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Old 07-22-2018, 11:25 AM
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Good morning everybody,

I've plateaued around the 350 foot range with fairway drivers and 400ish with distance drivers. Today I finally became fed up enough to ask for help.

I've been playing disc golf for about 4 and a half years and I'd say I understand the mechanics of the backhand fairly well. My problem is that I struggle DOING it, so I'm looking more for corrective remedies/drills.

My main concern is getting rid of the stupid "popping up" of the back of the disc right before I enter the power pocket. I've been trying to fix this for about two years but nothing has worked.

I've attached links to both a regular speed and slow mo video.

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https://youtu.be/8CaOfv_WrmA
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:37 PM
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I throw same ranges about so it's hard for me to critique exactly. But I think your stride may be too long, your back leg extends instead of really driving underneath your hips/pelvis and I also think it makes it harder to get on top of your plant foot. Your strides may be too backwards initially too, starting with your first right foot step being closed rather than 90ish and rear foot too much past 130ish away from target. Too much walking backwards means not enough leverage available to load into the rear hip later in the backswing. I'll be watching though to see what is recommended.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:58 PM
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Yeah, it doesn't feel like my hips are rotating well/efficiently. Feels mostly like I'm strong arming everything. Any advice on upper body action? Or do you think it's an effect of an inefficient lower body?
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:04 PM
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I think it's from trying to get all the way to the plant foot, but I'm not 100%.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:08 PM
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I'll give it a shot this evening. Thanks for your input!
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:35 PM
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Crouching in x-step instead of being upright, end up in wide immoveable horsestance and rising into plant instead of falling. Very similar issues to pic below, but slightly better. Foot is leading stride instead of weight/butt/hips. See Power of Posture, Hershyzer, Kick the Can and Door Frame Drills.

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Old 07-22-2018, 08:11 PM
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https://youtu.be/RKXQf8yvpaY

So I tried the drills in my house and ran out to the baseball field by my neighborhood to throw some.

...and it felt great! Still got some work to do before it looks like the pictures above, but even the small improvement helped a bunch. Not sure how far this throw went but I imagine about 350ish with way less effort than the first videos.

Tomorrow I'm gonna try it on cement. Thanks a bunch!

Any tips to improve tomorrow?
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:18 PM
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Take a shorter plant stride, maybe even go from standstill. You are reaching out with your foot/lower leg way ahead of the knee. In a standstill you can lift the leg in the backswing, rising onto the rear leg/hip as you load, and drop down to a closed front leg underneath you. You don't need to reach out with the leg, so that's why I find the standstill really helps to force me to be way more on the leg rather than forward to it. You are pre-turning the foot closed as you reach out with it as well. As soon as you are on the front leg you seem to rise, as SW pointed out...doing the standstill should help you drop onto the closed front leg.

Also remember that it's about fast rotation, so having the hips/legs closer together will help you rotate quicker rather than with femurs far apart.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:21 PM
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P.s. I see my leg is still extended and leading the way. I'll probably do the hershyzer about 300 times tonight.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:24 PM
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Thanks slowplastic. I'll give that a shot tomorrow. Unfortunately it got dark on me.

It kinda hurt my knee landing with my leg that straight, so I will definitely be looking to fix that.
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