I've just recently gotten into disc golf and I love it. I've been driving RHBH with a 4-step approach that doesn't involve any leg-crossing or X-steps. I realize that I can't turn as far or reach as far back when using this type of approach, but I am able to keep my eyes on the target all the way through.
Under calm conditions, my drives are typically in the 300-325 ft range using the aforementioned approach. My accuracy is also fairly good. I'm regularly beating friends of mine who have played a lot longer due to the fact that my drives usually end up in a pretty decent location.
However, like every disc golfer, I'm looking to get more distance on my drives, and I know that my technique leaves much to be desired. I've watched some video studies of big drivers, and I see that all of them use an X-step in their approach. I've spent the past few days practicing this type of approach, with mixed results.
I'm having a very difficult time staying accurate while turning my head away from the target. Every now and then I'll shoot one out there 350-375 feet, but many times I'm way left or way right. I can't even get a consistant angle of release. Instead of launching a nice line drive every time, I'll occasionally uncork one at much too high of an angle.
Should I just tough it out and assume that my accuracy will get better with practice, or for now should I just stay with what feels comfortable to me?