Analyze My throw #3

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Analyze My throw #3

Postby Jones » Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:42 am

These videos aren't the greatest quality but with small flash cards its about the best I could do. I did these awhile back, and want to see what you guys think I should work on. I'll try and get ahold of some bigger ones so I can get the resolution bigger next time.

I still peak around the 300 - 320 or so range, but occasionally I have a few that will get a little bit more out there. My throws have improved in accuracy a lot more than the last time I posted a video.

Here are the videos:
http://trepid.net/redux/stationary-1.wmv
http://trepid.net/redux/throw1.wmv
http://trepid.net/redux/side-2.wmv
http://trepid.net/redux/side-1.wmv

In case the problem could be grip related, here is the grip I am using:
http://trepid.net/redux/grip1
http://trepid.net/redux/grip2

The stationary throw is with a 168 gram DX Teebird.
Throw 1 is with a 164g Candy (original)Beast.
Side 1 is also with a 168 gram DX Teebird.
Side 2 is with a 164 gram DX Teebird / 168 Champ Orc.

It looks like I am coming down on my heel with my left foot, is this a bad thing?


Thanks as always for taking the time to look and critique

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Postby Blake_T » Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:07 pm

your stationary throw looks better than the ones with footwork.

basically, the body timing is a little messed up when you use footwork in that you are strong-arming a bit and not leading with the hips (you are leading correctly during the stationary throw).

something to fix this would be to plant your pivot foot at an angle less than 90 degrees away from the target to start your hips moving.

your finish timing is decent but you aren't getting a monster follow through.
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Postby LastBoyScout » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:01 am

Yes, I see that your hips are not being the starting point for your torso and upper body movement, but instead are opening up at the same time as your upper body is. REALLY SLOW THINGS DOWN. Do a nice backwards progression. Use your good no step throw and focus on getting the whole body timing working as it should. Then add a step. Then add two steps. Then the x-step routine. One trick I found was to keep my back and body as straight as possible with my knees slightly bent and not straightened. This should help keep the disc at nipple heightand help force a proper weight shift along with body timing and flow. When it starts to feel really good and correct, you will more than likely notice that your throw looks and feels effortless until your are actually throwing the disc. Even then, if you dont force it, you will still have monster D.

When you think about your body working in sync, think about hitting a base ball. You take your step as your weight shifts forward which causes your hips to rotate and open up. This causes your torso to twist which in turn makes your upperbody explode into the actual swing. All of this movement and syncronizing of the body is performed so that the disc goes from a stage of potential energy to kinetic energy.

Good luck! This really makes me wish I have a DV camera and not a Digital-8 camera. I get the fun job of having to convert all of my footage.
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Postby Jones » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:38 am

Thanks for all the insight, I really appreciate it.

This may sound dumb, but how exactly do I work on getting a bigger follow through?
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Postby LastBoyScout » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:14 am

When you finish your throw, make sure you are either facing the back of the tee box, or you do a complete circle (360 degree spin). On my best shots, I tend to do a circle and dont know it. Right as your go into the hit (disc ripping out of your hand due to centrifugal force) your body weight should be over your front foot (right foot RHBH, left foot LHBH).

Watch footage of Nate Doss or Steve Rico. They both do a pivot off of their right foot since they have it firmly jamed into the ground. I dont recommend having a foot planting method like that, but you see how much force they generate that causes them to turn past their hit point.

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