Hightower wrote:So how do you know if you've "outgrown" a disc? Is it when you start throwing right-curving shots unintentionally? That started happening with the gazelle/cheetah - I'd throw level, it'd fly straight, and then spin off to the right and I started having difficulty throwing left-curving shots without seriously slowing down my throw or tilting the angle of the disc. I'm not at that point with the eagle yet, but I am starting to see some of those shots that spin off to the right - like I said, it's pretty common on longer, open holes where I really try to let loose and throw long. And it's already very difficult for me to throw a left-curving shot when I throw hard - the eagle just flies straight as an arrow.
The trouble is, although I have increased my average distance noticably (it's a lot more common that I land within fairly easy putting range off the drive on <200' holes), I'm not seeing any dramatic gains. I know my technique must suck, because I see guys who have been playing less time than I have getting substantially greater distance.
So, 2 questions here: How do I know when to try a faster disc? And from what I've told you about my throws, any advice on obvious areas to improve on?
It's a little frustrating, you know? I'm breaking a lot of discs, so the power must be there! But I throw shorter than some of these guys who look like they're barely trying because my technique sucks!
I wish that were more true. I have had days where all of a sudden I have near an extra 50 ft on my drives. Then as suddenly as it was there it was gone the next day.coogs wrote:How long have you been practicing/playing? Nothing comes dramatically in this sport, rather, it comes at a very measureable and methodic pace. The good news is, though, once you've achieved that goal it tends to stick!
coogs wrote:.....Proper form is much more important than trying to muscle or overpower the disc. The disc will fly truer and further (most of the time ).
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