ManU wrote:OK, so there are a number of things to work on. Can I have each of your suggestions as to a starting point?
I assume the right pec drill with putters at a practice field. Should I then build on that to include Keltik's hip twist exercise that he shows in that particular video?
I should say that I did try a little bit of the hip twist exercise yesterday and it seemed (perhaps I wasn't doing it right) that it resulted in a fast pull through of my arm from the reach back even though I had not begun a pull. Is that something that I should utilize in order to get greater arm speed? i.e. use the hip rotation to get the arm started and then when the disc is at my right pec really pull through hard and fast at that point?
Is snap something to build AFTER that?
On the elbow chop issue: the chop I assume is the extension of the forearm around the elbow joint. If that is right, at what point should I be concentrating on the chop...once my elbow s ahead of my right shoulder?
I think I will need to work on the run up and weight transfer issues after I have addressed the arm motion issue.
Elbow chop is straightening the arm fast so that the elbow is straight aka opened. The arm should start with very melow motion until the elbow points at the taget and the disc is by the right pec for right handed throwers. Fro there you should really put some oomph into straightening the arm.
That's the beauty of the hip explosion and when you put a late arm acceleration on top of it you're really cooking! Once people hae the foundation right it's usually suggested to work from the hit back. The reasons are that if you're tripping by colliding the legs together nothing's powerful and accurate and once you're decently accurate an repeatable the hit area work is the most important for getting extra distance. You've already done that late acceleration drill. More of it so that you can often get to your nice record can't hurt but you are lacking more in the hip department power generation than late acceleration so drilling both should give the most gains.
There's no upper limit on distance you should set on yourself but one also needs to develop a full skill set. Not only throwing far. Putting, accuracy and repeatability to at least 350', course management knowing your bag and how to manipulate fight all matter strokes per round on the most difficult courses.
BTW you and your friend are airbouncing which kills distance with golf discs. The discs need to have the front at the same height as the rear of the disc or lower. The height difference affects how much the disc turns early in the flight too and needs to be sorted in shot planning. Forcing the wrist down so that the disc is in line with the fore arm bones looking from the side is the usual starting point. Ifyou want to manipulate flight you can change this to more nose down or up but it's bad to limit yourself so just one manipulated version. That limits your options of flight shaping the need of which becomes more and more apparent the more different holes you are able to play. For flight shaping following through on a lower arm swing is a great method for consistently flipping a disc to land so that it'll roll and in less powerful throws or less severe arm dropping angle force a disc to start anhyzer. This is more important for very stable discs that you can't anny normally because understable discs turn naturally. Understable discs are harder to get to flex back to flat on low fast throws where using an annied piggish disc is preferable.
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.