My question is, why do you need a follow through to snap? Following through way past the end of the snap almost serves to minimize the snap.
Some of my best snaps almost seem to STOP at the end of the snap with my arm pointing downrange...
Blake_T wrote:think if a 98 mph throwing pitcher were to toss 9 innings without following through. how many games would it take for his elbow to blow?
I do follow through, my left leg flies round my right. I just do not think it is so necessary to emphasize it. It occurs, but it is certainly not as violent.
The power of the snap comes from the body, but the path of the snap and release comes from the arm.
Blake_T wrote:you can see 2 6'5" pitchers of identical build and nearly identical body placement. 1 of them throws 98, the other throws 89. that mystical 10 mph that turns a double a pitcher into a big league star = timing. the 98 mph pitcher harnesses the reflex of the arm (caused by the inertia of the baseball and an open wrist) better than the 89 mph pitcher.
it is a similar concept with the pitchers that have exploding sinkers, nasty cut fastballs, power curves, etc. they are able to finish with better timing than most pitchers. if that was not the case, then every pitcher would have gregg maddux's circle change, every pitcher would have nolan ryan's sick exploding curveball, etc.
Blake, could you explain “open” and “closed” wrist?
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