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Old 10-03-2020, 04:48 PM
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WEEK 4

Saturday
Took some video and geeeeez.... Im so fat, and slow on the turn! Where did the athlete go!

Anyway, added another 16 feet to my furthest throw, 230ft with a lightweight Valkyrie. The Beast and the Valkyrie were consistently the furthest all day. My Leopard is still one of my longest consistent throws too.
Also worked on getting close to the basket from 100 feet. Had a problem with early release with certain discs, especially my ESP Buzzz, which was nearly every time.

Eventually was getting 6-7 / 10 inside 15 feet by the end.

Still had an issue with nose up with a few throws!

Loving the challenge!
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:01 PM
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Good luck with your new journey!
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Old 10-06-2020, 12:01 AM
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The athlete is hiding in there, stick with it and you'll find him soon enough.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:14 PM
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Managed to get my first disc over 250ft today. Not the conventional way, but a backhand roller with a Beast at 254ft. Archangel was 2 ft behind.

Best with a normal backhand is 243ft with a light Teebird.

Slow but steady progress. Had about 13 sessions throwing now. Still not ready for the course yet, but its coming!

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Old 10-28-2020, 01:10 PM
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...Still not ready for the course yet, but its coming!
You're more than ready...get out there and have some fun!

And congrats on getting that athlete moving again. He'll show up before you know it!

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Old 10-28-2020, 02:11 PM
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agreed, get out to the course! Of course you can learn new skills faster in a field, but it's fun to actually play a round as well.

One of my favorite hobbies this fall has been re-visiting courses that I haven't been too since last fall when I first started. It's fun to see how much different the holes look after a year of practice. what used to be "tight tunnels" are now 50' wide fairways. "long holes" that I played for bogey now have easy par looks or even an occasional birdie.

Which then motivates me to get back in the field and practice even more.

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Old 10-28-2020, 02:19 PM
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Yeah. Get on course. Ideally, you can find something that is has a bunch of relatively open 200-300 foot holes, so you can work on playing golf while you are working out your drives.

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Old 10-30-2020, 01:22 AM
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263ft backhand roller with a lightweight Leopard!

First trip to a course coming next Wednesday!!

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Old 10-30-2020, 09:27 AM
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263ft backhand roller with a lightweight Leopard!

First trip to a course coming next Wednesday!!
Go have fun. Anyone who can throw 250 (or even 200) in the general direction of aim, and can make some putts, will shoot nice scores. My first time out with zero technique, I shot +18. For a couple months it was +15 range, then I couldnt wait to be under +10. Now, a couple of months later, Im +3~5 range and cant wait to shoot par. Ive had two +1 rounds, so its coming. My problem now is making ANY putt outside the circle. Its like there is a brick wall at 25. I can make 80% putts at 25 and 10% putts at 26. If my drive isnt inside the circle, Im guaranteed par unless it rolls away.

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263ft backhand roller with a lightweight Leopard!

First trip to a course coming next Wednesday!!
Smart, smart, smart move learning BH rollers early on. The more options you are fully confident in, the better you will score.
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