Thread: Propulsion
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Old 03-06-2011
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Originally Posted by Ken B View Post
I've just belatedly discovered purposeful rotation in freestyle and I can feel that it is the engine which provides the power for my propulsion. Everything else is just detail, important though it is.
I don't get your point, Ken. If rotation provides the power, you need other "things" to deliver that power forward. Rotation on it's own is 100% useless. Without getting too nit-picky, everything you do in order to swim is a detail. Some contribute more than others, but they're all important. If one of your details contributes 10% to propulsion, why would you downplay it?

Originally Posted by Ken B View Post
With my new eyes when I look at video of good swimmers whatever their style I see powerful full body rotation. Am I right?
Yes. But they're all doing other things, too.
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