Sometimes when my disc reaches the pocket I notice the leading edge of the disc is under my forearm. The disc still unloads from this position better than it did before I started this journey. It unloads differently if I keep my forearm infront of the disc though. I assume the latter is correct?
i find i get more power when it slips partly under my forearm but you may have different results. basically, you are attempting to do something that requires precision timing and momentum conservation. whichever yields better results with those will probably work better overall. whichever one gives a larger rotation of the disc into the launch is probably going to be more powerful.
ast question. Who came up with this way to throw? It is so counterintuative and yet it seems to work. Left to my own devices I don't think I would have figured this out if I played for 20 years. Thank you all for this on line school it has and continues to change my game for the better.
there's a lot of pro players that have aspects of this in their throwing mechanics. in terms of creating a method and teaching it, i guess i did?
my teaching methods have slowly revised over the past decade... always trying to find an easier way to teach the same f'n thing. this particular method has been in the works since ~'05-06 or so dating back to a phone conversation i had with brad walker about the 1950's-1980's baseball swing vs. the 1995-2005 baseball swing. ignoring steroids, players from that era flat out had more powerful swing mechanics than they did in previous generations. in the 70's and 80's, home run hitters were all 6'5" and 240 lbs (e.g. dave kingman, darrell evans, mike schmidt, etc.), hit like .270 with 40 homers and struck out 150 times. in the mid 90's all of a sudden it became hitting .350 with 60 homers and striking out 100 times. while the blame fell on steroids, weak pitching, a tighter wound ball, etc. the actual swing mechanics fell on the back burner. baseball right now, has had a deterioration of swing mechanics setting it back to the 80's and before. there's a few guys that have the good swing... e.g. pujols, ryan howard, etc. but if you youtube swing analysis breakdowns they're focusing on the hips and shiz... and missing the key point... which led to a second conversation with brad walker after he watched a documentary on ted williams.
low and behold, ted williams had the 90's swing but instead of pulling the bat into his front hip he pulled it wide... which is why he was a dead pull hitter and you could put 8 guys on the right side of the field to defend against him. if you pull a disc golf throw wide you get a similar type of grip lock action if you want any power. this led brad to develop a set of drills and disc modifications based around the concepts of ted williams swing. he was pretty close but i was able to find a few minor errors in the method, fix them, repackage them, and about 5 major variations later you have the current method.
it's basically the same crap from the bent elbow technique articles i wrote in like 2002-2004, but much easier to figure out.