Blake_T wrote:Edge around = bringing the outer edge of the disc around/forwards = wrist extension = hammer pound and related drills.
Since golf has been mentioned lately, it's easy to equate the disc golf throw to a golf swing in terms of it's shoulder rotation.
In a golf swing you twist your torso during your backswing. When you start your forward swing things "straighten out" a bit and your arms and club drop into the swing plane. After contact you continue to pull through into the follow through and your shoulders and hips open up forwards.
A disc golf throw has similar stages. Backswing (reachback), "straightening out," and then continuity after the point of contact (point of contact = farthest position forward in the power pocket).
Twirlers have no "straightening out" period and the result is out of control, unfocused power with little control over the disc's momentum.
When you bring the disc into the power pocket, should there be a break in tension before you start chopping the elbow or...? I don't think I'm a twirler, or quite a no-hitter b/c I don't think I'm strong arming at all (habit I forced myself to break after severe tendinitis) but maybe like a quarter-hitter or something.
95% of disc golfers would skid out at or before the apex.
Blake_T wrote:When you reach the front of the power pocket the disc should feel like it weighs a ton. If you enter the pocket with a decent amount of speed, the disc should be exerting 20-40 lbs of force into your hand when you peak in the power pocket's forward position.
Your goal is to control and redirect that momentum like a judo throw (into the arc).
CloudySkyJedi wrote:What is it that redirects it? shoulder rotation? or wrist extension? or the pinch?
It feels like the farther I put it in the pocket, the harder it is to get it back out before the target line / hit point. I can't find a feeling forceful enough to redirect that 20-40 lbs that late in the throw with everything happening so fast.
I just like this video.
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