Not a driving technique question

Information, Questions, Discussion about Throwing Mechanics and Technique

Moderators: Timko, Solty, Frank Delicious, Blake_T, Fritz, Booter

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby jubuttib » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:40 pm

As has been said, play some catch with a friend. That range is all about touch, and the only way to get touch is to practice.
Parks wrote:If the posts on this forum are any indication, the PD is like a Teebird with sunshine coming out of its butthole so hard that it flies faster.
Anode|ION|JOKERi|MD2|FD|TD|PD|LEGENDa
jubuttib
Long Finnish Word
User avatar
 
Posts: 5447
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:30 pm
Location: Finland
Favorite Disc: Orange FR P-Line MD2

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby aDave » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:02 pm

thanks for all the advice.
I'm starting to get it.
I don't have any discgolf friends that are into it enough to do field work let alone play catch with,
so I've been doing field work on it over the last couple of weeks.
I've found that, just like with learning driving, analysis and repetition has been the key.
No shit! I hear you say, but hey I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree sometimes.
I forgot what it felt like before I began to learn to drive. So when I had the noob feelings with mid/approach stuff, I began to feel like I "just wasn't good at that" and that there must be some technical secret that I was missing.
I totally forgot that there was a time that I couldn't drive reasonably well, and along with that, all the work that I had to do to get as far as I have.
derp!
Anyhow...
So far I've developed a reasonably accurate approach from about 100' in.
It all has to do with (like driving again) slowing down, visualizing the flight path, smooth and controlled movement and thinking about my pull line.
I'm hitting a lot more metal on approaches now and have made a good many sweet shots that were just not in my bag before.

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never done the right pec drill due to the awkwardness that I feel when I try it. So maybe in addition to this being the winter of putt and approach, I'll add some of that in the mix.
Can't hurt right?
Thanks again.
aDave
Noob
User avatar
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Disc: Beat floppy aviar

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby Beetard » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:03 pm

I had awkwardness issues with right pec throws too and gave up on them. Then a week ago I got curious and got myself into what I thought was the correct position and looked in the mirror. Turns out I had been trying to throw with my shoulder completely open. No wonder it didn't feel right.
Beetard
DGR Donator '08 & '09
User avatar
 
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:27 pm
Location: Southwest Ohio
Favorite Disc: XL

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby aDave » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:30 pm

Does "open" mean facing the target?
I'm pretty confused on the nomenclature.
Most of my success has come from late acceleration/hammer pound.
I haven't done a whole lot of work on body position. What I do "naturally" seems to work ok.
I suspect that I got a lot to learn. :)
good thing it's fun.
aDave
Noob
User avatar
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Disc: Beat floppy aviar

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby Beetard » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:54 am

yes, by shoulder already open I mean my upper arm was facing toward the front of the teepad instead of toward the left side of the teepad.

I hate trying to explain things with words, it makes everything so much more complicated. I'll post a pic later if I can
Beetard
DGR Donator '08 & '09
User avatar
 
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:27 pm
Location: Southwest Ohio
Favorite Disc: XL

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby aDave » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:40 am

(I know this has been beaten to death on the boards already....sorry)
That makes sense. In fact that's how I've been trying it too.
Shoulder closed then is:
1. hips in line with teepad/intended line . (I guess that this is open for hips?)
2. upper body from waist to shoulders twisted to ~°45 relative to teepad/intended line.

So shoulder open is:
1. Same as above.
2. Upper body in line with hips?

Seems right to me.

sweet!
aDave
Noob
User avatar
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Disc: Beat floppy aviar

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby Beetard » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:36 pm

Image


(Top of screen is forward toward basket/target.)

On left is the wrong way I was trying to do the right pec drill.

The picture on the right is a more correct position.
Beetard
DGR Donator '08 & '09
User avatar
 
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:27 pm
Location: Southwest Ohio
Favorite Disc: XL

Re: Not a driving technique question

Postby aDave » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:38 pm

ohhhh.... I see! Thanks.
aDave
Noob
User avatar
 
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Disc: Beat floppy aviar

Previous

Return to Technique

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest