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Old 07-18-2013, 05:24 PM
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Forehand Hyzer

Hi everyone, I'm still working on my forehand. A problem I have encountered is keeping the nose down on a hyzer release forehand. I can keep a disc on a hyzer, but it's the high flying nose up stall kind of a hyzer. My forehand doesn't have much oomph so I was wanting to hyzer flip understable discs for some added distance. Hyzer flipping seems easier on the arm and less bad habit forming than flexing (and most likely OATing/wrist rolling) something more stable. Plus, the most useful forehand shot (for me) would be a nice, sweeping hyzer for long right turns.

So how do you throw clean, nose down FH shots?
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:34 PM
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Maybe this is too obvious to even post, but one thing that helps me is keeping the disc low.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:31 PM
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A common problem people have is not getting their weight forward which makes nose angles difficult as well as keeping the trajectory low. The difference between a hyzer flip and a sweeping hyzer is the nose angle and how you throw it. For a sweeping hyzer I'm aligning all my swing planes and step direction for pure hyzer and often roll the wrist under to get the nose slightly up. For a hyzer flip I'm often using an anhyzer step direction to add torque keeping the nose down later.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:15 PM
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Try dropping your throwing shoulder so the plane of your shoulders matches the intended release plane of the disc.

I also agree that getting your weight forward will help.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:50 PM
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Try dropping your throwing shoulder so the plane of your shoulders matches the intended release plane of the disc.
This is a much better way of explaining what I was trying to convey with my response.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:11 PM
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As in most sports, it helps to bend your knees.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:30 PM
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Hyzer flipping seems easier on the arm and less bad habit forming than flexing (and most likely OATing/wrist rolling) something more stable.

So how do you throw clean, nose down FH shots?
It is for sure is MUCH easier on the arm. When i was first learning forehand (an injury made it painful to backhand) after 18 my arm would be supper sore by my bicep in the elbow area. Low and behold using way to much arm and OATing the crap out of every throw to the point where i just had to stop for a few weeks.

In that time i was out i really worked on my foot work and keeping my elbow tucked while disc'ing down a bit only trying to throw flat, and it has paid dividends.

So how to throw clean? Clean up the form. Simplify your routine, stay low, tuck the elbow and try to throw flat, the hyzer will come.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:21 PM
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This is a hard one to get at first. What disc are you using? I've found a Valkyrie or Fury to be awesome in this slot. I put a little hyzer, keep it low, and let it rip.
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