I have read about elbow chop in the instructional articles and in countless threads, but for some reason I overlooked it's importance or just did not understand it. I'm also certain now that my other friends who may be struggling are not are not getting that chop. I'm so excited to get out and drill this into my form. Too bad everything is coated in ice at the moment...
you can probably find a way to learn how to hit it with limited motion. it's actually best trying to learn to hit it using very limited motion.
i wouldn't focus much on the chop as this can be counter-productive. you don't force the chop to happen, the chop happens on its own and you make the chop stronger by accelerating and delivering force. being too rigid entering the chop will prevent the chop from happening with the correct timing/bio-mechanics.
here's a garage drill for you.
hang up a bed-sheet or something in the garage. draw a 1' x 1' square on it. stand 8-10' back and perform stationary right pec drills that begin with a 90 degree turn of the right shoulder (turning you from 180 degrees away to 90 degrees away) and a slight lean/weight shift over your pivot foot. the chop will happen then. your goal is to throw full power at the square. DO NOT physically pull at all until you have visual contact and you can feel things directed down the line towards the square.
the key here is not trying to throw hard at all until after the disc passes beyond your body towards the target. at that point it is already "into the chop".
DO NOT try to have a massive follow through. let a natural follow through happen.
DO NOT try to force the elbow to straighten all the way. chances are you'll find greater success when the elbow stays slightly bent.
start out relaxed and try to feel the timing and flow of the chop and the wrist extension near the hit.
if you are doing this correctly you will get MORE accurate the harder you try to throw. this is wholly dependent upon not trying to throw hard until the right time.