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Old 05-13-2009, 10:29 PM
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How long have you been practicing the stand still throw? It seems so simple, but I guess it is a matter or repetition so that motion feels like the natural way to throw. I'm trying to relearn the backhand, but I tend to get impatient and use the entire motion, xstep and all. By merely using the Beato style of pulling my arm across my body, rather than swinging it, I have gained distance and consistency. I do, however, want to maximize my gains while relearning the RHBH style.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:14 AM
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I would do a ton of crystal meth and then practice for like 3 days straight. J/K, PCP is better.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:23 AM
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How long have you been practicing the stand still throw? It seems so simple, but I guess it is a matter or repetition so that motion feels like the natural way to throw. I'm trying to relearn the backhand, but I tend to get impatient and use the entire motion, xstep and all. By merely using the Beato style of pulling my arm across my body, rather than swinging it, I have gained distance and consistency. I do, however, want to maximize my gains while relearning the RHBH style.
I've been doing it for about a month or so now. I played all last year predominately forehand, as my backhand sucked and I had a lot more distance and accuracy with it. Starting this year, I wanted to really focus on developing my backhand so I had both shots, and watched the Beato video and started from there.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:26 AM
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I'd say to start adding steps and see what happens. If, by the time you've gotten back up to the full x-step you aren't satisfied with where you are you can try to diagnose what's wrong and start over. Being able to throw starting from any of those steps (from no steps to a full x-step) is a really useful skill in itself. It allows you to power down without taking anything off your finish.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:32 AM
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just keep in mind that sometimes less is more.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:34 AM
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like, i dont have a huge run up but i can still crank it well over 400'. i tell people all the time that it's more technique and less strength.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:36 AM
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....though being strong helps......
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:09 PM
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....though being strong helps......
Would that be retard strength going by your nick ^?
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:02 PM
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So, I've been working on this too. However, I have simply practiced the beato form as a whole, x-step and all. Doing it from a stand still is really difficult for me. Anyway, my question is about which discs to use. I only practice form with aviars and midranges of varying stabilities (1 kite, 1 shark, 1 roc). I've always heard "Throwing mids will show any issues with your form." So is practicing with those a good idea, or should I be using drivers?
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:46 PM
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I don't really know...I've been throwing what people have generally recommended a beginning player use. Some valks, sharks, leopards. I will also grab a stack of putters and throw those, as someone on the course said that will show poor form or problems as well. I've been getting a lot better with the putters too, they were pretty wild starting out, but I can drive them 220' now and usually just as accurate or more so than the mids I use.
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