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Re: Using Video while teaching

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:51 am

And really I think that’s what we teach. We look at someone’s overall form and we modify it. Well that’s what I do anyway and I’m pretty sure that’s what John does expertly.

In other words we give them style.

Fundamentally I think we are teaching people how to throw. There are different throwing techniques - javelin is different to darts just as distance is different to accuracy.

Of course there is the mental game, there is sighting, there is the added complication that we have to throw backwards as well as have a range of casts, but the bit that I think I get paid for, is movement efficiently.

Beginners are different of course and arguably one can go to any qualified instructor to learn the basics. And if budget is a concern then that’s the way to do it. My minimum lesson time out here is normally 4 days :D But even with beginners I do try to instil good form from the outset. I have no data to back it up, but I would expect development to be quicker.

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Re: Using Video while teaching

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Post by John Waters » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:25 pm

Agree Paul, my style is my own but correct technique is everybody's.

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Re: Using Video while teaching

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:46 am

Agree with John, style is why I can recognise a friend casting across the lake, correct technique is what tells me if they practiced or not since last I saw them 🤣

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Re: Using Video while teaching

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:50 am

“Style” is an interesting word that has several meanings :D It can even mean “technique”.

Anyway by style in this case I mean “good form”. Which is basically flair, and efficiency of movement.

One very good example that can make a huge difference particularly while taking shots, is to bend the knees. A bit like standing on a snowboard. It helps stop people from being top heavy and leading with the hand. But what it also achieves is that it alters the whole form and gives stability.

For example when we were in West Yellowstone and I was teaching you the 170, Lasse, we didn’t talk about tip path, or rod arc, instead we worked on weight shift, sighting, power application, hauling - a complete transformation over how the body moved.

In other words, as coaches we have a motion filter that we place over the student and then we transform his body movements to match the filter. At least that’s how I see and do it :D

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