Took the One Step Backwards. Waiting for the Two Forwards...

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Took the One Step Backwards. Waiting for the Two Forwards...

Postby HtownDger » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:39 pm

About a month ago, my throws averaged about 330', but I had been stuck on that distance for a couple of years, despite practicing in an open field 2-4 times weekly. So, I decided to take a step back and relearn the throw properly using the shoulders and legs (my previous technique was just to strong arm the disc). My D immediatly dropped to a 270' average, and I am unable to touch my previous distance marks. I have yet to see any improvement in my drivers, however, I now throw my Aviar P&A 275' on average (yes, that's farther than my drivers). This is a huge improvement over the 200' marks I maxed out with my putter using with my old technique.

While I am incouraged by my drastic increase in "Putter D", I'm discouraged by my inability to touch that distance with my drivers. Oh, and I don't think the problem is with a nose up release, as my usually flight path is flat, low, and short. Any ideas?
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Postby Blake_T » Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:02 am

if you can get your aviar putters that far, sounds like you have reduced a lot of torque in your throw that is usually caused by strong arming.

if you are throwing older drivers, i would recommend working on utililizing a slightly higher trajectory that will give more air under the disc and allow it to glide for a full flight path.

the other possibility is to work on your finish/follow through. while 80% of the throw should be nearly effortless with most of the work coming from the legs, the follow-through should be strong and conscious.
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