krusen wrote:The biggest gain in distance I got was when I learned to relax my arm and let my body do the work.
Thanks for mentioning this krusen. I think I try to 'not muscle the disc', which is likely a critical tip, but your relating this experientally as you have will certainly make me focus on that aspect more clearly.
Momac wrote:i'm not really sure how far i can drive, i know i can get close to the hole on par 3s. i've been meaning to go to this old abandoned driving range near where i live just to see how far i can throw. i'll let you know.
The shortest par 3 where I play is 237 ft, so I'm betting you're flinging pretty good, probably to at least 200. For measuring my distance I'm using the distance marked on the tee sign between the pro tee and the am tee on the 1st hole at my course. It's a dead straight 190 ft.
Mind you, I'm not obsessing about big D here. I would die happy if I could drive 250 ft. My initial intent was/is, to sort of compare driving distance learning curve with peers at the same level of experience. And what really triggered this to cause me to ask you was the fact that Blake posted in another thread here recently, that he had, with more than 2/3 of the people he has introduced to the game, gotten them throwing over 275' within two rounds of playing. That literally took my breath away, I was utterly in shock. Thus began my quest for The Holy Grail.
rehder wrote:but I think I started at around 50 meters and am now around 65-70 meters in distance.
50 meters is approx 164' and 70 meters is approx 229',so rehder you're doing something terribly right after 4 weeks. My distance is absolutely the same whether I use the x step or stand flat-footed (duh, issues there!). Insofar as Blake's training assignment you pointed out - I figure that I'm not even at a level where I can throw the dang plastic 200' more than once in 30 throws, so I'm not even at the level where I can start the dang training assignments! Basically, I'm looking at the training assignments as beginning to learn flight patterns and mastering them, but first you have to be able to at least throw beyond the ability of a 4th grade girl.
(No offense to 4th grade girls)
Now when we fought, you had that eye of the tiger, man, the edge! And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning. You know what I mean?