Found something interesting in a video

 Tero Partanen ·  
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Hi all,<br />
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Have read a lot about the "secret". Everyone has their take on what it means.<br />
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However, lot of the background to inventing the secret was supposedly related to Hogan's supination of the left wrist. What I've failed to understand is that how could someone be so consistent in doing this type of strength requiring action in the midst of a powerful swinging motion. If you try to supinate the left wrist during the downswing, you'll find that it's doable but it's far from easy and also very attention craving action. You really need to put effort into doing it. Can that be done consistently?<br />
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What if he wasn't doing it during the downswing.. What if he did it in the spot, right in the middle of the swing, where there was least forces opposing to any club movement: at the transition? Hogan's transition shows several things such as shallowing out the clubshaft (letting it drop horizontally etc.), but take a look at what happens here:<br />
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Fast forward to 17:00, the interesting part is exactly at 17:02-17:03 frames.<br />
https://www.youtube....h?v=LKcxxTkysgc<br />
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I've been playing with Tom Tomasello's idea of proper wrist action. Ie not cocking (thumbs up and down) your wrists deliberately at any point, but rather actively hinging the right wrist back (back of right hand bending towards the forearm) in the takeaway / early BS.<br />
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What Tomasello claims is that during downswing if you uncock your right wrist (down and "out") you can't help but have a flat left wrist and not flip-it, IF you keep the right wrist bent/hinged back. It truly works, I've gained a lot of distance back that I had lost due to Bad wrist action. The flat left wrist at impact is the key to consistency.<br />
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Now back to the video. Right at the two frames changing, we can see the first move that happens as the clubhead stops at top (is seen sharply), and the next frame where the downswing has started. There are two major things that I can see: the clubshaft has shallowed out, but more importantly… The clubhead suddenly points UPwards. There is no other movement that can be done at that point to make this drastic change to the clubhead besides: Bending/hinging the right wrist actively back as he starts the downswing.<br />
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By doing so, he's created the perfect position to hold on to until impact, taking away any need to consciously manipulate left wrist. If you can keep the right wrist bent, all the way to the impact, you'll have perfectly positioned the clubface for solid impact, provided all else stays consistent as well.<br />
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Tero<br />
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ps> you can see the same thing happening in the other swings for example starting at 16:00 if you look closely. The clubhead clearly rotates up (closed) every time as he starts down; this is an active movement repeating every time
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