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Old 02-06-2019, 10:36 AM
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What’s the best tip to get your lower body involved into the throw? From all my videos, I feel like it’s all arms and little legs. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:02 AM
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Simon talks a lot about footwork in this video. It should give you some ideas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9e_lEs7ASE&t=363s

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Old 02-06-2019, 11:24 AM
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You generate power from the whole body, in unison - as described by "the kinetic sequence" here:

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=133319

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Thanks for the replies. Can you look at my form and see what I can work on to get a better kinetic sequence? I notice my legs are Not like the pros at all. All the pros have identical leg sequence it seems.

https://youtu.be/mnOI_7QFc4E
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Have you watched Seabass' door frame drill on youtube? That's where I'd recommend starting. That was what helped me personally feel and understand what engaging my core and thighs feels like.

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You are pushing your body open into a rotation from the rear leg, which is why your rear leg appears to leave the ground late. What should be happening, is you should be re-aligning your balance onto the front leg, land on the front leg, and THEN throw.

One leg drill is a good way to feel how to set up on the front leg, it's quite different from how your current throw feels. When you get to the front leg in balance, the rear leg's actions will look much better on video afterwards, without really thinking about it.


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You are pushing your body open into a rotation from the rear leg, which is why your rear leg appears to leave the ground late. What should be happening, is you should be re-aligning your balance onto the front leg, land on the front leg, and THEN throw.
Does this mean, I should not try to rotate but instead shift more from left to right, laterally?
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:15 AM
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Left to right laterally, as in back foot to front foot or rear of teepad to front of teepad direction.

Backswing should be balanced on the back leg, then land on front leg aligned with spine on it. Once you catch your weight on the front leg, the hips will open up which opens the torso, and the arm will release. This shift doesn't have to be big, think of it more as balance. Be balanced for the backswing on the left leg, then balanced on the right leg to initiate the forward swing. If you were 100% on the left leg, then 100% on the right leg, you've transferred your weight.

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This shift doesn't have to be big, think of it more as balance.
This. The smaller the motion the more it will feel automatic. Small motion can still be very fast and sudden and its gonna feel weird for sure. Another thing that clicked for me is that you need to have your arm and shoulder as loose as you can make them. That will force you to start the throw supported. Try to throw the disc as hard as you can while maintaining really loose arm/shoulder as long as possible and I bet your legs know even slighly what to do.

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This shift doesn't have to be big, think of it more as balance.
So this means take a smaller last step? Is it wrong to take a bigger last step, if one can remain balanced? I see the pros, they all take a big last step. So, I should start out with smaller step to get the feel and balanced then work my way up to a big step?
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