Board index » Coaching Forums » Community Coaching




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rotation without tension
 Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:55 pm Post Number: #1 Post
Offline
Member

Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 360
Reputation: 27
Reputation Power: 1
Last night was our first night of league, and while it was a disaster for me, I did learn something.

At my last coaching session a week ago, my coach was trying to get me to get my axis rotation up to 45-60*. While I was able to do this to some extent, he (and someone else that happened to be there) noticed I was still muscling the ball as I got close to the release point.

Last night, I was stupidly trying to apply too many new things. Game one was a whopping 131 (475 series). About half way through game two, I decided to forget about my a/r, as well as having a more open shoulder (another thing we were working on). I quickly found that once I wasn't "trying" to apply more rotation, my swing really freed up. I picked up 3 mph on my ball speed, and I could also tell my rev rate was up too.

My question is, how can I increase my rotation without muscling the ball? I don't know how much is physical and how much is mental, though I suspect it's more of the latter. I marvel at PDW, who can get so much rotation without any grab. I attended a PBA event this last weekend, and saw first hand how being able to up one's a/r is a huge advantage when the midlanes got really fried (and man did they break down in a hurry!). Those that couldn't do this as well ended up out of the money.

Suggestions?


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rotation without tension
 Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:40 pm Post Number: #2 Post
Online
BCU Graduate Layouts
User avatar

Joined: April 4, 2011
Posts: 2906
Location: Michigan
Reputation: 250
Reputation Power: 3
I get more rotation working the outside of the ball. I do realize this goes against the modern release and working the inside of the ball. When I do this my rev rate does go down and speed goes up. This in turn makes it more difficult to get the ball to roll so controlling my speed becomes critical. But the added rotation is effortless. fwiw

_________________
Eric Hartwell

Right Handed
PAP 4.75" up 1/2"
65* rotation
12* tilt
330 rev rate
16mph off hand


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rotation without tension
 Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:30 pm Post Number: #3 Post
Offline
Certified Coach
User avatar

Joined: October 25, 2010
Posts: 2856
Location: Sun City Arizona
Reputation: 557
Reputation Power: 6
Versatility is a good thing.

_________________
Comparison is the thief of joy.

http://mwkworks.com/desiderata.html

"Democracy dies in darkness"
"An ever vigilant press is the guardian of a free society."
E-books are convenient, but easily changed or removed.
John


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

Board index » Coaching Forums » Community Coaching


 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: