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Old 08-18-2013, 12:17 PM
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Forehand I started just over 300' and was (spraying all over the place) just over 420' within 6 months. I became a Primarily standstill backhand player after my first year and it took about a year to get 350', and another couple years to get consistently in the low-mid 400s, where I still reside. My distance has very minimally improved the last year or two, but my accuracy and consistency is up a lot.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:51 PM
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I started at under 200' RHBH 8 weeks ago. I practiced literally every day since then and can now average 350'. I can reach 400' with my D4 when the wind is perfect but I really don't see myself ever reaching my original goal, which is 500'. I don't believe my stature will allow me to do that. I'm 29, 5'6" and 155 lbs and I don't think my arms are long enough to get the whip needed for that distance. =(
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:07 PM
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You've doubled your distance in 8 weeks but you don't think you will ever add another 100'? Man if I had that attitude I would've maxed out at 250 about a year ago
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:39 PM
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You've doubled your distance in 8 weeks but you don't think you will ever add another 100'? Man if I had that attitude I would've maxed out at 250 about a year ago
I think it's just me being a realist. I grew up playing a lot of sports, I used to be a pretty good skateboarder and I also went through a juggling phase with my best tricks being with 5 juggling balls. (Nerd, I know lol) I'm pretty coordinated and I feel that I'm really close to the perfect RHBH throw and if I ever reach it, it'll give me a maximum distance of around 425'. With my small stature, that's all I think my body will allow me to throw. You have to know that a taller person's body will give them advantages over a shorter person, right? Imagine if there were 2 people with the exact same skill level and form. One was 6' and the other was 5'6". Do you think that their throwing distance would be the same? I don't think so. =/
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:52 PM
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I think it's just me being a realist. I grew up playing a lot of sports, I used to be a pretty good skateboarder and I also went through a juggling phase with my best tricks being with 5 juggling balls. (Nerd, I know lol) I'm pretty coordinated and I feel that I'm really close to the perfect RHBH throw and if I ever reach it, it'll give me a maximum distance of around 425'. With my small stature, that's all I think my body will allow me to throw. You have to know that a taller person's body will give them advantages over a shorter person, right? Imagine if there were 2 people with the exact same skill level and form. One was 6' and the other was 5'6". Do you think that their throwing distance would be the same? I don't think so. =/
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:58 PM
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Well of course a taller lankier person can build more leverage. I'm just sayin it's been like two months bro don't give up now lol... Also I think McBeth is like 5'8" and he doesn't seem to have a problem with distance
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:13 PM
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I've had the luxury most people haven't had when it comes to watching my development grow. I started playing when I was a toddler throwing wildly while playing with my uncles. I haven't stopped playing since then & by the age of 13 I was throwing sidearm, backhand & tomahawk & was maxing out around 300ft backhand. I started taking disc golf very seriously at around 15 when I attended a couple of clinics & acquired as much knowledge I could from good local players. Around the same time I joined a league at my local course & started doing tourneys. At that time I was hitting 350-375ft max distance with my backhand. I've kept up practiced a lot from then until now & now I can throw 475ft backhand pretty much on command. On a very good throw from me I can hit 500ft backhand & I can consistently get around 375ft sidearm. The things that helped me out the most was playing rounds with people better than me that were very open with their knowledge & doing a lot of field work. I tried to emulate my backhand style after Feldberg & my forehand after Big Jerm.

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:30 PM
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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.
I'm on the backside of 52 right now. I know that this is it. I feel it every time I play. I'll never get more out of my discs. This is a fact. That's why I practice putting every day.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:28 PM
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I had slow and steady improvement with some plateaus and jumps for the first 7 or so years I played. I got to the point where I was pretty consistently throwing 450 and occasionally breaking 500 with quite a bit of field work. I had a couple injuries and lost some distance for a while, now I've been back throwing 425ish most days for the last couple years, I haven't had as much time or motivation to spend time at the practice field rather than going to play a round.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:53 PM
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Experience and form will continually improve as well as your distance the more u play. Sadly time and aging will of course weaken your distance. I actually think watching people place accurate shots over distance is more impressive.
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