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Old 05-30-2010, 11:16 PM
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Default Ever see someone keep their arm straight throughtout the drive?

So my fiance and I were out discing yesterday and usually I am the one picking up someones form but I had my own work to do and didnt want to see anything new but this kid that is out there all the time; we watched bomb a disc further than I had ever seen.

The next time we saw him was at a 350' long hole and he threw twice and both discs were within 10' of the basket as they whizzed by and my fiance actually noticed that he kept his arm straight all the way through the throw.

Only thing I had noticed is at the back of his reach back, he turns his hand down to where the disc was pointing straight at the ground with his hand on top in what looked like a normal power grip.

Anyone ever see something like this?
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:47 PM
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Forget this guys name, I think either Jared, or Cody. 10th Z-Boaz Open, Open class. Straight arm. He was 2nd or 3rd to Miles Seaborn.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:01 AM
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This guy and a lot of Swedes.

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Old 05-31-2010, 09:09 AM
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Its interesting because one part makes sense, and thats speed. When moving in a circular motion; the point furthest from the center moves the fastest; but I dont know how that does for snap.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:32 AM
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It seems the point of release would be inconsistent with a straight arm shot and the snap would be harder to manage. The picture posted here shows a straight arm pull back but not the follow thru. The guy in the video bends his arm at one point.
I've never had my throw recorded on a video but I think the only time my arm would stay straight, or come close to staying straight, would be while throwing an anhyzer shot.
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I've been watching some slow mo and freeze video and it looks like a lot of them look to have a straight arm but the elbow bends very quickly to where a lot of them are harder to see at full speed, but it happens at least a little bit.

Still a bit different than what I do or have learned.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:29 AM
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That is roughly translated as the swedish style, aka the bent elbow technique. It's main benefit is accuracy with distance being the loss. But, that's all relevant. As the max distance one generates with it is all subjective compared to what someone else mght throw with it. I threw with a bent arm technique for a while, it's max for me was around 420, but is deadly accurate.

But, what is roughly translated to the American technique is what I throw now and is what I give advice on. It's major advantage is distance.

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Old 05-31-2010, 12:09 PM
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Coda Hatfield is the guy in the pic: #23651 - rating 1019.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:19 PM
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Directed toward Jay dub, throwing with an anhyzer can bring this form out. As a former bent elbow thrower it really took a while to transfer and even some people with bad form throw this way. Meaning it isn't exactly bad, but they don't know the difference so they don't know whch form they are meaning to replicate exactly.
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