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How do you tell what arm speed you are? Besides trying discs from every speed and seeing what works are there other ways. Some days my arm crushes speed 13s and some I can barely throw speed 9s
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:22 PM
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Arm speed is dependent totally on your form. If you're consistent from the ground up then your arm speed will be consistent and improve. Theres no real way to measure your arm speed like are ylu a "speed 13" or a "speed 9" thrower. Arm sleed is literally how fast you can get your arm to the hit point from the backswing which is dependent kn every single factor from the beginning of your x-step to the plant at the end of your throw.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:26 PM
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I have pretty bad form. I haven’t really tried to improve yet with drills and stuff, but it’s imprved ten fold in the last 6 months. I have the most success with speed 9 drivers right now
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:29 PM
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Stick with them then. I threw only sleed nines and under for a long time. Also drills man SW22 is very knowledgeable and his drills have imoroved my game this site has every resource you need to improve and people to help. My next step is to folm myself and post it here. Just working up the nerve.
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Disc down. Work up.

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Old 05-05-2018, 11:27 PM
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The OP's question is kind of a mix up of terms and separate concepts. Arm speed is related to throwing form and disc speed numbers, although related to power required to get up to proper flight velocity, is correlated to rim width. Better explained below. And there is a reason a lot of people like a Valkyrie.

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Old 05-06-2018, 01:17 AM
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Radar gun...although unfortunately not common for us.

But it's easiest to see what class you are in from your neutral putter/mid/fairway distances. Discs that just go straight and don't lie. Any neutral putter like Aviar/Wizard/etc., mids like Roc/Buzzz/etc., fairways like neutral Teebird/FD/TL/etc...not speed 9 full on drivers.

These discs will go as far as you throw them, and they won't enhance your distance by flexing out and doing fancy stuff. Just throw it hard, it goes straight. You gain distance with these, you've gained arm speed.

Then if you have some discs that have a hint of turn, you can see if you're throwing them harder because you'll get more flip, or if you're having an off day they may fade early and you'll lose like 20' compared to your better throws.

If you can throw fairways 300'+ you can likely find use for certain speed 12 discs on the course, be it for headwinds or skip shots, or some hit the line perfect flex distance shots, but for a lot of people that speed 9 class is a great balance of consistency and glide/distance.

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