Just curious to how many people actually rotate off their heel naturally, or rotate off the ball, or both. I've been really trying to make a conscious effort to the heel for fluidness and more distance.
Hey! thanx for responding...I didn't want to be the 1st to respond to my own f-ing disCussion. Try thinking about a short, tight shot where you need to have power and smoothness. A little lean backwords letting your hips and lower body keep up with your upward rotation. The ball would naturally be a leaning forward release and maybe along the lines of not having good posture...The same goes for long distant open shots for max power. I've been off the ball for 8 years and I think maybe now is a good time for change.
Don't think too much!
John MCconlogue said:
I usually use the ball of my foot but I'll have to give this a shot and let you know.
It's tough to break a habitual form when you use the same form throw after throw. But when your form starts to cause an ailment on your body which leads to crippling your skills you've got to do something about it...
That's what started happening to me. Planting and pivoting on the ball of my foot was causing too much torque on my knee so I started seeking options to rid this situation. And after speaking with some of the touring pros and watching video footage of these touring pros I came to the conclusion that I needed to rotate on the heel of my foot. I've been working on this for about a year now and I can honestly say that I feel no pain, even after a 72 hole one day Ironman tournament. Also, I have found that I don't have to throw as hard with my upper body. I have increased accuracy and distance on my throws.
For those who don't know wether or not they pivot on the heel...have a friend take pictures or videos of your form so that you can review and critique your form.