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Old 04-24-2013, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dyepb_16 View Post
Thanks for he responses guys!!! Mullethead still abut confused. Generally speaking arm speed on the throw is what will flip something and snap is what will get distance because of the gyroscopic effect?
I don't think that's a very useful way to think about it. Saying you need to throw with "more snap" is like saying you need to "throw it with better technique." Of course throwing it better will result in a longer, more accurate throw, but how to accomplish that is what people really want to know.

Discs do fly a bit differently when you throw with actual snap, but unless you're comfortable throwing mids up to 350' on a full throw or so and are throwing Teebirds near 400' on a full throw, you aren't really experiencing that. Until then the reason discs are turning is either becasue they're too understable (easy to fix with disc selection) or becasue of OAT. It's not because of too much "arm speed" or velocity or not enough spin.

Worrying about what will theoretically happen if you get more or less spin (which is nearly impossible to control or measure for a drive, so you won't know if you actually changed it or not) isn't much use. Get discs that are known to be controllable and predicable to fly well and far and you'll know you're throwing better.
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