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Video footage: Iowa pro Mike Robinson

Postby IowaDiscGolf » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:26 am

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X08-tc6Kgkw

Originally the plan was to collect enough footage for a bonafide driving clinic video, but alas the best laid plans...long story short, not enough footage. ANYWAY.

Hope you enjoy the footage, I can see some things I could be doing better to get more "D."

p.s. to give you an idea how far he's throwing, that park had about 600' diagonal or more from where we were shooting in the corner, and Mike was using up a very good part of that space.
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Postby Bradley Walker » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:39 am

I love Mike's technique.

Not to mention he is built like an athlete.
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Postby Disc Golf Live » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:30 am

And he can run, too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53g3I0bYiBc

Thanks for the driving clip.

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Postby Aaron_D » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:31 am

he's dragging his left foot just like me! Probably losing some D there. It also looks like he isnt really in his true power zone...like he is releasing earlier than he needs to. His off arm is kind of loose as well on some of the throws. What kind of D is he getting? Doesnt look like much over 400 on the longest throws. Pros: looks controlled like he isnt red lining. The last 3 drives look to me by far the best from a technical stand point...but you cant see the disc's flight.

ps. looks like he is throwing super flippy plastic on the long throws. Im not dogging his technique, maybe he is bombing (its hard to tell with no indicators on the ground) or maybe he is really accurate.
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Postby Bradley Walker » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:52 am

Mike looks like he is throwing smooth and easy.

He has way more gas than this...

His arm speed is right up there with Aaron...HAHAHAHAHHA!!!
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:11 am

mike goes 500'+.
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Postby Aaron_D » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:03 am

I could take that pretty boy. :)
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Postby Bradley Walker » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:07 am

Aaron_D wrote:I could take that pretty boy. :)


Now that would be fun...

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Postby IowaDiscGolf » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:31 am

Aaron_D wrote:he's dragging his left foot just like me! Probably losing some D there. It also looks like he isnt really in his true power zone...like he is releasing earlier than he needs to. His off arm is kind of loose as well on some of the throws. What kind of D is he getting? Doesnt look like much over 400 on the longest throws. Pros: looks controlled like he isnt red lining. The last 3 drives look to me by far the best from a technical stand point...but you cant see the disc's flight.

ps. looks like he is throwing super flippy plastic on the long throws. Im not dogging his technique, maybe he is bombing (its hard to tell with no indicators on the ground) or maybe he is really accurate.


That you in the YouTube signature link?
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Postby SkaBob » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:53 am

I laugh every time I see that speed golf vid. If you've never played that hole, you really don't get an appreciation for just how far they have to run.

The first time I played the toboggan I got to be the spotter on that hole, so I could see where the pin was. You have to go down the fairway there almost to where the fence ends just to see the pin, and even then it's hugely far away. The hills on that course are NO joke. I feel the guy's pain as he hobbles up at the end of that video... I think almost all of us would be just as wiped out :lol:
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Postby IowaDiscGolf » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:06 pm

I wanted to go make an Uncle Rico video today but my knee hurts and it's raining.

LMAO @ Aaron's video's user comment about Anthony & the Johnsons. Nice snap, Aaron. My finger tips hurt listening to it.
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Postby Aaron_D » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:17 pm

that's me baby
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Postby Timko » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:29 pm

Aaron_D wrote:I could take that pretty boy. :)


Just have to putt and you're good :).


Seriously though, it's great to have some new video of Mike. His technique has gotten even more smooth and fluid since I last played with him. I need to come up to the QC for a weekend and work with him I think.
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Postby dflaschiii » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:56 pm

I randomly played a round with that guy a few years back at Turkey Creek and it was very, very humbling.
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Postby IowaDiscGolf » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:20 pm

dflaschiii wrote:I randomly played a round with that guy a few years back at Turkey Creek and it was very, very humbling.


That's Chris. I think it's the forehand practice rollers he throws between every pad, nailing the trash can. BOOM!

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