#1  
Old 06-12-2013, 03:41 AM
jmacphee9 jmacphee9 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Detroit, MI
Years Playing: 5.3
Courses Played: 2
Posts: 23
Send a message via AIM to jmacphee9
Throwing almost the same distance without a run up.

i have been working to increase my drive distance lately, so i have been watching plenty of youtube video's to increase distance but i havent found one to help me with this problem.

ive gone to the field twice in the last week, and my drive has been hitting 300 with no x step or anything. stand still, 0-step, with drivers. i think i have decent arm speed, but my max toss with a step is only 350 on a good day, i threw one on the field 370 and i believe it is the farthest ive ever thrown a disc.

to sum it up, i can throw 290-300 with no step at all, and can max at 350 with a full X step.

is this all the step adds? how can i increase my distance by getting more of my legs, shoulders, and core into it? videos would be great. thanks for any help!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-12-2013, 04:42 AM
jongoff09's Avatar
jongoff09 jongoff09 is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Arkansas
Years Playing: 5.2
Courses Played: 32
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,877
That actually sounds about right for your distance with and without the x-step. I'm not the resident teaching guru, but I'd suspect your problem to be timing and getting the elusive "hit".
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-12-2013, 08:49 AM
davistd0's Avatar
davistd0 davistd0 is online now
Par Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Manchester, NH
Years Playing: 5.3
Courses Played: 36
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmacphee9 View Post
i have been working to increase my drive distance lately, so i have been watching plenty of youtube video's to increase distance but i havent found one to help me with this problem.

ive gone to the field twice in the last week, and my drive has been hitting 300 with no x step or anything. stand still, 0-step, with drivers. i think i have decent arm speed, but my max toss with a step is only 350 on a good day, i threw one on the field 370 and i believe it is the farthest ive ever thrown a disc.

to sum it up, i can throw 290-300 with no step at all, and can max at 350 with a full X step.

is this all the step adds? how can i increase my distance by getting more of my legs, shoulders, and core into it? videos would be great. thanks for any help!
Reach back all the way, so your shoulders are almost facing 180 degrees from the line you want to throw. To reach back this far, your hips will have to rotate back as well to stay balanced, maybe trailing your shoulders by 45 degrees. Then as your plant foot comes down (if you are doing a run up), your hips/legs should start the rotation forward. Then your chest/shoulders, then the elbow/forearm straight across your chest, followed by the disc. The power comes from the deep reach back that causes your whole body to wind-up and store energy. Gettting this down to a smooth, natural flow is vital because it will allow you to focus all the stored energy into the moment of release.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2013, 09:20 AM
Ballingerj44 Ballingerj44 is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Years Playing: 4.3
Courses Played: 33
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 79
This video really helped me to work out the kinks in my drive hope it can help you too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30cUNsWOYSI
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-12-2013, 01:47 PM
jmacphee9 jmacphee9 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Detroit, MI
Years Playing: 5.3
Courses Played: 2
Posts: 23
Send a message via AIM to jmacphee9
thanks guys. ballinger thats a real nice video, ill hit the practice fields later today.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-13-2013, 08:01 AM
ESchurr ESchurr is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Courses Played: 1
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by davistd0 View Post
Reach back all the way, so your shoulders are almost facing 180 degrees from the line you want to throw. To reach back this far, your hips will have to rotate back as well to stay balanced, maybe trailing your shoulders by 45 degrees. Then as your plant foot comes down (if you are doing a run up), your hips/legs should start the rotation forward. Then your chest/shoulders, then the elbow/forearm straight across your chest, followed by the disc. The power comes from the deep reach back that causes your whole body to wind-up and store energy. Gettting this down to a smooth, natural flow is vital because it will allow you to focus all the stored energy into the moment of release.
Listen to this guy.

Think of it as "loading the spring" when you twist. This helped me understand what was going on much better.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-13-2013, 10:22 AM
loki993 loki993 is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Holly, Mi
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 817
Quote:
Originally Posted by davistd0 View Post
Reach back all the way, so your shoulders are almost facing 180 degrees from the line you want to throw. To reach back this far, your hips will have to rotate back as well to stay balanced, maybe trailing your shoulders by 45 degrees. Then as your plant foot comes down (if you are doing a run up), your hips/legs should start the rotation forward. Then your chest/shoulders, then the elbow/forearm straight across your chest, followed by the disc. The power comes from the deep reach back that causes your whole body to wind-up and store energy. Gettting this down to a smooth, natural flow is vital because it will allow you to focus all the stored energy into the moment of release.
What he said.
Also what helped me was:

What Scott Papa says...the runup is not to gain any speed..its to get your body in the right position to throw...the run up can be a walk up and it shouldn't matter much, it's those last two steps to the plant...your back should be basically to your target, then plant and pullthrough....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-13-2013, 10:29 AM
DiscNutt123 DiscNutt123 is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Years Playing: 4.1
Courses Played: 35
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,957
A deep reach back isn't absolutely necessary. Watch Paul McBeth. He doesn't really "reach back", he actually rotates around his disc so that his disc ends up behind him. Hard to explain, but I started doing this and my distance increased drastically. Look up Paul McBeth slow motion on YouTube.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-13-2013, 10:41 AM
bradharris's Avatar
bradharris bradharris is offline
Banned From the Trilogy
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Merrimack, NH
Years Playing: 11.3
Courses Played: 70
Posts: 4,141
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiscNutt123 View Post
A deep reach back isn't absolutely necessary. Watch Paul McBeth. He doesn't really "reach back", he actually rotates around his disc so that his disc ends up behind him. Hard to explain, but I started doing this and my distance increased drastically. Look up Paul McBeth slow motion on YouTube.
On a controlled distance shot



On a max distance shot (with 360 spin)

Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 06-13-2013, 10:41 AM
loki993 loki993 is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Holly, Mi
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 817
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiscNutt123 View Post
A deep reach back isn't absolutely necessary. Watch Paul McBeth. He doesn't really "reach back", he actually rotates around his disc so that his disc ends up behind him. Hard to explain, but I started doing this and my distance increased drastically. Look up Paul McBeth slow motion on YouTube.
Your right its not and its not something I can do even..the farther I reach back at this point the more it messes up my timing. At this point even a run up kind of messes with my timing
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.