Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

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sounds like....

a firm woosh
6
38%
a pop
8
50%
a firm slap to a face/CRACK
2
13%
 
Total votes : 16

Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby JR » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:10 pm

The player said the video wasn't working can you check it please?
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby emiller3 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:21 pm

I get a loud smack in the face crack, like the video posted. I'd post a video as well, but it'd be the same thing.

I also displace enough air to make the blinds nearby (located behind me off to the side of my imaginary "teepad") slam into the window when I really hit it, whereas the woosh or even mild pop has no such effect.
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby x-out » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:22 pm

checked video and it is working
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby emiller3 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:26 pm

Also, in my experience, this crack can't be achieved if your pull is too fast, which is what made it difficult for me to translate it to a full throw. I always want to pull harder and faster when I try and put it all together, which makes it far more difficult to accelerate through the hit.
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby gretagun » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:29 pm

Thanks for the video and the input on this thread x-out. I have only achieved that kind of crack once or twice, but now I have a better idea of what to strive for. Is that another 12" x 12" microfiber towel in the video?
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby x-out » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:37 pm

it is the same 12x12" towel. i just trimmed the frayed edges so it wasn't so ragged.
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby x-out » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:35 pm

i'm currently experimenting with a larger and heavier towel, in hopes to better replicate the weight of an actual disc.

i feel that the weight of the small towel can be both a good and bad thing.
    the good= easier to learn the timing and proper mechanics
    the bad= it can be too easy to manipulate the towel due to its light weight & the feel does not directly transfer with a disc in hand

working with the small towel is a great starting point. the small towel can teach you what the timing feels like, and how your body needs to work with proper mechanics. later you can step up to the heavier towel and already know what your body has to do. starting for the first time with heavier towel is like relearning the drill all over again, but after mastering the small towel it is a short transition from woosh...to pop...to crack with the heavier towel.

more repetitions and field work will be the final testing. i think this progression can lead to promising results.
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby Redisculous » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:46 pm

I have a higher rate of success with this drill when I act like I'm throwing a huge hyzer. Not spike huge but yeah. Am I cheating?
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby kern9787 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:52 pm

Redisculous wrote:I have a higher rate of success with this drill when I act like I'm throwing a huge hyzer. Not spike huge but yeah. Am I cheating?


That's interesting considering I feel like I've been getting more behind my throws when I throw a huge hyzer (or starting throws from more hyzer).
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby x-out » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:45 am

Redisculous wrote:I have a higher rate of success with this drill when I act like I'm throwing a huge hyzer. Not spike huge but yeah. Am I cheating?


you are not cheating. it is hard to tell you why you feel it more when hyzering without seeing what is going on. i imagine that you are activating your wrist before you begin powering through with your elbow.

you should be trying to replicate your hyzer timing with your other throws. with your other throws you are most likely overpowering too soon and strong arming it.

*OR* with your huge hyzer motion you are fully opening your wrist toward your target. the best way to perform an efficient hyzer is to hit it hard through and towards the target, this will give you a penetrating shot with a hyzer angle. for some the hyzer motion is not efficient and when/if they hit it, it is toward the sky and not through the target.

i hope some of what i said clicks for you or can relate to.
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby MrScoopa » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:14 pm

He's probably pulling lower.
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby Sean40474 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:04 pm

Redisculous wrote:I have a higher rate of success with this drill when I act like I'm throwing a huge hyzer. Not spike huge but yeah. Am I cheating?


I think it has to do with with more arm extension which translates into a tighter pull which increases snap potential.
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Re: Towel Drill Directions+Audio (Poll)

Postby gretagun » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:39 pm

Anyone incorporate the hammer drills, specifically backhand, with snapping the towel? Do these two excersises go hand in hand, so to speak? Obviously the weight shift would still be a little more difficult to feel, but will the "pound the hammer" motions, when done correctly, result in a crack?
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