I've read many, many posts, but would still like some advice... An instructor recently taught me to throw (RHBH) from a stand, rather than a run up, until I get that part of the technique down. I do throw more consistently that way, but cannot throw a stable or overstable disc, or any disc above a speed 5. Any attempt to throw anything more challenging than a Stingray or Cobra results in a hyzer of less that 200 feet. I can throw a Stingray or Cobra 220 to 275 feet, and it flies flat and level. Try to throw a Roc, Valkrie, Roadrunner, or even a Leopard, and it just hyzers. I just bought a Buzzz and a Latitude 64 River - can't throw them.
For my throws, I position my right side facing the basket, plant my left foot, and rotate my hips and shoulders back as far as I can. I then rotate forward, moving my arm slowly at first, then more quickly as I reach the snap point. I shift my weight from my left to my right foot as I rotate onto the ball of my right foot, I pull straight through keeping my elbow tucked, and the discs snaps out with a nice finger to thumb snap, and I follow through. I use a basic power grip, and grip the disc very firmly. I "think" I'm doing everything right, and with a lower speed, understable disc, I get exactly the result I expect. Anything else - forget it. I've tried adjusting my wrist angle - makes no difference.
Disc weight doesn't seem to matter, although heavier discs are easier to snap. Plastic doesn't seem to matter - I throw Champion, Star, and DX - and their equivalents by other manufacturers - with the same results. If it is a slow, understable disc, it flies. Anything else, it flops. I'm getting frustrated to the point of quitting. I'm 51, and that might be a factor, but I've been doing this for years, and I simply cannot improve, no matter how much I practice, or what I try.
Last edited by mgilbert
on Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.