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Post by rhatton1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:40 am

Interesting little drill that you can practice at home from Dave Feldberg:

http://vimeo.com/64171158

This will probably result in a load of nose up hyzers to begin with until the timing improves but I am pretty sure this is what I was doing when driving big a couple of years ago as it was part of my preshot routine that I seem to have stopped doing - might need to reincorporate that!!

Looks like Dave might be doing some regular tips and drills which could be really good.

Super Sekret Technique drills from Discgolf review - http://www.discgolfreview.com/forums/vi ... =2&t=19220

The sidearm drill for this helped my sidearm tremendously, really, really can;t recommend this enough for getting solid repeatable controlled Side arm shots. The backhand is good but difficult to incorporate into a throw. Mix it up with this video from Bradley walker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LffYBb1v ... 2cF67lQ8rY

and you can get interesting results through the idea of throwing the nose of the disc and making the disc pivot around your grip. Annoyingly i can blast putters out to around 60 meters stand still with no reach back doing this yet I lose the power as soon as I try to incorporate any body movement/reachback. Still a work in progress for me but it is a fascinating tehcnique as it shows you the importance of a small bit of late acceleration in a throw. Pretty much tells you that much of the overexaggerated form we all put into the in motion of the drive is wasted unless you can get the out motion nailed.

Of course there is the classic: http://www.discgolfreview.com/forums/vi ... f=2&t=9959 workingn from the hit back/the right pec drill, should be good for incorporating the above two into your throw - tricky though and after years I am still working on bringing this altogether. The main thing of this is finding the feeling of power that the two drills above should give you (before seeing these drills i really wasn't quite getting the point of working from the hit backwards and I'm pretty sure many others I have spoken to that have tried this haven't either)and then incorporating these into your throws a step at a time, this is where I am still losing it i'm afraid but the theory is sound!

I've also got a document I have been working on for a year or so that has helped a few people - can someone tell me how to attach it? Originally done in Word but when I try to attached either as word or PDF it rejects it.
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Re: Drills

Post by rhatton1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:31 pm

This is also great reading - somehow i've never actually seen this before today:

http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources ... shtml#snap

The how the disc flies bit is very interesting and should hopefully tell a lot of people that they aren;t overpowering discs to turn them over they are just mparting more velocity than spin and so the disc becomes understable ( I was a massive culprit for this back in the day) If you are turning over overstable discs then work on your release and use the drill listed above to improve snap.

"The correct order of events begins with the footwork. The feet lead the hips, the hips turn the torso, the torso leads the shoulder, the shoulder pulls the arm, and the arm pulls the disc. Most of this motion is incidental, that is, the majority of the motion is not a conscious movement of the muscles, but the result of a preceding motion that naturally leads the body through the process. You should not be physically pulling your arm and the disc through with your upper body and arm muscles, the arm should be pulled through by the rotation of the shoulders. "

This is where the vast majority of us go wrong and attempt to pull on the disc with our arms all the way from the reachback position instead of getting the disc into the right pec position with our bodies.
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Post by rhatton1 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:47 pm

There is a great video from Jay Reading half way down this thread - well worth watching - it ties in with the Feldberg drill at the top of this thread and shows you how the drive should link together.

http://www.discgolfreview.com/forums/vi ... e&start=30
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Post by rhatton1 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:53 pm

My interpretation of Blake T's super sekret technique sidearm drill from Disc Golf Review - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9WC2NUJC_U

It's helped me get a very solid and repeatable side arm that stands up to wind etc. I hardly use any body rotation or take the arm back for this to keep it accurate and still get comfortably to 80 meters normally with the good ones getting out to 95 or more (parking or overshooting hole 3 at QP - 95 meters ever so slightly downhill) The drill has given me such consistency with the sidearm without any need to practise the actual throw, it's become a bit of a goto for tight tunnel shots as it is very easy to throw low dead straight shots as a result of the drill.
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Post by rhatton1 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:25 pm

Couple of indoor drills for the winter months.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-KCDa-r ... e=youtu.be
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Post by rhatton1 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:39 pm

These Video drills are gold - the guy making them might not be the best speaker and sound isn't great but give them a couple of watches and do these when you can't get out to play. He's helped me on Discgolfreview before and knows his stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvGudQYfjD8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agKwNo_5K5c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQMV3oHs6Ug
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlyD1ynQrh4
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Post by rhatton1 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:40 am

Heavydiscblogspot http://www.heavydisc.com/2014/11/slow-d ... w-far.html - a really good read all the way through from Jason's first jump down the rabbit hole into the world of Disc golf form. it's an ongoing work, I've helped him with some stuff over this summer (some of his stuff has helped me :) ), readers of DGR will recognise some of the techniques talked about.

It's a good mix of well written text plus video and suggested drills and recent articles have been shared on the PDGA facebook feed.

This is another superb video from Sidewinder/Seabass22 a frequent poster on DGR and discgolfcoursereview. Well worth a few watches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5xfv9jPqZs
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Post by rhatton1 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:48 pm

Easy link to all of the SW22 form videos - the latest can crushing ones should really help with timing and weight shift (and for many what weight shift actually is)

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/sh ... p?t=113283
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Post by rhatton1 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:52 pm

I don't think I've ever posted this before which is a brilliant drill for producing clean easy shots and can be worked into normal form easily - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LffYBb1vQjQ
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Post by rhatton1 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:01 am

Youtube playlist of really worthwhile drills and explanations as to what and why - loaded in order for a newer player to work through tsarting with some understanding - snap 2009 - I am afraid ti's a couple of hours of viewing for the whole thing - one day I aim to make a condensed video version of all of these... one day... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... UyIb_eF-Om
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