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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15 thoughts on "Momentus Speed Hitter: Baseball Rebellion Product Review"

  1. Josh antinozzi says:

    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.

    1. jkhittingrebel says:

      Josh,

      Thank you for the kind words. Always appreciated!

      -JK Whited

  2. NJBaseball says:

    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

    1. jkhittingrebel says:

      NJBaseball,

      Thanks for the comment. I will most likely be doing more of these reviews that will include some of these products. The ones not reviewing I will get back to you on once I read more about them. Stay tuned for the other reviews!

  3. Greg says:

    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.

    Thanks,
    Greg

    1. jkhittingrebel says:

      Greg,

      Don’t see why not. Every hitter is different in how they feel certain movements. If it works, it works. Thanks for reading!

      -JK

  4. Greg says:

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

    Greg

  5. Jeff says:

    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

    1. jkhittingrebel says:

      Jeff,

      Thanks as always for your support!

      JK

  6. Dan says:

    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?

    1. jkhittingrebel says:

      Dan,

      Yeah I think that would work just fine. Like you said, it’s all about the where the feedback occurs. Good idea!

      -JK Whited

      1. Dan says:

        I’m back to tell you that my idea needs refinement. I used small hex nuts in a whiffle ball bat. It works well when they don’t get stuck. The noise is a great indicator of success. But they get stuck a little too often. I might try a small plastic bag packed with them and then rolled up tight so that it is just one piece moving.

  7. Steve says:

    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).

    1. jkhittingrebel says:

      Steve,

      Thanks for reading! The right information goes a long way. If Derek wants to talk more about it, I’ll be happy to help him re-shoot his commercials!

      JK Whited

  8. andrew sliwkowski says:

    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 along the swing plane. Like in ‘good’ demo 0-100 seems to happen in first 4-5 frames(super thrust’s until impact), vs ‘bad’ where 0-100 happens in a linear fashion from start to impact. The effortless power you talk about creates incredible bat speed, vs hands to ball approach. Be kind of cool to see measurements of swing plane/bat speed/* that leads to 504 ft home run. And if possible what changes when pitching at 50ft, 60.6, and varying pitch speed.

    keep up great work!!!!!, you are truly inspirational and we sure appreciate your passion here and coach’s clinic.
    Andrew

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