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Re: Learning the X-Step

Postby JR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:19 am

Don't know if you were intentionally trying to anny for s-curves for max D which is fine on open holes. But at the tight part of Warwick that ain't gonna cut it. You need to start from the center rear of the tee going to a bit right of the center or even the right front corner of the tee for hyzer flips or pure hyzers. Or even starting from rear left. For hyzers the plant should be at or to the right of the line you are running on. For annies to the left like you are doing now. Annies can and sometimes should be released with a bit backward leaning and flat shots upright or slightly forward weight shifted. But hyzers need plenty of leaning forward from the waist and having the right knee bent so that even with the legs moved forward your torso is going forward of upright. Like your left leg got stuck on something and you're tripping on your face. The heart should be over the right knee in back to front direction and teh chin over the right foot. Contrary to what was said before here you do get the discs too high sometimes and that's at least in part due to not being able to keep the wrist down enough with so upright a posture.

To add to using your hips comments it is great that you do move your hips from standing upright to being twisted a little at the reach back and twisting to the right of neutral at the release. I say release because you aren't hitting really. Try swinging your arm as fast as you can from the right pec without a disc in your hand. notice how much faster it goes than your arm does in your throws. That kind of ful speed acceleration is what you need for maximum power generation and clean releases. Power generation as in speed and spin of the disc.

Hitting with the arm ain't as effective either without kicking harder with the left leg and pivoting faster and really yanking with the hips to the right. Those muscles group_S_ are stronger than the arm and spinning like a figure skater doing a pirouette generates a lot more forward velocity and spin on the disc which retards fade and the onset of the height loss of the disc. Resulting in totally different distance range and opening up new flight shaping lines especially at your current max D. With repeatability and accuracy eventually. That is exactly what you're looking for and need in order to continuously being at the top in advanced or moving to open. Hyzer flipping with heart over the knee will also drop the front of the disc lower which for a limited height band allows the disc to dive forward without fading which can also increase D dramatically if you can get the disc high enough without it diving into ground too early. If that happens hopefully you can get the same nose down angle on higher throws. And maintaining speed to not stall out. For that situation a slower and less fading disc like less than max weight Leopards or broken in Cylones/Gazelles etc. might work better than faster discs. YMMV based on speed vs spin generation ability and the absolute speed and spin. Getting the disc high and diving forward is the most difficult shot to master.

Rollers are good at Warwick on some of the long open holes at least when the grass ain't tall. If it ever is there.
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.
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