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#116649 - 02/04/10 12:22 PM First Video Rotated properly
Nitro1 Offline
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Ok here are the two video and they are properly rotated.
Please critique.






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#116652 - 02/04/10 12:52 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: Nitro1]
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Ok here we go, now we can see a little easier!

First thing I will say is that you are controlling the ball throughout the swing. The ball starts at almost head height in front of you, then you drop it into your swing and it barely makes it to waist height back there. I would suggest you start the ball a little lower, somewhere at about your belly button height. Next is to continue to work on your game and allowing that swing to free up. Right now you are slowing the ball down as it drops, and therefore you are not getting a true backswing height. Allow it to flow without you changing its direction and you will start to notice a lot more accuracy. At first you will feel out of control, but thats a good thing.

Next, watch your upper body. As soon as the ball gets into its drop your upper body falls forward. This is typically a sign of muscling the ball as well and trying to "catch" it as it falls. This could also be an indicator that your ball fitment is off, most likely the thumb hole being to large. Our minds reflex is to catch the ball as our balance arm lets go of it and it "falls" into place. Resist that urge to catch it.

One last thing. You want your footwork to look as if you are walking a balance beam. Right now your feet are seperated on each step (left to right) so it causes your body to bobble back and forth. Watch your head and you will notice a slight bob from left to right. You want to eliminate that so that your eyes can focus on your target and the target will be still as opposed to the target wandering all over the place.

For being 3 months into the game you are looking rather solid based on your own skill set. Keep working at it, you will get there.

I will post a video of myself so you can see some of the things I have mentioned and you can compare from your own game to mine. It might help you out and you might even begin to notice things in my game that are "sketchy". All of this will help you in the long run.
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#116655 - 02/04/10 01:05 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: sk8shorty01]
Nitro1 Offline
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I have actually found my thumb hole to be to tight i think. I have issues with my thumb sticking and having issue releasing. In order to prevent that i need a lot of easy slide. Do you recommend i just use the easy slide or make the hole bigger????

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#116656 - 02/04/10 01:15 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: Nitro1]
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Registered: 12/25/09
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i recommend you stop squeezing wink

if you can get your thumb in without having to squeeze it in then you can get it out clean as well. I have an uncle who keeps saying his thumbhole is really snug while it is far from snug... Whenever he pulls his thumb out of the ball it never is straight, always bend a little

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#116657 - 02/04/10 01:20 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: spectral]
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OK. Well it does not squeeze in but it is snug on the way in. So i guess it is fine and i just need to get used to the feel. ONE thing. When it sticks it makes the loud popping noise and goes to the side immediately. The sideways swing could be my fault that i swung wrong. But is that ok. Does the pop noise mean anything to anyone.

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#116660 - 02/04/10 01:35 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: Nitro1]
spectral Offline
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Registered: 12/25/09
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it probably means your thumbhole was sucked vacuum by putting your thumb in.

i guess you don't have a vent hole or any tape applied in your thumbhole?

Like ron C says on his website, if you look into your thumbhole and you see nothing, then that's bad smile. He recommends at least 2 pieces of tape to allow airflow

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#116663 - 02/04/10 01:52 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: spectral]
Nitro1 Offline
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That is the first time I have heard that. I will get some tape tonight and try it.

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#116676 - 02/04/10 02:56 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: Nitro1]
spectral Offline
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well if your thumbhole fits kind off narrow now then there is no way you can add 2 pieces of tape and still get out of the ball.

i ussually have my thumbhole drilled a bit larger then needed and immediately add 2-3 pieces of tape

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#116687 - 02/04/10 03:21 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: spectral]
Nitro1 Offline
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Ya that was my plan to go to the Pro Shop and get it drilled larger and add the tape.
Do you just stack the tape on top of it self or do you just line the whole hole with tape???

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#116688 - 02/04/10 03:21 PM Re: First Video Rotated properly [Re: spectral]
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Nitro, you say the thumb hole feels tight. If you put just the thumb in where does it feel that it is rubbing?

If you cannot feel it rubbing too much then you either have to long of a span, to much forward pitch in the thumb, not enough bevel, or you are bending the thumb inside the hole.
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