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Hi! I've been playing disc golf casually since summer 2019. I completely fell in love with the sport and now want to start playing tourneys 2020. My technique needs a lot of help tough and I would be really thankful for tips from this community!

I want this thread as my journal where I post videos and thoughts of my progress (hopefully progress) and also other people who are interested and wan to help can see it. Keeping a journal will also help me stay motivated.

Quick background I will be 23 years old this year(2020), 192cm tall(just under 6ft3) and have a sports background in the following: Table tennis high level, Football(soccer for you Americans ) and volleyball.


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https://youtu.be/jzq3ygt1NHA

Don't know a lot about proper form yet but comparing to pros my first thought is that I'm throwing too much with my shoulders or shoulders are overrotating. What do you guys think?

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summer 2019.
Edit: summer 2018
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I can also see that my arm is extending way too early, don't really know what this causes tough, can also see that my plant foot is open and I lose power from the hips.
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Yeah you are rotating into the plant early and not getting forward enough as a result. But otherwise, the form doesn't look that bad at all.
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Need to keep turning back going into the plant landing on lead toes first then heel. Also need to stride straighter off the rear leg, and turning back while striding should help.

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Thanks for the replies!

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Also need to stride straighter off the rear leg
I'm not the best at English, do you mean that my last step is too much to the left?

Also another question, heard a lot about "early reachback" which I do. What is my early reachback causing in my form?
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Also another question, heard a lot about "early reachback" which I do. What is my early reachback causing in my form?
It's not necessarily "wrong" inherently (see Josh Anthon), but it just makes everything flow and work easier. Also, there is the concrete advantage of being able to look at the target longer if you reach back later. Paul McB is one of the best at this, he hardly looks away from the target, yet gets all the backswing he needs.

and yeah, he means stepping too far to the left of the teepad. Your center of gravity is moving to the left, but the disc goes more to the right.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m46YReN0x5Q



My distance and most importantly my accuracy has improved a lot this year and that feels great! BUT, I'm still struggling with what sidewinder told me, I need to turn later into the throw. This video is from march so it's a little bit better today. I will try to be filmed on todays round from two angles and see if it has improved.

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You are trying to go too fast and turning on the step before the x-step. Note how you land on right toes and more turned back and then crouch into x-step and rise into plant/swing. You are going at a constant speed throughout your steps instead of building accelerating into the plant.

Note how SimonEagle are more relaxed stepping forward landing on front heel and standing nice and tall on x-step and then dropping and getting more athletic and quicker going into plant/swing. The taller you are in x-step the quicker and further you can turn back. If you are crouched it restricts your ability to turn.




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You are trying to go too fast and turning on the step before the x-step. Note how you land on right toes and more turned back and then crouch into x-step and rise into plant/swing. You are going at a constant speed throughout your steps instead of building accelerating into the plant.

Note how SimonEagle are more relaxed stepping forward landing on front heel and standing nice and tall on x-step and then dropping and getting more athletic and quicker going into plant/swing. The taller you are in x-step the quicker and further you can turn back. If you are crouched it restricts your ability to turn.




I see, thank you that is really helpful! Do you think fixing my "step before the x-step" and my posture will fix add acceleration through the plant? If not how can I work on this? 🤔
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