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shoes too grippy?

Postby tigel » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:03 pm

So I've played in basketball shoes the past 8 months. They felt great, had nice grip, I had no reason to get hiking shoes or other more common 'disc golf' shoes. I got a pear of vibram bite shoes for cheap and today when I went to throw I think I almost pulled my ass muscles. Haha.

my foot will NOT pivet, and that energy travels up my leg to my lower back. With my basketball shoes, that had less grip, my foot would rotate clockwise like normal as my body turned. The added grip of the bite shoes doesn't allow for this and I had to take them off to finish throwing.

Is this normal? Is it a thing where I just have to get used to it and my foot will start turning? My back is killing me, and my right ass cheek is on fire. I hope its the shoes and not that prostitute the other night...

Advice/thoughts?
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Re: shoes too grippy?

Postby Jsw » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:08 pm

Interesing topic...

I actually DON'T pivot my plant foot when I throw. And I've always wondered if I was running the chance of injuring myself down the line(seems like it might put a lot of pressure on my forward knee). I guess I could rework my form to include a heel-pivot. Right now if I do a big run-up I tend to just plant, then swing my leg around and jump off of my plant foot instead of spinning on it.
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Re: shoes too grippy?

Postby tigel » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:13 pm

Yeah I also forgot to add my plant knee was getting torn to pieces.
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Re: shoes too grippy?

Postby Mark Ellis » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:15 pm

tigel wrote: My back is killing me, and my right ass cheek is on fire. I hope its the shoes and not that prostitute the other night...Advice/thoughts?


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Re: shoes too grippy?

Postby Redisculous » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:37 am

It may just be that the grippier rubber of your new shoes is showing you that you are not up on the balls/heel of your pivot foot enough. If you're certain that isn't it, I would just wear em everywhere for a week or so to get them nicely broken in/worn down and see if that makes a difference.
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