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Questions tagged [technique]

For questions generally relating to fundamental aspects of body posture and mechanics of various motions integral to a particular sport. Requires use of additional tags indicating the sport in question.

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What are some tips for green-reading?

I've played golf a few times this season and had a handful of putts for birdie 10 feet and under. Although I was happy with all but one of my putts, each putt missed low. For another putt (about 25 ...
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How to do a behind the back crossover properly?

I have been playing basketball for years (I am in my late 20s now) but I have not done any serious training. Occasionally I find that I should take it seriously and start working from the basics ...
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What is the name of this kind of pass, done with the outside of the foot?

I found a thread in Twitter where they show a pass by Lionel Messi. Next messages show others players performing it such as David Silva. Is there a specific name for this kind of pass or is it just ...
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When attempting a side or top curve spin in snooker do you need to adjust the aim of the shot?

I'm trying to get my head round this. I'm practicing positioning shots. If I want to hit the cue ball on the side, top, bottom etc do I need to aim slightly off for example hitting an angle to ...
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How to prepare for a eating challenge (in 10 days)?

I'm going for a ramen eating challenge (I have to eat X sized portion in Y time). My question is: how can one prepare for such challenge? Things I considered that might help: I was thinking about ...
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Why aren't oldschool skateboard tricks seen much on today with modern skateboards?

Why are skateboard tricks like those seen in this video (starting at 13:30) not seen much anymore, at least not with modern boards? The kinds of tricks I'm referring to are handstands, hand flips ...
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In basketball, why is it easier to make a layup by banking it off the backboard?

In all levels of basketball, nearly all layups are made by banking the ball off the backboard. Is there a simple explanation for why this is more common than a short shot directly through the rim? ...
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What are the differences in sweeping between the two sweepers in the curling?

Mainly the skip asks the sweepers do both sweep actions, but sometimes the skip asks a single player to do action. What is the difference between the sweeping to choose one rather than another ...
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What is the science behind reverse swing?

How do bowlers actually get the ball to reverse? What conditions do they need to get the ball to swing and what are some of the tactics used to get the ball to swing?
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How do I counter my opponent's wide angle topspin loop shots?

I regularly play against an opponent who has a very aggressive style. He waits a few exchanges then hits the ball from under the table and gives it a lot of topspin, which causes it to arc and land ...
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What does a Scandinavian Flick/Pendulum Turn physically achieve?

From what I gathered a Pendulum Turn in the context of rallying helps with inducing oversteer, primarily on low-grip surfaces. Many resources explain the technique, but less so what actually makes it ...
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How would one go faster in Karting when they already hold the record?

I do go karting as an hobby and I currently hold the track record at my local circuit. The average driver completes it in 37 to 38 seconds and my record is 33.13 seconds. The karts do a maximum of ...
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What is this skill move performed by Neymar called?

In the following video, Neymar does a double step-over from a dead stop by adding a touch, finishing with a body feint. What is this skill move called?
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How to coach a player out of bad habits?

The specific case I'm thinking of is throwing in quidditch (so think baseball, dodgeball, football, etc. mechanics). I'm hoping however to find a more general guiding principle if possible. I coach a ...
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Understanding the concept of spin

For each spin in table tennis, there seems to be a spin to counter the opponents spin. At the moment I have been countering the opponents spin with the same spin. Backspin for backspin, top spin for ...
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Is there any template situation when it is more likely for doing nutmeg?

What is the right situation for doing a nutmeg? When the defender stands on both feet, when one foot is closer to you than another? Or maybe it can be performed in any situation? I just want to know: ...
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High jump: Why is it not allowed to take off on both feet, do flip flops etc?

I realize that all sports have rules you need to follow, and usually there's good reason for these rules. Still, I wonder about the rules regarding high jump: according to What is the world record in ...
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Ball Handling Development

I've been zeroing in a lot on my ball handling for the past 6 months and have made a lot of progress from where I was. People actually respect my ballhandling, but I still have a lot of work to do. -...
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What changes should I make while bowling to get back to best of my line and length?

I was a fast bowler when I was younger. I used to mark 14 steps for my run-up. It was a smooth and clean run-up with the most accurate line and length. It has been more than 10 years since I gave up ...
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Is an advantage for a left-handed to play volleyball?

Are there any objective advantages to a left-handed in playing volleyball?
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Why does it matter how we end up a shoot or a pass, in terms of the footwork involved?

I have generally seen in many of the youtube videos, which attempt to teach how to hit a knuckleball perfectly, they tell that after striking the ball, one should not take the foot too far ahead, ...
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In volleyball, which part of the hand should you hit the ball with in an underhand serve?

I searched much of Google, but sites mostly talk about other types of serves, and the underhand serve only gets a couple of quick lines. Even when they do talk more about the underhand serve, they don'...
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Soccer: How to thwart someone who's pushing you on the back when receiving the ball [closed]

I'm a fairly big guy for a soccer player, which has some advantages and disadvantages. Two of the disadvantages is that referees think that I'm clumsy when I fall over, or that I'm not being fouled ...
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Why do pro golfers fall back slightly after their putt?

Just about every time I watch a pro golfer make a putt within about 10 feet, I see them fall back a step after the ball is just about in the hole. Why is this? My theory is they are trying to keep ...
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How should I defend against my opponent's jump smash?

I have played badminton for several years. When I play with advanced players, I have trouble defending because they have a very powerful jump smash. I try to defend against it but they smash very ...
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What is the best position to take for a smash?

What is the best position for hitting a smash, in terms of physical position, stance and hand placement?
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Why is a straight-arm recovery in butterfly more efficient but in front-crawl it isn't? [closed]

In top level swimming, most butterfly competitors demonstrate a straight-arm recovery above the water, but in front-crawl events it's more usual to see recovery with a high, bent elbow and low hand ...
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Do the type of cleats matter? [closed]

So, I've been playing soccer for a while now and when I play with flat soccer cleats (the one you wear when you play indoor soccer on cement or wooden floor) on a soccer field with grass, I don't play ...
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Serving advantage of tall players

Looking at the top 5 fastest recorded serves in tennis, it's noticeable that players who have hit these serves are relatively tall players. Sam Groth (263.4km/h) is 6'3" Albano Olivetti (257.5km/h) ...
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How to throw with a “gorilla grip”

I am familiar with the so called Gorilla grip in dodgeball, but find it hard to throw hard and accurately from there, as opposed to a palm grip. What is the correct technique I should be using?
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Why keep the left arm straight in golf but not in baseball batting?

A common advice in golf is to keep your left arm straight. (The terminology used here is for right hand players.) For some players it is possible to compromise slightly with this advice and still hit ...
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Leaning at the end of a running race?

I currently run the 400m and 800m with good times. I am still a little confused about how to end these races by leaning. I'm not a 100 or 200m runner, but how would I lean at the end of those races ...
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Platform diving - diver standing position

I am following the Olympic diving. I am always wondering why or how divers choose to jump from different positions on the platform (i.e not from the center)
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Why do the olympic beach volleyball teams not set?

I have been watching a lot of the Olympic Beach VolleyBall, and I noticed that they almost never set the ball using an overhead set (two hands open position over their head.) Has this type of set ...
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Improving weak foot

I'm a able to control and shoot with my right foot. But I'm not at all confident with my left foot. How can I improve my weak foot? By which I mean to improve my weak foot (in my case left foot) ...
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How to throw farther

I play highschool baseball and spend 100% of the time in outfield I can only throw 45 yards anything I can do to throw somewhere around 60 yards?
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Problems in elbow while hitting a forehand shot

I coach a player who, before the forward swing, is raising her elbow up. What drills or changes in technique could I use to correct this?
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How to build basics to compete in slalom skating?

I have background in ice-skating and speed-skating, yet I find my technique a lot to be improved. Slalom skating is very different and demanding so much more from legs. So how to build basics to ...
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Swimmer's elbow problems [closed]

In the last year I have been, on and off, troubled by what I believe is swimmer's elbow. The pain does not prevent me from swimming but it is affecting my ability to pull with maximum force in the ...
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Difference between hit the tennis ball in different positions

Thinking of a traditional shot from the baseline, if the player has enough time to be able to hit the ball after the rebound in a higher position or lower one, what are advantages and disadvantages in ...
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How many jumps are mandatory? [closed]

Im a high school Long Jumper. And my personal best this year is 6.31 mts . I was under the guidance of a coach now. Can anyone tell me how many days I must practice jump in pit in a week? And I have ...
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How do you master the hang technique?

Im a high school long jumper. I have my best of 6.34 meters and I did it with a runway of 24 meters. Now I increased my runway to 40 meters and increased my running speed. My technique is the hang ...
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Why do lots of professional football players shoot with this awkward, tricky and “unstable” technique?

I've seen many shots like this one in real "high quality" football games. I'm wondering what benefits this shot does have in comparison with a "normal" shot like that. I doubt the reason is of the ...
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How to properly fall FORWARD while ice skating and prevent wrist fractures?

I've looked this up everywhere and cannot find a good answer. In ice skating, they teach us to fall to the side or on our bottoms to prevent injury. However, what do you do when you're about to fall ...
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Powder Problems Snowboarding [closed]

This is a big issue that I am having when I am doing snowboarding runs on powder. Usually, when there is fresh powder from overnight or accumulation during the day, I tend to "trip over" and lose my ...
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In tennis, when is the optimal time(s) to use an open or closed stance?

I think an open stance is used mainly for cross-court shots, and a closed stance would be used for line shots, but I can also use a neutral stance for either of those. When is the optimal time(s) to ...
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What is the best spot to strike a tennis ball?

As seen in the image below, there are several "sweet spots" on a tennis racket. Before seing this picture, I always strived to hit the ball in the center of the racket, which seem to feel the nicest, ...
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Sweeping actions in curling

It is possible to estimate the effectiveness of sweeping action in curling? I mean how can the sweepers carry forward the stone it they do sweeping action all over the rink?
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How to minimize wind effect in beach tennis?

How is it possible to minimize wind effects playing beach tennis between two players? I mean what positions can be suggested for the "strongest" and the "weakest" player? Lateral wind for each ...
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How to keep accelerating in 100m race?

How do I keep accelerating in a 100m race? Does holding my breath work, or is it a good start that matters? I'm a 15 year old sprinter.