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Old 11-25-2012, 12:17 PM
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I know the feeling, man. Back in '07 or so one of the locals told me that if I wanted to improve my game I had to learn to throw mids well. I went out and got myself a Buzzz and played Buzzz only rounds at my local course. First I was strong arming everything and turning it into rollers but eventually figured out how to actually snap the disc and got better at it. Some time in '08 I accidentally threw it over 400 feet. Just like your experience, that throw felt very different. I thought I did something wrong at first until I saw how far it went. I spent the next 4 years practicing trying to replicate what I did that day. I finally threw a Buzzz again over 400 earlier this summer on purpose and was able to breathe a sigh of relief Takes a lot of dedication and practice. There will be times you'll want to give up but if you stick to it you will see it pay off. I was lucky to have a buddy that kept pushing me whenever I was down and ready to stop chasing distance.

Slowing down does help, because it's easier to isolate the hit point.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:57 PM
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I've experienced the effortless throw that went forever. Threw a Teebird about 380 (further than I throw my max D driver) once...on accident. Been trying to replicate it since. I'm not expert, but it seems that smooth is far. If you watch pro players, everything is smooth. It just seems so contrary to logic...get all tense trying to muscle it far. I try and just relax and smooth it out.

I think the smoothness and flawless form yields the best results in most sports.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:51 PM
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I think the smoothness and flawless form yields the best results in most sports.
I agree. Smooth can yield the best results because the sequencing allows for the best possible speed with the best possible geometry for accuracy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:08 PM
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I played a round with a local pro today for the first time. I watched him as closely as I could without getting slugged for some kinky kind of assault. He was slow, smooth and effortless. He threw a lot of putter and mid shots. The course dictated some of that, but watching him gave me hope. He isn't a big arm. He just nails shots up to about 350', stays on the fairway, and makes the putts we should all make. He hasn't played much lately, so I'm sure I didn't see his best, but I would agree that learning to throw putters and mids well is a huge deal. And obviously putting well helps.

Time for some sloppy discing down again this winter.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:33 AM
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Wow, Thanks for the reality check. Time to just use my buzz and T-bird until I can get up to my vulcans speed.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:50 PM
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Threw a Comet at the basket 100' out. Fly by but kept on going? I wanted it to settle down but it glided, like a majic carpet. It went 250' even thou I eased it at the target. PO'ed, but realized no effort but just form. I need to slow and perfect form.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:46 PM
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Throw a lid, it would brake itself Still it feels great when throw effortlessly and perfectly
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Just wanted to dig this up (instead of butting in to other members' technique threads) to thank sidewinder for the door frame drill video. He posted it in one of the threads and I took time to watch it. I did a little of it in the field last night, and was hitting 300 much more consistently. And it felt better on the body. The biggest difference is where I was ending up after the throw though. Usually my left foot just kind of hangs out, but with that door frame move, my momentum carried my body and left foot past the "pad." When I saw the disc fly through the air, my stance felt like it was how it should be, like it was a whole body effort, and not just the arm.

I've seen many videos and tried many things since this making thread, but that door frame thing clicked with me somehow, and now I want more.
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Nice! Something that should be married to the door frame drill: When you shift your butt into the door frame in that move, your weight should brace so that the left leg isn't winging you past the end of the teepad.

RHBH: It's easy to tip too far to the left and have all your momentum carry you past the brace, without creating the resistance that transfers the momentum around your axis.



Watch GG shift INTO the brace. If he was too far left, he'd wing past the brace. It's a balancing act - and the most important reason to focus on staying vertical and balanced.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:15 PM
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I guess I was still doing it wrong. Or maybe it just felt like my left leg had that momentum. I wasn't on an actual pad, but on grass. Either way, my right arm and end position were more similar to those in this vid. I'll definitely keep that tip in mind though, trying to keep balanced.
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