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Old 08-22-2016, 09:49 PM
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Default Rebounding on Reach Back

My buddy and I both use a standing drive with no run up or x-step. He has been getting 10 to 20' more distance than me on most drives for some time, so I started watching him to see if I could tell what the difference was. What I noticed was that, while we were both extending our arms towards our line a couple times before reaching back one last time and letting fly, while I reach back and hold for a second, he was extending the disc back and then going immediately into his throw. At first glance I thought maybe what he was doing was a mistake, that going immediately from extending back to throwing forward he was having to counter the backward momentum in order to throw forward. But, the more I thought about it the more what he was doing made sense - he was pushing his weight, of his body, arm and disc back, yes, but then it 'rebounded', making for a quicker start on the forward throw movements than I got from just standing still and shifting forward from a dead stop to start my throw. In nature, a kangaroo's hop is a good analogy because it is well known to be the most efficient mode of rapid travel because most of the energy of each landing gets converted into upward and forward momentum for the next bounce.

Has anyone put this rebound into their routine? Any advice on how I can make it work for me?
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