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Old 05-04-2017, 09:09 PM
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Default My drives suck. What's one thing you would tell a new player to gain distance

Besides X-Step, I'll work on this later, and watch such and such video. I've been playing about a month and I'm getting tired of having to play as drive, drive, approach, putt. I'm usually always 1 over thanks to my short distances.

And by suck I mean I like 100 feet not counting downhill. Uphill is even worse. Or am I just expecting progress way too quick?
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:42 PM
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Find an experienced player or two to play a couple rounds with.

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^ That. No quicker way to improve.
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Don't do an x step, and don't try to throw it far. Seriously, it's one of those things where the harder you try to throw wthe harder it is. Slow is smooth, smooth is far.
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Don't do an x step, and don't try to throw it far. Seriously, it's one of those things where the harder you try to throw wthe harder it is. Slow is smooth, smooth is far.
Smooth promotes glide. Glide is extra distance.

Learn to make discs glide and add a little speed. Master glide at that speed and add a little more... etc. etc. etc.

Depending on your skill and patience, you could learn quickly (a month or less) or hit a wall because you aren't patient enough to master each speed progressively.

This approach will serve you in the most important part of disc golf. The short game. Where most rounds are won and lost.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:41 PM
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^Very true - don't muscle it.

You asked for *one* thing. There are a lot of good videos on youtube but the "heavy water bottle" video by loopghost was one that really helped me get headed in the right direction. It'll get you in a proper position to start making the throw more effortless.



Well, here is another 1 thing because nose angle is typically what we all struggle with at first:
So check your nose angle and grip:
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/dgr/r...ttoripit.shtml

And, watch a lot of youtube videos:
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=119328

Keep playin, it'll click
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If you have a camera and tripod, or a friend with a smart phone. Record videos of your form and compare them to the excellent videos available. When learning, I'd suggest you copy the form of pro women, because they exaggerate the motions and flow. They also do it a little slower than the guys do, so it's easier to pick up the little things they do to generate smooth power.

It's hard to see the flaws in your own form unless you get other perspectives.

If you could get better players to do this with you, it would help you a lot faster.

Most of all. Have fun. Don't make this game work. You don't want to burn out on something as fun as disc golf.
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Smooth promotes glide. Glide is extra distance.

Learn to make discs glide and add a little speed. Master glide at that speed and add a little more... etc. etc. etc.

Depending on your skill and patience, you could learn quickly (a month or less) or hit a wall because you aren't patient enough to master each speed progressively.

This approach will serve you in the most important part of disc golf. The short game. Where most rounds are won and lost.
That's the general consensus I got on Reddit. Slow it down and work on throwing straight. I didn't even think to slow it down. I've just been thinking "how can I get more power" and that's probably the opposite of what I need. Another person I play with who is also new, but probably won't go beyond casual, throws slow and gets a ton of glide. I should have realized this.
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Smooth promotes glide. Glide is extra distance.

Learn to make discs glide and add a little speed. Master glide at that speed and add a little more... etc. etc. etc.

Depending on your skill and patience, you could learn quickly (a month or less) or hit a wall because you aren't patient enough to master each speed progressively.

This approach will serve you in the most important part of disc golf. The short game. Where most rounds are won and lost.
Going with the same concept, start with a mid range. You don't need a destroyer or other high speed disc when you are first learning to throw.
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Going with the same concept, start with a mid range. You don't need a destroyer or other high speed disc when you are first learning to throw.
My discs are all lower speed.

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