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Postby presidio hills » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:23 pm

Pagan wrote:Do tell! I seem to have trouble getting over my front leg. What "trick" did ya learn to do this?

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make sure you follow through with your body... assuming you throw rhbh; after your follow through your body should be sideways, left leg should be in front, left arm having just swung on the same plane your throw was on.
i had issues with this for a long time... the thing i focused on was easing up on my throw because when i tried to really rip it my last step was too big which makes it REALLY hard to get over your front foot. i think the culprit is the big last step, but how i dealt with it was throw easier, in other words. i see A LOT of people with weak follow throughs due to a huge last step... strong arming the disc with terrible not smooth form (more rec. style players, btw)
also, practice throwing from a stand still and find how narrow your stance needs to be to execute the follow through i explained above. this will improve smoothness, accuracy, and power.
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Postby trogdor » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:40 pm

That big last step KILLS my drives. For me, big last step = nose up, no power lawn dart piece of (plastic).

When I'm not driving well, the first thing I try to think about is slowing down and shortening my approach.
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Postby sleepy » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:32 pm

presidio hills wrote:
make sure you follow through with your body... assuming you throw rhbh; after your follow through your body should be sideways, left leg should be in front, left arm having just swung on the same plane your throw was on.
i had issues with this for a long time... the thing i focused on was easing up on my throw because when i tried to really rip it my last step was too big which makes it REALLY hard to get over your front foot. i think the culprit is the big last step, but how i dealt with it was throw easier, in other words. i see A LOT of people with weak follow throughs due to a huge last step... strong arming the disc with terrible not smooth form (more rec. style players, btw)
also, practice throwing from a stand still and find how narrow your stance needs to be to execute the follow through i explained above. this will improve smoothness, accuracy, and power.


That 'big last step' thing makes a ton of sense...thanks! Looks like it's time for more field work. :)


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Postby LastBoyScout » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:34 pm

Only time that a big last step is needed is when you are doing a run up, and have enough forward momentum to really get over your front foot. Maybe its more of a last jumping leap lol.
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Postby discmonkey42 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:27 pm

:idea: Lightbulb just went off. Thanks. :D
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