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Old 03-02-2021, 09:35 PM
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I'm finding that also. As a result, I' gone to heavier drivers and also really consider wind strength and direction.

Haha, I'm going to learn rollers with my retired Mambas.

But the whole, "stick with putters and learn mids," thing I did last summer and now I want to learn drivers.

I do feel like I have a good appreciation for you and your reset because I'm seeing that with the subtle things that are learned, rotation, weight shift, grip, snap, et al, there's a lot more to play with.

My big issue is, at 64, well, you know.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:03 AM
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I'm finding that also. As a result, I' gone to heavier drivers and also really consider wind strength and direction.
I try to consider the wind also. The difficult part is the wind at the tee box may not be the same as the wind near the basket. Trees and other things could cause the wind to swirl, slow down, etc. It's why I've never understood the pros tossing grass or dirt at the tee box to test the wind. The wind isn't going to affect the disc much when it leaves your hand....it's when the disc is slowing down in its flight that the wind will really affect it.

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Haha, I'm going to learn rollers with my retired Mambas.
Some of my discs are teaching me rollers without me trying.

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But the whole, "stick with putters and learn mids," thing I did last summer and now I want to learn drivers.
My trouble is that my mind keeps going back to "let me just throw a bit faster disc and get more distance". It's really hard to stick to my commitment of 6 speed or less for now. My goal/commitment is 6 months, then move to 7/8 speed discs.

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I do feel like I have a good appreciation for you and your reset because I'm seeing that with the subtle things that are learned, rotation, weight shift, grip, snap, et al, there's a lot more to play with.
And I'm getting more accurate and consistent. I think less about which disc to throw and more of how to throw it. Before, I had 16 discs in my bag and maybe threw 6 of them. I now have 6 discs in my bag and throw 4 of them.

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My big issue is, at 64, well, you know.
Yes, I do. And having scoliosis (minor curvature, but still causes one leg to be slightly longer than the other)...doesn't help with consistency in my walk/run ups and throws.

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Old 03-05-2021, 02:37 PM
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I agree almost 100% with all your findings. What I'm doing now is if I don't drive well off the tee my ups are going WAY past the basket. I think I'm going with an 8 disc bag for a while.
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Old 03-08-2021, 11:43 AM
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Just played another round with only 6 speeds and less. Same course as before and had my best score ever of +9 (average is +21, best previous score was +11). I'm going to stay with this "reset" for a few more months and then see if I can add 7 speeds. I'll take the 6 speeds I'm currently using as a baseline and then all my 7 speeds....throw them in a field and see if I get more distance with my 7's. If so, I'll add one or two to my bag and do that for a few months. My goal is to keep doing this until I find the max speed I can throw.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:04 PM
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Update. So my 250 feet with a 6 speed is "internet/field" distance. Yeah, on an actual course I MIGHT get a 6 speed out to 250, but I'm finding it is closer to 200.

I'm still struggling with consistency and accuracy. Have to get my form better. Too many throws that are: that was a perfect throw, just in the wrong direction.

But now that I've played different courses and measured my throws, I'm still happy with 200 feet with my 6 speeds. If they go the actual line that I want I'd be getting pars and sometimes birdie opportunities.

I had planned on having lessons by now, but work and other issues have postponed that.
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Perfect throw in wrong direction probably from rotating too early/over-rotation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW-vWZgnNSk#t=3m40s

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Perfect throw in wrong direction probably from rotating too early/over-rotation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW-vWZgnNSk#t=3m40s
Yeah. It's due to two things. Poor form and scoliosis.

My plant step is too short, which is letting my hips rotate too much when I follow through. So my body ends up facing towards the left on release. I'm working on getting my plant step at at consistent placement so that my hips end up forward facing my intended line on the follow through.

Sometimes, my scoliosis causes me to lean right and 'come around' too much. Which adds to the issues - my disc goes high and curves right (hyzers) really bad.

Trying to get the two issues resolved at the same time is my end goal.
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