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Comment by Kevin M on April 9, 2010 at 6:38am
In addition to my previous comment, I think the tilt also helps "telegraph" in their mind the slight anhyzer used for most spin putts, especially long ones with stable putters.
Comment by Kevin M on April 9, 2010 at 6:28am
I've experimented with this type of spin putt with limited success (I'm no pro mind you). The exaggerated tilt that Nate and Josh start with seems to be a natural result of pulling the elbow in towards the body in preparation to whip it back out quickly. This whip helps induce some snap or "tendon bounce" in the wrist using a very compact motion. It definitely helped me get some more distance on longer putts without relying on a jump putt, but I couldn't quite get the accuracy down. Perhaps with some more practice :)
Comment by Star Shark on April 6, 2010 at 4:58pm
No, that's not forehand. Nate has an odd and somewhat famous tilt of the disc as he pulls it back and prepares to throw but beyond that, he's throwing a normal staggered stance type spin putt.
Comment by Nic777 on April 6, 2010 at 10:12am
Umm, excuse my ignorance. but seems like his flicking it forehand. So not sure if we could call it regular?
Comment by Star Shark on April 3, 2010 at 5:48pm
Josh Anthon does kind of the same thing although his is less exaggerated and quicker. Realize we're talking about 2 of the best putters in the world here, so they do know what they're doing. I don't think it's so much about power as it is a simple device to help them focus and perhaps increase snap on the release.
Comment by ColonelDracula on April 2, 2010 at 11:50pm
I've seen people around here (I think amateurs) doing that too.
I thought it was a power limiting and focus kind of thing.

Like trying to lock the elbow, shoulder, and wrist in a line kind of thing?
Like limiting the range of motion by making it so you can't rotate any more to the right and then not letting the big muscles flinch the wrong way?
Comment by Tino "SilverBack" Medina on April 2, 2010 at 11:39pm
thats really just regular putting. SOme players tilt the disc, sort of aiming and then release. It just depends on what works
Comment by Star Shark on April 2, 2010 at 11:19pm
Don't be distracted by the disc tilt. The rest of his motion is what most people do when they putt, just slower and more deliberate.
Comment by ColonelDracula on April 2, 2010 at 8:34pm
Is he essentially pushing with his elbow? Like throwing his whole arm?

This is the result of much disc golf to begin with I'd imagine.
Comment by Star Shark on April 2, 2010 at 7:48pm
That's just Nate's signature style. He's a spin putter and uses the standard staggered stance.

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