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Old 01-08-2013, 04:15 PM
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Hip whip elbow rounding

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So, I'm finally feeling like I am grasping the whole concept of a backhand drive. At least my distance increase agrees, however there is a chink in the armor.

Skip to the plant step of a drive. Now as soon as I plant I'm at full reach back, the hips start, the elbow comes forward, disc is at the right pec, and as I'm using my lower arm as a whip, it feels like my lower arm is rounding my right side as I'm about to release.

Seems like its because I'm pivoting on that plant heel, and my arm is just swinging through. I've been trying to achieve late acceleration by only speeding up my lower arm after the hip drive has started it. I think my release isn't happening far enough out from my body, and instead of being in front of my sternum on release, its more over to the right in line with my shoulder.

Is this more about punching the arm out straighter/earlier, or slowing down the hips and cleaning up timing?

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:16 PM
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Probably has more do with your aim/mechanics and weight transfer. You might need to aim more backward to get more arm extension.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:25 PM
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Probably has more do with your aim/mechanics and weight transfer. You might need to aim more backward to get more arm extension.
Aim more backwards? Are you talking about achieving the tendon bounce earlier in the throw? Or are you talking about the reach back?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:41 PM
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It's aim and reachback. Elbow rounding is often from not turning the hips/shouder back enough while the thrower reaches back too far with the elbow. What happens is the arm crashes against the chest instead of clearing a straight line through.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:38 AM
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Excellent, that feels like what is happening. I've just made a few break throughs lately and feel like I was getting hung up here. Its not every drive but especially when I try to stretch out a disc a little more. I wanted to straighten this out before I had a new video. Thank you again sidewinder. Your knowledge continues to amaze.
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