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Message started by rob on Jul 25th, 2004 at 4:26pm

Title: throwing orientation...observation.
Post by rob on Jul 25th, 2004 at 4:26pm
was experimenting today.

discovered that i get the best accuracy when i point my opposite (non-sling) shoulder at the target.

this means i end up standing perpendicular to the target.

Title: Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Post by Hobb on Jul 26th, 2004 at 11:21am
Me, too, with the underhand or side-arm casts.  With overhand, I stand more towards the target, at about a 45 degree angle.

Title: Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Post by Yurek on Jul 26th, 2004 at 11:47am
My body position is more lateral to an aim, similar to that one  on my avatar but usually the left hand isn't so scenically erect ;)

Jurek

Title: Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Post by David_T on Jul 26th, 2004 at 12:49pm
What's an "avatar" Yurek?

Title: Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Post by Matthias on Jul 26th, 2004 at 1:04pm
Net-Speak for the little "Yurek slinging" icon under his name... yup, you need to know a whole second language. (avatar is bit of an old-school concept if you can call anything on the web that!) I don't know what the kids are calling them these days - probably something spelled shorthand with mostly numbers!

http://www.google.ca/search?q=cache:i_1XVuGhjREJ:huminf.uib.no/~jill/archives/phd/digital_avatars.html+avatar+etymology+web&hl=en

Ahh...Those were the days!

Matthias

Title: Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Post by Douglas on Jul 26th, 2004 at 1:29pm
There was an documentary on tv a while back (Scientific American Frontier with Alan Alda) in which novel ideas for training athletes were discussed.

One involved throwing sports; they found that accuracy was improved by properly "addressing" the target - looking at the target and pointing at it with the free hand. The term is, I think, proprioception.

Title: Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Post by Chris on Jul 31st, 2004 at 6:12am
I find that pointing with my free hand at my target boast my accuracy considerably when using the overhead twirl technique.  

Chris

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