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Relaxing the Arm

Postby akfrolfer » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:50 pm

I have increased my distance over the summer to a golf d of about 320ish and a raw d of 350. I attribute most of this increase in distance to finishing, as I seem like I'm finishing stronger than I have before. What I have recently realized I'm doing wrong is that my arm is tense and stiff as a rock throughout the whole throw as I have done this since I started playing since stiff seemed like strong. How do I go about relaxing my arm so I can get a lot more snap on my throw and eventually increase my golf d (im only asking for 360-370 golf d)? Anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about it? I know I can get wicked snap as I have practiced many times without a disc in my hand like blake suggested in his articles and have snapped my fingers so hard together I thought they were going to fall off. Do I just have to go to a field and force my self to remain relaxed and whip-like similar to how I do without the disc or is there an easier way to transition into it.
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Postby zealot » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:37 am

just make sure you accellerate all the wy through your throw (ie start moving nice n slow) also make sure you're drawing your disc in a straight line across your chest. bend your elbow loosely and then when you accellerate tighten your grip. (hopefully you were kinda off on one of those things,,, if not, i cant help!) : ]
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Postby Aaron_D » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:02 am

yes. the key is squeezing down right at the hit after a nice smooth arm movement across the chest with the power coming from your whole body which is then trnasfered into the disc during the final 10% of the throw. thats why the finish is SO important. I like to try and start as loose as possible without feeling "weak".

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Postby zealot » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:26 am

and get that weight FORWARD
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Postby akfrolfer » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:56 pm

forward relative to my body or to the teepad?
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Postby akfrolfer » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:56 pm

could someone explain getting one's weight forward to me?
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Postby zealot » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:31 pm

you know the 2nd to last step (when you reach back) ... here you transfer your weight back, and then as you pull through and accellerate you throw your weight forward pulling your arm. make sure you plant that front foot and get your weight all the way on top of it.
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Postby akfrolfer » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:55 pm

So i should be leaning forward with all my weight on my plant foot as I rip?
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Postby zealot » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:36 pm

absolutely
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Postby Weebl » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:12 am

akfrolfer wrote:So i should be leaning forward with all my weight on my plant foot as I rip?
Your plant foot should be touching the ground and the weight transfering in pmrogress before even starting your pull through. It's a common problem I have, when I get too quick and yerky jerky.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:19 pm

i always think of weight forward as this:

chest over or in front of the knee when you are faced up to the target.
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Postby the invisible tree » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:16 pm

This may or may not help but I can always tell when I've gotten weight forward properly because my body will continue the pull in such a manner that I could complete a 360 spin if I want. If everything is perfect I spin so fast that I can't tap the trailing foot to stop the spin.
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