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Old 06-13-2013, 10:45 AM
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If I could find the quote on this site, it's something that Paul said about himself. I didn't pull that out of my butt. He said instead of physically reaching back, he rotates his body around the disc, which puts the disc behind him (like a reach back). This gives him more control. All words from Paul.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:48 PM
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i move around the disc from about 3 second mark to the 7 second mark the disc is in the same spot. i don't actually "reach back" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo-VAGr0xBU
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:06 PM
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Yepp!
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:33 PM
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In that video, whether Paul is "reaching back" or moving "around the disc", he is still getting a full extension, which is needed to get the most speed on the disc. How you achieve that extension is a matter of timing with your foot plant, right before the pull through. If you have enough forward momentum, your disc can remain in one spot and your body can move around it, but if you are just taking a step or moderate run up, I think you will need to reach back to get the extension.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:04 PM
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If you do a full reach back then make sure to only put power on the disc twords the end of your throw. If you try to muscle it from the beginning you'll actually lose distance.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:29 PM
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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.
Des and Jay Reading said the exact same thing when they dropped in on our league for a pre-round clinic while they were in town for DGLO. They mentioned that a longer reach back is actually counterproductive. Totally cool that they did that, and Jay even played a league round with some of local average Joes... he shot 15 down.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:02 AM
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There is definitely some sort of a reach back there. Totally. Just not as deep as some of the other pros/ young guns.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:51 PM
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I've been playing since Nov. '12 and at about the two month mark I realized that my run up was counter productive. I eliminated it and for a while all of my throws were "stand and deliver" but then I found that an X-step helped with my timing. It is a slow X-step and therefore I feel it doesn't add any distance except for helping me hit "the hit".

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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If I could find the quote on this site, it's something that Paul said about himself. I didn't pull that out of my butt. He said instead of physically reaching back, he rotates his body around the disc, which puts the disc behind him (like a reach back). This gives him more control. All words from Paul.
Doing this helped me increase my distance also
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