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Old 09-29-2016
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I dont get the rotation part.
in freestyle , when looking from above, the shoulder with goes from narrow-wide-narrow.
When holding the hand at shoulder with while moving backwards, the hand goes also from narrow-wide-narrow.
This causes some s shape for an outside observer, even if the swimmer is pulling straight back at the same edge of the body.
In butterfly there is no rotation , so the S relative to the body is the same as the S for an outside observer.
In butterfly we make an S relative to the body , if we would make the same S in freestyle it would look even more extreme as in butterfly because of the addition of the narrow-wide-narrow on top of the relative to the body butterfly style S path.
In freestyle we do see some S, but less than in butterfly, so we pull much straighter relative to our own body in freestyle than in butterfly.
Why?

Last edited by Zenturtle : 09-29-2016 at 06:24 PM.
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