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by ManicMinerUK
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Technique tips and hints
Replies: 79
Views: 26759

Yeah this is pretty much why I've ended up switching to a sidearm drive off most tees, although that brings its own problems :) Sidearm seems to be an extremely streaky throwing style... some days I have a sweet 60 - 70 metre low and fast sidearm throw, on pretty much any line I want. The next day i...
by ManicMinerUK
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Technique tips and hints
Replies: 79
Views: 26759

I still don't understand number 1. I can easily go through the motions of my throw at full speed and be holding the disc at the end. I also know I don't have a very good grip, as there is an existing injury to the tendons in the back of my hand (RSI from my teenage years) that means I have a signifi...
by ManicMinerUK
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: BDGA #7 - Quarry Park Open - 14th/15th Aug '10
Replies: 243
Views: 23555

Personally I thought the OB lake on 17 extended a little too far down the fairway. I can see that for the big arms it makes the hole an interesting risk/reward decision, but for int-am type players who can't carry the lake at all there's no decision, it just forces them to throw a putter, and makes ...
by ManicMinerUK
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Learn to approach
Replies: 31
Views: 11625

Hi guys... guess what I've now decided my problem is? In seriousness though, from personal observation during my last few rounds at QP I've decided that my approach play is the biggest leak in my game at the moment. My drive isn't perfect by any means but its a lot more consistent than it was a few ...
by ManicMinerUK
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: BDGA #7 - Quarry Park Open - 14th/15th Aug '10
Replies: 243
Views: 23555

Why should tournament play be any different from match play!! Thats crazy. Your still playing the same sport , the same holes in the same way , you shouldnt really think like that its wrong! There's a lot of differences... Pressure is the main one. When you know success or failure for your tourname...
by ManicMinerUK
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Grip and Release Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

I'm not gonna be at the british open unfortunately, but I will be around at the Quarry Park Open in August... I've had a couple more practice sessions since my last post and its still very patchy... I seem to go through a sequence when my grip is holding up okay, and so I get more confident and pull...
by ManicMinerUK
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Grip and Release Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Had another session at the course and my slipping issues are back.

I'm pretty thoroughly fed up about this now.. I can't find a way of throwing the disc that rips properly... Either the disc never leaves my hand or it leaves early.
by ManicMinerUK
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Grip and Release Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

As Rich Hatton can tell you... I'm a bit of a caveman when it comes to mobile phones.. hate the things and don't own one :) Also I'm not actually sure the difference would come across in pictures... Rich reckons its similar to the grip Avery uses. When the DGR forums are back up I'll be able to link...
by ManicMinerUK
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Grip and Release Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

just so that I'm not only posting on here when I'm having a problem, I actually had a very encouraging bit of success on this front last night. Probably its no help to all you old hands but for any newer players who are struggling with the same problem, here's what helped me. Instead of gripping the...
by ManicMinerUK
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Grip and Release Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

That's quite interesting because I absolutely need to loosen my grip to get the disc to leave my hand. I think this is because I have very poor arm speed. Naturally this is something I will work on improving but has anyone got any suggestions for a way to control my release until I can pull hard eno...
by ManicMinerUK
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Grip and Release Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

so it would be fair to say that if you go through your backhand action at full speed with a disc in your hand, you cannot stop the disc from ripping out of your grip?
by ManicMinerUK
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Sidearm Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 10249

Another question while I'm thinking about it:

On a sidearm throw, where is the nose? I know I have to keep the nose down but I don't really get which bit of the disc that is... Is the nose the opposite side to my hand, or is it at 12-o-clock?
by ManicMinerUK
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Grip and Release Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Grip and Release Issues

So how do you guys get the disc to leave your hand? I know it sounds a mad question but read on: When I was first learning how to throw a disc for distance, all my internet research led me to believe that the disc actually pulls out of your hand through momentum, that deliberately letting the disc l...
by ManicMinerUK
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Sidearm Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 10249

I was just trying this in the office, if you roll your right shoulder backwards and arch your right pec forwards keeping your hand in the same place it will have this affect on your elbow. This is what concerns me... I'm trying the same thing right now, rolling my shoulder backwards and arching my ...
by ManicMinerUK
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Sidearm Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 10249

I have to keep spamming this board as I can't seem to get an account registered on DGR (I keep registering but it never gets activated... Why do they hate me so much? :D) I've been watching a lot of videos of forehand/sidearm throws, and a real mystery has developed. Check out these two vids http://...
by ManicMinerUK
Wed May 19, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Sidearm Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 10249

I'm using the split power grip according to the innova site:

http://www.innovadiscs.com/home/daves-t ... -tips.html

I find it keeps the disc much more under control and I get a nice rip off it when my timing is right.
by ManicMinerUK
Tue May 18, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Sidearm Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 10249

sadly I'm not going to Bristol myself but I'm sure Rich and the other QP guys can pass on any and all good advice that comes from your sidearm master class :) I spent an hour down at the local park tonight working out the kinks and I feel happy that I've sussed out what was causing it... I think I w...
by ManicMinerUK
Tue May 18, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Sidearm Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 10249

thanks for the advice so far... It seems like the internet is full of advice on the correct body positions, grip and throwing techniques for backhand throws but there isn't a lot of sidearm advice around, so its all really appreciated. Currently I am struggling with disc orientation. Not so much hyz...
by ManicMinerUK
Sun May 16, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BDGA # 6 - Bristol Open - May 22/23
Replies: 333
Views: 35605

I can't think of many sports that have divisions like this where you don't end up with the top end of a lower division being stronger than the bottom end of the division above. I keep thinking that part of this problem is because there's no "Recreational" division in UK disc golf. I take Steve's poi...
by ManicMinerUK
Mon May 10, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Technique Discussion
Topic: Sidearm Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 10249

that video of Ville is very interesting as he throws a forehand pretty unlike any other player I have watched... he's got very little backswing and doesn't look to be using much of anything in his throw, it looks like its all forearm and wrist? In the slo-mo replays the disc is cocked one frame, and...