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Old 11-17-2013, 12:07 PM
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Imo, 'perfect form' is subjective. A lot of it is dependent on your body type and utilizing it in the most efficient way possible while at the same time having an element of consistency.

There is not much point in someone with say, Wills body type, trying to get a person who is 5'5" and overweight, to emulate his throw. It will be difficult to reproduce his mechanics. But maybe someone with a different set of mechanics could teach that short fat guy a better way to use his body.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:24 PM
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The myth of perfection!! There is no perfect form because no two shot are the same thus no one perfect form will fit two shots. This and others games are games of least mistakes wins. Pro players make fewer mistakes,in form, them rec players do but still make mistakes. Getting a perfect form is like approaching infinite. You think you can get close but the end just keeps moving.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:29 PM
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Nice troll thread, bro.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:06 PM
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Perfect form is what works with you.
However you throw for lower scores.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:42 PM
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I think this is a valid post. Not so much "perfect" as in "best", but as in "ideal". Like in the tennis world Roger Federer is said to have "perfect" form. Not everyone emulates his style nor do all coaches teach it, but most would agree his form is "ideal" (not factoring in the whole one-handed backhand vs. two-handed backhand debate). Also, it helps that he has won the most majors in the sport's history. Now he is in the twilight of his career.

I think Climo is essentially our Federer. Not everyone strives to emulate his exact form/style, but all agree it is "ideal" if we were to draw up a how-to book on disc golf. Plus it helps that he is the 12x world champ, also in the twilight of his career (obviously still possessing the ability to crush any of us mere mortals).

Just my two cents.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:52 PM
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^^ Good comparison.

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Old 11-17-2013, 07:10 PM
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I would posit that McBeth has "ideal" form.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:21 PM
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I think the closest to "perfect" is Feldberg. From watching clinics of his, I would say he seems to understand the mechanics better than anyone.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:55 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u50_VDEz5S8

this guy has the "coolest" throw hands down
Either McBeth or this guy.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:39 PM
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I think Shoestrings has the smoothest form for backhand
Big Jerm for forehand
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