ProXR Theory Testing Overview

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This is a top-line overview of the testing being conducted by ProXR which will add depth and knowledge to the underlying theories of ProXR's development. This is the foundation of the ProXR Kickstarter project.

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ProXR Theory Testing Overview

  1. 1. ProXR Theories and Testing5/17/13©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497
  2. 2. Notice how the batters’ hands move frombehind the center axis of the bat...©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.comConventional Bat KnobCompression Theory
  3. 3. The hands are forced to rollover the knob to complete the swing...©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.comConventional Bat KnobCompression Theory
  4. 4. Wrist-roll happens immediately after theintended point of contact...©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.comConventional Bat KnobCompression Theory
  5. 5. The forces exerted on the base-gripping handmake the wrist exceed its natural range ofmotion...©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.comConventional Bat KnobCompression Theory
  6. 6. This is the moment of maximum compressiontargeted by this research project*.* Initial testing conducted in early 2006at Washington University School ofMedicine, Bio-Mechanics Lab, showedthe compression exerted in the area ofthe hypothenar can exceed 80psi in lessthan 2/10s of a second.©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.comConventional Bat KnobCompression Theory
  7. 7. Bad Breaks or Design Flaw?
  8. 8. Knob Compression ResultsIt only makes sense that if the conventional bat knob iscreating this kind of damage in players’ hands, it is likelyhaving a negative impact on swing performance too.©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  9. 9. Detail of Knob-Compression-Zone andUnderlying Structures©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  10. 10. Knob Compression Induces Thrown BatsThrown bats almost ALWAYS land in foul territory and mostly on the pull-side of the batters’ swing. Trajectory of thebatters’ swing mechanics typically result in the bat flying over the dugout and into the crowd.©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  11. 11. Dangerous & Real ProblemLiability for teams, players and fans©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  12. 12. Knob Compression CausesBroken Hamate Injuries• Broken hamate results in surgeryand a 6 to 12 week recovery• Data indicates that many playersexperience a decrease in strength,power and performance long afterhamate excision• Understanding the cost to theplayer and team are part of myresearch©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  13. 13. ProXR PerformanceAdvantages• Greater plate coverage – from improved range of motion• Quicker hands to the hitting zone – from reducedcompression• Great transfer of power – from hands to the ball due toimproved kinetics of the swing• More precise bat control – from freer range of motion©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  14. 14. Progress to Date©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  15. 15. Progress to DateAccepted Into The National Baseball Hall of Fame, 2011First(and only) Angled Knob Bat Ever Used In Regular Season MLB Game©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  16. 16. They Said it...
  17. 17. ProXR Field Testing Project• Field test conventional bats and the ProXR bat technology using pressuremapping sensors and high-speed video to prove my theories aboutconventional bat design• Inducing thrown bats• Broken hamate injuries• Negatively impacting players ability to reach their optimum swing performance• Assembling a team of experts in the fields of baseball, hand specialists(therapists, surgeons and trainers), physics and electronics to help guide andproperly conduct these field tests• Testing to be conducted & completed July 2013• Data to be published by mid-August 2013©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com
  18. 18. Thanks for Your TimeThe ProXR bat technology development has been a ten-year project that has already had a positive impact on thebaseball bat. The testing being planned for July of thisyear is the last step in the journey that will shed light onthe underlying theories that ProXR is founded on.Check out the ProXR Kickstarter Project Launching Soon!Thanks,Grady Phelan©2013, Giant Project, Inc. ProXR US Patent 7,744,497 Grady Phelan 314-322-7449 gphelan@mac.com

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