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Old 12-18-2012, 08:07 AM
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Default Spin putters. Being consistent.

I'm pretty new compared to most. I've so many videos from KC, Niko, Dave and Avery about push/pitch putting. How to keep it conistent but I can't find anything from the spin putters.

I pretty sure Nate and Rico spin putt but I wish there was some sort of in depth video on their technique.

I've tried the pitch putt but I always go back to spin putting, it just feels so much more natural to me.

Do any of you spin putters out there have tips on technique. Tips on remaining consistent?

Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:17 AM
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The best way to build consistency is to practice, a lot.

Other than that:
*Line up belt buckle to your sternum with the center of the basket and release the disc on that line.
*Aim high, at least give the disc a chance to get in the basket.
*Slight hyzer can help

I am by no means an excellent putter so take this for what it's worth. Other good spin putters are Jussi Meresmaa (sp?) and Eric McCabe. Jussi is part of the Discmania Deep in the Game series, so find the one for putting, and just look up tourny footage on EMac.

Good luck!

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:35 AM
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From McCabe himself, I'd say this is the best way to become consistent and stay that way. (Streets said it too)

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:44 AM
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That video was ridiculous when it came out. I was like "That's why he is so much better than me!"
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:55 AM
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I was very humbled as well. As Ulibarri said in the Discraft distance video..."Better get better!"
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:57 AM
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I'm not the best putter by any means but I would consider it the stronger part of my game. What helps me the best is to always extend my arm from the core of my body in a straight line to the basket. No side to side action. If you watch nikko or doss or any other consistent putter, they all release from the core or center part of their body. Hope that helps!?
-I'm also a spin putter.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:17 AM
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I'm a spin putter as well. Here are a few things that I have been taught by a couple of the best:

- Don't break your wrist - By this I mean when you release the disc, your hand should never open past the line that your forearm makes. Once your hand opens up and hits the point that it is in a straight line from your elbow to your finger-tip; stop.

- Rhythm - One of the keys to spin putting well, especially at longer distances is keeping your whole body in rhythm. Allow your body to rock back on to your back foot, then shifting that weight forward with the exact same timing and rhythm as your arm moving towards your target. When you find yourself missing putts, it is sometimes a good idea to slow everything down, to find your rhythm again.

- Adjustments - If you find yourself consistently missing to either the left or right, the natural tendency for most of us is to adjust your aiming point. I was taught, that it is actually easier to adjust your starting point, rather than your ending point. By starting point I mean the point in your technique when the disc is starting. For me this in near my belt buckle. By ending point, I mean the point where you are releasing the disc. If I find my self consistently missing to the right of my target, I will adjust the point at which I start my arm swing slightly more to the right, while leaving my release and aiming point the same. By doing so, I've adjusted the plane on which my putt will fly.

- Practice - tons and tons of practice. When you think you have practiced enough; practice some more. When your sick of practicing, make up a game and keep practicing.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:26 AM
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I forgot to mention, if you are missing low; pick your chin up. Sounds weird, but it works. If you are missing high; slow everything down.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:30 AM
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- Practice - tons and tons of practice. When you think you have practiced enough; practice some more. When your sick of practicing, make up a game and keep practicing.


**The rest of this post was good too.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:39 AM
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NOTICE HE DOES NOT ROCK HIS FRONT FOOT, HE KEEPS IT PLANTED.

I learned this same tip the other day from a badass Master's putter.

Most amateurs rock on the front foot (pick up the toe), well that is just one more moving part to screw you up. Keep that front foot down and "nut up" with your back foot.

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One other silly thing I always do now before I putt is grab my balls as I settle into my stance. Number one to remind myself that I still have them, and number two to remind myself to actually use them on this putt. Sorry ladies, this trick will not work for you.
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