Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops (http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/index.php)
-   Streetball Forum (http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   Sideways Rotation on shot (http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=168146)

J23 03-23-2010 07:24 PM

Sideways Rotation on shot
 
How to get a better foward rotation.

Underballer 03-23-2010 09:46 PM

Re: Sideways Rotation on shot
 
your left hand :violin:

J23 03-24-2010 05:53 AM

Re: Sideways Rotation on shot
 
nope, dont use it. its gotta be something with my flick.

VMattyV 03-24-2010 10:28 PM

Re: Sideways Rotation on shot
 
Hmm I've been noticing the same thing.

The index finger should be in the middle of the ball. The index finger should be the last finger to roll off the ball on your shot, this is according to Pete Maravich. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Rake2204 06-28-2012 08:58 AM

Re: Sideways Rotation on shot
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Underballer
your left hand :violin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by J23
nope, dont use it. its gotta be something with my flick.

I know this is an old thread and the person who posed the initial question is likely long gone, but for anyone else experiencing this problem (sideways rotation), 99 times out of 100 it really is going to be due to the left hand's improper involvement on the shot.

This doesn't mean the left is necessarily participating in the forward push of the ball, but it does likely mean the off-hand is positioned on the ball in a manner that allows the strong arm to set up crookedly, thus creating a sideways counter force against the left hand, which will often result in the aforementioned sideways motion.

The solution would be to:

1) Straighten your shooting arm (elbow in)

2) Follow through directly toward your target (like a catapult launching up, over, and through)

3) Use the left hand only as a guide to keep the ball from falling off your right hand. It is not to play a role in the forward projection of the shot


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy