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About 10 weeks ago, I finally eclipsed the 250ft mark, hitting 275 for first time and then soon after that, it became my average up until 3 weeks ago.

3 weeks ago, I started to reach 300ft about 2 out of 10 throws and about 2 weeks ago started hitting 300 consistently and then began sometimes reaching 320.

On Saturday (2days ago), I felt like I beat that, but wasn't sure because the field I was throwing on had no footage, and yesterday (Sunday), I threw a few feet past that mark, so a lot of max distance record changes for me in just the last couple of days.

So today, I wanted to find out what that footage might have been, so I went to a field that I knew that distance was accurate within inches, a straight hole measuring 327 ft, which I had never reached before on this course.

At first warmup (throwing 12 discs), i was almost reaching 327. On second warmup, I was slightly passing 327. After my 3rd set, I was hitting 350 consistently.

With a Teerex today, I threw one that landed, not skipped, but landed at 375 feet!!!!!! I'm so frickin stoked to see so much improvement in such a short time after thinking for weeks on end that I wouldn't ever reach 300. Now, I'm hoping to reach 400ft in a couple of weeks and 375ft consistently.

I did rip a roadrunner today that flipped over at 300ft, then rolled 250 more feet and probably would have went further if the creek hadn't stopped it, wowzers, 550ft roller, that was too cool.

***Notes- I have seen most improvement by being Smoother in my form and not forcing a wrist action forward out of my hand, instead trying to hold onto the disc and letting it Rip out of my hand. Smooth controlled coil up, beginning of X-Step and increasing arm speed at nice natural pull from the reach back turning my head to look at the disc, across my chest then the rest is no thinking required, just occurs, like the ripping out and the follow thru. If i try to flick with my wrist, I lose about 50-100 feet I noticed. if I open my hands, I notice i lose 25-50ft distance. Things are coming together finally and now I feel 400 is possible with a lot of dedication, concentration and willingness to unlearn to relearn, probably hardest part. I'm just hoping I don't plateau for the next 8 weeks like i did when I began hitting 275ft.

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Comment by J.D.Guy on December 15, 2009 at 8:34am
Predator, Surge, Teerex, Xcaliber and Wraith have been my longest drives, but i have other discs.
Comment by Geoff G on December 14, 2009 at 9:49pm
hey i'm actually in the same boat... besides the teerex what discs do you use... for my back hand my farthest disc right now is a viking. Before now I did just forehand, so I'm struggling through learning backhand
Comment by eric beich on December 14, 2009 at 9:42pm
right on man!! now the fun part. getting that 400 ft shot to be accurate :)

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