Hi, this is Chris Richard with Personal Pitcher, and this is how to throw a straight changeup. The straight changeup is called the equalizer, and it's called that because it is the toughest pitch to pickup, and it's a tough one to slow your bat speed down to try to hit or to try and recognize. It looks just like a fastball when thrown correctly, but it's about 10 miles-per-hour slower. And the way you throw it is just with the same motion as a fast ball, but it's all about the grip. So you need to grip it in the back of your hand, and this is called a circle change, kind of create a circle with your index finger and your thumb. And you get it way deep in your hand where your middle finger and your ring finger are on the same laces that you would throw your forcing fastball, okay? So, the pressure comes off your middle and ring finger on this pitch, and because there's so much friction when you throw it, because it's deep in your hand it's got, you know, more surface area connected to your hand, it's gonna come out a lot slower. But you throw it with the same arm action as your fastball. That's what really fools the hitter is your arm comes forward just like the fastball in the same speed and the same slot the ball comes out of, and that's why you see a lot of swings and misses on a good changeup. A good way to learn that arm action is the towel drill. And the way that you do the towel drill is just put a towel between your middle finger and your index finger, kind of hold onto the edge of the towel like it's a ball, and then have a chair about 6 to 7 feet out in front of you. Get the edge of the towel on the middle of that chair. Have the chair right in front of you, right in the middle, and if you're doing the drill correctly, you'll go in your motion and that towel will snap down and you'll hit that middle part of the chair. And if you're doing it incorrectly, you'll be able to tell that you're coming off to the side and that's not gonna create as good of a changeup, alright? So the towel drill's really important. In fact, the towel drills important for all your pitches to get your energy going directly towards home plate.