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Old 06-24-2014, 01:26 PM
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I added some slow motion (1/2 speed) to the first 4 drives to help it be a bit more visible.

I know I'm not taking a big last step - I was just throwing putters and I was hitting between 250-280 and I have been suffering from some tennis elbow so I was trying to keep things really mellow and "easy".

I did notice that when I throw putters I turn on my toes, instead of heel. when I throw drivers I always pivot on my heel - I wonder if I'm unconsciously trying to make sure I don't dip my shoulder and put annie on the putters.

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Old 06-25-2014, 12:58 AM
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You lean your spine backwards in the backswing, off balance, and you don't brace against your front leg effectively so you seem to be spinning out and leaking power.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:32 AM
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You need to keep your knees bent and lean over more. You're coming upright too soon. I can't really see too much, but you might want to throw them a bit higher to get more distance.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:12 AM
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Pull through is a little low while being so upright.

How far are they flying for you and what type of shot shape are you getting? Was your grouping consistent?
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You lean your spine backwards in the backswing, off balance, and you don't brace against your front leg effectively so you seem to be spinning out and leaking power.
I think I know what you're saying... that I should have my upper body more upright at the furthest point in the reach back. Shoulders against the invisible wall. Bracing the leg is something I've always struggled with, especially in grass. I will work on that today, thank you!

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You need to keep your knees bent and lean over more. You're coming upright too soon. I can't really see too much, but you might want to throw them a bit higher to get more distance.

More bending of the knees where exactly? I *feel* like I'm keeping my knees pretty bent - but I am very good at fooling myself.

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Pull through is a little low while being so upright.

How far are they flying for you and what type of shot shape are you getting? Was your grouping consistent?
I was hitting between 250-280' on those drives, and definitely was throwing them a bit low a few times (losing about 50'). As I threw a bit higher, I was able to get them out longer for sure, but then I also seem to get more un-intentional turn. Still trying to balance the height with throwing them flat enough to avoid nose up stalls and turning them over.

My grouping is 4-5 of 8 putters are typically within 15-20' of the bucket from 250-260'. 3-4 putters will be 20-30', and I'll usually have 1 that's outside of 30'.

If I try to throw for pure distance and hit 300', I am way less accurate... typically 2 putters from 300' within 20'.
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I broke my form down a little bit against Will and Paul - I'm definitely bending at the waist during my reach back.

My approach line is a bit too closed.

I definitely have some room to pull the disc through my chest higher and closer.

Knees need to bend more "in" - right now I'm too straight legged.

I spent some time yesterday working on really hitting my plant foot and pivoting through on my heel. That really helped and stretched a few putters out to 325'.
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your left arm is hindering more than helping your throw. Make it a part of your motion to increase efficiency.
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your left arm is hindering more than helping your throw. Make it a part of your motion to increase efficiency.
Definitely will put that in the grey matter to work on soon. Thank you.

So more video... more throwing... more reviewing... more throwing.



Slight improvement on having less closed stance and less leaning back.

Needless to say, changing your mechanics is TOUGH. I tell myself "no leaning back"... I feel like I'm staying way more upright, review the footage and I'm leaning back.

The screen shot above was the best of the round in terms of staying more upright.

The bending knees thing that Will is so adept at doing is HARD. Totally throws off rhythm.

I did notice that even the slight variation of leaning more forward did increase distance a bit, but more drastically it made me more precise (just not accurate yet).

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Watch the difference in balance during the x-step and the length of the x-step. You step way too deep and balance goes right behind the rear heel, toes lift off the ground, rear side posture/leverage gone. Need to keep your posture dynamically upright like a skier turning through moguls. You can turn your core back further upright than you can try to lean it.
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SW - that's what I'm shooting for now. Espen definitely has more upward hop, which is helping me avoid that leaning backwards.

It's really difficult work trying to tweak all these things, but I'm determined to get it right.

Focused on the upright hop, upright reach back and spinning on the plant foot instead of stepping through.

Thanks guys.
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