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Taller people get more distance on drives?
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I'm 5'3 and have been playing for years and have always had trouble with distance. My max is usually around 210, though at times I get a little more distance like 220. I've seen beginners who are…Continue

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Oct 14, 2010
keith Morin replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"I'm about 5' 3" myself. I throw max D about 320 ft. I can rip a putter at least 200 feet.. It's all about form, short people definitely have an advantage in the shule. That being said I do know some tall, lanky guys that can…"
Aug 13, 2010
El Kabong replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"I played a round with a 6' 6" feller with abnormally long arms...even for his height. He got absolutely effortless gigantic D (450+) but he had nearly ZERO control. He threw almost everything elevated: 30 degrees (or more), some more like…"
Aug 13, 2010
Disc Player Sports replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"I am 6' 3" short. I see it as 'form' is everything. Athletic ability and good practice. My son (18 years old) can now crush back hand over 400. Yes, the old man taught him. It's all in the SNAP! And being over 6'…"
Aug 13, 2010
John Finnegan replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"Certainly, hell no! Ask Ken Jarvis (old school phenom), Ulibari, or the other bombing Paul- McBeth, how far they can throw?(well over 500 feet into an 8mph headwind!) It is simply disc speed as far as I can tell. Kevin Jones won the AM Worlds…"
Aug 13, 2010
Nic777 replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"Great discussion guys, Im also one of those not blessed with natural ability, at 5'9" height isnt the big issue, but rather upper body strength, im a smallish guy at about 140 pounds, and pre disc golf days always thought of myself as…"
Aug 10, 2010
Jim Coonradt replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"This is one of the better videos because it demonstrates how bad habits can prevent a person from getting good distance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-5uHMoYJ6Q X-step and grip. And keep it smooth."
Aug 10, 2010
Brett Mackie replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"It's a little bit of everything. A long arm-span may help, but size doesn't matter when you try to snap a disc. It's all in the wrist, and the arm speed. Anyone can snap a disc and put huge distance behind it, regardless of their…"
Aug 10, 2010
edism replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"Fast twitch versus Slow twitch muscles. The make up of each individual is a key factor also. I don't think you can change it, it is what you are born with."
Aug 9, 2010
AK Discer replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"Taller people usually have longer arms and longer arms will provide a greater distance potential over someone with shorter arms. The longer your arms are the more time you have to accelerate and also your reach back is longer. Physical size can give…"
Aug 9, 2010
Peter Bonnel replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"Ahhhhhh, If only this was true! I am 6'4" and have yet to bust 300'. Age my be my problem (60), but I keep trying. ;-)"
Aug 9, 2010
Jeffery Nugent replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"I'd have to agree about form, and technique, one of the shortest guys in our club bombs it all the time. Having said that, I think it is easier for tall people to throw farther. We've got a guy 6'6" that has terrible form but…"
Aug 9, 2010
Chris Fair replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"don't worry about disc weight at the moment. Work on technique. Even when my group of friends weren't that good at playing the tallest of us sucked the hardest the next tallest plays great. Then on down it is a mix of skills. In fact…"
Aug 9, 2010
J.D.Guy replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"hell to the no, its all about technique. most of the guys i play with now are all shorter than me, not even breaking 6 ft, and they all out drive me. in fact, the shortest guy among us throws 550ft."
Aug 9, 2010
Jim Coonradt replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"All things being equal a taller person should be able to get more distance simply because their arms are longer and therefore they will have contact with the disc for a longer amount of time. But all things are not equal. There are things like…"
Aug 8, 2010
Charles Isaac replied to Matt Scroder's discussion Taller people get more distance on drives?
"Try long arms. In general a person with longer arms should be able to get more distance."
Aug 8, 2010

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