How to finish?

How to finish?

Post by cur.. » Tue, 03 Feb 1998 04:00:00

This question is for the all the stroke technicians out there.  
Specifically in the freestyle stroke, what is the most optimal type of
finish at the end of a stroke?  Is it better to finish with the hand
pushing the water with fingers pointing straight down, while pulling out
at the hip bone.  Or is it better to push slightly past the hip bone with
fingers pointing more towards the back?  I've heard arguements for both
schools of thought, and I know what seems to work best for me but I'm
still waiting for my times to get faster.

Thanks in advance for any responses.



How to finish?

Post by Anto » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00

I would vote for the first option, because the second one sounds like
you would be pushing water upwards rather than backwards and therefore
would be upsetting balance without any extra propulsion.