Chadi wrote:Speaking of the skinny guy in the white shirt how's my form? I've never actually seen myself throwing on video before, it looks a lot different than it feels.
You're all upper body action. You're still trying to throw the disc as hard as you can only from the waist up. That fast run-up you have could probably be slowed down and be more methodical and you would keep the distance and gain some accuracy/consistency.
To maximize your potential, you need to understand that getting max distance requires coiling/uncoiling your body (or rotating your body). Start with the reach back and close your hip (turn your right knee to point to the rear) and then turn it to face the front and turn your left knee to face the front. As you do that, you'll open your hip. If you can take that lower body power and use it to drive your waist and torso, then you'll start that pivot with more power and speed. Once you can do that, delay that arm pull a little so that you don't pull until your chest is starting to square up.
You've got pretty good finish and looks like you're getting some snap. Add that lower body power and it should push those discs out quite a bit.
Check out when you throw a long throw, you're coming off the front of the tee because your momentum is back to front. You can't stop when you throw. Then take a look at Dan. His power is to push his body into a rotation. So even on his long throws, he's not really moving off the front of the tee because all his momentum is to pivot his body and pull his arm through.
That is not the same as the other guys that also don't come off the front. They don't have the hip rotation and body torque and close pull and finish that Dan has. You have some of it, but not all. Throw that momentum into a rotation and you'll harness more of it's power.