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Grip N Rip 07-22-2009 10:51 PM

Stand Still Styles
In the heavily wooded courses in my area sometimes you don't have room for a run up. Or you just want the accuracy of a stand still shot. I have been experimenting with different ways to get a bit more force behind my discs. Currently I'll rock side to side on my toes and when throwing push my weight off my back toe to my front. (I'm RHBH)

Long story short I am just curious to what you guys do

mashnut 07-22-2009 10:58 PM

I feel like I throw more accurately with at least one step into my throw, so if I can I at least do that. If I can't take that step, I kick my back leg out to help transfer my weight to my front leg, similar to my weight transfer when I putt I think.

sidewinder22 07-22-2009 11:24 PM

I guess it depends on how much room you have, but I feel more accurate with an x step off the tee. Most tees have enough room for an X step though. I hardly ever do a run-up to an x step.

adam423 07-22-2009 11:48 PM

Depends on if you're talking off the tee or not. Off the tee I always do an X-step. In the fairway, if its a closish shot I stand still, lean back over my left foot, then shift forward and follow through. Thats actually how I started driving too, before I figured out how to aim the x-step.

Grip N Rip 07-22-2009 11:56 PM

I talking about still shots when the footing isn't good enough for foot work. This one course Nockamixon has small boulders at parts, and just getting a comfortable stand still shot is sometimes rough.

Stevie Jo 22 07-23-2009 12:03 AM

I use a stand still RHFH shot for about 60% of my drives. I am new to the sport (3-4 months) and have found that forehand has come more naturally to me. By using a stand still shot, i focus more on the release and smooth follow through. It has helped gain a lot more distance and accuracy.

I stand still at the end of the tee, pick up my front leg, torque my body almost completely around, and unwind letting my upper body go first, starting with my shoulder, elbow, then wrist in almost a whipping motion. It looks very much like a sidearm pitcher's windup and release.

This has given me distance that i cant complain about (average around 350' with a flick and groove). Also, since it is more body torque than arm torque, i have been able to cut down on arm soreness.

Disc Dog 07-23-2009 12:21 AM

I stand still for a lot of shots. But it helps with my accuracy.

I lean back on my trailing foot with my arm extended across my body and slightly turned to the left. I try to start the motion by pushing with my trail leg and rotating my hips as I bring my arm through.

My accuracy is real good when I do this properly and I get nearly 275' with it.

Stevie Jo 22 07-23-2009 12:25 AM

oops... that was supposed to be 250 haha. occassionally itll get out to 350 but accuracy is way down then

adam423 07-23-2009 12:36 AM


Originally Posted by Grip N Rip (Post 100489)
I talking about still shots when the footing isn't good enough for foot work. This one course Nockamixon has small boulders at parts, and just getting a comfortable stand still shot is sometimes rough.

O yea, for shots w/ no footing I def stand still. Example would be on a really steep hill I might be forced to throw overhand or forehand when I can't really stand sideways. I can usually get those out farther w/ no footwork than I could a standstill backhand.

U_NICED_ME 04-04-2011 01:53 PM

Not A Whole Lot of Info Here
My approaches stunk like rotten potatos this weekend. Something's gotta give!!! So, I'm looking to go stand still. I find it difficult to get any rhythm or power going if I don't take at least one step, however. Then on top of it all, for whatever reason, I felt like I couldn't even balance right.

BTW, nothing worked...not my IONs or Aviars....NOTHING. I know that means it's the Archer, so this is not really me wanting a new approach disc. It's me wanting to find good form. Any tips would be helpful.

I found this vid of Val, does this look like something I can model my technique after? (At least she's by the DARN basket...as opposed to me 40 feet away behind trees. :o)

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