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Old 08-24-2011, 09:06 PM
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Default Wicked snap but no d!?!

I have been Playin for close to 3 yrs and have great snap and pretty accurate drives. I just don't have any d. I max out around 300'. I'm 6' all arms n legs, so it seems like I should be at like 350-400'. I've got great snap. It can be herd 2-3 holes away. Even on big rips w what seems like good arm speed I only get like 300-325'. Any help? Thanks
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:11 PM
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The audible "snap" sound you here is not the desired mythical "snap" you are really looking for.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:14 PM
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You can't hear "snap". What you hear is your fingers snapping off the lip of the disc, which can be applied to all kinds of shots if you are trying to. "Snap", in disc golf terms, is in reference to imparting large amounts of spin on the disc, and it's where distance and true flight of the discs come from. The snap you are looking for is more like snapping a towel and much less like snapping your fingers. I've read and heard so many people get this confused, it's really a bad term. Spin is what you want, and it comes from snapping the disc hard upon release and having it rip from your grip. Sometimes this causes finger snap, sometimes it doesn't. Video would help, but from your explanation, I'd guess you are strong arming it but getting finger snap on your release.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:54 PM
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I know it's gettin good spin, lots of dyes, so I can see when it's gettin good snap or not. And I can tell the difference when I don't, I know when it's bein strong armed type thing. It doesn't get nearly the same amount of d.

I am pretty accurate. Keepin my mids nice n flat, no OAT. I am gettint the intended flight path n all. Am I just destined to not be able to throw far? I am a slim build, so would building more arm muscle help?
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:00 PM
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No,you just won't listen,that's not snap,seriously.

You are strong arming.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:01 PM
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I wouldn't worry about bulking up...it's all about form. I've seen scrawny, lanky beanpoles bomb a disc 500+ feet, as well as the short stocky ones.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:05 PM
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Don't really know - but if you're getting 'good snap' I suggest adding some excessive muscle(ie: strong arm that thing.) I'm working on putting those two together myself. Yeah, of course you should include some body....errr, core into that mix. It's very deceptive though. Learning the skills seems much harder than simply owning them.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:09 PM
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i would think 300 accurately is better than 450 into the pond.
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Double G proves that it's not about having a slender body.

A video of you throwing would help diagnose the flaw.
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Keep your wrist straighter. You are either curling your wrist/strong arming most likely, or your wrist is too loose less likely. Strong arming doesn't always mean oat.
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