bcsst26 wrote:The snapping of a towel sounds like something I will try when I get home. See if I can do it. I think I have gotten this when throwing the last couple of times but couldn't put it into words. The disc just took off. It is all of these little "tweakings" of my form that are making the difference. I am pretty much still throwing from a standstill but probably will for a while until I feel like I have it and build up more consistency. Anyways thanks for putting things into words. I will see what it gets me tonight and will probably ask more questions tomorrow
Remember that test I laid out about pivoting with your hands by your sides to feel the rotational power? keep that concept in mind when you test with the towel. It's almost like you just let your arm swing out with the disc until it's starting out in front of you, then you pull and the grip comes shortly after it. Thus, you end up pulling really much, much later than I ever thought. It also makes it much easier to get high arm speed right before the hit. Timing is difficult, but you can see how it works.
Also, as a self-discovery tip, if you find yourself spinning on your plant foot so much that you're looking back at your throw (meaning that your back leg is in front, I believe that you might be spinning too much. I'm experimenting, but I think that if I keep my back leg held behind me until around the hit, then I seem to get more on the disc and better aim. I find myself standing motionless on the tee pad instead of getting flung off the end. Feels more like I'm transferring the power to the disc instead of going with it.
Not sure if that's right or not, but it feels better.