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HeavySwing Releases White Paper to Explain Benefits of Handle-Weighted Versus Barrel-Weighted Swing Training for Baseball and Softball Players

Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Baltimore-based baseball and softball training products company, HeavySwing, today released a white paper explaining the benefits and concept of handle-weighted versus traditional barrel-weighted swing training. Citing supporting research and scientific principles, the white paper demonstrates that traditional barrel-weighted training, where the end of the bat is loaded with additional weight during warm-up, can be counterproductive and even detrimental to a hitter’s swing.

“The handle-weighted concept is changing the training paradigm in diamond sports,” said HeavySwing President Danny Kenney. “Unlike traditional barrel-weighted tools that can corrupt a batters swing by creating a casting effect, handle-weighted bats provide effective weight resistance training without altering a player’s natural swing plane.”

The white paper highlights the following benefits a player will realize when incorporating handle-weighted training bats into their workout:

Improved slow-twitch muscle development and core strength;
Development of proper swing plane mechanics;
Ability to keep their hands “inside the ball;”
Greater bat speed and barrel exit speed.

According to Kenney, HeavySwing’s handle-weighted technology helps experienced athletes fine-tune their attack on the ball and build swing power, whereas for the younger players, handle-weighted products help develop their baseball muscles while aiding in the difficult BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) weight drop transition.

Currently, many big-league teams have players who use handle-weighted training products, either in the on-deck circle or in the batting cage. Baseball and softball training facilities and programs have also adopted the handle-weighted training concept, including Maryland-based Baseball Factory, a division of Factory Athletics, and one of the leading player development organizations in the United States.

“I have a philosophy of how I understand and teach hitting, and handle-weighted training bats fit perfectly with that philosophy of working on foundational parts of hitting every day,” says Jason Stein, former hitting coach assistant with the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers. “I’ve coached players of all ages, and when the Major League players I have worked with use a handle-weighted bat consistently, their path to the ball is more consistent which makes their on-field results improve dramatically.”

To learn more about the handle-weighted training concept and how the technology is changing the way baseball and softball players train, please click this link to read HeavySwing’s white paper “Hitting Science 101: Why Handle-Weighted Training is Sweeping Across Diamond Sports.”

HeavySwing baseball and softball training products are available at select sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at For more information or media inquiries contact Jessica Bieber at 410-459-7008 or by email at jessica(dot)bieber(at)fallstongroup(dot)com.

About HeavySwing

Based in Baltimore, HeavySwing manufactures an innovative line of patented handle-weighted training bats that give baseball and softball players of all ages a safe and mechanically sound way to stretch and strengthen their swing. HeavySwing’s integrated system helps players build strength, improve bat speed, and increase core power. The HeavySwing system is used by hitters at every age and level of play, including a majority of big league clubs. Learn more at

New Bridgeforce Thought Leadership Shares an Enterprise “White Glove” Strategy for SCRA Compliance

Chadds Ford, PA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

Bridgeforce looks beyond the current headlines about military engagements to the needs of the nearly 500,000 active duty service members with the release of a white paper that outlines a proven enterprise “white glove” service model based on the principles of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

The new Bridgeforce white paper entitled, SCRA: The Enterprise “White Glove” Model and Emerging Trends, highlights how the regulatory environment surrounding SCRA places lenders under intense scrutiny as they develop new operating models to ensure regulatory compliance while simultaneously meeting active duty service members’ specialized customer experience needs.

Key sections of the paper include:

    Ensuring robust compliance through automated and report-driven controls
    Descriptions of best practices including relief consistency, centralized SCRA handling, strict vendor oversight and complaint monitoring, among others
    Complaint handling
    Elements of an enterprise “white glove” model to facilitate an exceptional customer experience, including additional benefits not tied to regulatory requirements

“These are very special customers dedicating their lives to our nation, and deserve no less than exceptional service while serving our country” said Brian Reiss, President of Bridgeforce. “The financial industry needs to always keep that in sight when implementing, changing or maintaining any programs related to SCRA.”

About Bridgeforce

Bridgeforce is a specialized multi-national consulting firm serving a variety of clients involved in almost all aspects of the consumer and small business lending and payments space. Over 75 percent of Bridgeforce consultants come directly from client-side leadership positions across multiple parts of the credit lifecycle. Combined with subject matter expertise in operations, technology, strategy and regulatory issues, Bridgeforce has the knowledge and experience to make the hard choices in developing and implementing best-fit solutions that are both achievable and lower the risks of execution to ensure sustainability. The Bridgeforce success can be attributed to a culture fostering innovation and evolving experienced-based best practices recognized within the industry. For more information, visit

Campkins Now Selling Cherokee Trailers in the Great White North

Whitby, Ontario (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

The Cherokee line by Forest River, Inc. is highly rated by its owner-base in both overall quality and value, and can be see one up close and personal in Whitby, Ontario. Campkin’s RV Centre, best known for creative internet marketing and for maintaining one of Canada’s largest online parts stores, has recently agreed to represent the Cherokee line-up for the coming season, including Cherokee travel trailers and fifth wheels, Cherokee Destination, Grey Wolf and Wolf Pup.

Owner surveys (RV Ratings, 2015) give the Cherokee brand four and a half out of five stars across the board, in categories like performance, safety, reliability, cost of maintenance, interior design, exterior appearance and comfort. When asked if they would recommend their Cherokees to other RVers, again the average owner response was four and a half out of five stars. Finally, when owners were asked for their opinions on the overall value of Cherokee trailers, in other words, what was the quality in relation to price? Surprise! It was four and a half out of five stars! Sounds like a ringing endorsement, particularly when those polled were owners, not industry professionals, not hired ‘experts’.

Besides being some of the most consistent owner ratings among the major brands, Cherokee is a Top 5 Brand in Canada and sustained a 17.9% growth rate for the year ending November 17, 2014 (Statistical Surveys, 2015). This favoured brand boasts a broad range of models between its four sub-brands, giving customers an excellent selection of floor-plans, features, sizes and weights.

Cherokee travel trailers and fifth wheels are the linchpin of the brand, with masculine design flair and rugged outer shell they appeal to male sensibilities while simultaneously striking at the heart of any who enjoy the outdoors. The graphics package and colour scheme create the illusion of blending into their surroundings. Available as a travel trailer or fifth wheel, comfort and contentment are usually the first feelings to hit those who climb inside the new 2015 models. With available options such as recliners, large bath space and indirect LED lighting, the Cherokee will create those unforgettable camping experiences that are every new trailer owner’s dream. There are twenty floor plans to choose from ranging in length from twenty-five feet to forty-one feet and the minimum weight, for those looking to keep their current tow vehicles, is 699 lbs. at the hitch and a Gross Vehicle Weight of 7699 lbs.

Cherokee Destination park models are designed for those extended stays, for campers that plan on leasing a semi-permanent camp site in a park somewhere. This type of unit is often referred to as a park trailer and with eight foot interior ceiling heights, makes owners feel very much at home. There are seven varied floor plans in this category and each model is about forty feet from front to back, give or take. There are bunk models for families, front kitchen and rear master suite plans for couples, and everything in between, including home-style living comforts, like fireplaces, free-standing table and chairs and kitchen islands. Also most striking, from the inside and out, are the floor-to-ceiling window banks along the slide-outs on some models, making natural lighting phenomenal.

The Grey Wolf line is a real outdoorsy dream trailer, and includes travel trailer and toy hauler plans. So, for those who want to bring all the toys in the garage, they’ll fit in the new Grey Wolf. Toy Haulers have really caught on over the last eight years and, with miles of practicality, it’s easy to understand why. They are easy to keep clean, boast lots of storage space and have many ways to secure heavy cargo in the convertible rear compartments. The Cherokee brand has twenty models, so when one factors in the additional twenty-three Cherokee Grey Wolf models it’s fair to say that many competing brands can’t touch this line for choice!

Cherokee Wolf Pup is the light weight sub-brand that completes this Forest River offering. The five available Wolf Pup floor plans include four light weight travel trailers and one toy hauler. Small, but mighty, these twenty foot models come with many of the luxury features their larger cousins come with, including a distinctive appeal to today’s young families and first-time owners. With the Wolf Pup there’s no extra expense of an additional tow vehicle either, as they can pulled with today’s average minivan or SUV.

In conclusion, Campkin’s RV Centre is very excited to be able to bring Ontario camping enthusiasts this exceptional line of highly-rated and feature-rich trailers.

For more information, please visit:

About Campkin’s RV Centre:

Always an early adopter, the Campkin’s brand has a history of experimenting with internet marketing trends and advertising best practices in an effort to present an honest and fair profile for RV enthusiasts across Ontario. “Our policy is transparency in pricing, the presentation of rich media so the customer can make their own decisions without the need for a salesperson and, of course, great customer service after the sale,” says Roland, the owner and President of Campkin’s RV Centre.

Other Forest River brands showcased at the Campkin’s location include Surveyor and R-Pod, Prime Time Manufacturing’s Avenger, Lacrosse, Tracer, Crusader, Sanibel and Spartan lines, Coachmen’s Clipper brand and the newest little trailers on the scene, Riverside RV’s White Water Retro travel trailers.

Media Contact:

Brad Campkin, Marketing Director



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