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Old 01-02-2013, 09:19 PM #1
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Shooting lefty tips question

So my left hand is completely retarded. It seems I can't get myself to walk the trigger like a normal human being. I've always move and played to my right as a result, and generally ignored the whole left hand thing.

I want to become a better player, so just curious if anyone had any advice on this... Is it just a matter of practice and getting the muscle memory down, rhythm, Etc?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:31 PM #2
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As lame as it sounds you just have to use it more. Anytime you pick your marker up put it in your left hand. So it gets to holding it and being there. And when you go to play or whatever force yourself to play the side of the field that makes you use your left hand.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:10 AM #3
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I've always wondered why you have to switch hands at all. I just put my tank against my other shoulder and aim with the other eye. Switching hands takes too much time and doesn't improve my profile at all. Why bother?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:44 AM #4
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I've always wondered why you have to switch hands at all. I just put my tank against my other shoulder and aim with the other eye. Switching hands takes too much time and doesn't improve my profile at all. Why bother?
It's much more stable to switch hands and as you do it a lot it becomes muscle memory it only takes a split second.


As for the thread starter: just practice. There isn't some secret everyone has kept hidden from you, just keep playing left handed and walking the trigger at home until it feels natural.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:40 AM #5
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It's much more stable to switch hands and as you do it a lot it becomes muscle memory it only takes a split second.

As for the thread starter: just practice. There isn't some secret everyone has kept hidden from you, just keep playing left handed and walking the trigger at home until it feels natural.
You are right that the process will get easier/faster/smoother with practice, but I still don't see the point in doing it in the first place.

I've stood in front of the mirror and looked at my profile with my hands in same position vs. switched and I just don't see any difference that would warrant learning how to shoot left handed.
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Shoot lefty during rec ball more often. Shoot lefty in the mirror. Just do it more so it becomes natural.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:16 AM #7
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You are right that the process will get easier/faster/smoother with practice, but I still don't see the point in doing it in the first place.

I've stood in front of the mirror and looked at my profile with my hands in same position vs. switched and I just don't see any difference that would warrant learning how to shoot left handed.
Like I said, it is more stable to fully switch hands.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM #8
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When learning to shoot with my left hand I just forced myself to play on sides of the field that made me shoot that way. Don't worry about it, you will become comfortable with it before you know it, just keep practicing.
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I've always wondered why you have to switch hands at all. I just put my tank against my other shoulder and aim with the other eye. Switching hands takes too much time and doesn't improve my profile at all. Why bother?
While I hate the lefty thing, u expose urself too much if u don't shoot lefty.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:48 PM #10
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My first NPPL team I played with my left hand shooting was horrible, my coach forced me to shoot only with my left hand for 2-3 practices. Now I notice no difference in shooting between both hands. If anything I prefer to shoot with my left hand now. There are some exceptions, there's a few players that are good at shooting left with their right hand. But I guarantee your not one of them, your profile will be smaller if you learn to properly shoot with your left hand.
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repetition and commitment.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:30 PM #12
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i have no problem shooting left handed...because i am left handed
but iv gotten petty good with switching hands and aiming right handed
you just have to do it a few times and become comfortable swiching often
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:37 PM #13
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I just forced myself to play parts of the field where I would need to use my left hand. I found I got the hang of it pretty quickly when I made sure to play both sides of the field throughout different games.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:01 PM #14
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what i do to improve shooting on my right side (i am a lefty). when i am home, i put assemble my marker, and while i am running in my apartment, randomly select targets for example, the tv just trigger walk it while aiming at it, then quickly the first thing that catches your attention to the right shoot it, then look to the left and swap sides and as quickly as possible shoot it. do that for 15 minutes everyday.

then just stand still and slowly swap your gun from left to right, trying to keep it up, then do it faster and after a while you have the muscle memory going for you, then you will notice that on the field without thinking you will just swap sides and start ripping on people! .
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:41 PM #15
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I know this thread is getting old, but if anyone is still reading it for advice then here's my take.
I used to have a hard time as well...a great drill is to force yourself down the right side d the field more often then not...sure you might be shooting tape side, but you'll also have to shoot cross field to the left, which will force you to work more on your left handed skills...also just practice at home switching hands from right to left after awhile it will stop feeling so forced...but that's my biggest piece of advice, to play your weak side more often.
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