So, I'm a new member and I've only been playing for 4 months. I could get my midrange stuff like my buzzz to go about 200-250. My drivers like my surge or Avenger SS almost to 300, maybe a few feet over on some good throws. I've recently discovered all this technique talk about the hit and snap and have been experimenting at the local baseball field every night after work. They turn on the lights and the games they have out there don't start until around 7 so I've got a whole ball field all light up all to myself for about an hour.
So, I've been watching the MB videos and Blake T's great snap threads and videos and while I think I understand the concept, actually pulling it off has eluded me. I'm pretty sure I've hit it a time or two as the disk effortlessly shot our of my hand but it was so high I couldn't judge the distance. It felt different though.
That was last week. After weekend of playing going back to my usual style but thinking about throwing the hammer and such as I play. I was much more accurate than usual.
This week I've made a few more changes. I switched to the Ken Climo Fork Grip and that feels a lot more stable for me than the 4 finger grip. With the 4 finger I was getting a lot more slippage. Then today I found this video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUOq09T2 ... 4rq_FsH6gv
It's got Dave Feldburg giving a ton of advice on how to drive. One of the big things he says is the foot pivot being toe to heel and the pivot on the heel. I tried that tonight and after 45 minutes of practice I was banging the 320 foot outfield fence at the ball field with my Buzzz and my Stalker. I've never thrown with so little effort. I was throwing deadly accurate almost line drives. I tried of number of them with my driver and got almost to the fence but didn't hit them. Weird that I can throw the mids longer than the drivers. Here's a couple of observations about what I think I've learned.
- by pivoting on my heel I automatically pull the disc VERY close, almost into my chest
- I can feel the weight shift much, much better because my weight HAS to shift forward in order for me to go from the toe on my plant foot down to my heel to pivot
- the weight shift pulls my hip and shoulder forward while my arm is just holding the disc and it tucks my chin into my shoulder
All this cause my rotation to be crazy fast after I get into the power zone. I'm pretty slow and relaxed I almost fall/weight shift into my heel to pivot. Then I'm kind of in the right peck drill except it's tighter. It's like I'm pulling the disk to my chest with my back almost to the basket or slightly angled forward and my body rotats around the disk or around the line it's on. Or more like my torso it's turning like a salon door as the disk comes through.
I'm going to practice the heel pivot a lot more from here on out and I'm going to try to work some the the snap and hit techniques into it. Honestly after I hit the power zone off the pivot it happens so fast it's hard for me to isolate anything after that except that it's effortless and almost feels like I'm throwing air. I don't hear a snap or pop but a number of times I really heard that air displacement "fffpppppppttttt" sound.