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What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« on: November 16, 2020, 11:40:11 am »
What is the opposite of a sports follow through as in golf
or tennis?  Google doesn't seem to know.


Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 12:01:52 pm »
For tennis, it's called the backswing or wind-up.
Could be the same for golf, though I'm not sure.


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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 01:24:02 pm »
What is the opposite of a sports follow through as in golf
or tennis?  Google doesn't seem to know.
Chip, I'd say.
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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 01:31:02 pm »
In martial arts, it might be a "pull", as in "a pulled punch".
In football/soccer/rugby it might be a feint or a deke.


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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 01:42:18 pm »
We play a lot of disc golf these days.  I think "wind up" was what we were
looking for.  We actually thought of that but it has been nagging me.


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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 01:47:05 pm »
In martial arts, it might be a "pull", as in "a pulled punch".
In football/soccer/rugby it might be a feint or a deke.
I thought they meant you make contact but just stop there and don't "follow through". 
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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 01:56:35 pm »
I thought they meant you make contact but just stop there and don't "follow through". 
Right, so a pulled punch would be the opposite of that, right?
I admit that calling a "feint" the opposite of a follow through is a bit of a stretch, but it's something like it, at least, as you make the initial impression of doing something before aborting it to do something else.


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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 03:00:25 pm »
Right, so a pulled punch would be the opposite of that, right?
I admit that calling a "feint" the opposite of a follow through is a bit of a stretch, but it's something like it, at least, as you make the initial impression of doing something before aborting it to do something else.
Well, I'm confused, since the answer was "wind-up" which my mind can't make into an opposite of a follow-through.

In boxing, I would say a "jab" is the move that lacks follow-through.
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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 04:05:48 am »
Are we talking about the lack of follow-trough?

Jab, bunt, chip, tap... depending on the sport.

Or are you talking about the pre-contact part of the swing?


Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2020, 07:01:05 am »
The way the OP is worded I thought he meant the former, but he since clarified he meant something more like a “windup”, which is perhaps appropriate to use in the disc golf context, but in tennis and golf would be the backswing.


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Re: What is the opposite of a sports "follow through"?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 12:44:25 pm »
The opposite of a follow through would be a simple "make contact".