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Recent content by Nick Carroll

  1. Nick Carroll

    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    One of the things that interests me is the off arm involvement in the throw. I tend to think of it as the first part of the whip, then the shoulders, through the rest of the arm to releasing the disc. Some people like Jakub Semerad put that off arm by their side early on, so don't really use it...
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    Simple Weight Shift Exercise

    I think everyone starting by facing the target is just because everyone else is doing it. We see other do it, so we do it. What changed the paradigm for me was watching Corey Ellis play. I quickly became enamored with that 3-step walk-up, which is essentially just the cross-step. That actually...
  3. Nick Carroll

    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    I once missed my net entirely and sent my TechDisc into a neighbor's yard. Thankfully no repercussions outside of making my neighbor laugh. 🤣
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    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    That might be specific to that unit. I've never seen remotely that level of variance in my throws. You might have a defective one, or there's a way to exploit it with non-throw movement that I've not personally experienced. 🙂
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    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    For me I generally have the following in my Zuca compact cart: In the putter pocket: 4 to 5 putters, with 1 of those being my putting putter, the other 3-4 are approach discs. In the main compartment: 5 mids (all 5-speed) 5 fairways (6-7 speed) 5 distance drivers (9-speed) Side pockets: 3...
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    The Method Docuseries is Live!

    I had some guy rip into me on the disc golf subreddit for every post I made where I shared a link to a video. Turns out it was some weird stalker guy creating accounts to just attack me personally on these posts. 100% of his dozen or so posts were only against me. When I pointed out he was a...
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    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    Can confirm. If you have a bad swing, swinging harder won't make it any better. I think you might actually make things worse. It's not always about accuracy. We are playing a sport where we often throw a disc as hard as we can. And as with any sport, a movement done explosively, wrongly, can...
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    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    One thing I wanted to spell out more, not as a reply to anyone in particular, but it seems to me the higher the launch angle, the more useful negative nose angles are. Maybe that's a rule of thumb, with likely a list of exceptions I'm just unaware of. Keep in mind I'm not a disc golf coach, and...
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    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    Yeah definitely. And I think some people might need a little help in terms of grip or modifying their swing path more. Assuming someone has a good swing path, yet still throws, say, 4 degrees of nose up - and it's not intentional. I think that's when they might want to look at grip. And I think...
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    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    I honestly couldn't tell most of the time. I couldn't really differentiate from the launch and nose angle at a glance. I'm sure if I went frame by frame and used some tool to draw lines I could have posited a guess, but I just see the disc going up and even in slow motion, it just looks like...
  11. Nick Carroll

    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    It's been bandied around by some of the coaches here and even made one of the OT videos. It's more for higher launch angle throws where distance is key. I think for lower golf lines it's not as important, but the real importance is getting the nose angle down from positive 4 and 8 degrees, which...
  12. Nick Carroll

    Common Plateaus, Issues, and Breaking Through Them

    Kennets: "Stop trying." Me: (just sits on the edge of the tee pad) Kennets: "Not like that!" 😉 Seriously though, there needs to be a consistent method of just teaching people the basics, and I wish it were easy enough for people to do that with the backhand throw. I've never played a sport with...
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    [Drivers] Are Speed 7 Discs Necessary?

    A few years ago my entire driver lineup was: Whippet, Gazelle, Cheetah, Leopard. I bagged like 3 mids, 3 putters in one of those lunchbox style bags. I was throwing like 250' max, but those were optimal for me to reach that distance. Once I was able to reach over 300' max I moved up to 7-speeds...
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    Common Plateaus, Issues, and Breaking Through Them

    I think 6-7 speed fairways might be the best speed disc for you. Most of my throws are in that range, due to using too much arm, and it's somewhat dampening the kinetic chain, but slower fairways are the best combo of distance and control for me. I will sometimes bring out a 9 speed disc when I...
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    Are we just making things up with nose angle stuff now?

    Here's the full throw at 50% speed and 25% speed. I have footage of the side view of this throw. I can upload that tomorrow if needed, and I can host it as an unlisted video on YouTube if that'll make it easier. 🙂
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