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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 02:33pm
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Something I haven't really thought about until this topic was posted, but how many revolutions do you typically make on your travel mechanic?
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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 02:37pm
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Pi. Exactly.
x/(pi/2) = 1/(2*pi)
x=(pi/2)*(1/2*pi) = 1/4 revolutions
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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 02:42pm
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Your worst mechanic?

Probably all of them
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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 02:43pm
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fullor30, Chadron is more north central or northwest. Southeast would be more like Kearney, North Platte or McCook.
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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 02:46pm
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Worst mechanic? In my earlier days, calling a jump ball with my index fingers pointing towards the sky. Counting three seconds for a three second lane count, which by the way got quickly corrected when I went to my first camp. Those are just a couple that come to mind.
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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 02:56pm
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I do that sometimes...I wonder if anyone's caught me ever.
Every official (and half the coaches) in the building knows exactly what you're doing. I've done it. Working on a patient whistle helps with this.
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Anticipating a call and suddenly realizing I better scratch my head or ear instead.
Like getting faked out on a 3 that turns out to be a pass?
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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 05:37pm
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Something I haven't really thought about until this topic was posted, but how many revolutions do you typically make on your travel mechanic? I make 3, but I've seen some only make 1. It seems to be the most cumbersome mechanic visually.
I usually do 2 revolutions. 3 if I feel I need to emphasize that I'm calling a travel rather than something else, like if there was a would-be shooting foul immediately after the walk.
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Old Fri Jan 29, 2010, 07:11pm
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"Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines" (David Letterman)

I have a tough time with a three point try, shooter is fouled, and the ball goes in. I never seem to be able to go through al the signals smoothly.

Also, even though it's been around for a few years, I still feel awkward with the illegal screen (team control, block) signal.
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Old Sat Jan 30, 2010, 12:17am
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I still struggle with the team control signal. It just feels awkward.
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Old Sat Jan 30, 2010, 01:52am
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Does flipping the coach off count as a "worst mechanic"?

The team control signal has become much easier for me. I usually point instead of use the closed fist thing. You have to verbalize the TC foul well or no one will know what is going on sometimes.

The player control foul mechanic is probably the toughest for me. I don't have any trouble calling them, but putting your hand behind your head is just awkward to me, and I've watched too many college games where they simply point the other direction, so I end up doing that sometimes.
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Old Sat Jan 30, 2010, 01:56am
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I have started a BC count once or twice in college women's
Which I realize when I get to 3.
I actually had a friend call this in a women's college game. I wasn't there to see it but I'm sure he got it good from the coaches.
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Old Sat Jan 30, 2010, 02:36am
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fullor30, Chadron is more north central or northwest. Southeast would be more like Kearney, North Platte or McCook.
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Hi, My Name is Freddy, and I'm an . . .

My worst mechanic is giving the "Kicked Ball" signal.
Only signal not given with the hands. And I never seem to be in stride correctly to not look like I'm about to trip over my own two feet.
Maybe if I wouldn't be trying to raise my foot as high as a Ray Guy punt I'd be more comfortable with it.
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