C. B. wrote:Funny you say that Bradley.
After we broke out the camera and finished filming our throws, he threw a stand-still shot without any runup. Both our jaws somewhat dropped when it went almost as far as a normal drive.
We knew that meant something, but weren't sure what.
What exactly does that mean?
I can't tell exactly because I'm not too far from the same situation and probably don't know or at least can't perform well enough. I suspect that he may not be transferring all of the created energy into moving the disc. Perhaps slight early release (not the slip to the left way early kind), not pivoting the disc between the pinched index finger and thumb or some other slight form flaw or generating good linear speed but failing to generate enough rotational speed which probably is more important.
Or most of the D really comes from the rotation and a run up ain't gonna do as much anyhow. That's the way for me and I wouldn't wonder thanks to an instructional video by Feldy that's on the youtube. He talks about walking slow with the first two steps then accelerating hard with the plant step.
I can add perhaps 30' with a run up to long throws and I'm not totally a speed dominant thrower but probably still away from good snapper> Afraid to learn retarding some motions near the hit for disc pivot and best possible wrist action because of the added stresses (and previous pain) thanks to my life long injury in the throwing arm that's likely to never go away too well. Haven't checked a new type of surgery yet to mitigate some troubles that likely have already receded anyway but grr in any case. Will see if further healing and building up muscle mass and strengthening tendons will allow this later on. In the meantime I'm waiting for others to chime in. And the excellent instructional videos from masterbeato and crew. Hope the Climo/Feldy DVD will be of value.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.