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attik34 06-04-2013 01:57 PM

Issues with throttled down throws
 
Any tips for working at not a full throw?

When I'm throwing a disc at what I'd call my full throw, I feel so comfortable and smooth. When I slow down on it, I feel like I'm way off, and have a very inconsistant release.

Just looking for consistancy tips on that.

garublador 06-04-2013 02:04 PM

Rather than slowing down the hit, try taking fewer steps or not reaching back as far. There's not a lot you can do at the hit while maintaining consistency, but taking away what your lower body or torso add will take distance off but keep your release the same.

5QU166Y 06-04-2013 02:05 PM

Try shortening your reach back. When I have an upshot (<150'), I typically only reach back as far as the left side of my rib cage.

barneco 06-04-2013 02:21 PM

above all, ensure you still accelerate through release, even if final velocity is less than full speed.

make sure you don't get to your final effort amount before the release and try and "coast" through the rest of the throw, or worse, try to back off mid-throw. always accelerate.

there are many ways to achieve this, but imho it's the key to ensuring consistency regardless of power level.

justactnormal 06-04-2013 02:35 PM

Just go balls out. Sounds like you're in doubt, so the old mantra "when in doubt, go balls out" applies to this situation.


J/K, I have problems with this too. I'll probably keep an eye on this thread to see what kind of replies you get that might help me as well. My standstill throws are entirely inconsistent if I've got to get more than 150' worth of juice on it. I feel like I've hit a wall with getting better at fairway rips or upshots that the lie doesn't allow a runup.

Thanks for asking. Hopefully you'll get some good tips that we both can benefit from.

sneakytiki 06-04-2013 03:25 PM

how much are you needing to scale down? 80% power? 60% power? Less? Perhaps if you are trying to scale down a lot on a fairway, going down to a mid and up in power is a better option. Or if you are powering down a mid try tossing a putter at higher power.

wake911 06-04-2013 03:45 PM

I've been struggling with this as well, and just last night I "figured it out" some.

I started doing a pretty good reach back still, not quite as full as a full power drive, but more than I had been, and then just starting a slow smooth pull through. Still accelerating the entire time through my follow through, but at a MUCH slower acceleration.

I had the best night of upshots ever last night, every one felt good, smooth, accurate, and under control.

Previously i hadn't been reaching back on these 50%-75% throws very much at all. And i'd pull through with some weird motion and use wrist snap, and just all out of whack.

knettles 06-04-2013 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sneakytiki (Post 2022302)
how much are you needing to scale down? 80% power? 60% power? Less? Perhaps if you are trying to scale down a lot on a fairway, going down to a mid and up in power is a better option. Or if you are powering down a mid try tossing a putter at higher power.

I just want to say I found this interesting. For me, my normal throws are between 60%-80% power. Powering down in my mind means 30%-50%. If I throw 90%-100% power, my form usually gets worse so my accuracy and power is off. (Ironically, that's how I was when I used to play ball golf.)

sneakytiki 06-04-2013 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by knettles (Post 2022349)
I just want to say I found this interesting. For me, my normal throws are between 60%-80% power. Powering down in my mind means 30%-50%. If I throw 90%-100% power, my form usually gets worse so my accuracy and power is off. (Ironically, that's how I was when I used to play ball golf.)

I'm basing 100% more on the max power you throw while maintaining some semblance of accuracy. So perhaps your 80% is what I am considering an 100% power throw.

Dan Ensor 06-04-2013 04:17 PM

I try to reduce my elbow chop and disc pivot. I also give it a little nose up. But I'm also terrible at this range (getting better!).


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