Curveball Q again

the article on curve says;

“Elbow: The throwing elbow must be equal to or slightly above the throwing shoulder. As soon as the pitcher lowers the elbow below the shoulder, they put additional stress on that arm. The angle of the elbow joint should be no more than 90 degrees. Pitchers who throw curveballs at angles greater than 90 degrees may put additional stress on their throwing shoulder.”

So when i release it should also be 90?

cause im a beginner and hurting my elbow/shoulder is something i can see happening if i dont do this correctly.

Thanks again guys.

Where did you get this quote?

http://www.thecompletepitcher.com/how_to_throw_curveball.htm

Number 3.

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if u are a beginner try using the beginner curve grip
it gives you a nice 12-6 break and puts no strain on your arm
just throw it like a fastball and snap your wrist
Tim Lincecum still uses it

[quote=“kelvinp”]if u are a beginner try using the beginner curve grip
it gives you a nice 12-6 break and puts no strain on your arm
just throw it like a fastball and snap your wrist
Tim Lincecum still uses it[/quote]

true i really wanted to learn the yellow hammer too. lol.

I want to have both curve balls just to up my beginner’s arsenal. i want my base line up to be:

4 seam
change
hard curve
hammer curve.

can mix high change ups with hammers
then stick some fastballs in there. you know just keep their mind in the “wth?” phase.

Cause i dont play in any leagues or anything. i just kinda practice with my friends lol.

if you want to throw a hard curve ball with a tight break,…
grip it like a cutter, but throw it like a curve
you can try gripping it like a fastball too