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Old 12-23-2012, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for all of the replies everyone. I used to be able to throw 425-450 on average now 350 is a great drive for me. The video with the Boss I would say it went about 360. That was actually one of my better drives of late. I have tried throwing more understable discs and I have no problem with discing down. For some reason a boss has always felt the most comfortable in my hand.
All that being said, I see the arm swoop thing happening and I have tried to lean over my discs more but when I do that, everything comes out hyzer and stalls out very short, even if it's understable discs. I am still waiting for that "aha" moment to see what has changed from the way I used to throw. Sadly, I don't have any video that far back.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:21 PM
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The one really obvious thing I see is that you follow through to the right. I think that you're taking a lot of power off the throw by redirecting the energy in a direction other than forward.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:25 PM
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It isn't leaning over your discs as much as leaning forward, always forward toward the target. All energy should be directed toward the target... smoothly.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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Just looks like strong-arming and balance issues, which are easy bad habits to acquire when you're trying to out throw your friend. Fix the swooping and rounding and focus more on leading with your hips.

Some tips to help:
Don't reach back as far. It doesn't do anything but throw off your balance. Your body is not on it's center of balance at the hit point, which is why you have to take so many steps forward off the teepad after release. In doing so, you're not finishing your weight transfer before pivoting so you're strong arming the disc around your chest instead of your hips/torsoe leading your arm and whipping your forehand across your chest.

Here's proof: the green line is your front foot pivot point. The red line is where your weight is centered. Ideally the red line should be overtop of that green line. When they are one of the same, your body will pivot on your plant foot and your body will follow through by rotating instead of moving/stepping forward.




This is how it's supposed to look: (Liz Lopez always displays great balance and has the best form of the top women imho. )
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:03 AM
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What I noticed was that your footwork seems to be small fast studder steps. Try slowing down your steps, and stretch them out. Step smoothly and in balance and your upper body won't be flailing/strongarming to keep up. Watch this video of Shoestrings in slow-mo. Notice how he glides and smoothly with larger steps low to the ground? No studder stepping etc.
http://youtu.be/xKPZmZDxP9s
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:08 AM
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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
Have you ever heard the saying " starting the lawnmower?" You need to get your power from the ground up. You look like your trying to turn a ceiling fan on. Lower your reach back and pull through with your hips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo-VA...youtube_gdata_ player
See how the pull threw is around the belt buckle... Yours is around your shoulders which is a slower motions. Let me know if this helps
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:21 AM
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Have you ever heard the saying " starting the lawnmower?" You need to get your power from the ground up. You look like your trying to turn a ceiling fan on. Lower your reach back and pull through with your hips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo-VA...youtube_gdata_ player
See how the pull threw is around the belt buckle... Yours is around your shoulders which is a slower motions. Let me know if this helps
Classic...pretty sig worthy.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:38 AM
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I definately see some arm issues...like said, the swooping will really slow you down. What you're looking for is more nipple to nipple, across your chest.

Also, please someone correct me if I'm seeing things, but to me it looks as if you're hips are too fast. They should be in line with your right knee and should, and they should all move together, providing the rotation to whip your arm through. It looks like you're opening up with your hips, and dragging your shoulder and your knee, thereby slowing you down and putting you off balance, another reason for the recovery steps after a throw.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:49 AM
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The hips are fine because the hips create the speed to pull your arm through.
Also nipple to nipple is better for accuracy if you learn to get your pull tthrough even lower it will generate even more speed= distance
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:05 AM
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Also nipple to nipple is better for accuracy if you learn to get your pull tthrough even lower it will generate even more speed= distance
The term I was taught that helped me keep this in mind was "rip the nips..." perhaps crude, but effective - it got me picturing the motion. Paul, your participation is greatly appreciated - thanks for being so gracious with your time.

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