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I threw two sessions this past weekend totalling probably 3.5 hours. The distances I threw tell me a bit about what's wrong, but not so much WHY it's wrong.

Top 3 Long throws (airshot)

1 - 363' SL
2 - 362' TL
3 - 360' TL

What this says to me is that I'm not getting the nose down. Why is another question. I know I'm not hitting it particularly well. These shots were a max of maybe 15' high. If I tried to throw much higher than that, the nose up caused them to stall out and die at about 330'. It's quite frustrating knowing that I was throwing roughly 30-40' longer 6 months ago with more ease and accuracy and not knowing what changed since then.

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Comment by Star Shark on April 16, 2010 at 2:08am
Nose down simply refers to the front edge of the disc being slightly downward RELATIVE TO THE FLIGHT PATH. As to how to get it, it comes from grip and wrist extension on the release.
Comment by Justin J. Platt aka Prodigy on April 14, 2010 at 4:09pm
I have heard of this many time, but wonder what exactly are we talking about. If you want more distance your aiming higher and using your wrist to angle the disc down right?
Comment by Trevor Smith on April 13, 2010 at 12:51pm
One of the biggest problems I've had when I lose distance and power is over zealousness. When I start throwing higher and higher I find it is because I am taking to big of a final step and in my want to throw farther I "swing for the fences." I definitely think that if you get a video camera with a stand of some kind or even a friend to hold the thing you would find out a lot. Some times the best way to practice is to throw long for fifteen minutes, then throw midranges with an emphasis on accuracy for fifteen (I throw a tennis ball out into the field and try to park discs near or on it while throwing one type of shot, i.e. hyzers only, then anhyzers, then rollers, etc.) then practice putting for fifteen. It will give your brain a chance to focus on new tasks and reset what you will do. If you practice poor form for three hours than you will beat poor form into your brain and muscle memory.
Comment by biodarwin on April 13, 2010 at 10:20am
If you have access to a video camera, video your form. Both when your doing well and when your in a slump. Its nice to have something to compare. I would also agree with your nose up assessment given your SL is as far as your TL.

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