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Old 07-09-2013, 03:20 PM
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"Dropping" the hip?

I think I'm starting to feel the elusive hit and it seems to be since I've started doing this. Right after I plant my front foot I "drop" my front hip. This drives my plant heel down into the ground and then I start my pull through. Is this part of getting a proper weight shift or part of the toe-heel-toe thing? Am I doing it at the proper time? Is it something I should be doing at all?

It feels like this lets me get my weight over the disc and get the nose down better. Just wondering if anyone does this/ thinks of it this way instead of just getting the heel down.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:50 PM
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Your timing sounds right. The hips will drop to shift weight onto the front heel and then you power the throw. From there though the front will rise and the rear hip will drop/hang.

http://www.flyfeldberg.com

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:51 AM
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Thanks man that was actually quite a useful video. Lolz at the dog hijacking his ball
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:57 AM
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Oh the Feldy one was enlightening too
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:30 AM
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Two great video's thanks for the post. I've seen the Feldberg one before, but the other video has some good points to it as well.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:28 AM
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I've been working on it in the back room of the office, and I'm having quite a bit of trouble with it. It seems like I'm losing all of my rotation when trying to pop my hip. I guess it's something to work on this week, and next week, etc....
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:08 PM
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Your goal is to maximize straight line momentum, not rotation.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:36 PM
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Your goal is to maximize straight line momentum, not rotation.
This is exactly it

Watch this video with Yeti and myself. He covers some stuff on footwork and moving forward. If you watch my form I set it up so that my hips can push forward. The throws of me at the 9:00 mark are a good example.

http://youtu.be/8IT7aABWEKw
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:48 PM
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Your goal is to maximize straight line momentum, not rotation.
I've never thought of it that way! Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:23 PM
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Rotational focus will often lead to a spin out. You want to shift the lower spine targetward on to the plant leg, and be able to clear the front hip back so the rear hip can come through targetward. The rotation is more a byproduct.
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