29LB BRAEMAR STONE
Today was my first time working with the Braemar style of throwing the stone. The only other time I’ve thrown a stone was at the Ledaig Highland Games 2 Saturdays ago. My first throw that day was Braemar style and then with a glide on the next 2 attempts. So everything today will be a PR in other words.
-@ 15 feet-right hand
-@ 16 feet-right hand
-@ 15 feet-right hand, -@ 10 feet-left hand
-@ 16 feet-right hand, -@ 12.5 feet-left hand
-@ 17.5 feet-right hand, -@ 12 feet-left hand
-@ 18 feet-right hand, -@ 13 feet-left hand
-@ 18 feet-right hand, -@ 15 feet-left hand
*Overall Notes: These last throws will be my marks to beat in my next practice with the 29lb Braemar Stone. Thanks to my in-laws, Deb & Walt, for the great smooth river stone!
Really had to concentrate on getting into a low crouching position and then firing out of the hole as quickly as possible and then trying to keep my elbow high to get more distance on the stone. Considering I managed to throw it 2 feet longer when I really made an effort to do both of those things, that’s a really good outcome for such a small technique tweak.
Lefty is obviously shorter than my right mainly because of my previous shoulder injuries. It didn’t hurt it much to throw the stone though.