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Old 08-15-2013, 11:16 PM
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Throwing Uphill

It seems when I come up an uphill drive that is heavy tee lined and brush, even though I try to go with the grain and throw higher I get a lot less distance.

It FEELS there is a giant hand pressing down on the disc, Like the air is pushing the disc down, or filling in the void.

OR - is it just me! There seems to be zero glide and I'm throwing a dinner plate.

Suggestions? Are there disc's that are better then others for this?
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:28 PM
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Light weight and flippy, thrown on a hyzer; that's my preference. I also just accept that I'm not going to get much distance.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:33 PM
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I've never really had a problem with this b/c I like to throw overhand uphill. But if you don't wanna learn overhand I'd say just use a lighter weight disc than you normally would.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:35 PM
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Dan nailed it. Throw something lighter than normal, and flippy
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:03 AM
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You're going to lose distance no matter what, you're fighting gravity and you're pretty much automatically throwing nose up if it's a steep hill so that's a lot to overcome. Something understable and glidey will lose less distance, and a slower disc won't care as much about the nose angle. I throw my comets on uphill shots a lot.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:01 AM
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Don't try to throw "up" the hill/slope but with it.

Normal throw with a little plane a adjustment so you bring the disc low to high.

And like others said using less stable molds
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:47 AM
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Basically what Dan said. Remember that to throw uphill you need to pull from low to high, and that pretty much limits you to throwing with some hyzer if you want to keep everything in the same plane.

There is a very steep uphill dogleg right at my home course where I pull low to high but release with a little anhyzer. It's awkward, and I wouldn't recommend doing that when going for uphill distance. I need a better forehand...
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:54 AM
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As dumb as it might sound, simply throwing harder helps. As long as you don't mess up your form in the process. If you check out the following link, on hole 1 and 13 there are some huge uphill drives. The second drive in the video was pretty crazy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuMvs3S_ak

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:17 AM
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You're going to lose distance no matter what, you're fighting gravity and you're pretty much automatically throwing nose up if it's a steep hill so that's a lot to overcome. Something understable and glidey will lose less distance, and a slower disc won't care as much about the nose angle. I throw my comets on uphill shots a lot.
+1. I find that i can throw my comets as far as a fairway driver up a steep hill. I also carry 1 blizzard boss if i'm playing a course that i know has big uphill bombs required
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:28 AM
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Flexed out annys go far up hills.
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