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Help my throw please

Postby Budman2012 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:53 pm

Hi, Im new to these forums. Well being registered that is. I've been doing a lot of research here. I wanted to see if I could get a little help with my throw. Im pretty sure Im using almost all arm. I'm just not sure how to get my body involved. Im throwing just a little over 300 consistently. If you could maybe tell me what Im doing good and what I need to improve, that would be great. It would help me to just add on to my throw. Thanks in advance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSsGWLsnM64
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Re: Help my throw please

Postby Stringbean » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:11 pm

Looks pretty good overall. Try to plant your right foot at 90 degrees from target. Looks like you are accelerating too early. Slow way down and focus on accelerating at the very last moment. What does the flight of the disc look like? Can you see the top of the disc when it fades to a stop?
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Re: Help my throw please

Postby seabas22 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:36 pm

Yeah, you are making your move before your weight transfers to the front leg. You need to keep your body turned away more at the plant and let your weight transfer to the front leg from behind you, and then throw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CSHqnYNijw
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Re: Help my throw please

Postby Budman2012 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:06 am

I never even noticed that my foot was already slightly towards the target. Thanks for pointing that out. That first throw was one of my better ones actually. It was a Star Wraith that went about 350-375. I threw it flat and it did a big S before landing. But that doesn't happen every time.

I will try and work getting my hips and shoulder farther back and then planting forward like that golf video. Would it be easier to practice this from a standstill similar to traditional golf?
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Re: Help my throw please

Postby Stringbean » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:21 am

It is definitely easier to get a feel for timing when working from a standstill. But then it is difficult to re-incorporate the run up. For me, I prefer maintaining the run-up but slowing my footwork waaaayyyyy down. Try to focus on the disc pivot and concentrate all of your acceleration/weight shift into that fraction of a second where the disc pivots out of your hand.

If your index finger is sore after a field session, it is a good indication that you are accelerating too early and the disc is slipping out of your lock point before getting a full pivot.
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Re: Help my throw please

Postby JR » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:14 am

Hi. After those suggestions there is not much to do because you have good form. Then it is mostly a matter of gaining more muscle power and coordination, throwing faster, getting optimal discs to optimal apex height and pushing the front of the disc down.
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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Re: Help my throw please

Postby Budman2012 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:17 pm

I just recently found the Hammer pound drills (or the "Secret Technique" i think?) here on the forums. And they have helped tremendously. I have slowed everything way down to a walkthrough with almost no reach back and just focusing on the hit and I'm already throwing the same distance if not further than before. I think I wasn't getting good results before because i never really had a true "hit" in my throw. I might accidently do it one time and have an awesome throw and then not have any hit the next time and the disc would just come out and go somewhere random.
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