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Old 08-22-2016, 09:49 PM
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My buddy and I both use a standing drive with no run up or x-step. He has been getting 10 to 20' more distance than me on most drives for some time, so I started watching him to see if I could tell what the difference was. What I noticed was that, while we were both extending our arms towards our line a couple times before reaching back one last time and letting fly, while I reach back and hold for a second, he was extending the disc back and then going immediately into his throw. At first glance I thought maybe what he was doing was a mistake, that going immediately from extending back to throwing forward he was having to counter the backward momentum in order to throw forward. But, the more I thought about it the more what he was doing made sense - he was pushing his weight, of his body, arm and disc back, yes, but then it 'rebounded', making for a quicker start on the forward throw movements than I got from just standing still and shifting forward from a dead stop to start my throw. In nature, a kangaroo's hop is a good analogy because it is well known to be the most efficient mode of rapid travel because most of the energy of each landing gets converted into upward and forward momentum for the next bounce.

Has anyone put this rebound into their routine? Any advice on how I can make it work for me?
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:33 PM
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:48 PM
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Okay, SW, I have to admit that's pretty darn appropriate. If you're starting to understand me, and I'm starting to agree with you...I'm a scared. Heh.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:08 PM
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I certainly don't waste the time and effort of "pointing" the disc at the target and then reaching it back several times. It ingrains bad form, and the few I've seen do it do not drive consistently well.
You don't have to try to "rebound", its a kinesthetic property of reversed motion.
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I certainly don't waste the time and effort of "pointing" the disc at the target and then reaching it back several times. It ingrains bad form, and the few I've seen do it do not drive consistently well.
You don't have to try to "rebound", its a kinesthetic property of reversed motion.
Extending toward the target helps me visualize my line. As for not needing to try, as I said, I had been reaching back and pausing before. So, to change, I had to 'try' to not do that. Everything we do consciously to change technique requires trying something new.
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Keep in mind that the extension of the arm doesn't extend towards the target while the disc is in your hand. This picture shows the shoulder alignment with the forearm extension along with the line he's actually throwing on.

This is to say that when I see players lining up the disc out front of themselves, I understand that they're working out the where the disc line is headed and the trajectory - but that's different than lining up the body to avoid over-opening the shoulders.
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