It's all good, you do seem to know the Austin swing well. My friendly suggestion would be to leave the bashing of other swing methods out of the discussion. It's obvious that you have some common misconceptions in this area. It took me years of study to get a firm understanding of how a traditional (classic not modern)swing works. I used to have the exact same misunderstandings that you do. You prooved this to me in your videos. If these misconceptions are seen as fact, the traditional swing seems impossible. Hence the reason you can not imagine why anyone would want to use such a method. People are built differently. I see the Austin method as a perfectly legitimate method. It's just a little different than the traditional method. The hardest part of a traditional swing to grasp is the clearing of the left side WITHOUT lunging the right side at the ball. The Austin method takes this out of the equation and uses the spine as a lever instead of the hips. Not what I would recommend but to each his own.
I challenge you to take a fresh look at hogan, mahan, watney, etc..... and reevaluate your understanding of this type of swing. If you understand that the spine starts at the tail bone and rotation happens at the hip joints, you may come to a different conclusion.
Edited by thesponge, 18 November 2012 - 10:52 PM.