Originally Posted by FrisbeeFool
Since Wegner tells people not to prep early or worry about early prep, his approach of just telling students to pull up and across isn't going to work for every student, because in order to uncoil dramatically like in the modern strokes, you have to be coiled in the first place!
It's harder to uncoil into the modern forehand if you haven't first executed the unit turn. There was a period of time on this forum where me and other posters couldn't use phrases like unit turn, without wegner's followers derailing the thread saying we couldn't call it the unit turn because modern players don't execute a unit turn, they stalk the ball. This is laughable, because the phrase unit turn is very descriptive and helpful for many students, and is common parlance in the coaching word. On the world of these threads stalking is the common parlance among all the Wegnerites, but the real world many coaches prefer the term unit turn.
If that approach works for you fine, but most accomplished coaches don't teach it that way.
It's really tomato vs tomaaato you're arguing here. def 'stalking' is not conventional term but both achieve the same goal, the unit turn. And both approaches can help players depending on in what state their strokes are. Except that you are not fan of Oscar, which I'm not either, what else is new?