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I've read alot about technique around here and other places and talked to some pros and the consensus i got was that a player should keep his/her wrist locked for better drives (distance, snap, spin, clean release etc).

I was reading up on KC's website and he said he cocks his wrist fully for max power. this is the first i've heard, seen, or read about an elite level player fully cocking their wrist.

maybe he's fully cocking his wrist but on his pull through, his wrist opens up and that his wrist is in line with his forearm upon the hit.

anyone care to discuss?

thanks in advance.


WRIST BEND AND GRIP
In general, the bend in my wrist matches the amount of power needed for the shot. If I only am throwing 50%, then the wrist is 50% cocked etc. If I'm going to throw as hard as I can, then my wrist will be curled to the fullest. Not cocking too much on the shorter shots creates more control. It's progressive all the way down to the putt, where I don't cock my wrist.

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I agree, the more power/distance you want the more wrist bend you should use. The important thing is to un-cock it at the same time as everything else; hips, shoulders, arm and wrist unwinding all together gives the most "snap the whip" effect. That being said, I think control and smoothness are more important than raw power, and will lead to more distance. I also don't really think about my wrist (or much else) while I'm throwing.
Well im no pro, but I do cock my wrist, like snapping a towel when I drive. Try snapping a hand towel without cocking your wrist, then try with. I think you will feel and hear the difference. I'm guessing that last paragraph is somthing from KC's website, I would say that is right. Of course everyone has their own throwing style, but many of the players I know cock their wrist also.
Al Schack is the reigning Masters World Champ and he curls his wrist on drives. It looks like the curls his wrist as far as it will go. I'm not sure the wrist curl helps but it can't be hurting very much.

I don't recall seeing any other top Pro who curls their wrist the way Schack does.
Wow, are you right Mark. I found this ace off video on you tube and at 0:2:49 Al "Sugar" Schack winds up to throw and you can see the bend in his wrist. Check it out!

mark ellis said:
Al Schack is the reigning Masters World Champ and he curls his wrist on drives. It looks like the curls his wrist as far as it will go. I'm not sure the wrist curl helps but it can't be hurting very much.

I don't recall seeing any other top Pro who curls their wrist the way Schack does.

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