geoloseth wrote:No, I deffinitely don't have much hip rotation. But like I said before its something that I'm working on since when I do I shank my drives right. When I hit the field and get losened up I do get more rotation. It seems like a mental block to me. I'm also trying to work on turning my back more toward the target.
Any other advice is appreciated.
For learning to rely on your hip rotation and not being tossed in varying directions depending on changing forward speeds of the linear part of the run up I suggest slowing down especially in the forward linear part of the x step. In the end the left leg push to the right leg pivot should still be explosive. It's easier to generate more leg push and pivot cleaner when you come into the push walking slowly. It's also easier to time the left leg push and hip explosion late in the throw at slow initial speed.
You can lock on the timing easier if you start the x step in slo mo first concentrating on where you need to start the push and hip explosion. Four times slower x step than normal is pretty good for me for allowing to feel different parts of the body and the natural time where the effort should be passed on by one body part to the next. Plant, hard part of the push, hip explosion, shoulder rotation, arm swing, elbow chop, wrist extension, disc pivot between thumb and index. There are naturally overlaps between different parts but that's the general idea. You should look at big cats and how smooth they walk. That kind of ease, springyness and bounciness in the steps, smoothness and beauty of motion is what you should be able attain in slo mo x stepping and throwing. And eventually in full power throws.
Grace is a good word for sports too. Looking for grace and ease of motions things made to look easy when they are not maybe ballet dancers, gymnasts and figure skaters are good for comparison. Those kinds of people make standing on toe turning perfectly without a twitch in perfect balance look like nothing. Most disc golfers I've seen including me mr. herky jerky at one point and half that now look like ducks running and desperately flapping winds beating water while taking off.
It's not a bad idea to stop at different points where one body part hands over the hardest part of the effort to the next to see where your body is and if the positions are correct and to feel which muscles are working hard and which ones are loose. If you detect tension in the muscles too early especially in the arm focus on fixing that.
From slo mo I recommend going to no more than 50 % power next to check that things stay smooth. Then 10 % intervals or so until you notice that somethings aren't smooth, positioned right, muscles get too tense. I'd say that for most people problem areas should be noticeable compared to 4x slowed down and at interesting points stopped motions.
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.