and work hard to strengthen muscles around it and dont be radical on cutting and going from 0 to 50 in one second..good advice for anyone over 50..good luck
Aug. 20, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Remarkable Transformation of an 82yr.olds flawed swing.. by Driving Hands & Snapping Wrists #237

using hip rotation to drive hands creates a lag, followed by an axe style (palm up palm down, no rollover) snap, really can bring back alot of velocity to anyone struggling. This 82 year old show remarkable improvement just on working on driving hands and snapping properly
https://youtu.be/McEz8mTJWzc shows free and easily accesible at www.sportstechnique.com
good luck to all at SSUSA Worlds! bogie
Aug. 13, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 90's National Championship Game (anyone who knows a player 88 and over)

Watching the 80's playing at Worlds is the greatest senior softball experience I have had. To be able to play physically and to be as hardnosed as those athletes seem is awesome. The 90's National Championship is truly a gem!
Aug. 9, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Am i wrong to think this way

Actually Dave from senior softball bat reviews, in his latest update, stated that due to the fiber layup of some senior bats, his opinion was that some bats will get hotter than normal breakin due to shaving. I would really like to see someones test that compared the same model shaved vs broken in at 180lb asa compression to see if there is a performance advantage to shaving vs just well broken in. Not that it changes it being wrong, but out of curiousity. Like Dave also mentioned, light hitting seniors often have bats that are not broken in, even after a few years, because they are not hit enough or hit hard enough. A broken in bat legally will often hit much, much better than a bat that is not.
Aug. 4, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Am i wrong to think this way

I had someone who represented a bat company tell me a shaved bat, would not perform any better than a very well broken in senior bat because the fiber layups are the same and they only get so hot due to the design. He said many hitters are using senior bats that they have not hit enough to be broken in. I personally bought a bat compression tester so I would know when my senior bats went from asa compession of 230 down to a hot 185. When they get much lower, so 150, they get too soft and I find performance not as good. I think Dave from senior softballbat reviews had a good comment when he tested some older seniors game bats, and they were still almost as stiff as they were new, in all probability because they didnt hit them as hard as younger players, and bats were not breaking in fast for them. I surely dont condone shaved bats but I am curious if anyone has done some testing on a well broken in..ie 180 compression tested legal senior bat vs. a SHAVED senior bat??? I would like to know if there is really a huge difference in a shaved senior vs a well broken in senior...or are we seeing alot of seniors not having bats that have legally been swung enough to break in fully? It would be interesting to buy a shaved bat and see, but that is a road I would not want to take. Has anyone had a chance to compare a shaved bat vs a well broken in gamer of the same model and size??? Also if a hot legal senior is 185 asa compression, what would the shaved bat be testing?
Also Ill add that I see smaller athletes with great mechanics and legal bats who are hitting viscous line drives and homeruns..and it just seems someone will often say...Oh, hes swinging as shaved bat. Easy to be a hater or assume someone small is swinging a cut stick. If someone has done a scientific test or compression test on shaved vs broken in, would love to read the results. Check out your area or bat sales guys at tournaments and see if someone has a tester will check your gamer...its invaluable information on how well your bat is broken in and if its close to its potential.
Aug. 4, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pro Jason Branch Explains how Rear Hip Drives Lead Arm and the Perfect Snap #233

Provides a simple focus for lower body hips and upper body lead arm..and 2 base drills for success in learning properly. episode 233 all shows free at www.sportstechnique.com listed in order with links. Good luck to all at SSUSA Worlds in Vegas..the premiere event in senior softball! bogie
https://youtu.be/-HONiyOhPpM
Aug. 1, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Medical exemption

At 68 yrs. old and having a knee replacement a year ago, and 2 months ago hip replacement, I have to agree with Dave. I have not played the last 3 years because I was basically a cripple. Already its a huge improvement. Certainly not the person I was 6 years ago physically, and with muscle memory lost, just starting to hit and relearn swing, but in my case its a tremendous improvement, with more mobility and working on re building strength and swing. I think if your in your 50s, the benefit would be even more dramatic. That said I was never a defensive player of any impact so can't comment on that aspect.
July 17, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Franc Henry, top Canadian Pro, on how rotation and stab of the knob inside rotation, set up the axe snap #230

Smaller Pro with stadium power due to tremendous mechanics...Rotation, stab and extension within, and axe snap. #230 All shows free, listed in order on www.sportstechique.com thanks to SSUSA for providing a superior senior softball experience..bogie
https://youtu.be/0ANuhfO1Qkc
July 13, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Converting Early Wrist Rollover to Proper Axe Snap take drilling & a new Focus

Early wrist rollover kills a good swing. Developing axe snap within rotation with sequence of Rotation, Stab of Hands and Knob inside rotation and then axe snap...all basically in one movement and feelng like one instant... fixes a large number of swings that do this. swing makeover show 229. All shows free and accessed in order at www.sportstechnique.com
https://youtu.be/JSKHEza1xDo
July 6, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Simple Fix of Stab & Snap, turns weak hitter into a Monster sm227

Sequence of rotation, stab (extension ) and snap brought power to a big dude who had none before.
https://youtu.be/1DCWQZAc7ro
July 2, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bret Unlocks the Secrets of a Pro Style Axe Snap

Separating the Snap vs. Rollover on of the biggest flaws in swings. Rotating, Driving hands with extension inside the rotation and axe snap are quick fixes for most flawed swings.
https://youtu.be/9i28CZ8vvk4
June 30, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Taking Video of your Swings, Critical First Step for Fixing Your Swing Flaws #225

Bret explains how to video, upload and compare your swing to pro swings on our youtube channel. swing makeover #225 season 12
https://youtu.be/b6QLkFpElRc
June 21, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Static Hip Drill simple Key to Maximizing & Learning Hip Rotation eliminating Lunging sm#221

Bret outlines a simple, very effective hip rotation drill that can be done as a warmup to any acitivity and does a great job re-tooling a tight hip rotation for seniors.
https://youtu.be/yhuVN3LrIno
June 14, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 4 Tool Tee Drill Develops Faster Bat Speed & Improves Axe Snap #219

Easy to do off the tee and helps your mechanics immensely. Use of axe handle, rope bat, jimmer stick and regular bat. Do 5 reps each before regular tee work.
https://youtu.be/Nrt17__UOGo
June 12, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Solve Live BP Pitching Problems, will CHEAP Blue Flame Pitching Machine SM#218

Less thann $150 and anyone can operate, this machine will make a huge difference in the amount of live swings you get. Far better than a cage or sub par bp pitcher. Available cheap on ebay, etc. TPS Blue Flame Pitching Machine.
https://youtu.be/ElIYWvjsNFo
June 4, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Upper Body Rotation must Follow Hip Rotation SM #215

Rotating hips open are only part of the equation, as a 30 year old lesson athlete discovers.
https://youtu.be/W5NWjBU2Vvc
April 6, 2022
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pro's Explain: Your main Focus of Hitting should be on Hip Rotation sm 214

https://youtu.be/HSJFLGCjavU correct link

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