I made a step, but keeping the consistency is hard. I know kinda what to do, but when it doesn't happen, I don't know exactly what's going on. Then I start from the basics (no run up) and go from there. I hope I make your transition soon!
That is exactly what I did and still do. If I don't have it I go to my standstill where I first felt it.
The transition was just an epiphany - an "ah ha!" moment. I was reading through this post, had an idea, got up, and tried to snap the towel. Before I wouldn't always have the acceleration (The towel pointing straight out at the hit, no loud popping). I'd get it sometimes but other time i'd miss it and not know why. What clicked was the WHY I was not hitting it. It was only mistimed acceleration. I've been on the trail of this for a good month.
Now, I can hit it a good 9 times out of 10. This unlocked another trail to follow though! Hitting it harder. Like when you snap the towel and it sounds literally like I just hit the wall. A loud CRISP pop like a whip makes. I practice a good distance away from all objects, so no actual wall was involved
This isn't all towel talk. I snap a towel like I throw, or else it'd be a fruitless exercise. I've been in a field, and the results are promising. Not anything crazy, but the confidence that I will hit it is more concrete now. I've hit it before, this is just incidental vs deliberate.
Also, less energy is wasted. I don't\can't at this point pull hard at all until the disc enters the apex. If I go too fast I miss the snap. I will be unable to create that drastic change in direction and speed on the pull back which would mean no snap. All I do right now is basically mimic the speed of my hip rotation until the disc is in the apex - then snap. As my timing gets more automatic I'll be able to add more speed to the first rotation giving me more power. Until then I've got enough late acceleration + snap to get my mids out to around 300'. Not a lot of D I know, but I'm barely moving, concentrating only on my timing. It feels impressive compared to the amount of energy and motion I actually put in.
I've developed some nose angle issues with my drivers so their distance is erratic. That's an easy fix once I start working on it
. I've changed to a 4 finger power grip because it reduced my slips, so I'm not real used to it yet.
You will drledford93, just become a little bit obsessed with figuring it out
What drills are you talking about, specifically? Anything you can point to directly? I'll definitely check out your youtube channel!
I don't have any drills of my own. I just follow the teachings here. It's all worded here in like 10 different forms. I meant it more as look at me from strong-arming king maxing at 250
to a more effortless thrower with much better form. I'll post new vids when I get my new camera.