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what makes you say that Beyer had bad technique?
He has outstanding technical performance with regard to keeping the shot in a linear path. The shot from the moment of the initiation of the glide at the lowest point to the moment of the relase is kept in a very straight path, which is a fundamental biomechanical aspect of sport...the culmination of forces in a straight direction of the body movement or the axis of rotation. No other athlete at the time performed this element that well.
In addition, his shot NEVER had x-axis deviation meaning it went from lowest position to release gradually without ever losing height.
He may look slow or awkward towards end of career, but you can never say that biomechanically he was bad
He certainly does not belong on your list. More appropriate would be Machura from that era.
And Riedel? you could never convince me of that, but for fun, tell me why he is bad tecnically?
published at Aug 31st 2007 11:45pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/