Turning a horseshoe in practice

Turning a horseshoe in practice

7 Replies to “Turning a horseshoe in practice”

  1. I've noticed from watching your more recent videos that you've stuck with the flip shoe. Are you still considering an eventual switch to the 11/4 turn? You appear to be equally proficient in both, IMHO. As far as the NHPA is concerned, my neck of the woods (NJ) hasn't had a 40 foot 50% pitcher in quite some time … you'd likely be a top pitcher here regardless of which you chose to throw. Nice shooting … both horse shoe pitching AND video wise.

  2. That's awesome. I'm working on this turn as well. Since I was a kid I've always used the back flip (top of wrist facing the sky) and won some tournaments. As I got older and played some better opponents, I realized my ringers need to be more consistent and finding a throw/grip that is comfortable with the show landing open side toward pole is my goal. I'm working on it.

  3. You can line it up perfectly but as soon as you start your swing that's all lost. You then need to realign your hand in the follow through.

  4. As you can see from all my videos that I am a flipper. I only turn my shoe in private practice and never in competition. I'm starting out just like you are and therefore I hesitate to give any other instructions other than aim your hand and not the shoe. Follow through to the stake and the last thing you want to have your eyes see is your hand and the stake lined up. You only have a fraction of a second to see it but this helps me in both flipping and turning.

  5. I'm having difficulty being consistent with the turn and the alignment. Alignment is easier if I start the arm roll earlier, instead of waiting till the shoe passes my right leg. If my hand is already opening up before the bottom of the swing, I can line up with the stake easier. But that can slow the turn down too much sometimes. When I wait until the shoe passes my right leg before rolling my arm, the shoe turns faster, but I'm not sure what part of my hand to line up with the stake, because my hand is rotating. I've been throwing about 2 months, and my ringers are at 10%. The perfect turn is often a couple inches off line, while the perfect line often isn't open at the stake. Do you have any suggestions.

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