how fast can you translate?
I've seen some people on the internet, and also PG, play extremely fast with translation picking, and it is driving me a bit nuts, because my wrist is less than half as fast.
In case someone doesn't know what translation picking is, lay your hand flat on a table, now move it side to side, from the wrist, like a waving motion, or like you're doing a karate chop, but only moving your wrist.
For me, when I do this motion, I can only go back and forth about three times a second, compared to rotating my wrist, or doing a knocking motion, or moving my elbow, I can move back and forth about ten times a second.
What I'm wondering is, are some wrists just superior to others? Can anyone hear shift their wrist from side to side very fast?
I've always been able to rotate my wrist, or make a knocking motion very fast very easily, but moving my wrist side to side quickly is just impossible. It doesn't even seem like it has anything to do with guitar, more like some people being born with extra muscles or something lol