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Old 08-14-2020, 11:09 AM
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Hello! DGCR seems like a wonderful place from what I've seen so far and I wanted to join the fun! I've been playing for almost two years although the bug really bit me at the end of last year so I'd wager I'm more like 1 year into playing with more than 1 or 2 discs (folfing as some say). I'd like to think I have quite a bit of mental knowledge from studying disc golf and watching endless coverage, but less in the way of physical execution in my own form.

I've been analyzing my form quite a bit for a couple months. I'm optimistic about progress but there's something that's been troubling me and I'd like feedback from other eyes. Since I started playing in a local league and taking throwing more seriously, I've had issues with different arm/shoulder pains. I'm not sure if this is from throwing too hard, poor form, or both. I can say for sure there have been specific shots that I've gone hulk on and strained muscles (especially get out of trouble tomahawks), but soreness seems to creep in towards the end of rounds. I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had to slow themselves down because they were throwing too fast/hard? Currently I'm getting a muscle strain in the muscle between my peck and armpit/bicep area. I think it's from trying to power too much at the top of the backswing.

Anyways, general critic and/or drill suggestions are very welcome! I know there's a lot of people who are looking for tips so thanks for reading through this.

These are 3 throws, the last being the slomo.

rhbh from side youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEiFYMAJY7Y

rhbh from behind youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbTX2qMvYcM


From what I see I'm working on slowing down my arm to get the disc back into my chest (Beto style), Also driving my left side through and tucking that arm. Also, had a friend suggest shortening the backswing a little to try and help get back to the power pocket, any thoughts on that?
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:32 PM
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Pretty much all of my breakthroughs have happened while going through the throw in slow motion without throwing a disc.

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Old 08-14-2020, 01:54 PM
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Just watched the videos... we could be twins. Form looks similar too.

Slow down and take smaller steps. Right foot needs to stride underneath you instead of in front of you. It will feel awkward and harder to balance until your left leg muscles get stronger.

You are turning back too early. Keep your eyes on the target until your left foot plants firmly on the ground. This will also feel very awkward at first.

Get the left elbow tucked firmly into your rib cage ahead of the disc and before shoulder rotation... this will give you 30-40 extra feet and will be the easiest fix.

I am sure there is more but those three things will fix a lot of other problems.

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Thank you! I'll try these out over the weekend and hopefully get some footage as well. Always happy to meet a doppelganger

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Just watched the videos... we could be twins. Form looks similar too.

Slow down and take smaller steps. Right foot needs to stride underneath you instead of in front of you. It will feel awkward and harder to balance until your left leg muscles get stronger.

You are turning back too early. Keep your eyes on the target until your left foot plants firmly on the ground. This will also feel very awkward at first.

Get the left elbow tucked firmly into your rib cage ahead of the disc and before shoulder rotation... this will give you 30-40 extra feet and will be the easiest fix.

I am sure there is more but those three things will fix a lot of other problems.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DBl2qCNL94

Had some time to practice. I don't think I made progress on the legs but I did try. The left arm got pretty tucked in this one and I definitely felt some improvement in power transfer. this session had a couple putters going about 250 from very controlled throws.

Here's a back view but this one wasn't as good form wise:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWe8KbAirkc
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Lead more butt first into plant.


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Old 08-19-2020, 11:19 AM
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So I haven’t had much time this week in the field, though I am trying to work through the throw at work. Trying to get my butt leading the throw after a smaller x-step. I tried some hershyzer drill to get that along with the kinda heel drop thing from that golf video ^^.

I just wanted to share this because I think it’s funny. One of the guys whose form I really like is Oskari Vikstrom. This throw was me attempting his form. Everything into the power pocket looked good to me but then I was so far into a place I’m not used to my arm and brain just lost it. I throw with some wobble but not usually this much

https://youtu.be/XemucvOG5VA

Anyway. After this I threw in the park measured some d-line P2’s at 278‘ and 287‘! I didn’t feel like I was throwing particularly hard so I’m thinking some progress is being made.

I’m working on getting a full turn backwards but still keeping the disc away from my body and getting my left arm back pushing through the throw instead of windsailing.
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That looks better. Now swing into center with disc wing down instead of pulling it up into center.
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=134415

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So SW, it should look like this sorta?

Made the mistake of trying this out on a casual round and threw a couple unintentional anhyzers into the trees.

I’ll get to the field this weekend to try and work out the timing.
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:09 AM
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So I tried to rotate my wrist naturally in the backswing, which led to some serious inconsistency in lines. I think an issue I have is my hand at release. In this video you can see how much wobble happens. Is there a way to keep your hand angle better? I feel like it’s the end of my extension in the pull through that causes my hand to come upwards but it happens naturally.

I was kind of hopping in these shots because the grass is so tall, didn’t really feel worse or better. I’m still having to force my brain on every throw if I don’t want to flail my left arm out.

https://youtu.be/-JwzrTdKahM
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