I started changing the angle of my wrist so that it was the opposite of "cocked" and this allowed me to AIM the disc nose down, if that makes sense. The palm side of my wrist is turned upward more, instead of perpendicular to the ground. It felt odd at first because I had never thrown this way, but the disc started traveling at least 50-80' farther instantly, with a much better nose angle - not yet nose down but fairly flat almost every time.
black udder wrote:Dale - I can't speak to the health of how you're throwing, but my understanding is that what Bradley is talking about is throwing with the wrist cocked, but opening it up as you pull through, ending in the wrist being in the open position at the end.
I also believe that JR may have mentioned this awhile back and said that it had caused some wrist injuries.
Done right, I suspect that it's not dangerous; however, full power throwing to test it and doing it incorrectly might not be a wise idea.
I believe Bradley was throwing 400' before he went into these experiments, so he is well aware of how to throw, maximize his hit, etc.
I've been working to try and eliminate all the wrist extension from my throw because I though that was the reason all my attempts at distance were heading off to 2 o'clock instead of 12. How do you incorporate wrist extension and still keep it on line?
Blake injured his wrist letting the wrist flap freely to the right far without trying to stop the wrist.
any comments regarding what a couple folks earlier were saying? About opening the wrist completely before the pull through and letting it sort of bounce in and back open?
geoloseth wrote:We're not trying to pull with the wrist open, but rather opening the wrist open as you accelerate the arm toward the snap. When I'm focusing on the hit I want my wrist to look like it's pointed at 2 o'clock when my elbow snaps.
JR wrote:Doesn't the 2 o'clock happen for you when the elbow is already straight for bent elbow throws?
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