cubeofsoup wrote:I've noticed most professionals throw with a foot orientation that is perpendicular to the target line at the plant and doesn't open until at or just after the hit.
I think it allows for better power transfer through the hit by setting up your side to be braced properly.
I've seen some do this and sometimes the foot pivot occurs a little before the hit.
This was a control drive for blurr. For control shots i like to plant with foot more open because i need less momentum and less pushing power off of the left leg to get the body rotated to almost face the target at the hit and to get a long and fast enough follow through. I also want to move a lot more slowly in control drives to avoid any part of the body tilting from too much momentum to handle consistently. This gets to be much more common when i get tired. For more power generation in distance drives with reduced consistency you should plant the foot pointing 180 degrees away from the target. That means that the x step too should have the heel pointing at the target when it plants. And that messes up balance, body control and timing easily. It took me months to get those back to normal. Switch like that can easily reduce your distance at first.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.