I admit I kind of got tired of taking a lot of abuse on here and on Youtube, so I decided that I was not going to continue espousing any more theories until I was sure I was on the right track. So, I kind of slipped away to work on myself.... I was never completely convinced of ANY positive direction until this year, when I returned to the basic theories discussed by myself and Blake.
I can say after two years of personal development... working on myself mostly, and testing my theories on students, that I was 100 percent correct in my assessment of the "disc pivot" as being the CENTRAL source of the big power crush as seen in the best professional players and distance champions. I can also say that the switch from trying to develop arm speed to the huge pivot, has improved all of my ergonomics to the point I would say I have developed somewhat smooth and pretty form. I not longer jam, I do not get off balance much, and my once steps are crushed laser beams.
In fact, once I completely embraced the pivot (having to actually slow down my arm to ridiculous levels) I realized that I have single handed discovered the main flaw of lesser players, and why backhand players struggle with nose up and forehand players do not. It also explains why great disc golfers (like ball golfers) appear to almost be in slow motion and the disc is killed. It is all coupling of forces through levers coupled to levers.
There are some wonderful new video of Higgins that show EXACTLY THE DISC PIVOT!!!! That kid has a two foot backhand pivot of the disc around his hand...., you can clearly see it in slow motion.
No time today. just wanted to say hey... I will return. B
"The reasonable man adapts himself to his environment. The unreasonable man adapts his environment to himself, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men."
-George Bernard Shaw