Soulless wrote:As final word ill say that with my x-step, long reachback, throwing technuiqe i drive 100 meters IF i get a VERY good throw. Usuly it lands at around 90.
With my old style, i now drive over 100 meter almost every time, usuly around 110 meters.
I do not throw any longer with a "long" reachback. Especially one that makes me straighten my arm. I also found that my weight shift through to the hit is worse with a long pullback, kind of like taking too long of a backswing in ball golf. In stead of pulling back, a lot of the coil seen in stop action pictures is actually the thrower driving forward, and the disc and arm lagging. There is little pullback at all. So, a lot of positions studied that appear to show a long pull back are misleading.
I like this guy:
http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources ... ster.shtml
Look at the still photos and then watch the video. There is no real sense of a "pull back" in the video, but there is a "lag and whip". If you look at the pictures, it would seem there is a real effort to "pull back", but this is false. The pictures are not as good to follow as the video. Same thing happens in learning a golf swing from pictures and not watching the motion. It can really screw up the reality of the positions.
In the true sense I prefer the bent arm pull back. (again look at Brinster) It is most natural. I also have gravitated toward a more of an natural arc around my body into the finish and less of a straight line pull back and release, which I see over done all the time (the straight back pull taken to extreme).
More can be gained by learning to snap into the torso and legs into the release of the disc, than with a big pull back. You are looking for a smooth BURST of speed with the disc arcing closely to your chest jut the instant before it rips. A long pull back does not help with the BURST of speed.
We cannot all be like Barry...
http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources ... ultz.shtml
That is like everyone trying to swing like John Daly.