So, I have really been experimenting with my drive in the last few weeks, and I think I had a revelation today out on the field. Basically I began to try and put the hit closer to my left pec. I know it is totally contrary to everything, but the moment I did that, I was putting my drivers out there over 430. As is usual with disc golf I believe I am doing something with my body that is MUCH more efficient and powerful but am not able to accurately tell what is going on. I happened to have my camera on the whole session, so I decided to make a little video showing the progression. Im hoping you guys can shed some light on as to why my attempting to hit it at my left pec yeilded so much more D. (Im talking 100+ feet)
The first part is utterly terrible and I am ashamed to post it, but for the sake of learning it is there. This is me trying to put the hit out in front and to the right of my right pec and have a two part swing where my elbow stops. Nothing was clicking. My drives were going 330-360 with the occasional 380. My accuracy was so off. Everything was going off to the right.
The second part is me trying to get back to basics with a stand still drive and a minimal run up. I was suprised these were going 350-360 with better accuracy, but I was still pulling everything to the right and my shoulders were going way off axis to try and get the discs to hold a turn over.
The last part is when I figured out my "left pec" hit mentality. Everything is low quality video due to the high FPS except the last teebird drive when it was getting dark which...I dont know how far it went because it is being thrown uphill, but I can say it would have gone 430 easily on flat ground and the OLS drive before it was a good 25 feet past that. I was testing different ways to pull my arm through and a left pec hit just worked. I have no doubt that I might not be doing a left pec hit and something else must have changed as a consequence, but I can tell you the difference was night and day. Another side note...there is no "snap" audible like I usually hear...so here is a good example of how much an audible snap matters...ZILCH!
Here is the vid:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ADkyvZZxDA
I hoping you guys can shed some light on the differences as the video progresses. There are some good angels and freeze frame opportunities due to the 60 FPS, but I know 60 is still really low. Im hoping to get a reasonable deal on a better camera asap. In the mean time I would love to hear any of you guy's thoughts on the vid.