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Old 01-27-2013, 10:59 PM
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What the heck does OAT mean?

I guess I don't read on here that much, what the heck does it mean? I know it has something to do with form.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:00 PM
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Off axis torque.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:04 PM
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:06 PM
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It means you're much too familiar with your horse.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:08 PM
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I'm no expert, but it has to do with torqing or rotating your wrist on release. Search threads for Off Axis Torque (or use the Google search for OAT) - you should find several discussions.

Here's a decent thread.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:20 PM
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:27 PM
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Off-axis torque.

Imagine that you are balancing a spinning disc on your finger. The disc is rotating with absolutely no wobble, perfectly flat. If you were to poke the disc on the flight wing of the disc in a direction that isn't in line with how the disc is spinning it will cause the disc to wobble off of its rotational axis (in this case your finger) because of torque.

I personally think describing it in a physics context is easier:
You have a three dimensional space with an xyz Cartesian coordinate system. Imagine a disc that exists centered in the xy-plane. This makes the z-axis our rotational axis. So the disc is rotating about the axis in a clockwise direction. Any force that isn't applied in the xy-plane to the disc will cause the disc no longer exist solely in the xy-plane so the axis of rotation is no longer the z-axis.

At least that's how I think about it. And I think I'm right. I hope this helped.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:31 PM
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Here's a video explaining it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWUan...C295CD56519888
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