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Old 08-10-2009
Ghul Ghul is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 59

I think arm down and floppy hand probably does increase resistance. I think the argument though is that with a stiff hand and arm parallel it is in fact easy to end up pointing arm up, which is at least as bad for resistance and also makes it hard to get a good catch. I've been trying to relax my hands and it seems to be helping my stroke. Probably it is a matter of experimenting and finding what works best for you - choosing the right Y-coordinate. I seem to remember that Brian Vande Krol has something on this on his webpage.
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