It’s been a few weeks since I waded headlong into a controversy, so I figured “what the hey?”
Maybe even more than foot technique, hand technique is the subject of debate, orthodoxies, and sacred cows. Fingers or wrists? French or German? Bounced or articulated?
At various stages in my life I’ve studied all of those approaches, and the technique I use now differs from all of them in two respects. First, it’s not a fixed approach, but rather an adaptive one. It can look like French grip with a thumb-index-finger fulcrum at times. It can look like German grip with the fulcrum in the back fingers at others. Second, it’s not a left-brain, top-down approach, but rather a backward-justification of what “feels right”.
In this video I cover the primary things a good technique is supposed to do for you and 3-dimensional spectrum of possibilities techniques can fall into. Then I share the one secret that’s responsible for most of my “success” taming the hand-technique beast.
And for the comment thread this week, I’m again inviting drama. Have you had a hand technique issue you’ve solved. How?