sweetswinger » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:09 pm
Sorry but I have only now looked at these photos of Tony Lema who I remember quite well. One thing no one (as far as I can tell) has pointed out yet is that he clearly maintains the flex in his left knee through impact and well beyond which contributes I take it to his post impact rotation which looks pretty impressive to me.
Re: TONY LEMA
Postby aiguille » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:17 pm
As this sequence of the swing clearly shows, head and upper body recoil noticeably as we build up a surge of power which explodes against a braced left side.The recoiling torso follows in behind the 'flow of force' as we carry through to a smooth, high finish.
We don’t need to re-invent the wheel.
Re: TONY LEMA
Postby sweetswinger » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:00 pm
found this post a bit confusing. As someone who came to ABS from TGM, there is much talk there of straightening the left knee, and one of the points I recall Lag making was that in fact the left knee stays a bit flexed all the way through to PP4. The point I was making was that as far back as Lema (and no doubt before) there was no identification of a braced left side with a straightened left leg! And all I was pointing out was that here we have in Lema someone who is describing his action as hitting into a braced left side without that meaning a straight left leg thus, I take it, lending further support to Lag’s view while raising doubts about the plausibility of the basic TGM theory which in effect invites the pivot stall – for if the braced left side is a straight left leg then the pivot action slows and stops a good deal earlier than Lag indicates it should. I was simply reinforcing Lag’s view and using Lema to illustrate it. I certainly wasn’t after reinventing the wheel. but perhaps I misunderstood your comment.
aiguille » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:43 pm
OK, first of all, delighted to meet you Jules.
What this means to me is how Lema understood the necessity to provide a braced or closed left side which creates a snapping away of the right foot as the rotating upper torso overwhelms the traction of the feet. Check out Twomaster’s seminal post on this matter in the module 2 forum.