Old 07-21-2019, 02:36 PM
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Question Seeking Advice on Backhand

Hey! I've been playing right around 4 months now and am starting to top out on my backhand distance. My best throws are ~375-400ft, average drives are around 350ft.

Do y'all have anything I can focus on to improve my distance? Thank you!

Things I've been working on:
-throwing nose down
-bracing harder/not flying off the tee pad

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Old 07-21-2019, 02:45 PM
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Bracing harder will get your knees broken, should be fairly natural and not a thing to focus on.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:34 PM
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Yeah. Bracing happens naturally if you "shift from behind of you"


Your body is going around the plant leg instead of into it and finishing upright on it.

Slow down in general.

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Old 07-21-2019, 06:41 PM
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Yeah it's not a bracing "harder" issue per say, it's how you are moving your body from the rear leg into the plant or in your case tipping over and flying around your plant leg instead of moving upright on it from underneath/inside/ground up. You are pushing late off the rear foot during the swing, instead of before the plant/swing driving the hips forward first into the stride and swinging on the front leg. Your rear hip/knee is going over and around instead of moving forward behind the front leg to be upright balanced on front leg. Flat horizontal swing plane doesn't exist with how the body works or throwing far efficiently.

Your x-step is twice as long as your plant step. Should be the other way around. Tiny x-step and longer plant step. Long x-step puts your balance too far behind rear foot and can't leverage forward properly from it into the plant. Small x-step puts your balance more forward leveraged of rear foot to control stride.

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Old 07-22-2019, 09:05 AM
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Thanks! I'll work on these and repost once it's looking better.
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