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Old 05-24-2013
StuartK StuartK is offline
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Is there an ideal force to use with the two beat kick? Is the kick just to aid rotation or does it help in providing extra forward propulsion. There's a difference between Terry and Shinji and some videos show even more vigorous action. If I kick really hard I can spin myself over if I don't correct it which is obviously a waste of effort, therefore should I try and minimise the kick/flick to just sufficient to aid rotation?
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Old 05-24-2013
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Is there an ideal force to use with the two beat kick? Is the kick just to aid rotation or does it help in providing extra forward propulsion. There's a difference between Terry and Shinji and some videos show even more vigorous action. If I kick really hard I can spin myself over if I don't correct it which is obviously a waste of effort, therefore should I try and minimise the kick/flick to just sufficient to aid rotation?
Not all that long ago Terry mentioned the kick is unlike that used for a soccer ball. But rather he suggests more of a constant pressure than a rapid kick. (If I understood correctly.) In the post where he mentioned this he explained that he had a class observe his kick and had them comment. Their consensus was that he "kicked" with a constant pressure rather than a whip. I'm still stuck at the furiopus whip and get the over-rotation you mention Stuart. But then, in golf, I also used the mentality " swing hard - in case you actually hit the ball".

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