jsun3thousand wrote:Disc golfers are holding the sport back.
Furthur wrote:I haven't watched that video in a while, but I just noticed his little pre-wrist extension he does before he goes into his pull back.
geoloseth wrote:Ive found that getting my wrist loose before I start my pull keeps my wrist from tightening up (watch my clips of driving) I've even incorporated the same thing in my putting in order to keep my wrist loose so the disc is released at 6 o'clock. It really helps.
I seriously implore everyone to try to start throwing with as little muscle tension in the upper arm you can with only enough tension in the forearm, hand and fingers to keep the disc in the correct orientation. You wouldn't believe without witnessing it first hand how much _faster_ your arm moves with loose muscles vs trying to huck far by consciously guiding your muscles. Whether you realize it or not I believe that's the case when one tries to throw hard.
ok so I was messing with this even more just now and the key is staying loose in the wrist. You physically cannot be loose in the wrist if you are cocking it as much as I was.
Bradley Walker wrote:...and way more thumb lock pressure at the rip. Like crazy amounts of thumb pressure. The disc should EXPLODE out from the lock.
BEAR DOWN AS HARD YOU CAN WITH THE THUMB AND INDEX FINGER LOCK AS THE DISC EJECTS. This is the last thing to leave the disc. All of the other fingers rip in order as the disc "rolls" down the hand.
If you pull to the right (since you have probably never used real ejection in your life) or grip lock with the new thumb grip pressure, you need to come in later (or more closed) before you fire.
If it comes out right or you feel your thumb slip off the plate, bear down harder with the thumb/index finger lock or SLOW DOWN COMING INTO THE HIT ARC. That is right...slow down coming in...
Slow in...light speed out, that creates a thing we call acceleration. We do not want arm speed either, we want EJECTION speed. Everything goes into creating ejection at the wrist. This will appear to be arm speed, but it is not.
The harder you can grip with the thumb and still eject the disc forward, the harder the snap.
I am pretty sure this is it...
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