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Old 12-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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On the verge of giving up please help!

I have been playing for 3 years and throw WAY shorter than I used to. For reference I am 6'4 190lbs so I know I should be throwing farther. Take a look at these videos and tell me what I am doing wrong. And please don't say "throw with hyzer" or "hyzer flip everything" because if I could I would. My grip is a regular power grip. I feel like I am dragging my arm through. I don't think the nose angle is the problem. I have a friend that is 5'9 140lbs soak and wet and can throw 100 feet farther than me on a regular basis. Please for the love of all things holy help me. In order the discs are: Star Katana, Opto Riot, Echo Destroyer, Champ Boss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chDa-CZC4Lg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVcVFtfD5OA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJQ1pF8YLo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMbTRX1lZSA
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:00 PM
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Two words. Disc down.

And weight and strength have nothing to do with throwing far. Look at Paige Pierce.

Now, I'll let the experts take over from here....
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:03 PM
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^Don't disc down

With that said you are "swooping" your arm down, you reach high (in the reach back) and swoop low. It looks as if you are leaning far back when you follow through, lean forward.

Remember pull on a straight line, Don't swoop.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:05 PM
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How far are you throwing?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:06 PM
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Your form seems to be on the right track. Honestly for one thing your discs are to stable. Drop down to say Valk, Archon, Turning Driver (discmania), Roadrunner, Sidewinder, Avenger SS, Leopard, Zombee, Mamba, Maybe Blizzard Bosses if you really like the grip try 145ish to 150, 140 will be pretty flippy you might like it though, Lat River? I dont really throw lat but I hear these are flippy. Try throwing discs that don't take as much power to get the proper flight. World distance record BOTH of them were set with quite understable discs, so don't think you need super stable to throw far.

Let your hips lead and make sure your arm is ending in the direction you want your disc to go, alot of throws go wrong simply by facing the wrong way when you release. Make sure your not standing to straight up, try to kinda lean over your disc and pull through, and put good spin on the disc don't worry about snap. My run up is the about the same speed as yours and distance maybe a little shorter on distance and I can get it out 450-500. It's all form. Also how far is it you used to throw compared to now?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:10 PM
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how far are you throwing now?

you are swooping and subsequently you may be rounding as well. I looked at your vid from October and it appears you were rounding in that one. you have to throw from the chest not around the shoulders.

hunt up the masterbeato video (working from the hit backwards). masterbeato is your height and maybe just a few pounds heavier but he is basically the same size as you.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:13 PM
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I have been playing for 3 years and throw WAY shorter than I used to. For reference I am 6'4 190lbs so I know I should be throwing farther. Take a look at these videos and tell me what I am doing wrong. And please don't say "throw with hyzer" or "hyzer flip everything" because if I could I would. My grip is a regular power grip. I feel like I am dragging my arm through. I don't think the nose angle is the problem. I have a friend that is 5'9 140lbs soak and wet and can throw 100 feet farther than me on a regular basis. Please for the love of all things holy help me. In order the discs are: Star Katana, Opto Riot, Echo Destroyer, Champ Boss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chDa-CZC4Lg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVcVFtfD5OA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJQ1pF8YLo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMbTRX1lZSA
throw out all those ****ty discs and get an eagle or a beast
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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Opto Riot is a good disc but it can be finicky with different grips. Destros ain't bad either.

but yeah you would do better with an Eagle. Discing down is always good for practice.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:28 PM
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Smooth is far.

Start your reach back at the bottom of your rib cage, not your shoulder.

Pull straight through and throw at 80% power.

Most importantly, smooth is far.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:32 PM
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Here it is... study and emulate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nED7gcXobEo
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