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Old 05-12-2009, 06:58 PM
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:26 PM
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Since hurting my back my X-step isn't what it used to be. Neither is my distance. A good X-step can add a lot of distance. It's worth pursuing.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:19 PM
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the x step is designed to put all of your body weight behind your throw as opposed to just your upper.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:29 PM
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....but getting use to the x step so that your body weight is behind your throw is easier said than done! Still can not get my body to end up on the ball of my right foot and swing around. Just doesn't feel right. Has taken me forever to get my body to throw the disc they way it was meant to fly and not try to get all the distance by throwing as hard as I can.
The x step takes awhile to learn,it is not easy.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:42 PM
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I highly recommend the Dan Beato video-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nED7gcXobEo
very helpful if you follow it!
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:11 PM
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Yeah, my biggest hindrance to proper x step form seems to getting my lead feet off the ground. At 6'2", 210 lbs, I definitely believe in the adage that an object in motion stays in motion cuz it is hard for me to get in motion even though I used to play bball all the time. I just keep it slow, light on my feet, and loose.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:25 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.
While I agree that Scott is a great player, and does a great job of explaining the X-Step in his video, I disagree somewhat with what he teaches being practical for the average player. None of the pro's that I have seen in tournament videos and in the Clash series throw like Scott's video explains.

For me, the Climo/Feldberg fundamentals DVD was more practical for the average player. IMO.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:46 AM
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http://www.uoregon.edu/~dfeldber/golf/throwfar.htm

When learning the x-step logistics I highly recommend starting out perpendicular to the target as is shown in these photos. If you are facing the target, you have more hip rotation / body mechanics to deal with.

Notice in the third photo his head has rotated with his shoulders. He is not attempting to "look" over his shoulder, so to speak. Let the force be with you.

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Old 05-14-2009, 10:41 AM
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:12 PM
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Yea, Dave did a good job with that web page.
Great info... the photos helps to break form down well. imho.

I like to start slow and finish reallllly fast. Let the disc get ripped from my release due to the umphf factor.

Not everyone will be able to throw uber far... but they CAN learn to throw farther by utilizing those images and immulating that throwing form. imho.

Let the force be with you. Don't fight it. Rotate your head and shoulders when you reach back.

The power difference is immediately noticable for many folks. You will need to learn to aim all over again. It could get worse before it gets better so try it in an open field so you don't throw farther than you ever have and lose your disc in the woods.

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