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Old 06-16-2014, 11:55 AM
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Default 350-400 foot thrower, looking to break into the next level!

I typically max out at around 350-370 on a typical golf drive. I can throw an anhyzer flex line up to 400, sometimes even further, but those definitely aren't normal drives.

Help me break through my current plateau and consistently hit 400+ on golf lines.

I've provided videos with multiple throws from multiple angles. This was recorded during a recent bit of field practice where I was throwing only mid-ranges and a few control drivers. These were all me attempting to throw a normal straight golf line. None of these were distance lines.

Side view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiJ7hltrPY4

Rear view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPCqhdErzv4

Here are my own observations:
  • I don't seem to have much OAT, which I'm quite pleased with.
  • I need to get a full reach back. My body doesn't turn enough.
  • Timing seems to be all over the place, which is what's causing my inconsistent releases.
  • Need to work on my balance and get a firmer plant so I don't come over the top so much.
  • I seem to always throw at a hyzer angle. I was trying to throw straight in every single one of those shots, and they pretty much were all hyzer releases, and on that particular day I wasn't generating enough speed to get the discs to really flatten out on their own, which I think I typically rely on.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:15 PM
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I agree with your assessment. In the rear view, you move too much from left to right, so you tend to plant a bit open in stance for anything other than a pure hyzer and you shorten the arc of your swing as your release point is further to the right than where you started the swing. For most shots you want to move forward more closed from right to left and elongate the swing so the disc is released slightly arcing outward toward the left from the chest.

In the side view you lean a little too far back over the rear leg with balance behind the heel, instead of staying more upright and centered in posture and more on the toes/instep. That restricts your hips big time and your shoulder turn. You also end up tipped over your posture in the finish because you try to shift your back and forth from in front of you instead of staying more centered/upright, pivoting the hips, and bracing your weight from behind you.

Working from a standstill will help you get your stance and hips corrected quicker.

There's a about a zillion vids I've posted in this section that will help, this is a good starter:
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