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Old 09-12-2018, 02:51 PM
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Hello all! Been playing disc golf casually for a number of years now, and this past summer I decided to commit myself more to this game. My form needs some serious critiquing, as you will see from the videos below. The first video is two putter drives, and the second is 2 fairways and one driver.

Ignore the uniform and goofy glasses, this was during my lunch break!

https://youtu.be/4WCmnKugfZw

https://youtu.be/AvVV2Bsnvcw
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:06 PM
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I like that you're being smooth and controlled.

There are a couple concepts that you're going about the wrong way. You're really trying to use a clockwise rotation, thinking rotate = speed for your throw. Really it should be targetward momentum, within/through your body, that is then caught and turned into rotation for the torso and arm.

In the back view you can see that you are lifting your plant leg, striding it WAY outside your body to the left and clockwise rather than underneath your body toward the target. It then plants open, which is obvious in the side view...the lead leg lands pointed to the target with an open/"externally rotated" front hip. No power potential, everything is opened up before you land.

As a starting point, check out the Door Frame Drill to feel how to keep your legs under you, hips turned back, and butt/weight wanting to drop down to the plant leg while your upper body is still turned back. Note there are multiple door frame drills on this channel.

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Old 09-12-2018, 03:47 PM
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The biggest thing I'm seeing is that you are rotating your hips/plant foot open before your plant foot gets weighted on the ground. That causes you to not get much pressure on your plant foot and gives you a lot less "room" to swing.

But you really do have a nice balanced posture which is pretty huge to get right

Now it's just a matter of getting more force into your plant leg through the ground and that will translate to huge distance increases for you.

This drill by Sidewinder22 lets you feel really how much force you need to put into the ground (through gravity mostly) Especially watch the pros throwing at the end of the video how they are compressing against the ground.


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Old 10-02-2018, 09:04 AM
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Thanks to all for your replies. Heres some more video from yesterday. Please ignore the strange gazelle hop thing at the beginning, thought it helped me with rhythm but decided to scrap it later. The last video is of me practicing planting closed. Do I have the right idea?
I know I have a lot to fix, what should I work on first? For reference, putters go 200-250, mids go 250-275 (although I did throw my 150g Shark 340 yesterday and of course it was one of the throws I didnt video) and fairways/drivers go 275-300, occasionally 330.

https://youtu.be/mZBPkH_ZF8k
https://youtu.be/8oFGl8s43Ds
https://youtu.be/lIuEBfvIG6k
https://youtu.be/zdC0-IG65Kw
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:34 AM
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No issue with the pre-hop, Craig Gangloff does it like a dancing bear. Pay attention to how different your balance is though on the rear leg coming down and how you are already fully extended to the top of the backswing way before him and you plant your front foot. You are turning back behind/outside your rear leg and dragging the disc forward into the plant, Craig turns back later when balanced in front/inside of the rear leg and plants at the top of the backswing like Door Frame Drill.

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Thank you very much, SW!! I added a pre-pump into my throw to help me learn how to delay turning back. I can already feel an immediate difference! It feels like my arm is being whipped around after the plant, and throwing the disc is much more effortless. Honestly, I thought my throw would look a lot different with this delayed reachback, but to my untrained eye the videos below dont look that much different from the ones I posted previously (I realized after recording that I wasnt directly perpendicular to the camera setup, so I apologize for the slightly skewed angle).

https://youtu.be/D8vK695tMo4
https://youtu.be/F6CDSHW1JrU
https://youtu.be/hb-0ol3tKSk
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Yeah the reachback/turnback is still a little early. Really commit to that pre-pump like Feldberg or Sidewinder in his videos. By the time you are pumping you are already turning back too early:



That's as far as you are going.

Look at Feldberg how he's still facing forward (compare your feet to his) and the disc is basically pulling him forward before he starts turning back. Probably easier to feel with the X-step hammer drill that sidewinder posted. Of course you don't necessarily need to do the pre-disc pump, but I have found it does help with getting the timing down. Everyone deals with the timing in their own way.


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Here are two more throws. I think Im getting something right, because my throw feels pretty effortless. However, it looks like my lower body is turned back super early, and Im not sure how/when thats happening. I also tend to spill off of my plant leg after the throw. Its almost like Im not trapping all the momentum at the hit, and thats why I continue past my plant? Thoughts on these two issues or others that you see?

https://youtu.be/hb-0ol3tKSk
https://youtu.be/54J6caBN9yM
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Your x-step is way too long putting you off balance so you are turning back balanced behind or outside your rear foot. Need to take a small x-step to remain in balance in front or inside your rear foot so load your turn leveraged from inside your posture. Your front foot is leading your stride instead of your butt/hips. It should feel weird changing your balance fundamentally like this. You also end up turning open before you plant/shift weight forward to the front leg.







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Your x-step is way too long putting you off balance so you are turning back balanced behind or outside your rear foot. Need to take a small x-step to remain in balance in front or inside your rear foot so load your turn leveraged from inside your posture. Your front foot is leading your stride instead of your butt/hips.

Are these any better? I tried focusing on a smaller X-step (had to slow down/reduce my run-up in order to do so).

https://youtu.be/7ChaI5UMiQQ
https://youtu.be/Z1o-zb-vMKo
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