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Forum: Freestyle 11-07-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
Take a chill pill, haschu! It's just an internet...

Take a chill pill, haschu! It's just an internet discussion board. Pity you don't find my arguments persuasive. I admit they are tinged with precision and clarity not often found here.
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
Would we lose anything if we said merely that...

Would we lose anything if we said merely that elements A and B interact to heat the water to 60 degrees? I don't see what using the word 'synergy' adds. Same applies to swimming.

I agree with the...
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,325
Posted By Lawrence
As I've said before, 'dead spots' is one of those...

As I've said before, 'dead spots' is one of those phrases you hear a lot but which doesn't seem to mean much.
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,325
Posted By Lawrence
'Wide' and 'narrow' are indeed imprecise,...

'Wide' and 'narrow' are indeed imprecise, although 'widest consistent with spearing parallel and forwards' isn't, and I know I prefer to go narrower than that.

A straight recovery trajectory sounds...
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,325
Posted By Lawrence
Narrow tracks are better

Or so I have finally concluded. By narrow, I mean parallel but without any conscious attempt to ensure the recovering arm enters the water at a point wider than would otherwise be the case, while...
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
If only citing a dictionary definitions helped us...

If only citing a dictionary definitions helped us understand the world.

Astrology - basically nonsense but believed by many. Best avoided in serious discussion.
Forum: Freestyle 11-04-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
Question still avoided. The kettle, not car...

Question still avoided. The kettle, not car engines, please.

It seems I was right. 'Synergy' is just a fancy word for things interacting. Everything interacts, however. It isn't news and it adds...
Forum: Freestyle 11-04-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
And your advice?

And your advice?
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 13,833
Posted By Lawrence
He's a bit splashy.

He's a bit splashy.
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By Lawrence
Are these posts for your benefit or can anyone...

Are these posts for your benefit or can anyone read them?
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
There are videos posted here of people who claim...

There are videos posted here of people who claim to have discovered TI many years ago, yet appear to be stuck in a deep technical rut. Is your advice just keep looking for the increments?
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
In other words, 'synergy' is another name for...

In other words, 'synergy' is another name for things interacting. I don't think anyone disputes that the world is made of parts which affect each other.

My kettle question remains unanswered.
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,235
Posted By Lawrence
What leaps out is that your right arm recovers...

What leaps out is that your right arm recovers hand-first rather than elbow-first.
Forum: Freestyle 11-01-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 44,201
Posted By Lawrence
Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen's deltoids are suspiciously...

Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen's deltoids are suspiciously large. Is that necessary if propulsion comes from the lats?
Forum: Freestyle 11-01-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By Lawrence
Robert Hurley

Don't know anything about him but he swims well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf5m_BvsfPw&feature=related
Forum: Freestyle 11-01-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
I mean reaching forward so that the shoulder and...

I mean reaching forward so that the shoulder and not just the arm moves forwards relative to the torso. Underwater shots of Grant Hackett are a good illustration.

I have a theory about why people,...
Forum: Freestyle 11-01-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
Terry's point is well taken that big leaps...

Terry's point is well taken that big leaps forward are more typical of earlier learning stages. I should have made that clear, as I had in mind the period before which one feels one has the basics in...
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
Mike, is a kettle plus water a non-linear system?

Mike, is a kettle plus water a non-linear system?
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
Bricks don't interact with each other, so I think...

Bricks don't interact with each other, so I think that's a poor example. I note no one has given an example of a 'linear' system.
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
And the kettle? I suspect from the above that...

And the kettle? I suspect from the above that everything is more than the sum of its parts, in which case the phrase has no significance.
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,750
Posted By Lawrence
All very well making the stroke more symmetrical...

All very well making the stroke more symmetrical but beside the point if in fact you don't or can't swim that way over more than a short distance, in which case surely it makes more sense to refine...
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
Could we have an example? I notice no one has...

Could we have an example?

I notice no one has responded to my kettle question.
Forum: Freestyle 10-30-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
A kettle without water is useless. A kettle with...

A kettle without water is useless. A kettle with water allows you to make any number of hot drinks. Is that synergy?
Forum: Freestyle 10-30-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,750
Posted By Lawrence
I don't get the appeal of bilateral breathing....

I don't get the appeal of bilateral breathing. The elite don't do it save for a few strokes during races when checking what the opposition are doing.

Surely the important thing is to be able to...
Forum: Freestyle 10-30-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,195
Posted By Lawrence
That just begs the question, though.

That just begs the question, though.
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