i’ve been considering the notion of having the initial breaking of your hands first start off more by a pulling of the elbows apart rather than by bringing the ball back with more of a hand swooping action, for lack of a better word.
This whole elbow break thing … I think of it as being similar to when someone shoots a bow & arrow.
It looks to me like the Padres Chris Young does it like that, as does Johan Santana. Ian Kennedy looks to do it somewhat, while Phil Hughes first break is elbow all the way.
I’m wondering if you guys think this method can give you more velo and/or control … and if its a recipe for injuries?
(I tried searching the forums for this topic but couldn’t find anything. I’ve been out of the loop recently so i apologize if i’m being redundant with this subject)