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ACE Ventura 08-18-2013 06:42 AM

How has time improved your driving distance?
 
So over this past summer I have definitely noticed my driving ability increase in both accuracy and distance. I am happy with the improvements, but I am still only a 300-320' driver on average (up from about 270-290'). Seeing as this is only my third season playing the game, I feel like this isn't terrible but not outstanding either. So my question is, how long did it take for you to make big leaps in distance on your drives? Like from 250' to 300' to 350' to 400'+ ...

I feel pretty good with my technique, so I think I may just be impatient, but I am curious to see how you all have improved with time as well! Any details of how you tweaked your technique or just found your snap are welcome!

BraveThrower43 08-18-2013 07:48 AM

I have gotten myself to throwing 400' or so in the last 2 years. I have hit some shots over that but it's a once in a while thing. Part of this I think is because I have been a shot put, discus, and Hammer thrower through high school and college. These techniques themselves don't help me(Except with a 360 chicken wing) but the fact that I have competed in a technique based sport has helped.

I worked on my weight transfer and timing the most by doing some of those Dan Beato drills. Timing in any sport like disc golf is the key to more distance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nED7gcXobEo


It was also key to me to get someone who knows what they are doing to watch me throw and tell me how to improve. You can only go off of feel so much, having a coach is a big help even if it's just for a round it can do wonders to have a coach.

DavidSauls 08-18-2013 08:58 AM

Obviously, you young guys haven't met Time's darker side. He's been stealing away my distance, a few feet at a time, over the past few years.

zjones9 08-18-2013 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by DavidSauls (Post 2135373)
Obviously, you young guys haven't met Time's darker side. He's been stealing away my distance, a few feet at a time, over the past few years.

STOP THAT TALK! I will have nightmares for weeks

sisyphus 08-18-2013 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by DavidSauls (Post 2135373)
Obviously, you young guys haven't met Time's darker side. He's been stealing away my distance, a few feet at a time, over the past few years.

^^^This

...is why I chose my online name. Started playing at 50, and have improved D over two years, but am a realist about the future. :wall:

BigSky 08-18-2013 10:16 AM

I can barely throw any farther today than when I started. I'm much more accurate though.

HeavyCritters 08-18-2013 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by DavidSauls (Post 2135373)
Obviously, you young guys haven't met Time's darker side. He's been stealing away my distance, a few feet at a time, over the past few years.

Truth

KniceZ 08-18-2013 10:33 AM

Started at about 225 and now I'm at 300 with the rare 325. I'm starting to think i'll never 400.

DavidSauls 08-18-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by zjones9 (Post 2135450)
STOP THAT TALK! I will have nightmares for weeks

It probably won't help to mention that Time doesn't just follow you all day; he stalks you while you sleep, too.

Ah, to the subject. I started at age 37 and my distance improved steadily into my mid-40s. At that time I tore up my shoulder and missed most of 2 years; after which, I could sometimes still reach my old distance. In my 50s, new disc technology masked my decline; since about 52 I've been declining faster than the manufacturers can cover me.

BogeyNoMore 08-18-2013 12:53 PM

I started playing on my early 40's and my distance has been steadily improving, albeit very, very, slowly. Reasons for this:

1) I completely sucked when I started, and even a JLS was a meathook.
2) I learned which discs I could get more D out of.
3) I developed some sort of technique.*
4) I started throwing hard enough to get certain discs to turn over and began to realize a true flight path.
5) I discovered distance discs that work best for me.

Still don't think I've peaked quite yet, but it's bound to happen soon.



*Relative to where I was. I'm sure my current technique could be significantly improved, but I'm really not worrying about it. I'm just having fun.

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Originally Posted by DavidSauls (Post 2135579)
It probably won't help to mention that Time doesn't just follow you all day; he stalks you while you sleep, too.

I knew something freaky was happening while I slept! :eek:


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