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I’m liking this drill for a number of reasons, mainly because it helps to simplify down shifting and stops issues of leaning back in the backswing.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:54 PM
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I'm going to give this a try today and get some video!
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My footwork has gone to crap lately, partially due to ice and snow making it hard to really commit to using lower body to generate power. Today I decided to simplify footwork and just throw using the windmill drill...wow was the result great. I was reaching my mid-summer max distances, using just a single step. Granted I looked like a moron, waving the disc in the air above my head in a circle before throwing. But the result was fantastic. Definitely going to be working on this some more before I even think of re-intruding an X-step. If you haven't tried this drill yet, you're missing out.

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Tried a few of these in the backyard and it’s a fun drill. Don’t want to derail the thread by talking about my form. (I have a thread on form analysis if you do want to haha) I’ve always had a problem shifting weight so gonna work this into the routine

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Tried a few of these in the backyard and it’s a fun drill. Don’t want to derail the thread by talking about my form. (I have a thread on form analysis if you do want to haha) I’ve always had a problem shifting weight so gonna work this into the routine
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Thanks! I was studying these earlier and I can really see the difference. More weight shift instead of just spinning. Gonna do some more of these tomorrow. Its a really good drill. Gonna try some can crushes and windmills tomorrow. This is fun!
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If you haven't tried this drill yet, you're missing out.
And it's been around for at least 5 years...
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...5&postcount=79

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And it's been around for at least 5 years...
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...5&postcount=79
Well 5 years ago I was still wondering why those weirdos threw frisbees into cages at the city park. Some of us were late to the party.
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I've been doing the windmill drill a few times lately at practice but after re-watching the video it turns out I was going in the wrong direction for some reason. But from the top with the disc over my head I dropped it like a pendulum in the forward direction and it's letting me really feel where the pendulum reaches a pause in the back swing.

I'll try tomorrow going with the backward direction as shown to see if I can get the down shift feeling as well.

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I’m liking this drill for a number of reasons, mainly because it helps to simplify down shifting and stops issues of leaning back in the backswing.
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I try many things when I am practicing. Recently I was again having some field practice. After throwing some time I was frustrated. Then somehow the windmill drill came to my mind. I had tried it earlier but not very much. Now I made some windmill drills before leaving and I was amazed! I had some of the best throws using this drill. I feel this drill could help me correcting some problems that I think I have, like with the timing. Thx HUB and Sidewinder22!

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