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    Default ir follow through

    With IR, should the arm follow straight ahead loosely (like Ueno) on a fastball or should it be across the body (opposite shoulder).

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    IMHO the long loose followthrough is "better" as it will keep the pitching motion in line with the target longer and help with accuracy. A release anywhere along that line will be more likely to be on target (at least side to side)

    But technically either release is valid IR follow through. Generally I have seen the younger/newer to IR pitchers follow through to the opposite shoulder because it helps with the motion. As they mature into the motion it tends to get longer and more relaxed.
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    On k drills we finish on the opposite shoulder, live pitches is a loose finish towards the catcher ( yes, like Ueno) if your dd is going to model a pitcher she is a good one to emulate.

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    Great! That's what I thought. Thanks so much!

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    Ueno is a good example of someone who snaps her elbow when she actually pitches but demonstrates something different in that slow mo video she has on the market that everyone refers to. Go to Youtube and watch her GAME FOOTAGE, her elbow snaps across the body. After it snaps, she does her arm straightening thing. Just like Finch does her hello elbow AFTER she already whips the ball across the body, hence making her "HE" irrelevant. The arm seems to do the IR that Boardmember wrote extensively about and the snap of the elbow in the Hillhouse videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiousgeorge View Post
    Ueno is a good example of someone who snaps her elbow when she actually pitches but demonstrates something different in that slow mo video she has on the market that everyone refers to. Go to Youtube and watch her GAME FOOTAGE, her elbow snaps across the body. After it snaps, she does her arm straightening thing. Just like Finch does her hello elbow AFTER she already whips the ball across the body, hence making her "HE" irrelevant. The arm seems to do the IR that Boardmember wrote extensively about and the snap of the elbow in the Hillhouse videos.

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    I seem to notice that a lot. "Powers that be" (such as Finch) teach one thing but actually do another. Do what they do not what they say!

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    And then to make things interesting you have Angela Tincher's follow through


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    Curiousgeoge, pitchers like Ueno and Tincher don't throw many fastballs in a game. They are always trying to make the ball move. So, of course they look different in game footage.

    Tincher looks to me like she is throwing a change or a knuckle. Ueno throws a lot of curves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggers View Post
    Curiousgeoge, pitchers like Ueno and Tincher don't throw many fastballs in a game. They are always trying to make the ball move. So, of course they look different in game footage.

    Tincher looks to me like she is throwing a change or a knuckle. Ueno throws a lot of curves.
    So true regarding fastballs but i will say this is almost always Tincher's release. very unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggers View Post
    Curiousgeoge, pitchers like Ueno and Tincher don't throw many fastballs in a game. They are always trying to make the ball move. So, of course they look different in game footage.

    Tincher looks to me like she is throwing a change or a knuckle. Ueno throws a lot of curves.
    Ummm. Ok. When did I say anything about fastballs? My DD takes her cue from Hillhouse who deems "fastball" to be the F-word.

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