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Old 05-12-2009, 04:18 PM
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X step question

So today I was out and noticed that I don't get much more distance when I do an X step as oppossed to having my feet planted and throwing. I throw RHBH and feel like I have preety good technique. Should I be seeing a lot more distance with my x step as opposed to without or is that pretty normal? I throw around 280' with my x step and maybe 270' without my x step. Suggestions?
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:22 PM
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I think the best way to learn a good X-step is to watch Scott Stokely's Distance Secrets DVD. He does a great job of teaching the basic fundamentals.

And yes...proper footwork is very valuable and should definitely add much more than 10'.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:26 PM
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I guess it begs to question how long have you been practicing your X step, and a lot will depend on your technique. Chances are you still may be generating most of your power from your arm rather than your core. Ideally, a good X step with the proper technique should result in more distance.

I would head out into an open field with a fair number of discs and focus on your arm motion in relation to your stance versus your X step. Then focus on generating your power and torque through your core rather than just your arm. It'll take some time to "re-learn" a throw and to have it feel comfortable. Also, there are a lot of instructional videos on YouTube that can be helpful in this area.

Good Luck!
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:26 PM
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Building your throw from the hit back like in the Dan Beato video will help immensily. One of the points of the exercise is to make sure each step you take is setting you up to maximize how you use your entire body. Many people don't, they just don't try to throw from a standstill like you did and they never notice.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:41 PM
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Yeah I plan on checking out the Beato and Stockley videos, I really started doing my x step maybe six months ago, so it is still pretty raw, it has helped out quite a bit but I know I can still get more out of it.
I'll be hitting a field soon to get my steps correct and re learn my throw, again.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:58 PM
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Yeah I plan on checking out the Beato and Stockley videos, I really started doing my x step maybe six months ago, so it is still pretty raw, it has helped out quite a bit but I know I can still get more out of it.
I'll be hitting a field soon to get my steps correct and re learn my throw, again.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:08 PM
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It is all about those core muscles. You might not be torquing (loading up) your body enough on the second step. While I have not fully mastered this I definitely saw a huge improvement in distance with with the step.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:21 PM
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I do torque back pretty far when i stand flat footed, it's not like it's just arm, I guess I'm just not getting as much as I can when I get my X step. Youtube here I come.
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