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Follow up: have we determined that the X step is better than the slide or hop? I hop.
Can we seriously address this point? Is there any reason to "reform" my hop step into an x step? Or is it all the same provided you wind up bracing and weight shifting correctly?
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:28 AM
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Can we seriously address this point? Is there any reason to "reform" my hop step into an x step? Or is it all the same provided you wind up bracing and weight shifting correctly?
While I still have enough to learn about good form, I can't exactly picture what a "hop step" is. Since basically every great player uses the basic x-step as their footwork for driving, I am going to say it's the best overall.
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The hop is just an amped up x-step and superior for efficient power generation. If you struggle with a walking x-step, there is likely something amiss.

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The hop is just an amped up x-step and superior for efficient power generation. If you struggle with a walking x-step, there is likely something amiss.
No for me if I am going faster at top speed for me to generate a tad more power, I need to add the micro hop to not trip. I see some pro players doing this mini almost forward hop if using max speed to generate a bit more power. What I can't do is the Nathon Doss popularized single leg part to the X step throw. I have tried and failed or felt like I would injure myself for doing that single leg throw. I also do not do the arm follow though as I need to have arm pointed in the direction the disc needs to go or I have a off timing issue as I do not generate enough power to rip discs from my hand and it hurts shoulder to do the ripping style.
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The hop is just an amped up x-step and superior for efficient power generation. If you struggle with a walking x-step, there is likely something amiss.
What I am calling a hop step is on one foot so no x-step at all. A quick glance at youtube and the closest drive to my own is Mike Moser, although mine looks way more athletic and is apparently way less effective lol.

BTW, I have never heard of Moser before, and he has been rated 1000+ for 21 consecutive years.

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Moser is one of the shorter throwing pros, but his putting is top notch.

Ulibarri changed to x-step/hop, IIRC he said he felt it was necessary for him to get more distance.


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Ulibarri changed to x-step/hop, IIRC he said he felt it was necessary for him to get more distance]
Thank you for these vids, I thought that Uli did the run up I do but when I went to YouTube it was all x steps, and I thought I had gone crazy

Ok so break it down for me, is there something innately superior to the x step that would make me want to switch?
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