Got a question for you. After a 4+ month lay-off from disc golf as a result of two torn tendons in my right knee (and poor footing conditions in the snow and ice...not wanting to hurt myself WORSE), I finally headed out to our local course to test out the knee and throw some plastic yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised with my putting and approach shots...almost as if I had no time off from disc golf at all! However, my drives were absolutely, utterly TERRIBLE.
I was getting it out there around 290-300 feet on most of my drives before I injured my knee last fall, and yesterday about the best I could muster was 240-250 with an Orc (even worse with my Pro Wraith or mid-range discs...when I was throwing my mid-range discs 240-250 last summer). The footing was iffy (still snow and ice on the ground), but I probably threw around 30-40 drives and I just could not get it going.
I think part of the problem was that I wasn't able to fully extend and/or plant my full-weight on my right leg in my X-step (I play left-handed). It was incredibly frustrating though, as I didn't get a deuce until one of the last 2-3 times I threw on our second easiest hole (220 feet). That, and the 2-3 times I tried to fully-extend and let it rip, my right knee sent the same dull pain which caused my 4+ month layoff in the first place.
Any ideas for how I might get 300+ foot driving distance back with EITHER a tweak to my X-step walk-/run-up or other modified footwork in the tee...where I don't have to place so much weight/pressure on my right leg? If I re-injure that knee and I can't play my usual 40-50 holes/week this Spring and Summer, I'm going to be beside myself. Any ideas, videos, tutorials, suggestions, etc. related to throwing motion and coming back after a significant knee injury would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!