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Player Throw Analysis
Brian Donahue
Posted: 8-28-02
PDGA # 14686 Featured Techniques:
  • Backhand Drive
  • Sidearm
  • Backhand Drive 2002 vs. 2004
  • Sidearm Drive 2002 vs. 2004
  • Division Pro Open
    Location --
    Throw Style Backhand
    Grip --
    Main Driver --
    Avg Drive D --

    Drive
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    Brian starts his throw with a few leading steps but his final 3 steps are a traditional X-step. This is at the beginning of his X-step and his footwork is very light as he gets his momentum moving forward.

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    Brian steps through with a very light cross-step that keeps his momentum moving forward as his hips and shoulders rotate closed.

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    At Brian's point of maximum reach back, his hips are rotated closed and his back is facing the target. His weight is over his back foot and he is ready to push off into his plant/pivot.

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    Brian has planted his foot ~90 degrees from the target onto a bent knee and his hips are beginning to rotate open. This is as the beginning of his pull and the disc is close to his chest and his off arm tight to his body.

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    Right at the hit, Brian's hips and shoulders have rotated open. He has begun his pivot and his elbow is in the process of extending. Brian's off arm is still close to his body to maximize speed of rotation. Brian is throwing a hyzer-flip so his weight is slightly behind his pivot foot and he is bent at the waist in order to keep the disc down and maintain a straight and strong pull line across his chest.

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    Immediately after the hit, Brian's shoulders and hips are now fully open. His elbow is fully extended and entering his follow-through.

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    Brian has a very strong follow-through and he continues to rotate on his pivot foot.

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    Brian has stepped through the pivot as his momentum continues forward.

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