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Old 01-18-2014, 04:19 AM
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I watch a lot of Mike Cs vids on youtube and noticed myself that he only has a really small run up, he is also pretty much a beast compared to me (5,8 130lbs), not quit sure how tall he is though?!
I gonna work on my run up the next couple of weeks and see what i can do with it.

I think being able to do both, a nice run up and accurate stand still throws, will greatly increase my overall game.

Thanks for the advice so far guys!
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:39 AM
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It depends on conditions. If the pad is icy, slippery, etc...... i will stand still. if the pad is nice and clean and i wont slip then i will use a run up. also i only throw about 250 ish stand still maybe shorter and my run up is average 350 ish. i have hit over 400 on it though.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:53 AM
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I gave up on a full runup a while ago as it was negatively affecting my accuracy. I throw with what I'd describe as a big one-step delivery. I bring my front foot to just behind my back foot, and then go from there. It is very much like the last step coming out of an x-step.

But if the pad is slick I don't even feel comfortable with the big step. I played a round last week on slick, muddy teepads and found that I couldn't trust that my front foot wouldn't slip out on the plant. So I threw from a standstill and just shifted my weight from front to back. It shortened up my drives some but at least I wasn't worried about falling. I'm too old for that...
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:35 AM
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Unless it's a really short shot or my lie is encumbered I always do some sort of run up. I definitely need more field work for my standstills, but my release point almost always seems off when I really have to put something on my standstill shot. With a run up, I've got the timing down well enough that I typically release on the line I need and can get the distance desired.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:46 AM
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I don't really do a run up per-se, more of an x step without any other steps before it. That is the pinnacle of my distance and accuracy when I use that method. I only do standstills if the hole is a short one, the teepads are crap, or my x step timing is all off and I cant throw worth a crap that day with my x step. I can get decently farther with my x-step drive than a standstill, unless I am having an off day. If I try to do a runup on my drive, it is horrid. I need to work on adding one step to my current driving routine.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:18 AM
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My question to you guys is, do you always throw with a run up, no matter what conditions there are or do you opt for the stand still when the teepad is slippery?
I played with a guy from out of state last month who drove from a standstill and lined up his shot by stretching his empty arm/hand/shoulder out toward the basket, with a full pull back on the disc then froze in that position for about 3-5 seconds. I wanted to giggle the first time I saw it then he ripped a 400' drive to park the hole.

We didn't run into a longer hole before my friends showed up and I parted ways with the stand still guy but I was curious to see if he could throw any further than that with no walk/run up.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:48 PM
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I played with a guy from out of state last month who drove from a standstill and lined up his shot by stretching his empty arm/hand/shoulder out toward the basket, with a full pull back on the disc then froze in that position for about 3-5 seconds. I wanted to giggle the first time I saw it then he ripped a 400' drive to park the hole.

We didn't run into a longer hole before my friends showed up and I parted ways with the stand still guy but I was curious to see if he could throw any further than that with no walk/run up.
For the past year (my first playing dg) I threw exactly as you describe. I would line up my stance, hold the disc at the release point and angle I wanted, and visualize the line for a few seconds, then reach back and hold it until it felt right, then drive. There are so many things to think about when you're first learning that I got into the habit of running down a checklist sort of. Disc angle.. Grip, wrist down, ok, start with the legs, don't pull with your arm, blah blah. I don't know how helpful this was, but by the end of my first year I was throwing about 350 from a standstill, with pretty good accuracy. However, this sort of "cold" start was really prone to glitches in timing that could be totally awful. And I definitely feel like I'm still mostly arming it. I recently started adding a slow X step, and though weather hasn't let me work on it much, I feel like the timing is much cleaner.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:32 AM
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Speaking from the old-guy division, I stopped using the X-step about two years ago and really haven't missed it. I normally throw about 375-400 on an open hole since I have really started concentrating on technique. The other benefit I see is that you are more prepared for a longer throw once you are off the teepad and onto the hole itself. My knee started hurting on my plant foot from the X-Step to the point where finishing a round became an issue because of old injuries. Since stopping the X-step, that has gone away.

One other unforeseen benefit is my shoes are lasting a lot longer without the foot drag etc on the teepad. More money to spend on discs instead of shoes.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:17 PM
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I can get a little too fast with my form with my run up but when I've got the rhythm it's gold. I can do well from a standstill and will use it on 250 feet or less tunnel shots.

It's easy to not mess up with no run up.

Without runup = high floor and a low ceiling (I won't end any trees but I won't park it either)

With runup = low floor and high ceiling (I might hit a tree but if I don't it's parked)
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