Old 11-30-2021, 11:16 AM
Tholix Tholix is offline
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Default Dominant LHFH need help with backhand

Hello! So I have been playing discgolf for about 1 year now. I dont play that much (1 time a week). I am a very Dominant left hand forehand player, It was somehow a very easy movement from the beginning for me to get the snap on forehand. I now want to up my game a level and try to get some more distance on my backhands.

I can pretty consistent throw 110-115m(360-380 feet) with my forehand
But my backhand only reaches 70-80m (230-260 feet)

Any feedback would be much appreciated!

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Old 11-30-2021, 02:20 PM
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Hej Tholix!

As painfully evident elsewhere on this page, I am far from an expert but like you trying to learn. But maybe a little input from someone else in the same situation might be helpful taken with a grain of salt.

One thing I think I can see is that your reachback comes early. My understanding is that reachback should happen during the very last step, the plant step. While pushing the weight forward into the plant, the disc is allowed to stay behind, creating lag and tension in the swing.

For me it has been very useful from time to time to go back to really simple weight shift and swinging motions, just relaxed swinging and taking note of how the body wants to move naturally. And then slowly building on these natural motions, making them more and more pronounced and disctinct by adding power from small and well-timed pushes and pulls, adding an extra step, adjusting release angle et c. But always with the same motions as a foundation. Your throw looks very powerful, but it is almost as if your power is overriding these natural motions and movements.

This is the type of swinging I am thinking of:



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Old 11-30-2021, 02:58 PM
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Appreciate the feedback! I will try to delay my reach back a little bit next time I'm out throwing �� Yeah I'm throwing alot on just raw power instead of getting the snap.
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Slow down and work on posture and balance. You are turning open before you shift forward and collapsing down into your front knee/hip, instead of standing up balanced on front leg.

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