Heel vs Toe Pivot

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Heel vs Toe Pivot

Postby Drowsy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:35 pm

Whats better and why? I've always pivoted on the ball of my foot, never noticed a problem..
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Re: Heel vs Toe Pivot

Postby JR » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:03 am

I'm too sore yet to try to learn the heel pivot properly. Carlsen measured repeated higher power (slight improvement) out of the heel pivot. Climo and Feldy suggest heel pivot for for easier pulling the disc on a line.
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Re: Heel vs Toe Pivot

Postby pask2155 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:40 pm

Anyone else have any thoughts on this? I find I'm a toe guy. How much will this hurt distance and accuracy? The heel I have tried it and it just seems so weird for me
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Re: Heel vs Toe Pivot

Postby turso » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:02 am

to me the thought of using toe just makes me think I'd lose power. On accuracy though? I don't think it matters there that much if at all.
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Re: Heel vs Toe Pivot

Postby keltik » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:35 am

I pivot on the heel. If I pivot on the toe/ball of foot it feels like I have shin splints.
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Re: Heel vs Toe Pivot

Postby Stringbean » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:37 am

My right knee loves the heel pivot. My left knee has no preference.
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