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Old 04-14-2021, 03:55 AM
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I think the elbow in is less important compared to having the elbow bent with respect to the forearm to create that lag and then whipping motion. SW, your image above I think gives the wrong impression. I don't believe you, nor Stokely throw with a straight arm like a cricket bowler would do.
I figured the Walter Johnson pitching video showing the elbow leading during the throw would carry over to the image, or the gif of me throwing in a previous post, or my FH Tutorial Leading w/ the Elbow.

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Old 04-14-2021, 04:00 AM
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"Get braced up and he could hit it 310"
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Old 04-14-2021, 06:36 AM
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I figured the Walter Johnson pitching video showing the elbow leading during the throw would carry over to the image, or the gif of me throwing in a previous post, or my FH Tutorial Leading w/ the Elbow.
I think it just can give a mixed message, that's all.
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Old 04-14-2021, 11:12 AM
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I don't typically like to think of my swing in terms of discrete movements, but I think it's worth evaluating if it's worth doing in this case.

After all of this discussion, my current think on the backswing is that it has two primary motions.

1. The "lateral move" - which happens between frame 1 and 6.
- The term lateral in this case can be boiled down to a sideways slide, coming in butt first which culminates in the player fully posted up on the front side and the disc loaded into the center chest.

What I find so helpful about seeing frames like this is that it directly addresses an incredibly common problem: players trying to do what Lumberjack says: "I used to try to rotate INTO the hit point."

The point of this first move is take momentum into the one leg drill. This motion doesn't need to be fast, and in fact, is profoundly powerful even with limited speed. Speed in this move is actually problematic as it's harder to control, and if we recall from the baseball videos (paraphrasing) the shoulders will be SLOWING DOWN - through the opening rotation, so that the momentum shifts into the arm.

I want to unpack that thought more, because it's meaningful to me: If a bat, club, arm is being accelerated and the shoulders maintain speed throughout, the the bat/club/arm will just be dragged behind the shoulder. During the extension, we're transferring that momentum that we trapped with the lateral move into this system - but to accelerate the thing, we have move the momentum down the arm by resisting the handle of the whip. (which leads me into what I'd call the 2nd motions)

2. The second motion is really Frame 6, 7, 8 - that shoulder barely moves as he resists the forward momentum and lets the whip extend forward. For my thought process, I try to maintain a controlled balance very similar to KJ Nybo - the back foot can reset on the ground similar to a baseball swing. I try to keep the arc feeling forward mounted and my chin up (my never ending battle with buried chin). Lastly I keep the lats engaged to resist upper arm compression, but the forearm loose.

It's been great to see all this stuff unfold here - as I'm always working on my co-workers form (and my own) and I was watching him do a 1-leg drill / 1-step drill and throw 20% further than when he added his x-step. As I was across a road, I could see the whole motion collapsing into the Lumberjack "rotate INTO the hit point" issue and he'd be unable to maintain balance and lacked resistance.

Once we broke it down into two discrete motions: massive improvements.
Hilarious that I forgot I wrote that... which is pretty much back to where I'm at today with the following change in thought:

The plant leg can do 2 fundamentally different things to the swing. 1. You can "block" your momentum by resisting forward momentum and then swinging your toes open 2. You can compress and then push/swivel the lead hip back, timed with the extension of the disc.



I've gotten into the habit of basically doing 1 and that comes hand in hand with taking too long of a stride because it feels powerful. The issue with the over-long stride is that it can be very difficult to get the lead hip to redirect back like GG.

Everybody has their current favorites, but GG's form (ignoring the bad-fish arm swing) is perhaps the most powerful and perfectly timed swings I've ever seen.

Try your normal swing - but land the max disc extension with lead hip making the move back WHILE the shoulders are closed. The shoulders are closed because the rear shoulder is the back of the handle of the whip. Eyes perpendicular to target at extension.

Now exhale, remain loose and hold onto the disc. Good luck... you just did the GG.

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Old 04-26-2021, 01:57 AM
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A good explanation of how correct body positions produce speed by limiting rotation to create automatic braking to allow arms and hands to accelerate. Also demonstrates why the tilted spiral is so effective/efficient for the throw because it limits rotation.


Rfrance this video is so helpful for getting rid of any swing clutter! Pre set the body in positions and let the sequence happen.

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Old 05-14-2021, 11:32 AM
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"Get braced up and he could hit it 310"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ocMJecgW2w#t=1m23s



I think it’s really interesting how on one of Ezra’s fastest throws here, he said he thought he was “late” on the swing. Then, off camera he says it’s “all about that lag.” Highlights for me what HUB and SW are talking about in terms of the importance of patience.

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