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Old 06-28-2019, 01:42 AM
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Your left arm is out of control, thrashing around instead of swimming smoothly. Turn from the hips, not the left arm. Elbow hips forward, not around.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:40 AM
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Still all sorts of wonk in my throw, but I'm feeling the hammer of the disc. I'm putting way less effort into my throws, and my biggest distance is when I'm waiting for the rear foot to hook up with my hand on the disc. Much more connected, and can't feel it if I'm out of balance. I can tell I can get more loaded in the backswing, but overall happy with how things are going. It's translated to standstills as well. I've been having problems with them recently, but with this small mental tweak I'm getting my putters back out 250'-275' on ropes without really trying. Sorry for the slow motion, got a new phone and am messing around with the settings.

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Old 07-10-2019, 12:01 PM
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Looks pretty good. Just looks like you are planting into a little too wide stance(knees far apart)/a little late getting off rear foot.

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Old 07-10-2019, 12:22 PM
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looks like you are planting into a little too wide stance(knees far apart)/a little late getting off rear foot.
SSDD, you can see my head leading want to tip everything over the top, but my balance is better now so I'm able to get everything over the front foot. 1000 post later and it's finally starting to look proper, and it coincides with me really feeling the ground up chain/connection. It's nice how a lot of my work makes changes easier now. Good habits are turning into muscle memory, and I don't have to think nearly as much while going through the motions. Everything goes to crap if I stress and try to throw hard. Throwing off feel and trust makes hitting lines with distance a lot easier.
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:26 PM
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Looks pretty good.
Billy has been waiting over 100 pages of this thread to hear you say those three words.

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Old 07-24-2019, 10:46 AM
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Door Frame Drills - in Soviet Russia Door Frame keeps turning/pulling you back into the plant with the head turning away last/ground up as butt/weight lead stride forward.
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Your left arm is out of control, thrashing around instead of swimming smoothly. Turn from the hips, not the left arm. Elbow hips forward, not around.
I've finally figured out how important keeping the off side under control is. I played in a B-Tier (first round with Kevin McCoy PDGA #9453 which was really cool) and played pretty awful both rounds. Especially the second from the long where I felt myself trying to force power and couldn't get past 350'. Heat and fatigue likely played into it in part, but I took a couple days off throwing, and watched some pros from the Euro coverage. After watching this shot of Eagle, I immediately heard Seabas22 echoing in my head "Arm out of control, Arm out of control".


Went to the field with this in mind, and it immediately opened up my hips to get off the rear side and sling the disc. I can feel now how letting the left side go in the backswing locks it behind the disc and almost makes it impossible to be quick with the lower body. It all ties into staying upright, balanced, in control.

I still see I need to learn to get turned more back through the hips and not so wide in the plant, but I generally feel more controlled with easy distance. Here's a look, no disc no shoes, of what I'm getting at. It's funny because it doesn't look wildly different, but feels like a whole different throw.


Also wanted to include Ray Jay's clinic. Really good info about the hips in the first half. Same stuff we've heard before, but the way he says to keep the shoulders/hips/knees together is very simple and digestible.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:28 PM
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I know this is going to sound stupid, but is the rear hip rotation like trying to hit a slap shot with your rear knee?
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:52 PM
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Something about the way I'm thinking of the hip rotation and loading of the disc has made it easier to manipulate my upper body and it finally feels normal to have my elbow up high. Swing plane immediately looks better. I threw further than I ever have today.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:07 AM
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Footwork looks good, but looks like you are hugging yourself a little bit.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:35 AM
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So I know the parallels between the righty disc golf throw and lefty slap shot, but my question is more metaphorical. It falls in line with mantra "The throw is a lateral motion." Instead of thinking of shifting weight from one foot to another, I'm thinking almost like I have my hands on my femur, one hand on the hip, and one hand midway down the leg, and I'm trying to hit a puck straight into my plant knee toward the target. The wind up for the shot makes the load for 'the move' and the transition to hit the puck sends the weight forward. I hope this makes any sense at all.

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