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Player Throw Analysis
Cameron Todd
Posted: 8-01-02
PDGA # 12827 My Comments:
Cameron Todd is a touring pro and was the 2001 PDGA World Champion. Cam throws Discraft discs and has over 450' of power. He has a very fluid motion and is also an excellent putter.

Featured Techniques:
  • Backhand Drive
  • Backhand Drive 2004
  • Putt
  • Division MPO
    Location Alpharetta, GA
    Throw Style Backhand
    Grip --
    Main Driver --
    Avg Drive D --

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    Cam begins his throw with a couple of leading steps but his final 3 steps are a traditional X-step. This is at the beginning of his X-step and while his footwork is light and very smooth. Cam gets his momentum going very quickly and keeps it up throughout his throw.

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    Cam stays very light on his feet entering to the cross-step. Here his lower body is beginning to rotate away that will lead his shoulders to close.

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    Here Cam is at his point of maximum reachback. His hips are closed and his back is almost facing the basket. Cam has the disc gripped in the nose down position and he doesn't seem to be using his off arm for anything aside from making sure that it does not prevent his shoulders from rotating closed. Here Cam is ready to push off and transfer his weight into the plant.

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    Cam has planted his foot ~70 degrees from the target and onto a bent knee. His hips have started their uncoiling and he has shifted his weight over the ball of his plant foot. Cam's upper body has started to rotate following his hips. The disc is chest high and close to his body and his off arm is in tight.

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    This is right before the hit. Cam's hips are now fully opened and his upper body is following. His throwing elbow hasn't extended yet and is close to his body. Cam's weight is fully over his front foot, but it has shifted from over the ball of his foot to the heel as his upper body is moving forward very quickly and shifting his rotational axis slightly to the right.

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    Immediately after the hit, Cam's hips and upper body are now fully open. His foot is now into its pivot and his weight is on the heel of his pivot foot. His elbow is now fully extended and his upper body is still moving forward with a lot of momentum indicative of a good weight transfer and a very strong finish. Here it can be seen that Cam does a good job of using the height of his throwing shoulder during the finish to alter the disc angle and trajectory.

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    Cam has an excellent follow-through and a lot of arm speed carried through the hit. His weight is back onto the ball of his foot where he pivots as his body motion continues forward. His left arm is now well off his body to aid in slow down.

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    Cam does a good job of stepping through the pivot and his momentum continues to carry him forward.

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