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Old 12-19-2013, 07:36 PM
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I've been compiling a list of things I want to remember to implement during practice and also rounds. Some are things that I know work for me when I do them and some are things I want to try out. I'd appreciate some insights on my checklist. There may be some things listed that I shouldn't be doing. Also, seeing some of your checklists would be helpful. Please, no MVP disc recommendations. You know who you are.

Putting:
Straddle putt short putts and uneven terrain
Athletic position
Push off with back leg
Chin up
Aim
Breath out like Shasta
Slow arm speed
Extend hand to basket

Driving:
Cock wrist for nose down
Athletic Position
Push off with back leg
Turn on plant foot heel to toe
Don't let arm collapse against body at backswing
Pull straight towards the target
Short backswing away from body like Paul McBeth
What does it mean to pause the shoulder before rip
Pinch hard at rip
Rotate left shoulder back, parallel with right
Keep elbow up on flat shots
Use more anhyzer releases for distance

Disc selection:
Use slower discs throwing with the wind
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:43 PM
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Though all if not most of those should be practiced, you should NOT be reciting those in your head when playing competitively. Muscle memory, muscle memory, muscle memory.

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What does it mean to pause the shoulder before rip
Pinch hard at rip
You don't intentionally pause, it is due to the extension of your elbow and the "split second" it takes for your hand/wrist/disc to spring from behind your elbow to in front of it.

Pinching at the rip should also be a natural force that isn't thought about. If you intentionally squeeze during the release it may create off axis torque issues. In relation to cocking the wrist that pinch may cause you to overcock or undercock (lol) aka another form of OAT.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:59 PM
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Hmm. I have done the check list thing, I try to keep it to 5 things that I can count off on my fingers.

Putting
1. Stand tall, be confident
2. Arm straight, In line with the pole, wrist in line
3. Grip - place disc against the palm, grip firmly with fingers
4. Imagine a string pulling my finger tips directly towards that one link, in a quick smooth motion.
5. Focus. Forget everything. Clear your mind. Focus intently on that one link until there is nothing else left and let er rip, Ching!

the reality is though that I only find myself going to the checklist if things aren't working, usually I just walk up give it a go.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:24 PM
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You don't intentionally pause, it is due to the extension of your elbow and the "split second" it takes for your hand/wrist/disc to spring from behind your elbow to in front of it.
That's not my understanding, or it's not how I think about it.

What I've heard is that there isn't necessarily a "pause", but your shoulder does 2 different movements in the throw. One lateral, one rotational. The "pause" is really just the transition from lateral to rotational. The rotation should whip the upper arm, which will then whip the lower arm.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:33 PM
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:36 PM
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Put the disc in the basket.
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That's not my understanding, or it's not how I think about it.

What I've heard is that there isn't necessarily a "pause", but your shoulder does 2 different movements in the throw. One lateral, one rotational. The "pause" is really just the transition from lateral to rotational. The rotation should whip the upper arm, which will then whip the lower arm.
I didn't really explain too well, we're talking about the same thing.
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1. Take chug of beer and set down
2. Grip and rip
3. ?????
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:25 PM
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Coming from a high level football background I step up to the pad, upshot, or putt and just do whatever comes natural. The less I think about what I am going to do the better I do it. I know this isn't for everyone but I have watched way to many guys over think such a simple athletic movement to tragic ends.
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