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Old 09-09-2021, 06:46 PM
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Hi all!

I'm fairly new to disc golf, been playing about four months and love it. With that being said, my RHBH doesn't feel great. I max at about 300 ft with fairway drivers. Been working on making various changes on my own, but nothing so far has helped much.

I figured it was time to turn to the forums. My guess is there are at least a couple things I'm doing drastically wrong to slow the disc down. Every now and then a throw will feel snappy, but usually they do not.

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Old 09-10-2021, 01:16 AM
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You are shrinking on your rear leg in the x-step and then rising upward off it, should be the opposite getting taller on x-step/hop and falling lower into the plant/throw. Extending the rear leg and then squatting in the backswing should help you turn further back. You are planting with everything way too open to target. Door Frame Drills should help a lot and then go down the list:

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Old 09-10-2021, 09:50 AM
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+1 on door frame drill. It will also help show/feel what the right arm does during the throw.


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Thank you both! I'll give the drills a try and report back later
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Hi all! I've been working on planting closed and getting into the door frame position. Max distance has gone from 300 to 360 or so. I'd like to get to 400+ this Winter so would love to hear more critiques and drills that you think will help based on form. As always, any advice is appreciated. Thank you!

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X-step looks too deep/long putting your balance leaning too far behind your left foot and you get stuck flat footed on both feet.



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Nose up on several throws--but, kind of interesting, 1 and 3 are pretty flat. You do one of two things when you plant. You lift your hand slightly and your pull through is fairly level giving you a flatter throw. Alternatively, you plant and draw your throw in a straight line that's angled up at ~5-10 degrees or so which I'm betting results in early fade. Might try to raise your arm a bit on your reach back to get that flatter throw more consistently.

I can see you are throwing really hard. Lot of potential. You've got a ton of power. Keep tuning it and you'll be a bomber. But, you might back down a touch--do the "Danny": slow is smooth, smooth is far.
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Thanks both! txmxer, yeah I do remember one or two of those had a bad nose angle, it happens haha. I'm also throwing slightly uphill so that isn't helping. Interesting thoughts on the reach back, I'll play around with the height and see what changes. I was just watching a Danny video, so I definitely think you're right on the slow is smooth part.

Sidewinder, thanks for the tips per usual. I think you're spot on. I'll get working on the drills in the video and report back when I think I've made some progress!
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Hi friends. I'm back at it. Been trying to tidy up reachback and shorten the x step, but something still isn't quite clicking. The throw still looks clunky and I'm not sure which issue to address at the moment.

I guess the one positive is my reach-back and pull-through do feel a bit better than a couple months ago.

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X-step is not helping you learn the fundamentals, it's just adding extra moving parts into the equation.

You are leaning back away from target and reaching/opening front foot into plant and ending up in an immoveable horsestance like I talk about in Power of Posture.
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=133319
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=118948


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