Hitting struggles

SDS

2 months in, and I just can’t seem to put several good hitting games in a row together. I’m consistently last in every hitting category in my league. I know I have to have more patience at the plate but as far as the pci goes Do you guys that are good at hitting have a gameplan /approach or do you just see/pick up the pitches well and go hit it?

SDS

I’m really not very good at this game, but this has helped me enormously: someone recently posted about resting your thumb completely on top of the thumb stick so you’re sort of rotating your thumb to move the pci. After reading that, I realized I had been resting my thumb along the bottom edge of the stick, so I was having to “push” up or “pull” down and it was really hard to accurately reach all corners. It was especially hard to make corrections (ex: if I pushed up and then realized it’s a big 12-6 curve it would be really hard to stop and pull the stick back down).

I may not be explaining this well, but it’s helped me. It’s taken some time to relearn how to move the stick but it’s definitely making a difference.

EDIT: also, I have started positioning myself so my left thumb is perfectly lined up with the starting position of the pci. Before I was a little off center so I could lean on the couch armrest, but this has made it a little easier for my brain to track exactly where to put the pci without having to adjust for my off center POV

SDS

@SchnauzerFace said in Hitting struggles:

I’m really not very good at this game, but this has helped me enormously: someone recently posted about resting your thumb completely on top of the thumb stick so you’re sort of rotating your thumb to move the pci. After reading that, I realized I had been resting my thumb along the bottom edge of the stick, so I was having to “push” up or “pull” down and it was really hard ton accurately reach all corners. It was especially hard to make corrections (ex: if I pushed up and then realized it’s a big 12-6 curve it would be really hard to stop and pull the stick back down).

I may not be explaining this well, but it’s helped me. It’s taken some time to relearn how to move the stick but it’s definitely making a difference.

I might try this too. I rest my thumb on the top but more on the bottom edge. Thanks for the tip or at least passing on the tip. Always looking to get better.

SDS

@SchnauzerFace said in Hitting struggles:

I’m really not very good at this game, but this has helped me enormously: someone recently posted about resting your thumb completely on top of the thumb stick so you’re sort of rotating your thumb to move the pci. After reading that, I realized I had been resting my thumb along the bottom edge of the stick, so I was having to “push” up or “pull” down and it was really hard to accurately reach all corners. It was especially hard to make corrections (ex: if I pushed up and then realized it’s a big 12-6 curve it would be really hard to stop and pull the stick back down).

I may not be explaining this well, but it’s helped me. It’s taken some time to relearn how to move the stick but it’s definitely making a difference.

EDIT: also, I have started positioning myself so my left thumb is perfectly lined up with the starting position of the pci. Before I was a little off center so I could lean on the couch armrest, but this has made it a little easier for my brain to track exactly where to put the pci without having to adjust for my off center POV

First part of your post I will definitely try. Don’t really understand the second part though .

SDS

@Hallda22 said in Hitting struggles:

2 months in, and I just can’t seem to put several good hitting games in a row together. I’m consistently last in every hitting category in my league. I know I have to have more patience at the plate but as far as the pci goes Do you guys that are good at hitting have a gameplan /approach or do you just see/pick up the pitches well and go hit it?

If you have an extra $20 I would buy a set of Kontrol Freaks. Also if it makes sense bend your left thumb into a right angle then put your thumb straight down on top of the left stick. This will help minimize your movements and give you more control.