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Old 02-19-2014, 08:48 AM
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I dont do it to this extreme but I do it to get an idea of where my release is gonna be.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:52 AM
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agree with a routine -- just never knew the reason so many people did this. To me it seemed counter-intuitive. But whatever floats your boat...
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:01 AM
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Here is my routine:
  1. step up on the back of the tee pad.
  2. Slow step to the front of the tee pad looking down the fairway determining my line.
  3. Clear the plant foot area of debri.
  4. Shuffle to the back of the pad, cleaning the bottom of my shoes.
  5. Align my front foot and adjust my weight to find my balance point on my front foot.
  6. Look up and check my line again.
  7. Align my body to the release angle (lean more forward or backward).
  8. Mentally tell myself to start slow and accellerate through the pull, stay forward/balanced, and follow through.
  9. Then I start my first step.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:02 AM
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I don't aim my disc but I do go thru my throwing motion at the front of the tee a few times before walking back and starting my approach. Some players have told me it doesn't make sense for me to do this because my practice "swings" aren't exactly the same as my real throwing motion. But that's not what I'm doing.

I do this so I know where to aim my back before I pull thru with my shot. (If that makes sense) What this does for me is help eliminate grip lock, or what looks like grip lock but is really just not being lined up correctly for the release line I need for that shot.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:11 AM
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I step onto the teepad, then I throw it. I suck though, so don't do what I do.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:40 AM
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Odd, but effective?

I don't do this; but my son has done it for years and has recently started to out-drive me and my buddies. Maybe I should start doing it also? lol. I guess if he thinks it helps or its just a ritual that he's use to doing before throw, who am I to judge? Its definitely working for him. I've noticed he only does it at teepads
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:46 AM
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Routine

Also, I know a girl who clears her throat before every drive, "ahh-'hemm", just like that. If she rushes and doesn't do it, her throw is horrible. Strange, but I think they're just more comfortable with a routine before throw
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:25 AM
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this is what i'm refering to: (not to pick on holly, but this is the first one i noticed)


I walk to the front of the box, find the focal point that I'm aiming at, I hold the disc there, angle it properly, then walk backwards to my starting point on the box.

This is my style, it works great for me. Who cares what it looks like?
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:25 AM
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No pre-throw stiffy[PTS] for me, but I do swing my arm just before my x-step from hanging vertically at my side to forward/release height/disc horizontal, and as I x-step it loads to the back like an arrow in a bow. Including addressing the tee, we're talking 7-10 seconds.
The worst I've seen was a woman in Boise, who would PTS forward for a few seconds, then rotate to put the disc in loaded position and look 180* from the fairway for a few seconds, and do this 5-6 times before she actually threw. At least 30 seconds for every shot doing this, and she couldn't beat a 10 yo noob.

Ooooh! PTSD---Pre-Throw Stiffarm Disorder!

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:55 AM
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I walk to the front of the box, find the focal point that I'm aiming at, I hold the disc there, angle it properly, then walk backwards to my starting point on the box.

This is my style, it works great for me. Who cares what it looks like?
i don't think anybody is criticizing appearance when anybody does this. I never understood why people do it, but now I do. To each their own.
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