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I've been playing for a few months and each game I seem to improve a little here and there. However, the one problem I seem to have EVERY SINGLE GAME, is that my distance drives are always too high. No matter what I've tried so far, I always finish with my back leg bent, chest pointing up and the disc simply wasting energy going up, when it could just go straight.
Anyone else have this same issue? Or have any suggestions?
I'm thinking I should try to start from scratch and try driving without even stepping and work my way up again but I'm open to any and all tips.
I was told that if you're throwing your shots too far skywards than try lifting your arm up a bit higher when you pull back. The idea is that you'll pull through and bring your arm down back to a better level, eliminating the loft created from the upward angle. I also seem to have better shots when I slow my x step down and focus on a smooth release.
Try throw "Tit to Tit" not "Hip to Tit".
Basically, throw it level.
This video REALLY helped me with the same problem. For me, it comes down to kicking my back leg up when I am pulling though, which transfers my weight to the front, which in turn gives me a nice, level drive.
you should try leaning over your shot on the way out. It tends to put you at a bit of a hyzer
but from what I've heard and experienced the pendulum motion gives you more power as well.
Leaning over your shot is good advice. Weather you are throwing forehand or backhand, try to get your chin directly over your front foot as you are bringing the disc accross your body. If your head is in the correct position, then your body will follow. This will also allow you to follow through as your weight is transfered onto your front foot. The follow through is key in a smooth, fluid, flat throw...
Awesome, thanks everyone!
It could also be that the Nuke is too much disc for you right now, try a surge or surge ss
The Surge SS was my bread and Butta for a long time. AWESOME Disc...
You can really rip a Surge SS for serious distance.
I had a similar issue earlier this year, a couple of the local pro's told me to cock my wrist back as far as it would go, keep it there through the pullback and release, pull straight through across my chest. 1st time I tried it I ripped about 320' into a 15mph headwind, the disc never got more than 10-12' off the ground.