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Old 02-28-2010, 11:12 PM
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Got out today and played in knee deep snow before I said "This is just stupid" and left cause I wasnt really throwing but anyway, discovered if I cant use my legs, I have NO power whatsoever.

Seriously. I bet I didnt break 100'. Which indicates throughout the winter, the more I cannot use my feet, the less distance I get and it is drastic.

Im not sure if its good that I go from my feet up for my power or bad that I cant do a stand still drive.

What do you think? Time to do the Beato drill? I did last summer but man, WTF happened?
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:46 PM
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Yeah, you should at least be able to break 200' from a standstill, IMO. Move them hips techno.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:48 PM
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I have played a lot in the snow and ice and on the teepads, you have no run up. From there you are relying on snap to get the disc to any significant length. I think it is a good drill to play in the snow. I t makes you think more about your form.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:49 PM
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Start working on those abs. lol. from a stand still, I can float my mid ranges at least 150-200. Maybe its a hint to use more body in your throws that just a run up.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:50 PM
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...Time to do the Beato drill?...

Yep, that is exactly what you need to do. I can get 250 from standing still, but I worked out the Beato thing to death to get there. When you have a lie with bad footing, it is a great weapon to be able to do it though.
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Yep, that is exactly what you need to do. I can get 250 from standing still, but I worked out the Beato thing to death to get there. When you have a lie with bad footing, it is a great weapon to be able to do it though.
this advice is Apoth-Approved!

id take it one step further. stop using footwork altogether until youre consistently breaking 300' from stand and deliver. it will be hard. you will want to quit. but the noobs ive taught this way get better FAR faster than those who insist on throwing with poor form, using overstable plastic and anny releases to mask it.

start with stingrays and putters or something else very flippy, max it out, disc up and repeat.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:15 AM
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Side note- it's nice to shovel off the pads for yourself and others. Rotate, winner/loser, or everyone line up
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:57 AM
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after a few nasty trips and stumbles i changed almost my whole game to standstill. especially after noticing that i get only a few more feet using a run up. just not worth it for me.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for the advice. Its pretty much what I figured, I just cant beleive I lose so much from taking my legs out of it. Up until the end of last summer, I was pretty much a 1 step guy and could get around 250', 300' with a severely beat 150 DX Valk flipping it but I was arming the crap out of it and a couple of times had to take a week or 2 off because my shoulder would be in so much pain.

Guess its time to try to standstill and get the right form into it.
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No matter how sound your game is a long harsh winter can mess up your form. Sounds like you already go the answers you were looking for though. Whenever I go back and work on form I always start with my Challengers and Buzzzs first though before working with any of my drivers again.
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