Old 07-14-2015, 11:12 PM
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Hey everyone, my name is Austin. I've been playing disc golf for about 7 years. I have always played with the same group of friends and we are all pretty close to each other in skill. We are getting a little more involved in it since we played our first mini about a month ago. After doing some research, I have learned that we have done it all wrong! We didn't start out with any guidance, nor did we do any research. We just watched guys on the courses that we played on and tried to mimic the techniques of the guys that could throw pretty good. I can throw RHBH and RHFH well enough to get me by, but I want to do better. My bag is currently a mess. I thought it was okay, but I think that is just because I am used to it. My main discs are a Star Boss (172) for back hand and a Star Xcalibur for flicking. I average about 300-350 feet on my throws, although I have had several throws of over 400 feet with both of those discs. I have one putter, an eagle, and the rest of my discs are apparently "big arm" distance drivers.. which I have learned not many people have much use for. I think that I need to "disc down" but I have no idea where to start.

My form is also a mess. I do the "x" step and get a good snap off of my fingers when I release, but I open my hips up and I think I let my elbow get too far away from my body when throwing back hand. I also just learned the fan grip for putting and that has already made a huge difference!

Anyway, any tips or advice on disks or technique would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to talking to you guys. Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:35 PM
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you could read in here for about 2 or 3 days straight:

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Old 07-15-2015, 10:25 AM
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:02 AM
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You throw 400' with a Boss with crappy form? Well what the hell am I doing wrong lol
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:30 AM
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Well 400 isn't consistent or very accurate for me. I'm very accurate at about 300 feet out andand less and can push it to 350 with good control.
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