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Re: improved your game

Postby Stringbean » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:40 am

Reading the technique section of this forum, buying a basket for putting practice, and lots of field practice.
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improved your game

Postby Cavere » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:37 pm

The beginning of the year I decided I wanted a viable backhand drive. I have always been a RHFH driver for long distance but have a hard time scaling it down for shorter holes. Using a three finger grip also helped a lot until I was ready to power grip my drives.

On that same notion driving with putters and mids had helped a ton as well as a short forehand flick any shot with my putter for approaches. I now don't have problems getting around trees as much and make a lot more approach shots outside of 50'.
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Re: improved your game

Postby A buzzz and a beer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:35 pm

My original plans where to practice a ton and attend around 15 tournaments this year. This did not happen. However, I have played a ton of casual, league, and drinking rounds this year. Since I play the same course every time I started practicing doing the same shots with drastically different discs. I have improved my control on almost all my discs.

One of my main problems has always been powering down. I hard a hard time throwing a buzzz only 200-250ft. So I worked on powering down discs (especially mids) and also practiced stand stills, one steps, and mini x-steps. It has helped my short range control greatly.
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Re: improved your game

Postby abarker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:03 am

Just going out to the field and throwing discs over, and over and over has made a huge impact on my disc golf game. I have more distance and accuracy. The repetition you can get doing it this way is so much more than what you can get by just playing rounds on the course.
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Re: improved your game

Postby limonsock » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:08 am

Practicing with slower drivers!
Not being able to play for 4 month and breaking 2 ribs playing ultimate followed by a month on the couch: this led to a weak and disheveled version of myself, therefore when i went out to field test for the first time in 4 months the other day, i grabbed a stack of slower and understable drivers instead of my typical bombers (heavy z nuke, champ boss, star katana, caliber all go around 400').
A bunch of these throws wound up going really far (about 360ish) with much less effort than i throw my heavy hitters; therefore, they were much easier to aim.
When I throw the max weight speed 12 and 13 blazers i've gotten used to i wind up running all over the field to pick them up. These slower discs werent going as far, but i was managing to land them all within 20 feet of each other.
I'm currently thinking that sacrificing 20-40 feet of distance for more consistent throws and a much less tired arm should be a nice boost to my scores and shoulder durability.
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Re: improved your game

Postby Dbuntu » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:02 pm

That's rough, limon.My only Ultimate injury for the year was an ankle sprain. Hope 2013 goes easier on you.

Biggest improvement to my game was selling off and loaning out a lot of my plastic. All the high speed stuff is out, all the expensive plastic is out. I'm only carrying 2 drivers, 1 mid, and 2 putters. Simple is working great for me.
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