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Old 03-20-2013, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sidewinder22 View Post have zero reachback with the hips and shoulders, and planting open/rotated before transferring weight. Keep everything loose and fluid, let your hips bring your arm back and forth.
I was waiting for this. To elaborate on what he's saying...

You need to shift your weight into your hips and that should be forcing your torso and arm through with the disc. Keep that disc higher, you need to be bringing it across your nipples and not down by your hips. -If you are trying some sort of swedish throw by bringing it down, then there's quite a few other things you need to do in order to adapt to that form.- Just stand in one place in a comfortable wide stance. From there just shift your weight from back foot to front foot (front as in where you would be throwing-right foot-). Slowly incorporate a reachback into that, let your body pull your arm through. When you hit the point where your body isn't really pulling on your arm anymore, that's where you really explode with your arm and accelerate through the hit.

The dan beto drill would be great for you, I haven't seen it posted in a while...

Originally Posted by BENFTS View Post
I just hate that folks just start throwing terms like "air bounce shot" around like its a real shot, not just an issue with form. Thousands of players drive with the nose up by design and on accident and get 0 bounce out of the shot as previously implied. An "Air Bounce" is what occurs while the disc is in flight....the swirling wing and pockets of air with different densities can often cause the disc to rise and fall despite the angle of release, this is an example of an "Air Bounce". This "Air bounce" effect is more likely to happen to this disc if the nose angle is elevated, however it is not always going to happen when throws like this happen.
An air bounce is a real shot. And it's also a flaw in form. It's like oat, you can force oat into a shot on purpose to make the disc do what you want - but most of the time it's unintentional and a form error. Air bounce, see: ultimate frisbee
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