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Old 05-21-2009, 10:42 AM
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Tell your friend to smack the midget and they'll start improving.
This is great! nearly spat coffee all over my computer!!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:14 AM
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yeah i did the same thing. just slow down and try your best to keep that nose down.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:32 AM
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My friend does the same thing, I think it is kind of like when you are swinging a golf club really hard and you tend to pull your arms in towards your body because you feel out of control when your arms are fully extended, then you hit a massive slice into the woods. With Disc Golf, my friend doesn't twist his core enough and tries to use to much arm, he pulls his elbow in instead of letting his arm extend and whip around, and in turn throws off the angle of release. I think he should just try to throw it while standing still and twisting his body, see how it works then incorporate that into his xstep or however he runs up.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:03 PM
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Get him a beginner disc (putter or mid range) and play catch from about 100'. If he's got a driver - take it away from him!! The fastest distance disc is not the thing to learn with. Give him the oldest, most beat up disc you own. A disc that will turn in flight (i.e. not fall left) IS EASIER TO WORK WITH FOR BEGINNERS.

Pay attention to his throwing motion. If he's throwing high in the air - more than likely he's not transferring his weight to his front (plant) foot - he's pushing off that foot and leaving his weight on his back foot. So instead of pulling THROUGH, he pulling BACK. That's what makes the nose go up.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:30 PM
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-keep the leading shoulder low, as well as the nose of the disc.
-you want to be pretty level ,or even a bit lower in the front shoulder than in the back.
-the line your shoulders take at release mimics the path of the disc.
-the comments about nose down and get less stable discs also ring true, I suggest Teebirds
Just my two cents...
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:42 PM
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Tell your friend to throw across his chest. I have seen many new players throw from thier waist, and that is going to make the disc fly like your described because of the angle of relese. Also, make sure they are throwing a beginner disc. What did are they throwing?

Also, I have seen newer players only use two fingers to throw, and that will cause a bad relese angle as well. I use a two finger grip when I want to throw a hard hyzer (left hand turn).
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:30 PM
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Tell your friend to smack the midget and they'll start improving.
Hard to argue with that. LOL I got a good laugh out of that...and the funny thing is that it is true.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:17 PM
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Tell your friend to smack the midget and they'll start improving.
Why this isn't your signature line by now is beyond me. If I had the rights to do it, I'd change your screen name to "midgetsmacker."
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:04 PM
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Why this isn't your signature line by now is beyond me. If I had the rights to do it, I'd change your screen name to "midgetsmacker."
Hmm...you might have something there.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:57 PM
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smack the midget
Wow. I thought the only person who ever used this analogy was my high school baseball coach in reference to hitting.

He used "punch the midget" but still.
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