I was delighted to see that I had a laundry list of bad form things going on that I could easily identify:
- Nose up from (among other things): weight not over plant foot and too high of pull line
- Being a total strong-arm guy (starting acceleration in the pull WAY too early
- too much forward momentum after throw
- Back leg drags instead of pushing to get weight over plant foot
- I can't see it here, but SkaBob tells me I release the disc more than letting it rip. I have been concentrating on trying to let it rip out but a later video in this post shows that I'm still letting go
- my body rotation all happens at the same time instead of hips leading
I've been reading through the snap and form threads and it seems that working my way very slowly through the right pec drills is the way to go. Too many things to try to fix at full speed so I need to go back and start at the beginning again. I know that Blake has a list of things that a person needs to be able to do before bothering to work on snap, but the systematic nature of the working back from the hit/right pec drills seems like the best way to go. Let's look at his list:
Blake T sez: before attempting to work snap you should:
1. have a sound, fundamental grip (wrist down, etc.) [I use a three fingers on the rim grip for drivers, but as I mentioned I let go instead of allowing it to rip]
2. be able to throw with shoulder rotation (not everyone does) [I have no idea. Somebody can tell me]
3. have a pull line that keeps the disc close to the body. [Got it most of the time]
4. have no problems with getting your weight forward (unless you are content only throwing hyzers). [I thought I was doing a good job of this until I saw the video]
5. be able to throw without "strong arming" the disc. [this is the main reason I am starting all over again]
6. be able to throw without jamming your pivot (aka allowing for yourself to clear the hip). [not without working on my weight forward issues]
7. be able to throw without significant OAT. [Most of the time]
So I hit the field and started working on stand still throws and trying to focus on doing a better job on the things I have identified above. Here are some videos to comment on and tell me what you see. I added some comments for the problems that jump out at me. I am not doing anything more than standstill (with accidental small steps) throws until I make some good progress on the problems that are plaguing me. Most of these throws came out with some anny despite my trying to keep them flat, so any suggestions as to how to flatten these out would be most awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yk6njbEs_8 - trying to keep from rotating or reaching back and just trying to get a "feel for the acceleration".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBOKcDg5PG8 - Rotating back for a stand still throw. I'm sure that leg kick is counter-productive. How to fix it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdVXlsUx8c - Filmed from below (nowhere to do it from above). Rotating back for a stand still throw. This shows that I am letting go of the disc and not letting it rip. Argh!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu7twjmPrVI - Trying to put a bit of oomph into a stand still throw with a pre-rotation instead of reach back. I end up taking a small step in my effort to add oomph.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACSTESLDNqU - Doing a standstill with reach back. It doesn't look like a do a very good job of accelerating late or keeping the disc close to my chest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU0WUm1jEdU - I was trying to do a standstill with reach back, but it turns out I was taking a step.