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View Poll Results: What is your standard fake distance?
350'-399' (noodle arm) 43 46.74%
400' (classically conservative) 15 16.30%
401'-425' (just started working on my form) 5 5.43%
426'-450' (starting to see some real results) 10 10.87%
451'-499' (working on crushing the can and elbow chop) 8 8.70%
500'+ (check out my carefully edited youtube vid) 11 11.96%
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:58 AM
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my furthest throws happened playing in tournaments. probably because of adrenaline. nothing crazy far just 400ft throws but it happened in front of people/cardmates/spotters for proof.

but in my practice/casual rounds? lol i'm at most 350ft with distance drivers

whats embarrassing is that cardmates that have been with me in tourneys think I have 400ft power but during casual rounds see i barely make 350ft pins and ask whats up or if I'm injured/not warmed up.

i mostly don't try to throw further than that because I started playing disc golf and gave up pick up basketball/soccer and softball leagues to avoid injuries into my late 30's and now 40's.

during softball batting practice I can unleash some bomb HR's and throw some lasers from left field to home but I realized that its just going to lead to a bad injury playing casually into my 40's.

I was playing catch (with a baseball) the other week and started long tossing with this teenager who had a cannon and at one point i wanted to show off that I still "had it" and kind of felt it was close to breaking point and just stopped. I dont want to get injured and and can't DG!

plus... getting injured (especially lower body injuries) in your 40's is really bad... when you can't work/get fat/never recover kind of potential.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post

I was playing catch (with a baseball) the other week and started long tossing with this teenager who had a cannon and at one point i wanted to show off that I still "had it" and kind of felt it was close to breaking point and just stopped. I dont want to get injured and and can't DG!
Truth. I'm in my upper-forties now. In high school I was a catcher and threw out over half the base runners who dared to steal against me. I could play hard catch without ill effects up until like age 38. Now I understand why baseball players retire when they do. A couple of summers ago I put a huge strain on my shoulder just playing whiffle ball!

That good arm I had as a kid made it so I could step right into Disc Golf and throw 300-footers with RHFH's using Whippets and X-Clones back in the day but my form was ugly and it ultimately led to elbow injury early on, like in 2001.

No more power overhands or RHFH's for me at this point. Thank goodness the RHBH doesn't hurt my arm in any way now.

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Old 12-05-2019, 09:43 AM
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My distance changes every time I work on a different part of my form. It usually goes down before going back up again.

I scrapped everything this past spring and started over again with just mids and putters, and can currently one step my Star Sidewinder to just under 300' at my local town course (I use Google maps), flat ground and no wind.

But this past summer I was inside the circle on #15 at A-Basin (468') with a Pro Leo, so my "Internet Distance" is about 450'...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:43 AM
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I once threw an Insanity 470' downhill, when I only needed 419'. So I'll be conservative and list an internet distance of 450'. You can see the beautiful moves that produced that power in my Form thread.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Odedge View Post
Currently, I can throw 325' to 350' on a decent to good throw. I can throw 375-385' on a great throw on flat ground. But then again, sometimes I have a terrible release and the disc travels 150' because I threw it too low.
I would NEVER do that.

My style is more follow up the good drive with a nose-up 200’ noob hyzer.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:19 PM
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If it's dry, warm and my battered body feels good I can legit throw far...If it's wet, cold or my surgically repaired knee/shoulder are hurting much over 400 is a lot to ask. If all three of those are against me, I would consider 400 to be a good throw.

I haven't thrown many legit 500 since I tore my knee up the most recent time, but can actually hit a target at 450 now on golf lines.

Some of you guys have played with me, you know I can throw.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:32 PM
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I feel like I should e-claim 400', since the shot I griplocked directly into the street last week only stopped rolling at 350' (well, UDisc says 342' but that's unreliable) because the disc didn't stand up like it should have. It was really unlucky that it rolled way down the street and perfectly back into the fairway so early. The way I look at it, distance-boosting things like asphalt and freak tailwinds are part of our natural environment, and taking advantage of these conditions requires that our preparation meets our opportunities. Call it luck if you want, but we make our own luck.

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Old 12-05-2019, 02:07 PM
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I am happy when I have 275' drives.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by R-Ogre View Post
I UDisced at 404 once with a tailwind and a skip on pavement so Im definitely putting down 400+.
You're doing it wrong. If you have a measured distance with UDisc over 400 that is basically 450, and therefore your poll answer should be 450 - 499. You just need a little improvement to reach 500'.

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Old 12-05-2019, 08:38 PM
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I never saw the point in lying about it. I threw 285' once. It was nice. Now I probably throw around 230'. And I'm fine with that.

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