Originally Posted by dominikk1985
No. you are not trying to extend but also not bending. the across comes from internal rotation of the humerus and forearm. the arm angle remains mainly constant.
I agree that you should not try to force a linear path but you should not try to swing across abruptly. just a natural circular path around the body.
here is the vid:
As much as I love Will, he's talking about a different technique than what 5263 and I are. (Or is at least describing it very differently!)
His WW technique seems to be better suited to players that use a much more western grip. The technique I'm talking about is more applicable to players that are using semi-western to an eastern grip.
This is the technique I'm referring to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qxz2Vc0g2I