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7 hours ago, DeadPoets said:

Is there a video of iTeach’s straight arm drill?

A few pages in iteach has video

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On 6/30/2021 at 10:54 AM, blehnhard said:

The drill that Rory does shows a quick straightening of the right arm. AMG tests show that getting early hand speed is important to getting max chs later. Unbending the right elbow early would seem to help in getting early hand speed.

 

I think it actually helps more with later hand speed.  Your max hand speed occurs at around p5.5, when the upper trail arm connects to the trail side of the body (around the rib cage).  Then your hand speed slows down into impact.

 

We also know that the longest hitters tend to get peak horizontal force at p5.5, then the use a boatload of sheer force (getting the horizontal force to go the other direction) into impact.  

 

I think what happens is that you need that peak horizontal force at p5.5 because the hands will decelerate too much into impact if you don't start using the sheer force at the same time the hands start to decelerate.

 

I was tested on ENSO and have a notorious issue with overfolding the right arm at the top of the swing.  Despite that, I have a hair more max hand speed than JB Holmes (I think we ere around 26 mph).  The big difference is that my hands slow down to about 18 mph at impact while Holmes' are at 22-23 mph.

 

I think the over-folding of the right arm causes golfers like myself draw the chest towards their hands and not get enough horizontal force at p5.5 and then they can't get enough horizontal braking to not allow the hands to decelerate too much.  

 

 

 

 

 

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