Originally Posted by RoundMoundOfReb
interesting. do you find it relatively easy finishing with both hands when playing basketball? is it an advantage?
Yeah, pretty much, especially for close finishes, but when it comes to more advanced mechanics like shooting, it's one hand exclusive.
But there really is no rhyme and reason.
I write left-handed, but like a lot of left-handers* the way I hold the pen is not proper (causing quick writing fatigue, thankfully everything is mostly computers these days). BUT when I write on a vertical surface, like a white board, I write right-handed and hold the pen proper. Really weird. Penmanship is not similar to left-handed on a horizontal surface.
Shoot hoops right-handed. Generally
"throws" are right-handed for me and delicate things left-handed. Like, when I aim a gun, fictitiously (yeah, I'm European, never fired a gun) I'm definitely left-handed. Swing a bat, golf-club, right-handed.
Every time I perform a new task I have to try both, some I still haven't figured out which is better, like bowling. Probably because I've bowled maybe ten times in my life and each time is with varying results. Neither left or right fee natural when bowling.
Funny thing: rackets. Badminton - left hand, tennis - right hand, but I think this is due to the first time I played tennis was during a summer when my left elbow was severely sprained and in a brace, so I learnt tennis using my right hand.
Interesting fact: there is a theory that most cross-handed people are natural lefties but their ability to use their right hand is due to society having most machinery etc. built for right-handed people. There is some truth to this. My brain is right-dominated (creative, etc., using left hand). My mom has told me that when I was a starting to draw at a very young age, she kept forcing me to use my right hand until eventually I wouldn't give in.
*This, by the way, is not based on data, but just my own observations on the subject.