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Default Do Pros Practice What They Preach?

Is it just me, or does it seem like pros teach one thing at clinics and practice another on the course? For example, I see a lot of clinics where pros teach bent elbow technique and a straight pull through, but then see those same pros throwing with straight arm technique and rounding. Anyone else notice this sort of thing?
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Examples?

But to relate this to pool, some legendary pros have neglected major fundamentals. Doesn't mean they're hypocritical, because the fundamentals are nearly universal even though there are exceptions.
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Old 06-14-2021, 07:02 PM
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Some of it is Feel vs Real, and Static vs Dynamic. You cannot achieve the same exact positions of a throw, when not throwing in real speed.

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It's easy to know what to do. It's harder to execute it perfectly.

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Old 06-14-2021, 07:42 PM
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If you’re really good at doing a technique properly; then you have the luxury of incorporating laziness.

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Some of it is Feel vs Real, and Static vs Dynamic. You cannot achieve the same exact positions of a throw, when not throwing in real speed.
But isn’t it also the case that the classic “rounding” is actually a collapse/loss of the angle between shoulder and torso?

So, some of the pros that look like they are “rounding” are really just bending their elbow slightly, as well as achieving greater rotation of their trunk and hips. As they rotate forward, they never have to recover the shoulder angle and simply rotate into the power pocket.

It looks like they are rounding, because the elbow is slightly bent and the disc seems to be behind them, but as their hips and trunk rotate, the disc never gets stuck behind them. It just rotates into the “wide rail” before the pocket.

Or is this off base?

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None of the pros with 500+ are rounding. The only one that stands out to me with a different technique is GG

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I imagine some of the top pros know their form isn't ideal, but they're smart enough to teach good form to new players.

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