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Old 09-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
Learning to shoot layups
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 70
Default Has my jump shot form improved, and any critiques on my new form or dribbling?

Alright, so for literally years I have been trying to reinvent my jump shot and return it to its former glory before I severely sprained my ankle. I've asked you guys about my previous forms and you guys were wonderful with the help and I took absolutely everything said into account, now I think I finally found a form I am comfortable with. My main goal was to just have a form that felt comfortable and natural every time I shot, regardless of whether it went in or not, then I'd go from there. I also had a secondary goal of the form actually looking good, because I've had far too many comments on how ugly my various forms were (SO MANY FORMS I HAVE BEEN THROUGH), and it just sucks to hear. Also, I rather have to work on a form that I feel comfortable with, looks good, and doesn't go in than stick with a form then goes in a fair amount, but is inconsistent and I do not feel comfortable using (and is ugly).

This was from more than a year ago:

As you can see, my form had a hitch to it and I just didn't feel confident with it, especially since it looked ugly.

This however, was about 5 months ago:

I felt more comfortable with this shot, but it was too inconsistent, especially from 3-point range. I also would not feel comfortable at all shooting with elevation in this form, and elevation is crucial, especially during game time. On top of all that was mentioned, it wasn't very pretty, and I know that I shouldn't be hung up on the aesthetics of a shot, but I've always wanted a good looking shot.

Now this is my current form after dedicating so many hours of research and actual practice in order to isolate every single variable that I could tweak when it comes to a jump shot:

What do you guys think about it? How good/bad does it look? Are there any other things I should change about it? Thanks to all you guys in advanced, I know I will love the feedback, whether good or bad.
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