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Old 05-05-2021, 02:44 PM
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Reading this I realized that when doing my throw, I haven't really been engaging my toes and feet at all. I went back and watched the crush the can videos and during a demonstration of coming over the top/not bracing against the right side, Sidewinder mentions "throwing flat footed".

Now this stuck out because I have fairly flat feet, and have actually worried from time to time that this would prevent me from being able to shift properly. So I then tried to just bounce on the balls of my feet/ toes, back and forth
Just a bit of disambiguation, and I think you have it conceptually, there's a difference between being "flat-footed" and having flat feet. The first is mostly about weight being distributed evenly front and back over your whole foot (not being in an athletic position). The latter relates to the arch of your foot, which will have some bearing on athletic motions.

I'm not familiar with the details of the impact of having flat feet, but having played other sports with some people with flat feet, they have mentioned some issues with balance because of it. This is probably something you're aware of.
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:48 PM
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Yeah throwing flat footed has nothing really to do with having flat feet.

I have really flat feet and wear custom orthotics. I don't have great balance either which is why posture is so important and landing with the front foot more underneath my body instead of staggered too far away.
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:52 PM
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I'm not too worried about the flat footed thing, If it does affect my ability then I'll just get as good as I can. Did the move in that previous video look good though? It feels right, but I wanted to double check before I go try and re-tool my form in the wrong direction.

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Old 05-05-2021, 05:17 PM
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:28 PM
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I went out and threw today, trying out my fancy new foot trick. I think these throws still look a little sloppy, but if I'm right, I think I may have finally gotten off of the back foot through my hit. I will leave the final determination of that to the experts, but I'm really hoping that I got it at this point.

I was trying to keep my back arm in front of me, but man does that habit die REALLY hard. I also noticed my elbow wasn't very forward, so I'll need to work on that too.

Let me know what you think!

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Old 05-06-2021, 02:03 PM
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Looking better. Your tendency is to stride too staggered closed, and your arm/elbow drag too much behind your body, so your body is striding into your arm swing path and collapsing it, instead of clearing out of the way of it and creating space to swing thru.
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Old 05-06-2021, 02:05 PM
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Old 05-07-2021, 02:06 PM
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Went out to throw again today, and man it was wet. I pushed through though. I decided to get from the side, and the back view in the same video so I could put my tripod away immediately after, as I didn't want it falling in puddles while I went to grab my discs.

Still keeping with the feet transfer trick from before. After watching these, I think I was letting my knees drift apart too much, and I might be tipping over my brace a bit still. Back arm is still a problem, and you can see me actually reach across and grab my other pocket to try and keep it in front for a few of the throws.

I also got a different angle for the second video. I don't know if this angle is particularly helpful so let me know if I should keep doing that or not.

I also think I might be bending my knees a little too much.

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Old 05-07-2021, 02:08 PM
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I also wanted to ask if I should try and start practicing x steps again. I threw a couple today with an x step and actually managed to put one out to 395!!!! So close to breaking my 400 goal.

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Old 05-07-2021, 02:31 PM
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I like the pocket grab! I would stick with standstill/ small stride.

Your knees are too close together, need to separate them. In door frame drill your front leg should stride forward and stretch you more from front knee/hip away from front shoulder.

In the behind view you are drifting too diagonal, losing butt wipe pressure.
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