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- Jul 27, 2017
People use grip lock intuitively because that's what they're feeling. It can be a great talking point if you're actually coaching someone.
There are so many creators giving tips and making content now that you can't argue away the bad stuff; no use getting angry about it. It's easy to call out what you think is wrong about other people's content, I used to (and still sometimes do) fall into that trap. It's better to find or create what you think is good content and share that. Critique throws not YouTube content.
It's one thing for small channels to do it, it's there, but not mainstream.
Such as our re-assurance of "squish the bug" and "double move" issues you get with coaching now because... ugh.
Big channels that people trust should be striving to not give bad information and set an example.
I mean whatever.
But as well.
I'm creating content in here, because its an issue. And everyone's more concerned with trying to make fun of it vs be serious about something that is wrong.
I feel like we argue so much over semantics. The same motions can feel like different things to different people. We need to stop critiquing people's use of language and try to understand what they're trying to say and relating it to how we feel. It's honestly frustrating and has led to a lot of unwarranted critique of certain YouTube videos at times. As far as I know, there is no right or wrong way to throw a disc. There are more efficient ways to throw a disc and maybe that's what most people are disagreeing about. Sometimes it feels like content creators make it sound like they're talking about two different things when really they're trying to say the same thing.
Language is how we define things.
This whole "well, I know I said this, but that's not what I mean at all" isn't how words work. Words have definitions and meaning. Just calling something whatever you feel like doesn't fix the situation or describe to someone what you mean.
Almost ALL terms in disc golf are really poor descriptors of what you're supposed to be doing. Were in here to talk about technique, coaching and strategy.
The better you explain what is going on to someone, the faster they will learn to do what you're telling them.
It's not "semantics." It's bad language.
If we look like a bunch of doughnuts when we talk about our sport and we coach our sport, were going to get treated and respected like a bunch of doughnuts by other sports.
I need you to take this seriously with me on this based on your reply.
If your teaching someone and they are releasing 30-45 degrees late every time and they keep saying "I grip locked it" which is incorrect.
You would be doing them a disservice by agreeing with them vs explaining to them what they are actually doing, that is causing them to aim their body in that direction and throw the disc late from their planned target line.
If you just kept agreeing with them "yeah, that's grip lock" .. you're cheating that person from learning and getting better.
Explaining to them what they are actually doing and letting them know that its a made up excuse will allow them to improve, and when they make that mistake again, they will understand how to fix it, vs think its some "fluke" issue that happens when playing.
Which is what most players think grip locking is, some fluke, and its an excuse "oh ooopsies, i grip locked it"
No, you lined up and threw the shot right down that line.