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Old 04-10-2020, 02:40 PM
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This may sound weird, but what does a throw with good form feel like? Like what is the difference in feel from bad form and good form?

I'm sure this is a really hard question to answer, but I though why not ask.

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Old 04-10-2020, 03:01 PM
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It feels too easy.

There's throws I have where I even surprise myself - launch trajectory, the timing of when turn and/or fade kick in, lack of bodily stress, overall distance, posture when I'm finished my follow through, where my head is facing, where my feet are both located and the directions they're pointing, the fact that you know your cardmates are like, "damn" etc...there's a lot of simplicity to it. Tough to identify if you don't know what you're looking for though.

Not far off of perfect shooting at a range, bombing a difficult hill on skiis/snowboard, painting a picture you're more than proud of, cooking the perfect entree, making the perfect cocktail, whatever. There's just a certain satisfaction to knowing you did something correctly.

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Old 04-10-2020, 03:19 PM
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To me, it feels like my throws take a lot less effort throwing with good form..

I used to watch video of top pros throwing 350 - 400 feet, and they made it look like they weren't throwing hard at all, but I would struggle to reach 300 feet throwing as hard as I could.
Eventually I realized it's because they're not throwing hard. They throw 400 feet effortlessly, because of good form.

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Like waaaaaaarm apple pie, maaaaan

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Old 04-10-2020, 04:25 PM
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Fleeting.

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It feels too easy.

There's throws I have where I even surprise myself - launch trajectory, the timing of when turn and/or fade kick in, lack of bodily stress, overall distance, posture when I'm finished my follow through, where my head is facing, where my feet are both located and the directions they're pointing, the fact that you know your cardmates are like, "damn" etc...there's a lot of simplicity to it. Tough to identify if you don't know what you're looking for though.
This effortless feeling is definitely part of it. If, like me, you don't do it consistently it can actually an issue for scoring well because the discs fly different.

There are a couple other bio-feedback routes--the hit itself sounds different. Not necessarily a "snap", but of the sound of the disc as it jumps into the air. That correlates with a very distinct ripping sensation as the disc leaves your hand--like you couldn't actually hold onto the disc if you tried with everything you had.
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Like butter. Bad form is like margarine
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Effortless repelling of the disc away from braced up center like Olympic hammer throw. Perfect balance on front leg in finish. Pumping a swing.
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I think key is to not just use your arm, but use the whole body in one fluid motion, and that it becomes smooth because that is what gives you speed.
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I like to think throwing a disc should be analogous to easing back the string of a longbow and cooly releasing with effective timing. As opposed to yanking it back and letting go.

I like that analogy because there should be no speed or acceleration until the string is let go. Example, beginners wind up too hard and too fast when trying to throw far. But the applied power should be a healthy, concentrated short burst precisely when you start it's clockwise rotation. Not a millisecond earlier









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Old 04-11-2020, 09:01 AM
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Outside of throwing something heavy, like a spade or hammer - i'll never know.
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