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Newcomer to disc golf, would like some advice.

Postby Linus Svensson » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:57 pm

Looking for all kind of critique that could help me become more consistent in my throw.
Recently got into this amazing sport, bought my first discs this summer and have played now and then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beah7dbUW_w

Sorry for the quality of the video, hope it is possible to see anyways. :roll:
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Re: Newcomer to disc golf, would like some advice.

Postby JR » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:20 pm

Welcome. Ae you Swedish?

Your arm dropped a little lower than the initial line wa in the follow through. turning the thumb forward or down helps in maintaining the correct height in the follow through. If consistency is required then stand stills and slower steps help a ton but also reaching back less so that you do not break eye contact with the target and not bringing the x step past the right leg helps too. You can get more consistency and power by not rotating the body at a constant speed from the reach back to the ripping out of the disc. Your right elbow did not lead the throw reducing the angle of the elbow which in turn adds snap or late acceleration= speed and spin on the disc. The elbow not leading the throw came from so called spinning out where you turn toward the target prematurely. The body rotation from the reach back toward the target should occur in two turns and three phases. The first pahes and turn comes from the final step and if you want more consistency you do not even need to necessarily move the arm at all. The second phase near stops the body rotation so that you face th left side of the tee and only the arm moves from the shoulder bringing the dic from the left side of the body toward the right side. You get into the right pec position and you should read the right pec drill thread on how to proceed from there. The third phase and the second rotation comes from the left leg pushing hard forward possibly spiraling to the right too, the hips twisting to the right of neutral and shoulders turning even more than that and the eblow unbending, wrist snapping and the disc pivoting between the thumb and the index finger.

For more power and less accuracy and consistency you can turn your heels and the back of the head toward the target in the first two steps of the x step and bring the disc farther back but it is a difficult move for most and can take months to master. It is easy to lose balance and it kills timing and proper positions of the body which normally lead to even less distance than you have now. Field practice allows you to throw many more throws in the same amount of time leading to quicker development and beter routine. If you have more than one similar disc you can try to correct errors of the previous throw leading to even more rapid learning.

Have fun trying out different things and different timings of body movements there is accuracy, consistency and power to be gained from it.
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.
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Re: Newcomer to disc golf, would like some advice.

Postby Linus Svensson » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:32 am

Thanks for replying so fast!

Yes, I am from Sweden. :)

I realized when I read your post that "consistent" was a bad choice of words of me. Should have wrote someting like, "Tips for better throw" - But I do not think that your answer would have been any different, :wink:

You gave me some really good and useful advice that I can work on, really appreciate it.
Should not be so hard to adjust these things since I am fairly new to the discgolf - habits might be easily adjustable, I hope.

Thanks again!
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Re: Newcomer to disc golf, would like some advice.

Postby JR » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:41 am

Det är alltid bra, att få tipsar från någon bättre än du och den personen titta på din kast så att han/hon kan korrigera din teknik genast. så bara fråga någon, att han/hon hjälper dig.
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.
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Re: Newcomer to disc golf, would like some advice.

Postby Linus Svensson » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:48 am

JR wrote:Det är alltid bra, att få tipsar från någon bättre än du och den personen titta på din kast så att han/hon kan korrigera din teknik genast. så bara fråga någon, att han/hon hjälper dig.


Roligt att du kan svenska! :P

Det är inte direkt säsong för discgolf här där jag bor, så många har lagt discarna på hyllan - då är det smidigt att fråga om hjälp här.

Återkommer med en uppföljnings video! :mrgreen:
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Re: Newcomer to disc golf, would like some advice.

Postby JR » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:49 am

Det finns många bra kastare överallt i Sverige och om det finns snö på marken, betyder kanske, att bara Amerikanska och Finska spelare forsätter att kasta :-) Jag vet inte, hur läget är i Sverige med vinterspelandet, men det ger en falsk bild så hallarna behövs. Äben för att hålla upp nuvariga tekniken. Men i din fall, när du är so nu till sporten, är det bättre, att forsätta med, att hitta, vad som fungerar bäst för dig så att du är i topp form när nästa sommar kommer. Man kan kasta inomhus, om man har rymme för, att lägga upp någonting vertikal, att kasta till. Matta eller något sådant. När det finns ingenting som går sönder lätt i rummet. Discar kan forsätta flyga snabbt även om dom slår mattan först så källaren eller någonting sådan kan hjälpa. InterSport säljer gummiband från Casall, som har ställen för händer i båda ändör. Du kan koppla en ända till dörrhandeln och öva kasta så, att du håller den andra ändan. den ökar msukler också så, att du kastar automatiskt fjärre på sommaren.

Du kan fråga lokalklubben eller spelare var man kasta inomhus.
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.
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