Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: weight shift involvement....
Posted by: Melvin (
) on Fri Apr 27 10:41:14 2001
> Thanks very much for joining in.Major Dan's response to you may have seemed a little "terse",but it did result in your articulating some very important and worthwhile information and experience.This is unfortunately often the way of the web since the usual social cues of person to person communication are unavailable.The result is the kind of "just show me info" that this board can benefit from thanks to Jack.It can be irritating due to the nature of the technology.
> I have benefitted from Jack's material with a much smaller epiphany than you have had over the course of your career.I think your approach with respect to minimizing any sigificant role of the back leg and just describing what it does with variuos types of swings is a good approach.Too often overemphasizing or being too consciuos of back leg action justinterferes with power generation and the feel of the swing.I think the action of the back leg may be more important in decelerating the hips and setting a stable platform for the torso to get jumpstarted from then pull itself around than trying to assist hip rotation.When the front heel comes down(assume you don't have to drastically change your timing at this point)The hips are open,the torso hasn't started,but the body is fully stretched and readyto rotate as twist goes up the spine.Since this twist is already going up the spine,it's too late for the backside to add much at this point if sequential momentum transfer is underway.
> One thing that remains confusing is that we are recognizing the importance of torso turn as the power generator,but rarely is shoulder turn recommended.I think this is because the shoulders are not a very sensitive/capable locus of "feel"(kinesthetic awareness),instead it is the hands that are best suited to runnung the show.The tricky part is to teach the hands to demand support from the body the right way automaticall/subconsciously.The lower body actions are slower and can be affected by set-up(stance/weight distribution,etc.)and are easier to have some conscious control over without interfering in the purely automatic portion of the swing you have to burn in with lots of practice.
Very, very well said on counts. I can't add a thing, except to say how strongly it strikes me that hitting is just this huge, insane joke someone invented. You don't reach out with your hands and you don't flop your feet around. It sure seems like you would, but you don't.
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