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04-12-2011, 03:06 AM
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What the heck is going on here?

I recorded myself taking some shots so I could see what I need to work on in terms of mechanics. I was going through my form frame by frame (at least to what this camera would allow!) and noticed what's in the attached picture. My shots are decent (definitely not mind blowing, but not wimpy shots either), but the way the stick is flexing doesn't make sense to me. I don't know if this is just some odd, freakish thing that's wrong with my form or something to do with the the camera.

The pic is of me taking a slap shot, right at the moment I usually make contact with the ground. I'm 6'0, 205. Stick is a One95, 102 flex, P106 curve.

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I guess Bauer really meant it when they said high kickpoint, lol.

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Never seen anything like that.

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Optical illusion. ooooo


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Sure you didn't just wiff on a wicked backhander? =p

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If it's not some sort of tricky thing, I'd venture a guess that you're dropping your front shoulder quite a bit and therefore, you're top hand is dropping. Or another possibility is that you're not keeping your bottom arm stiff enough and your top hand is acting as your power hand.

Either way, you're mechanics are off,

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It happens though. I've seen several sticks break off near the handle, usually people who are clutching their sticks too firmly most of the time I suppose?

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04-12-2011, 10:49 AM
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Sure you didn't just wiff on a wicked backhander? =p
Hahahah if that was the case I'd never take any kind of forehand shot again


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If it's not some sort of tricky thing, I'd venture a guess that you're dropping your front shoulder quite a bit and therefore, you're top hand is dropping. Or another possibility is that you're not keeping your bottom arm stiff enough and your top hand is acting as your power hand.

Either way, you're mechanics are off,
Hehe no, it's not a silly photoshop. I wouldn't say it's the shoulder thing, but the bottom arm keeping stiff enough might be something I need to work on even more.

But even in both scenarios, why the heck would the stick flex backwards like that

If I can get the time to figure out how to convert the video file, trim it down (20 second clip is 100 mb), register a youtube account, and then upload it, I will haha

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I've noticed the same phenomena with my Bauer onepro. I am completely baffled by the stick defying physics.

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I hate when people don't play by the rules....







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Its an optical illusion, same thing occurs when you try to take pictures of golf swings.

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could be a optical illusion (i.e. that picture is just before the blade actually hits the ground) or that you are hitting to far behind the puck, looks like about 2' behind it which is quite a bit

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Edit: never mind, seems to be an optical illusion for sure.


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It's your camera. I took this shot of my buddy at a golf tourney last year on my phone. Same deal.
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It's your camera. I took this shot of my buddy at a golf tourney last year on my phone. Same deal.
Crazy, must have something to do with the shutter speed not being fast enough to keep up with a rapidly moving object, so it's not catching certain parts of the shaft until later in the swing? Anyways, question answered for sure.

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Crazy, must have something to do with the shutter speed not being fast enough to keep up with a rapidly moving object, so it's not catching certain parts of the shaft until later in the swing? Anyways, question answered for sure.
That's sort of what I figured, but I wasn't 100% sure. I just found it funny that the camera didn't once catch the "normal" flexing of the stick. Instead it was all these inverted and odd backwards flexes.

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It probably has to do with the way that your camera scans each image. If it's scanning from top to bottom, the scan reaches the bottom a bit later so the stick is a bit further along by the time the scan reaches the blade. As an experiment record yourself with the camera up-side-down. If I'm correct, the flex should be exaggerated in the other direction so it will look like it's flexing even more than it really is.

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The light reflecting off of your god-awful pants is causing the stick to bend the wrong way. OPTICAL ILLUSIONZ.

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It's the pleats. It's an optical illusion.

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The light reflecting off of your god-awful pants is causing the stick to bend the wrong way. OPTICAL ILLUSIONZ.
How dare you make fun of my $10 roller pants.

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