Originally Posted by Greg G
Shadow stroking at the gym, it occurred to me that the stick/pole I was using was an excellent tool to show how you drag the butt toward contact. The improved takeback really makes it easier to get the SSC down. I realized that the backswing must be really short for this to be effective, and the stretch does feel quite different from previous efforts.
Naturally the weight/balance of the pole will affect the forearm action a bit, but I think it's looking good...
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Yup, this would do it. Positions 8 and 9 are money, and the key for you.. Keeping that buttcap angled away will inhibit external rotation of the arm until you pull the racquet.
The positions you are demonstrating here would induce a huge stretch shorten effect.