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Hey y'all. Dave Engle (I believe) posted awhile back about the benefits of using resistance bands as a training tool for Disc Golf. I jumped on the bandwagon and REALLY started seeing improvements in my distance and smoothness in my throws. I thought it may be coincidence until a bashed my hand 2 weeks ago and didn't play OR use the resistance bands in that time. When I went to play a couple days ago, my distance was degraded once again. I took my Prototype resistance band trainer thingy out and got back on it. Went out to the field today and did 50 reps both arm on the bands before I started throwing. The bands REALLY do something to my throwing muscle groups that gets my arm working SO MUCH BETTER.... This is all my opinion. I have not researched it or anything, but my experience with the bands has got me thinking.
I started looking for a Disc Golf resistance band training tool that lets you replicate a throw WITH RESISTANCE. There have been 2 that I can find on the internet. The SnapBand is no longer made and ran about $30 + shipping. The IsoThrow runs about $40 + shipping. The thing I liked about the IsoThrow was the ability to use ANY disc to do your exercises, BUT, it is also $40 AND one disc will get you the same Motions. I have been using wider rimmed drivers that really give my hand a workout so my grip becomes stronger. Also, I think a BIG reason these things have NOT become more popular is that disc golfers are generally not gonna go out and spend $40 on something like this, IMO.
Anyway, I think the concept is GREAT and VERY beneficial. So, I have been working on a prototype Disc Golf resistance trainer that is great quality, BUT very inexpensive. I have one built that I have been using for awhile and it is holding up great. I will change a couple little things if I start making them regularly, but I think I have figured out how to make it for fairly well under $20 easy.
WOULD Y'ALL BE INTERESTED IN TESTING, OR PURCHASING SOMETHING LIKE THIS???? Please give me some feedback. I want to order the correct, higher quality supplies, but I don't want to order bulk if it looks like no one would even be interested in it. PLEASE POST if you have any Questions! Thanks Everyone.
This video really helped me along my way early on........
Got mine! I'm so pumped to try this thing out, will post results.....I'M GONNA BE SOOOOOO BUFF!
I am SORRY Ed, I thought I had replied to that.... I am Special.
So, the Proto that I made up initially with the grommets though the flight plate did not have the Washer in the middle between the grommet halves. This is the one I have been testing for darn near a couple months now. On MY personal Proto that I have been using, the grommets had started bending after about 3 weeks of pretty much daily use. THIS was the reason I started using the 1/2" Zinc Flat washers between the grommet halves. I used a Pro D Force for my Proto and the disc itself has bulged a tiny bit, but it is NOT stretching. The grommets are bent on my Proto without the washers, but they are NOT moving around. I really think the Flat Washer with the grommet will fix any bending AND keep the flight plate bulging to a minimum.
If I did not answer your question well, please let me know. I have had some beer tonight....