black udder wrote:Not getting past 300' I would think at least some of the following:
1) Not pulling tight enough
2) Not stopping the elbow
3) Nose up throws
4) No wrist extension
5) Pulling too early
6) Not weight forward
7) Not finishing
I have read almost all the pages in this thread, secret techniques, right pec drills etc (not sure if I understood it though...), been practicing on field and at inside, but I max out around 250 feet (70-90 meters). As I certainly have lots of flaws in my technique, I'm wondering which would be the most useful things to focus first. I feel that hammer pound etc are somewhat out of my scope at the moment, as there are probably so many issues wrong...
1. I'm quite sure I pull tight enough (close to the chest if that's what it means).
2. I have never figured this out, expect right now when testing without disc I finally seem to get that whipping feel when I keep the lower arm limp and more closer to my waist (as opposed to shoulder height how I throw) and turn my torso quickly from shoulder pointing 90 degrees away from the target to shoulder pointing towards target. But also my elbow pops every time...
3. This happens sometimes, especially if I try to run-up which doesn't seem to help to get much distance anyways, so I throw usually without any steps.
4. I'm pretty sure I have problems here also, I can't really get this working with power grip and/or other than putter approaches.
5. Been practising this and have already felt some improvement, the throws seem more effortless and the sort of woosh sound has appeared at the end part of the throw.
6. Does this mean weight towards the target? This has been bit problematic for me also, but I'm getting better on it at least on a bit.
7. Same as 6, I feel that my front leg is sometimes bit too stiff, doesn't pivot properly etc without really focusing on it.
I just figured out one thing when reading all the stuff again, I read Blake's article about telegraphing your shot about a year ago (http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources/articles/telegraphing.shtml), and I somehow understood it that I should twist my wrist at the reachback to the opposite way I wan't to disc to be in release (ie hyzer angle at reachback -> anhyzer release), but am I right that instead of that, I should be bending my upper body forward or backward and keep the disc more or less flat relatively to my body in order to incorporate hyzer of anhyzer shots? Currenly I have been throwing really upright, unless throwing knife hyzers or big anhyzers which keep the angle whole time, and I have also turned the wrist quite much. So this is one obvious(?) thing I need to practice, would you say that the stopping the elbow is the biggest thing to learn assuming that the nose up problems are not there? Or which would be to correct way to proceed when only maxing around 250 feet?
My bag can be viewed here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24865
edit: Hmm, I was going to reply maxing out @ 300 thread but somehow I managed to make a new topic...