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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby coppertop » Fri May 23, 2014 7:51 pm

I couldn't count how many shots I've missed because of this, but it is finally sinking in. It is not enough to merely visualize the flight path. You must see the reality of the flight path. Dozens of shots where everything looked so perfect until, POW! "Where did that branch come from?"

A cheaper lesson, figured out in the practice field: There are occasions when throwing nose-up is good. The 20 mph plus tailwind was smacking down everything I threw until I hucked a Z Buzz that would have been a worm-burner if it hadn't left my hand nose-up. It got down to about three inches off the ground, and just rode a cushion of air like an air hockey puck. Of course, it only works if the grass is very short and the ground is moderately level, but that goes back to seeing the reality of the flight path.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby archimedesjs » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:58 pm

That people always have, do, and will continue to lie about their actual distance...and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it, but laugh to myself, and pity them. Getting annoyed solves nothing, feeling empathy for people who need to lie to feel special makes me feel better about my self.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby Stringbean » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:29 pm

Figured out a few weeks ago that keeping my elbow close to my body on sidearm throws is the cause of my shoulder and elbow pain. I finally have a smooth, pain-free sidearm out to 300 feet. I am hoping to add distance/accuracy now that I can practice without hurting myself.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby money 21 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:53 pm

how usefull fh rollers can be.
Sole, Summit, ridge, vp, ibex, obex, trak, ascent, unlace, lace, olace, solace,
i have seen monkey sh!t fights at the zoo more orginized then this.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby inthedrift » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:21 am

money 21 wrote:how usefull fh rollers can be.


Aren't they great? :D :D :D
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby Stringbean » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:06 am

money 21 wrote:how usefull fh rollers can be.


What disc do you use for this?
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby money 21 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:53 pm

Stringbean wrote:
money 21 wrote:how usefull fh rollers can be.


What disc do you use for this?

i use a prometheus or an ascent depending on the line i want.
Sole, Summit, ridge, vp, ibex, obex, trak, ascent, unlace, lace, olace, solace,
i have seen monkey sh!t fights at the zoo more orginized then this.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby discraft » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:30 am

Started using overstable putter for uphill putts. No more missing to the right.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby JR » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:36 am

The better blunter Fuses are almost like fr esp Comets when they are blunt around the edges but are in the shops. Bagged. Three differently shaped discs fly alike with the first few shots in Opto opaque, recycled and Euro Championships player's pack gl i assume. Long straight glidey little late fade. Yummy!
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby CJ1998 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Grip is far more important than I ever thought previously. Especially on FH drives.

Getting older really does increase your odds of injury.

Your best game is realized when you a adopt an "I only get one shot" mentality.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby CJ1998 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:05 pm

One more - your farthest drive likely only happened once or twice. Your typical reliable distance is likely ~50 feet less.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby PMantle » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:42 am

CJ1998 wrote:One more - your farthest drive likely only happened once or twice. Your typical reliable distance is likely ~50 feet less.

There are a few holes where I play that require my best possible distance throw to park. One day, I threw well past one of these baskets. Thinking it was a fluke, I grabbed a similar disc for a second throw, and did it again. Never happened again. I have no idea what I did right that day that I can no longer do. :twisted:
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby money 21 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:25 pm

a love for understable discs.
Sole, Summit, ridge, vp, ibex, obex, trak, ascent, unlace, lace, olace, solace,
i have seen monkey sh!t fights at the zoo more orginized then this.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby JR » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:21 am

Trying a two step lefty kills my consistency. A shuffle step two step lefty throw has some consistency, but the most important thing of all is, that i get a normal feeling righty technique this way when i pull a few inches under the pecs. That loosened up my arm muscles. I got half hit snap. Of course the distance is still limited thanks to almost no stepping speed. The next order of things is to take a run up and see, if i can maintain form with the shuffle step, that has the rear leg toes a few inches behind the front leg heel. And using longer more power hungry, but faster discs. I may be onto something distance gaining wise here lefty. It is just applying standard righty knowledge in as much as i can control my body. Where the break came with the short shuffle step.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: The Newest Greatest thing you just figured out

Postby PMantle » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:33 am

money 21 wrote:a love for understable discs.

:clap:
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