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Transfering momentum through your body and into disc distance occurs with your run up, so how far is your run up? Does it work for you? Do you have to compencate a lot on the majority of teepads?

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I think You all are right about a run up being excessive. if you can throw well running up to the pad. I would bet you can throw better starting on the pad to much movement make it easier to make a mistake. even if you get a little less d this game is about accuracy It took people telling me that a few times before I caught on slow and controlled with an explosive finish. also workinging on your form not your run-up will help you get more d and less shanks. unless your in a distance comp
I have seriously cut back on my run up. In tight tunnel situations I stand still and throw - lots more accuracy. If I have a fairly open or extremely long shot I use a fairly short x-step. My scoring has improved considerably!
or on a long hole...you have to keep in mind that sometimes it's nessecary for those long ass bombs without thinking about a pinpoint spot you want to land, on any hole over 500 I'm going to take a ten foot run up like stated previously, just stretched out motions of my form, in that situation I'd rather get the bomb d and worry about my approach as a second shot, on most holes over 500 most players don't hit birdie range...I say most because there are situations that don't apply i.e. a 640 foot hole that's 30 ft. downhill...of course you're going to get better d from your throw, it takes alot longer for your disc to lay out and ground in. either way, back to the original question. In my eyes you do have to compensate for distance on teepads, but it's kind of a catch 22. you get good accuracy and set up for another accurate shot to the pin or you bomb the drive and worry about a much closer approach in a spot that may or may not be desirable to the player.
The discussion isn't about running or walking, it's just about how you move up to the point until you release, which is what I call a run up. Again I feel more comfortable with a longer run up, even if that means transfering from grass or dirt onto the teepad to throw. I can adjust and short my run up dramatcially which reduces some 35 ft of distance or more. I just feel comfortable with a longer run up!
I watched a two time world champion slip and fall on his face on a tee pad just yesterday. My three step X-step works great for a little 46 year old. Only two steps for the sidearm.

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