Re: Cartwheeling and LeverageFebruary 7 2006 at 1:34 AM
|Tom (Login Roveri)|
Response to Cartwheeling and Leverage
Jim - I guess you are as nutty as I am after all! Your view of Blake's transmission mechanism is the same as mine. I am quite flabbergasted by that!
Yes, the legs directly affect the hands. However, I think you must feel exactly how this is accomplished before you can put it into practice. It is not automatically attained simply by putting oneself in the correct positions after taking the correct grip and making the correct grip change in the correct backswing. That there is more, is, I think, the real secret behind the Blake swing. I also think that Mindy didn't know what the "more" was even though he felt it and did it every time.
Thank you so much for posting the long excerpt from TGSOTF. I hadn't read that for about 30 years, but it sure stuck in my head. I probably won't post here again for awhile because I'm not a Blake practitioner and don't intend to become one. Thus, I have nothing important to say about Blake's method beyond what I have already said (which probably doesn't strike anyone here as very meaningful). Thanks to the group members here I think I've gotten what I came for in my identification of the common denominator(s) of all the elite ball strikers.
Good luck to all,