Underhand spey casting

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Underhand spey casting

Post Number:#11  Postby Thomas_E » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:28 pm

Göran has shown something like this: The grip between thumb and forefinger. By closing only the lower three fingers, the rod rotates forward.

I did not like it that way.
It may be useful sometimes for short distances.
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Post Number:#12  Postby Paul Arden » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:37 pm

Interesting. Yes that's one grip I use for distance and dynamic rolls. I learned it for distance.

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Post Number:#13  Postby Dag Midtgard » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:54 am

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Post Number:#14  Postby Merlin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Hi Dag

Would it be possible to give us the basics of biomechanics / anatomy making us able to understand what is behind specialized terms like those quoted below in bold.

In which plane do you move the upper arm when casting? In the sagital plane or in the transversus plane, the transversus meaning starting in sagital, ending in medial plane...
The movement if his arm were generated by moving/rotating the upper arm with the use of teres major and lattisimus dorsi, holding upper/and lower arm at a relatively fixed angle, and then using the wrist.

Without definition of these terms it is not possible to follow your point. There are a dozen of “degrees of freedom” (various individual elementary motions of joints and segments) involved in casting an object (ball, javelin), if I remember well.

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Post Number:#15  Postby Dag Midtgard » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:19 pm

Merlin... will do later this evening...
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Post Number:#16  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:24 pm

Hi Merlin

The first ones are movement quality planes, though I don't understand why one would start in saggital, and end up in median, thats crossing the body.

Teres Major and Latissimus Dorsi are latin names for two muscles on the back dominant in moving the arm downwards.

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