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Old 01-17-2020, 06:33 PM
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This very strong college kid that plays with us (and outthrows our regular group) has an unusual style. He starts out spinning the opposite way then reverses.

It looks like he rounds and spins out, but that may be wrong, because he does end up balanced on the front leg and his back heel comes up in that lift kick.

Last time we played he beat me by two strokes. He throws twice as far but when he's in the woods he's WAY in the woods.

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Old 01-17-2020, 06:49 PM
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I mean, it's 100% upper body. I'm guessing maybe throwing 370?
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:03 PM
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I mean, it's 100% upper body. I'm guessing maybe throwing 370?
Yeah. 350 to 370. That video was hole 18 at Goyne Park, 370 feet. He sometimes throws pin high. (But is often in the trees to the left.)

It looked upper body to me but I wasn't sure I was seeing it right.
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Might be the most bizarre address and throw I've seen. He is trying to throw off his back leg and spinning both feet out.

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Old 01-17-2020, 10:09 PM
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He's never watched a video, invented his form himself. He is impressively strong, chinups with a 100 lb weighted vest.

His cousin played with us that weekend too: math major, has never done any sport, never thrown a disc or frisbee, hit a tennis ball or golf ball. Did not weight transfer at all, threw only with a short forearm motion, but: threw nose down and I think got a bit of a hit, mostly threw around half to 2/3rds my distance.

Do you think the video throw is all strong arm? Or is he doing some bracing right?
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I mean, that's probably the most he will be able to throw strong arming. You can get pretty dang good with strong-arming. I think HUB said he used to throw close to 400' with strong arming before, and I've done similar throwing lefty. I also was pretty solid on pullups then, I think I got up to +75lbs on the belt for a few reps, I don't think I ever saw anyone in the gym doing anything close. The problem is that it takes a TON of effort to throw that way and you end up being really hard on your body and accuracy suffers.
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Do you think the video throw is all strong arm? Or is he doing some bracing right?
He might be trying to brace from face planting. He has no shift of balance/weight/center as his rear leg is pushing/tipping everything over top(not ground up) and jamming/collapsing into the front leg and then everything spins out. You can generate some power this way by strong arming, but it's not efficient/effortless power nor good for your body.

McBeth shifts all weight forward off the rear foot and braces/posts everything upright balanced on the front leg to freely pivot the swing on.
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Is he throwing an Epic?! Sure looks like it.

Dude is clearly jacked. MikeC is also “yoked” as they say, but he throws 500+... you should tell him that with a “little work” aka a never ending form rebuild, he could probably double his distance.

He actually looks alit like he’s trying to hammer throw or shot-putt

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Is he throwing an Epic?! Sure looks like it.

He actually looks alit like he’s trying to hammer throw or shot-putt
Lol, does look like an epic.

He is trying to spin the crap out of the disc/hammer with that arm curled around the disc, instead of leveraging it out away from the body with forward velocity like an olympic hammer throw.
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I had a few 400+ foot throws when I was strong arming. I first had to break down my own ego and determine I was throwing 400 feet the "wrong way," which is more difficult to do than it sounds.

Being a big dude allows you to "strong arm" your way through life in a way. Learning to throw correctly has taught me a lot about biomechanics in sports but also translates well into life as a grander ideal. It can be harrowing, but it is also supremely rewarding.
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