Momentus Speed Hitter: Baseball Rebellion Product Review

Written By: JK Whited

Baseball Rebellion Product Review:
Momentus Speed Hitter

You've seen it before in your training facility, maybe you have seen the commercial, or perhaps you own it. The Momentus Speed Hitter is a relatively well known hitting product now and can be seen time and time again in baseball and softball training facilities. The question about any product has to be, is it any good?

Here is the commercial for the Speed Hitter if you have not seen it.  From this you can formulate your opinions.

After watching this instructional video for the Speed Hitter, the answer would be an easy NO. Everything about how the players and coach use this product is backwards from what really makes great hitters great. The movements and the ideas that are being taught here are a sure way to limit any baseball or softball player, keeping them from their full potential.

The Speed Hitter itself however, is actually a really great hitting product if used the right way.  In the following videos, I will first demonstrate how the information backing this hitting product is incorrect and why it can hurt most players ability to hit the ball harder and more consistently. Then I will then discuss how the product itself can be used to help a player feel where acceleration should actually come from, and how the barrel gets into the hitting zone.

 

Speed Hitter: The Bad

Speed Hitter: The Good

 

Speed Hitter: How To Use It

 

I hope that you enjoyed watching my hitting product review of The Momentus Speed Hitter.  I think that this hitting product can really help teach both baseball and softball hitters how to start proper barrel acceleration, if used the right way.  If you have any questions about these videos or would like to me to review another product, please comment below!

 

- JK Whited, Baseball Rebellion Hitting Instructor

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Joshua Antinozzi
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Joshua Antinozzi

This is one of, if not the best hitting videos I’ve ever seen, and I have watched a ton. I only wish someone had taught me deep barrel acceleration when I was playing.Look forward to working with you guys soon.

NJBaseball
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NJBaseball

Hi JK
Great product review and accompanying video. As always grea info. I’d appreciate your insights on the following products:. Rope Bat, Total Control Balls and Heavy Swing Bats. Thanks in advance

Greg
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Greg

What are your thoughts on using this tool along with bands and lean drill? Of course you would probably have to stop at the contact position in the first video you did. If you like the idea maybe you could do a video.

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Greg

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Sorry, I meant stopping in contact position in your “correct use” video.

Greg

tjsojka
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tjsojka

JK,
Great stuff. You guys always do a great job in your articles and particularly the breakdowns of players. It’s clear that what the greatest hitters in the history of the game do is what you guys teach. I’m sure the rest of the coaching world will catch up eventually. Until then, enjoy leading the rebellion!
Jeff

Dan Aiken
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Dan Aiken

Great video. Thank you. What do you think of just getting a whiffle ball bat and stuffing some nickels/pennies in it. Same thing? If the point is the feedback of when/where the barrel speeds up, then I think a low tech solution could do that for about $60 less. What do you think?

Steve Nichols
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Steve Nichols

J. K.: This is a terrific chalk-talk on using the Speed HItter. Thanks for your detailed analysis. I’d been using it wrong all along until now. The early bat acceleration finally makes sense to me. Derek Shelton sold the trainer to me at Pro-Ball Baseball Clinic (www.pro-ball.com) two years ago. It’s a great $70 investment. Interestingly, he was just fired as the Tampa Bay Rays hitting coach after 7 years. He’s a terrific coach, but at the next camp, I’ll have to set him straight on how to use his own device (LOL).

andrew sliwkowski
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andrew sliwkowski

JK, Great information! We had great success with speed hitter translating into a great dry swing, at the plate, with a little help with blast motion, it tells us bat speed from start to impact. We saw a linear progression from 1mph to 55 mph at impact, in the dry swings (like in your video) you could see the acceleration be non-linear at the start of the swing (like a rubber band released, catapult, “super thrust”) and get to top bat speed way ahead of impact and up to. Was wondering if you been able to quantify ‘relative bat speed’/acceleration… Read more »