in 5:57 is the same guy in slow motion. Notice how his post didn't get responses from anyone else but me? Maybe the others are afraid of him?
The forums in frisbeeliitto have a time out for writing posts. That's why i copy the text before trying to send. If the timer hits and requires you to log in again you'll start with an empty message. Then i just paste what i wrote.
Where in Kaarina is that field i may have to go there
Is it by one of the disc golf courses? I haven't played in Kaarina yet. The club in Turku 7K has members who have logged in here. One of them might be Lloyba who has sent videos of himself here somewhere in the video critique section and a later vid in FFA forum pimp my drive thread.
To get the back turned toward the target the right leg needs to be turned away from the target too. That's why i mentioned that don't be afraid to turn the head away from the target. If you look at Markus Mäntylä at the pimp my drive thread or: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSlPi_LxNYk
he's way turned away from where he's throwing. My back was against a bush and i couldn't get farther away from him so you can't actually see how Markus had his toes, knees, hips, torso and head pointing 180 degrees away from where he was throwing at the reach back when the disc reached the farthest point away from the body. And yes the timing of the arm acceleration after such a wide motion is difficult to get. I got it to work somewhat after three months of field practice. To get it natural and more repeatable took even longer IIRC about a summer. Finish one is short though
To answer your question you should turn more away from the target early in your throw. But only for added distance. You will lose accuracy and repeatability as a result. But your current form is better although still on the power side of the spectrum of forms rather than control. Pimp my drive contains a lot of info on control form in Finnish.
For footwork drilling i'd watch Muhammad Ali jumping about on the tips of the shoes. In disc golf you need to maintain balance while simultaneously turning in wide motions and accelerating hard. Ali obviously has balance and he'd be beat up before ever winning anything major if he wasn't in balance to move away from under a punch or to attack. The way Ali had little shoe to ground contact and very light steps is what disc golfers need too. The less shoe contact to the ground there is the faster we turn but going too far standing on one toe is gonna ruin balance. So it's a good idea to build up ankle and calf strength while practicing balance. Google yoga pose palm tree and do that and you're well on your way. The added benefit to that pose is that it will also build up your core muscles while straightening your posture which is super important. Taking each of the x steps with about as light steps as Ali does hopping about allows quick turning toward the target while maintaining balance.
Your stance wouldn't be too wide if you ran fairly fast before taking the x steps. The stance width increases with added speed. You need to drill a lot of this with a lot of repetitions to make things natural once you manage to get repeatable form. Usually people learn the fastest when they slow everything slows down. And that's a choice right there because at first you lose distance easily while gaining distance slowly. That's why for motivation for drilling you should first find out the speed where you make motions correctly and throw accurately. And push slowly faster in small additions to execution speed until you lose accuracy. Then you should drill at that speed until it becomes accurate. Then going for full speed to see how much accuracy and repeatability you lose. You should lose and that is ok. You should have at least two forms one for maximum golf course distance that allows you to stay inbounds and a shorter more controllable form.
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.