Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Video)

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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby stormseeker75 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:38 pm

I will try just the weight shift to start while using the right pec. What do you mean about making the disc slam into the palm of your hand?
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby Stringbean » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:47 am

Keep your hand/wrist loose... when your elbow stops, your wrist should bend inwards causing the disc to slam into your palm.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby itlnstln » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 am

Stringbean wrote:Keep your hand/wrist loose... when your elbow stops, your wrist should bend inwards causing the disc to slam into your palm.


While correct, it may be a little clearer by mentioning that the disc should/may also come in contact with the inside of the forearm. My palm is always on the disc; I have small hands, though.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby stormseeker75 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:02 am

Thinking about that description, it sound like I'm holding the disc WAY too tight. I've read that I should be pinching with the thumb and index finger (normal power grip).

This is a tough idea to grasp....hold tight, but not rigid.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby JR » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm

You could start with a loose grip to ensure the arm muscles move as fast as possible pinching tight to avoid the disc slipping out in the pivot. The timing is hellahard make no mistake about it and not everyone succeeds at it despite trying for a long time. Have fun :-)
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby Stringbean » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:22 pm

itlnstln wrote:
Stringbean wrote:Keep your hand/wrist loose... when your elbow stops, your wrist should bend inwards causing the disc to slam into your palm.


While correct, it may be a little clearer by mentioning that the disc should/may also come in contact with the inside of the forearm. My palm is always on the disc; I have small hands, though.


Good point. I have big hands and my once broken wrist doesn't flex nearly enough for the disc to touch my forearm.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby stormseeker75 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:17 am

So I've been trying to play with just right pec throws and I'm getting better. Max distance is about 150 on a really good throw. I'm probably closer to 100 most of the time. But this is all just arm and shoulder. I'm encountering a problem where the disc is coming out in a variety of different points so I'm wildly inconsistent on release. I'm confident that will come. Any suggestions to help? I've read that throwing mids should be a release whereas a driver should be a rip off the fingers. Is this accurate?

I did have one magic moment where I actually felt the disc rip off my fingers and it had a ton of spin so I did something right. I'm getting there. This may be a slower process than I had hoped for, but I think I'm on the right track.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby Timko » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:49 am

All the throws should rip off the fingers. Practice and experience will help you get more consistent. It just comes with time.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby stormseeker75 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:59 am

Even the mids? How does that work when you let up to throw a shorter shot? It doesn't strike me that the disc would want to come out as easily.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby Timko » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:54 pm

Ok, I get what you're asking now. So for like a 50' shot where you want to put it under the basket?

I actually change my grip up to do those type of shots. I use a fan grip that's a bit loser and just focus on the pivot of the disc. Generally, I hold the disc farther from my body, but it still rips off my hand. But the looser grip means the disc ejects with less speed while still spinning. That way, it just sits down when it lands.

One of the other things you can do is change the height and line your throwing to control range. For approaches, I prefer to throw an anhyzer as it's dropping toward the ground. What types of lines are you trying to throw for these short shots?
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby stormseeker75 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:10 pm

I like to throw hyzers (RHBH) for short approach shots so it sounds like we're doing the same kind of thing.

Just got back from playing a round. I got the idea of the "elbow punch" and did great for 3 holes. I don't know if I got tired or what, but my form that was great for 3 holes went to crap. And then I tried to overdo it and things got bad.

I think I did stumble upon something I've done wrong for quite a while. I was never pulling tight enough across my chest which is definitely why I didn't ever get snap.

So now I'm thinking my grip was wrong because I adjusted it so the disc would pivot in my hand and that seemed to be better.

Time to go watch Dan's video for the 894th time.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby Timko » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:35 pm

The pivot is by far the most important part of the throw.

99.9% of people aren't going to throw as far as Dan. He's blessed with insane arm speed, grip, and touch. But focusing on the fundementals of the pivot and moving backwards from that will teach you a good stroke.

There's a video that Bradley Walker made a long time ago where he cut out a place for his hand and drew an arrow on the disc. I think this explains the concept of the pivot better than any I've seen. I use it when teaching people to throw.

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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby Timko » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:40 pm

Also, these.


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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby stormseeker75 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:03 pm

You're the man! I'm going to watch these and play on Saturday. I'll get back to you when I'm done.
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Re: Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beato (Vi

Postby stormseeker75 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:49 am

Watching the Snap video #1, Bradley makes it sound like he's actively flinging his wrist to throw the outside edge of the disc. I thought that was supposed to be one of those things that you're not supposed to do, but it just sort of happens?
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