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Old 08-12-2012, 04:19 PM
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I don't seem to be progressing any further at the same rate.
Well, progress gets slower and slower the better you get, thats normal. But usualy that does not start after 4 months unless you shoot to the stars right away.

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I feel I'd be better off playing games with 3 discs only.
Now why would you do that ?

Bring all your discs and do fieldwork. If you want to improve, do fieldwork, Playing rounds is for fun.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:53 AM
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Well, progress gets slower and slower the better you get, thats normal. But usualy that does not start after 4 months unless you shoot to the stars right away.



Now why would you do that ?

Bring all your discs and do fieldwork. If you want to improve, do fieldwork, Playing rounds is for fun.
I think I shot for the stars xD

And I mean for rounds. Field work is different, I'll take all of em that I want to use or have interest in using. The rest will sit at home collecting dust until I decide to resell or give to friends. OR even keep for my collection of discs I won't use. haha.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:06 PM
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When I started trying to improve I used Wizards (one for driving, one for putting), a Comet, and a Leopard. I had a Teebird but knew it was too much disc for me. I also had a Buzzz that I also knew could take some OAT so I put that away too. I'm not saying you have to go this route, but it worked for me.

I would go into the field and throw nothing but a stack of Comets for hours, looking like a total idiot. I hated how they felt in my hand and would always release them with tons of wobble or on an unintentional anny line. I couldn't throw a smooth hyzer to save my life. I also couldn't throw my Wizards very far. I'm talking about throwing these discs around 150' in a field (sometimes well populated, for an extra dose of shame for motivation).

I kept on throwing those Comets until the grip started to feel natural. I played putter only rounds at a pitch and putt, then at my home course when it opened back up for the Spring. Now I use my Anode for most holes up to 275' and my Comet or Buzzz up to 325'. I still use the Leopard and Teebird, but I've started to add some faster discs too (flirting with some different warp speed drivers for those 375'+ holes).

This is all to say that if you practice, you'll get there. Find some discs and stick to them. If they feel uncomfortable, throw them until they're not. I switched from a power grip to a fork grip and that helped, but it doesn't matter. Also, my hands are the same size as my own mother's and I can throw a putter, Comet, Buzzz, Nuke--it doesn't matter. Just practice through it--after all, when you first pick up a golf club you're not going to be comfortable, and until you've swung that club many times you won't be comfortable. It's the same with disc golf.

But don't forget to play your game on the course, have fun, and beat your friends.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:34 PM
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Want to accelerate your rate of awesomeness? Play three to four times per week with people who are a lot better than you. There's no better way to learn about disc golf--and what you're doing incorrectly--than playing regularly with experienced players.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:54 PM
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Want to accelerate your rate of awesomeness? Play three to four times per week with people who are a lot better than you. There's no better way to learn about disc golf--and what you're doing incorrectly--than playing regularly with experienced players.
I don't has no friends :'(
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:35 AM
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Want to accelerate your rate of awesomeness? Play three to four times per week with people who are a lot better than you. There's no better way to learn about disc golf--and what you're doing incorrectly--than playing regularly with experienced players.
Practicing will always improve you faster than simply playing.

Ask those better players to come and practice with you, maybe they show you some of their routines and drills that made them become better, and maybe they will point out some form flaws you have.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:52 AM
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Practicing will always improve you faster than simply playing.

Ask those better players to come and practice with you, maybe they show you some of their routines and drills that made them become better, and maybe they will point out some form flaws you have.
I just need to get back to practicing as much as rounds lol. It's so hard to bring myself out to practice.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:53 AM
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It takes years to become better, at anything.

10000 of any particular shot and you'll be a master. Give it time.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:01 PM
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Is it like this?
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:06 PM
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Is it like this?
something like that haha
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