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Ok, I'm at a really weird point in my disc golf throw. I'm very confused. I'll start from the beginning. I've thrown a Nuke 400 ft multiple times. It's very strange. I can't do it on command. There are a couple of holes on my local course that come to mind. One is 370, one is 355, one is 350. The 370 one I've reached multiple times. The 355 only once, the 350, never. I don't get it. I measure out my throw on the 350 one, and I average only about 280-300. I feel like it's a mental thing. Because maybe I don't want to throw past it or something. I can throw midrange's 300 ft, so why can't my nuke go further like it normally does?

On the practice field, I vary from 300-370. One possibility of this I think it might be is my grip. I use a normal power grip. But it feels like, sometimes the disc slips out. And sometimes I grip it nice and tight, and usually, though not always, those shots are my farthest ones. Maybe it's just I'm not whipping it appropriately, I don't know...

I don't know if I had a question in there... Just sharing my thoughts and confusions. I guess I'm asking if they are true or not.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:56 PM
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FWIW, you may want to take a look at those holes in google earth or measure them some way other than trusting the tee signs, many courses are very inconsistently measured so the signs aren't a good way to judge distance.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:27 AM
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What is the elevation like? Even a slight incline can have a dramatic effect on your distance.
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There are a few holes around here that say 350-375 that I just cant seem to reach. I've noticed on a couple of them, that the tees are slightly inclined toward the baskets. It's amazing how a degree or two of incline on a tee can affect your tee shot.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:57 AM
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I don't know about the incline of the tee pad... But the one, 350 is completely flat hole. The 370 one is as well. Oh, I measured them by walking them off. That's been accurate to within a foot.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Zumwar View Post
I feel like it's a mental thing.
It probably is and if so, it is something down the fairway that triggers it so focus solely on what you're doing on the teepad after you have decided on disc selection, wing/nose angle, height, etc. Don't begin your walk up until you are sure that you have completely blocked out everything beyond the pad.

Feel free to report back as well.
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