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Old 03-17-2013, 12:37 AM
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Was throwing out to 425-450 after a couple years of playing... With a year of that playing tourneys.
After just getting injured 3 weeks ago and having to switch to left hand... I've gotten to play last weekend and today. Already putting drives out to 300 with my off hand and it's only my second time ever throwing lefty. Super akward the first time still shooting a+7 at local 9 hole. today felt much better and shot a +3 getiing 2 of my first birdies left handed!!! Cannot wait till tomorrow
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:30 AM
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100ft - Day 1
200ft - Day 2
300ft - Week 3
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850ft - When I got the internet
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:59 AM
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It probably took me less than one year to get to 300' (throwing all sidearm though)

It took about 5 years to get to 400'.

After another couple years I am finally going to start breaking 400' consistently (with PDs) and 450' with distance drivers. I have had some very promising results in the field lately, mostly revolving around footwork and lower body timing.

It is rather strange as I took about 6 months completely off from playing and coming back my distance is feeling great.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:03 AM
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Once I learned how to properly throw a disc it took me a few weeks.. Now I need to work on consistency. I wish I knew how to backhand throw :-)
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:52 AM
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It's been so long since I started that I don't remember, LOL. I started in 1989, the Stingray was the hot distance disc during that time. I would say it took me about 5 months to hit 400 with a Stingray. I would have to buy a new Stingray about once a week due to them beating up so quickly.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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530'

edit: golf distance
500+ feet is faaar, and not many golfers can get that distance in my experience. Honest question: how is it that you can break 500' but you're not able to break a 900 rating? No offense intended.

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:30 PM
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500+ feet is faaar, and not many golfers can get that distance in my experience. Honest question: how is it that you can break 500' but you're not able to break a 900 rating? No offense intended.
I didn't say I can break 500'. I do throw much too far to be sub-900. From 150', it usually takes me 3 to get up and down. That would be why.

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:37 PM
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Also, I'd like you to think about the number of courses you play that are designed to create scoring separation between a 400' drive and a 500' drive.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:36 PM
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Took me probably 3 years to LEGIT reach 500ft when I needed to. Really learned to do it about a week before I went out and won the Disc Nation big-D contest with a 400ft throw(into a 40mph headwind). This was also ZAMs first time to video tape me falling down. He now has a folder of my falls for his own leverage.

Basically went like this
1 year - 400ft
6 months - didn't play, torn AC joint(fyi don't dive into racquetball walls)
6 months - to hit 400ft again
1 year-ish - 500ft

I delved into throwing theory and videos. I tried it all. I learned it all. Spent a lot of hours on the disc nation driving range long before I worked there. The knowledge available now, especially on DGR is light years ahead of what was public knowledge 2-3 years ago.

2 years later I am still chasing being able to hit 600ft on command, it comes and goes based on how much I train my timing. 550ft is pretty dialed in. You really do need ideal conditions to blast shots out past 575-600ft for 99.9999% of the population. There are freaks who can do 600ft easy, but most them do it for a paycheck every weekend.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:38 PM
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I didn't say I can break 500'. I do throw much too far to be sub-900. From 150', it usually takes me 3 to get up and down. That would be why.
Distance comes naturally to some while other parts of the game may not, so it's not surprising to see such an imbalance. On the other hand, there's an unhealthy fascination in our sport with distance. For many it's the primary focus, and their overall game suffers as a result.



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Also, I'd like you to think about the number of courses you play that are designed to create scoring separation between a 400' drive and a 500' drive.
100' of additional power is a lot, and I'd guess that it would create a scoring separation on all but the shortest courses, as the stronger player would have more opportunities to 'disc down' and to throw control shots as opposed to power shots.
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