Aaron_D wrote:One thing I was wondering was if my hit should be more right of my right peck or just more out in front away from my body. Also should the trajectory of the disc be more out from my right shoulder eg. what happens when you griplock...
The hit should be out front - like in the Dan's video thread, the picture of John Mac. His shoulders are squared up and the disc is just leaving his hand while it's in front of him. For you, where the disc leaves is while your arm is still considerably bent (as in across your chest).
I believe what you're needing to do is just adjust when you pull. You have great arm speed, so when you pivot your hips and torso, just let the arm drag along and then when you're almost squared up, pull. I believe you could get the disc out so fast that you can pull later than most of us. The problem is getting the timing right so that just as you square up, your arm is extending in front and not past that.
As for the trajectory. My best image is to imagine that there is a tiny railroad track going from your reach back to your destination. The disc is sitting there. When you throw, you are pulling the disc along that track. What you need to make sure of is that you pull the disc along the track and adjust your body to lean over the track instead of pulling the disc and track to your body as you pivot and pull through.
Now, about the disc being more out from your right shoulder - yes. What happens when you griplock, no. When you griplock, something is off - over rotation, oat, off balance, arching back, etc. Basically, you're rotating beyond your expectation and so when the disc rips, you're not where you expected to be. Getting your chest over the rail track will help reduce griplocks a lot because with your weight forward, your goal is almost to griplock everything. You're positioning your body so that you get maximum pull range in the direction you want. A griplock is you getting that maximum pull range in a direction you don't want.
Lemme know if that clicks for ya. Or if you have questions.