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Old 05-27-2011, 12:41 PM
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I mean, a straight reachback but having the elbow bent during the hit.
You're correct. Bent-elbow and a straight-arm only refer to the reach back portion of the throw. Both styles will pull through 'bent-elbow' to generate the leverage required for the hit. If you don't bend your elbow you'd be swinging your arm out far away from your body massively decreasing accuracy and snap.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:18 PM
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If you don't bend your elbow you'd be swinging your arm out far away from your body massively decreasing accuracy and snap.
That's what I do, you guys are weird.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:19 PM
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That's what I do, you guys are weird.
wait do you swing around far away from your body in an arc? or is it more in line with your waist?

this sounds interesting (not trying to flame with you, I am genuinely curious)
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:24 PM
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[QUOTE=Triflusal;859929]wait do you swing around far away from your body in an arc? or is it more in line with your waist?QUOTE]

Yeah, I try and make a big arc, not throwing from the hip, though.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:30 PM
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Here's my straight arm reachback. I think I need to shorten my stride though, I noticed that yesterday after a few pictures.

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Old 05-27-2011, 02:33 PM
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The arms look good though, you have a very straight arm, but it does not look like you are locked or hyperextending.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:53 PM
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you don't need to shorten your stride by much. it would be wiser to plant your front foot before you reach back. it takes good timing and a lot of practice. you want your front foot to be planted before you reach your maximum reach back. maybe shorten the stride by a step and focus on planting first. when I try to throw big(500+) I generally try to increase my normal stride in order to generate more power from my hips.

a straight reach back can add more power, but only if you have the timing down with everything else. reaching straight back adds a ton of variables. learn to throw with a bent elbow and then add the reach back as another "tool" in the box.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:05 PM
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I never bend my arm at all except at the elbow, what kind of question is this? why is your lead leg not in charge?

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:21 PM
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sorry OP but ignored everything that you "noticed" trying out a new technique once or even a few times is surely not going to be as efficient as what you've taught yourself to be accustom too.
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