I am definitely one of those guys who is strong-arming it. From a standstill, I can throw laser beams from 250 feet up to 290 feet, depending on what disc I use. They go straight as arrows at about 5 to 6 feet off the ground. They tend to tail just a bit at the end, of course, but usually very little. I can get them to hyzer and an-hyzer pretty easily as well, so I have pretty good control of them.
But, when I do any sort of run up, my distance only increases by like 10 to 20 feet and my control falls apart. I realize that to master anything takes practice, practice, practice and my technique I think is improving but there are a few things I still haven't figured out.
1. When I throw from a standstill, I really feel the "snap", to the point that after a while my fingers start to hurt. But, they never hurt when I do run-ups and I can't figure out why. It feels like I'm snapping them off but my fingers say otherwise. In fact, I would say there is something going on with my technique that is causing my grip to be less when I do run-ups. Any ideas?
2. I notice from watching some of the videos on YouTube that the distance throwers really put their plant foot out at an angle. They don't put it straight out in front of them. They step out at like a 45 degree angle and then let the disc fly. I see why they do this. But, it feels like I'm off-balance when I do that. It makes me want to fall off to the side, even though I don't think I'm leaning over that much. Any ideas?
3. No matter how hard I try, I can't get my back foot to come off the ground and swing around like many of the long-throwers. And when I try to "force" myself to do it my plant leg sends a pain right up into my lower back and the disc goes nowhere. Instead, my back leg turns and my toe stays on the ground. I know this is a weight transfer and timing thing but haven't figured it out. Moreover, I have a problem getting my plant to turn on the heel as I throw. It wants to stay planted with the toe pointed at a 45 degree angle and not pointed at the target. Any ideas?
I will post a video to show what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/user/vegaspua37? ... wLdd_qjRSY