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Old 08-16-2012, 11:51 PM
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Snap

How do i get good snap on my throw? too lazy to look for threads that are already out there hah.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:17 AM
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What you seek is known as the "kill point."
Its like when you pop a towel. So many people are very round in their throw.
Make your disc travel in a straight line. Practice right now, at home, by working on your throwing motion against a wall. You should be able to slide the disc, or your hand, down the wall the whole way through your motion. When you reach the end, that is the "kill point." It is where all your energy you built through your foot work, hip turn, arm motion, and release get transferred into the disc, turning linear motion into rotation. Simple physics...
Hope it helps.
Get straight.
Dont be Round.
Slow and smooth = far.
Its all about the last 25%.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:20 AM
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:41 AM
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What you seek is known as the "kill point."
Its like when you pop a towel. So many people are very round in their throw.
Make your disc travel in a straight line. Practice right now, at home, by working on your throwing motion against a wall. You should be able to slide the disc, or your hand, down the wall the whole way through your motion. When you reach the end, that is the "kill point." It is where all your energy you built through your foot work, hip turn, arm motion, and release get transferred into the disc, turning linear motion into rotation. Simple physics...
Hope it helps.
Get straight.
Dont be Round.
Slow and smooth = far.
Its all about the last 25%.
Its not like snapping a towel..........Your arm is the towel. Don't throw like you are snapping a towel, it won't maximize your true potential
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:03 AM
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Snap is generated through good form/timing which requires tons of practice time to obtain. It's one of the hardest things to explain to someone. There are pages and pages of discussion on this and other DG forums about learning snap.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:44 AM
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It is actually like snapping a towel, thats why the pros do it to warm up. if you are round the towel doesn't pop...if you are direct then it does. It is just like popping a towel. Snap comes from HITTING. You have to hit at the "kill point" to get the explosive snap you want. If you are round then you will never be able to hit, you MUST be straight. People who say it isn't like popping a towel probably don't have the snap.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:29 AM
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It is actually like snapping a towel, thats why the pros do it to warm up. if you are round the towel doesn't pop...if you are direct then it does. It is just like popping a towel. Snap comes from HITTING. You have to hit at the "kill point" to get the explosive snap you want. If you are round then you will never be able to hit, you MUST be straight. People who say it isn't like popping a towel probably don't have the snap.
When I snap a towel in the locker room, I go through motions that I would never do while throwing. I can't see how that would possibly translate to disc golf.

After winding up the towel, I bring my arm forward causing the towel to follow. Then, when the towel is about at maximum extension in front of me, I yank my arm backwards to get a good snap. This is very similar to the crack of a bullwhip.

I can't imagine anyone's throw where they would bring their arm forward to release the disc, then quickly yank their arm backwards along the same line. That's just silly.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:42 AM
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watch Avery at :22 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrPVa...eature=mh_lolz
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:00 PM
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Its not like snapping a towel..........Your arm is the towel. Don't throw like you are snapping a towel, it won't maximize your true potential
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It is actually like snapping a towel, thats why the pros do it to warm up. if you are round the towel doesn't pop...if you are direct then it does. It is just like popping a towel. Snap comes from HITTING. You have to hit at the "kill point" to get the explosive snap you want. If you are round then you will never be able to hit, you MUST be straight. People who say it isn't like popping a towel probably don't have the snap.
No, it's not like snapping a towel. In fact, it's NOTHING like snapping a towel in a locker room.
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but its pretty simple, get the towel to snap using you throwing form
important to know- DO NOT pull back on the towel to get it to snap
if done correctly, it snaps hard with normal follow through

why does this not work when you first try it??
well thats because your form sucks... (mine does too, so dont be mad)
it will work - but you must pull to the pecs - a swinging arm just fans dust around

if you pull tight to your body and follow through, it pops/snaps (you can hear it)
an odd feeling, but it works for figuring out timing, if you can pop a towel, you can throw over 350

just a reminder, pulling back on the towel is cheating, and you deserve to throw 200ft or less

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:28 PM
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All this for something that could have been finished with just the one link and ignoring the thread.
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