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Driving Critique Required...

Postby Bagger Blakehill » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:40 am

Hey everyone
I'm hoping to get some constructive criticism in terms of my driving technique. I'm quite new to DG but am already mad about it and play as often as I can with the guys in the local area in the UK. I've already posted a few videos so far on FB which has caused a fair bit of traffic but a number of people also suggested posting them on here for a more diverse set of perspectives.

I have a number of drives that have been filmed over the past couple of weeks so you'll notice a number of things may have changed in my technique from the advice I've already received. Firstly, at the beginning I seem to have been doing a heel spin without even knowing it which apparently is good so that's cool however I was also using a pretty straight approach and using mainly 'arm' to throw. I'm now trying to move towards more of an 'elbow punch' technique so am using a more curved approach which is working really well as I'm definitely getting more distance with more consistent flights however oddly, I seem to have lost the heel spin which I understand means I'll also be losing rotational speed and therefore potential distance :(

The other thing to mention is that the first 2 videos were shot in the wet and the 3rd video was a little rushed so these aren't fully representative however the last 4 were in good conditions and not rushed so no excuses can be made there.

Please feel free to give whatever tips you can.

Thanks
Nick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-J93amvrh0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nNsd4S_fec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL08H7RQjiI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooi2RF77BpE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sct0YG_9d9Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k5fWAG4iSg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isaMy6zBono
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Re: Driving Critique Required...

Postby seabas22 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:02 pm

You are not turning back enough at the plant. You are turning forward before you catch your weight against the inside of the front leg. Catch your weight from behind you, then throw.

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Re: Driving Critique Required...

Postby Bagger Blakehill » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:56 am

Hi Seabass

Thanks for the comment. I think I get what you mean and the video does a really good job of making me understand how to improve my ball-golf swing however I'm not exactly sure where/when the weight-shift point should occur in my disc-golf movement.

Also, just to check which particular video was it that you noticed this happening most?

Thanks
Nick
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Re: Driving Critique Required...

Postby seabas22 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:26 am

It's the same in ball golf or disc golf. Your weight/spine must get braced against the front leg before throwing. You are planting in an open position and also pushing off your rear heel(say no to rear heel on ground). Your rear knee just flies past the front knee, it should come behind the other knee. So your weight never stops moving forward to then release your levers forward. It's in all your throws, it's easiest to see in side views.
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Re: Driving Critique Required...

Postby JR » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:09 am

Hi. You should stop the right leg in place in the final step for a while like javelin throwers do. That will do what seabas and the video say. The heel will pivot from the momentum and left leg push forward which you need to intensify. Your pre throw routine and the throw both suffer from too early pivot which prevent you from getting the elbow more forward for a stronger snap. That comes from a steeper elbow bending angle and the resulting stretching of the muscles and tendons that shoots the forearm straight faster than is possible with just muscle power of the active straightening of the arm alone. So stopping the right leg in place at the plant and lengthening the time that the navel points to the left of the tee and moving the arm and elbow especially forward at the shoulder socket helps.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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