i decided that I would work out in the field for a week, and then post again. it's been a week.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSo5g_iGugs
The new video is a comparison of a week ago and then today. The first shot (jeans, black shirt) is last week, the second (white shirt, gray cargo shorts) is this week. As reccomended, the new shot is with a TL, rather than a wraith. Unless you have a much better eye than me, you will likely notice no difference in the motion or rhythm. There is about a 1 frame difference in when the pull starts relative to the front foot, but that could as easily be a throw to throw thing as an actual change. However I think this is to be expected, considering I've been throwing frisbees for as long as I could walk. I wasn't expecting anything to magically change overnight. What I would like to do is talk about what I'm working on, and make sure I'm doing the right things:
I basically spent the week trying to pull later. It wasn't really happening today, as the video shows. I made it happen a handful of times over the course of the week, and it did feel pretty nice... to describe the feeling, I felt behind my usual rhythm, and then my hips would start the pull almost like they were trying to catch my torso up, my arm would pull through a bit tighter than usual, and then I would get this feeling like I was grip locking a teensy bit only it was happening online with the target (just a touch of grip lock by the way, not the super grip lock that would probably indicate better acceleration). All together this yielded an extra 30-40 feet when it happened, to around 390 ft or so.
I can't figure out how to drill for a later pull. Does anyone have a suggestion? Basically I was doing full speed throws, and just trying to force myself to look at the target for as long as possible, trying to force myself to reach back later, and then pull later hopefully as well. I had mixed results at best. I also tried to slow my tempo way down, even walking through it, but I can't make it stick in my head. Will this come with time? Or is there a better way to train myself to pull later relative to my footwork?
I also think I am having some small OAT issues. I've never leaned on overstable plastic and I think in general I have a pretty clean throw, but when I was focusing on making the pull later I was kinda flipping stuff that I don't think I have the power to flip on a pure throw. Not like turn and burn, but wraiths going right and staying right into only 5 or 7 mph headwinds, and I think the videos show that my release is a bit of a hyzer angle to begin with.
I'm planning on working again all week and then I can post another video. I'm happy to be patient with it, but there's no point working my butt off without doing the right stuff. Any drill suggestions? Any particular way to think through the later pull when I'm in the field? Or do I just focus on my lead foot hitting the ground before I start?
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.