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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Does “Weight Shift” = Momentum

Posted by: Graylon (g_dunc@hotmail.com) on Mon Dec 17 10:31:25 2007

> > > > Therefore, I do not believe in the concept that the hands go straight back so they can go forward. – I don’t know if this answers your question – it is what I teach.
> > > >
> > > > Jack Mankin
> > >
> > > Jack,
> > >
> > > The hands should not go back at all, they actually stay in space where they are and the torso floats away from them.
> > >
> > > This separation of hands and body is a result of a leg weight shift to the back foot, then back to center (balanced weight distribution).
> > >
> > > Jimmy
> >
> > Jimmy,
> >
> > Are you talking about walking away from your hands?
> >
> > Graylon
> Graylon,
> I've never used that term because there is no walking involved, but I guess this is what I am talking about.
> Jimmy


The only reason I asked this, is beacause I had a hitting instructor that used this term in order to describe what you are talking about. The issue I have about allowing your weight and body to move forward are that your hands get seperated from your upper body and get left behind. The seperation then becomes your hands from your body instead of your lower and upper body. IMO the lower body is opening while the upper body is working against it, the hands stay around the back shoulder and rotate the barrel rearward as the lower body opens to prepare itself to handle the turning of the barrel rearward. This will create a stretch and fire of the hands. We may very well be talking about the same thing and are just describing it different. I think that if you load the back leg and hips and think of turning the barrel rearward the lower body will prepare itself to handle this action.



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