All the way from California, another Wax Nation citizen (whom you’ve probably seen before in the comments section) was travelling and in the area, and took the time to stop in for a visit and a little consult on his swing today.
Fortunately, the weather turned out to be awesome, much warmer than forecast, and a brilliantly sunny morning set things off perfectly.
Some of you have been around for more than the past couple of years, so I bet you’ll remember the video I made over 3 years back (released November ’13), when I said I had figured out the concept of the Mike Austin swing model, and it was as simple as “swinging a stick.”
Well, not to my surprise, because I fully know how to swing a stick, that concept was correct, and the only problem I had with it was the same problem I had with the MA model.
Once again, I have proven to myself (if not to anyone else) that you really can’t figure out some things just by looking at them.
With the one exception of having figured out Ben Hogan’s pivot action simply by watching him in video clips and then mimicking the action, I haven’t ever figured out a swing move in any way other than having performed the action and then having seen that it was like someones else’s.
I will be very specific here, for anyone who is thinking I may have come up with something new in picking up a 10% increase in speed on my SwingRite training tool (10% is a conservative estimate, and I’m not done yet).
I haven’t – I am a left-handed person swinging right-handed, and all I’m doing is applying the MCS swing principles in a better fashion – that’s it!
And that’s a good thing – but I am still going to do what I had intended to do, which was to see what kind of ball speed I could muster with the Momentus heavy driver that jh32 donated to the cause.
However, what I was planning to explore, I have already confirmed with the SwingRite swing stick, as I mentioned in yesterday’s posting. I just forgot to include a relevant part when I digressed regarding the SwingRite.
I’ve been a little taken aback by the enthusiasm for the“MCS – Dropping The Hammer” video, and for a surprising reason – it was what was apparently missing from the MCS video series in taking a look at how the average person would implement the mechanically-sound principles in the MCS swing theory.
I turned the corner yesterday on some big changes I’ve been making to the upcoming “MCS – Dropping The Hammer” video, and the light has appeared at the end of this tunnel – the video will be completed today, and will be out tomorrow!
I still have a good deal of work to do today, but I’m pushing through it so that all that remains tomorrow is the formatting, final burn and then the uploading to the hosting site.
I have some personal matters arise which require attending-to this morning, so I thought I’d dash this quick post off before doing so, and when I return home in the afternoon, it’ll be back to work on the video, which is now nearly complete.
Touch and go and day to day! But before I head out, here’s my thought on MD.
I’ve said before that the basic model for the MCS “floating pivot” swing hasn’t changed and won’t change, and that has been the case since the first video of the new MCS model and the “MCS – Ultimate Leverage“ video back in January of 2015.
What has changed is the manner in which I present the model, with different themes, concepts and drills to aid one in learning and practicing various things such as the stance, the pivot, or the entire swing from address to finish.