I've played music for decades but am new to CH. I worry I'm using too much wrist, but I'm not sure. I've watched several respected players/teachers and none of them seem to have the same stroke (which is expected).
What is your favorite video for learning a proper right arm/wrist usage?
Also, I've noticed right hand finger position is very different for people too. In this video (youtube.com/watch?v=lRGXEqSFlDo) Dan's hand seem to be more open than some others I've seen. That makes sense to me but it's also different than some others I've seen.
Does the credit card give a good finger spacing or is that too open/closed?
I think you shouldn’t get so bogged down in trying for perfect form. As you work on getting your clawhammer stroke correct rhythmically, you’ll find out where your hand is comfortable and what works for you. If clawhammer has a mantra, it is “whatever works.” Get ideas from watching videos,both instrjutional ones and of live playing, but don’t try to play exactly like someone else.
While I was doing a TOTW (Sally Will You Marry Me), I was emailing Janetb about a few matters. One of my comments was about hand movement. I don't know if this will help you but please check out some of Janet's videos,