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Player Throw Analysis
Avery Jenkins
Posted: 7-31-02
PDGA # 7495 Major Wins/Finishes
  • 2004 Canadian National Champion
  • 2004 Japan Open Champion
  • 2004 Pro World Championships 19th
  • 2004 USDGC 19th

    Featured Techniques:
  • Backhand Drive
  • Backhand Drive 2002
  • 360 Turnaround Drive
  • 30' Putt
  • Division MPO
    Location Eugene, OR
    Throw Style Backhand
    Grip Power Grip
    Main Driver Teebird, Firebird, Orc
    Avg Drive D 425-450'

    Backhand Drive
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    Avery begins his throw with a couple of stutter steps but his final 3 steps are a traditional X-step. This is at the beginning of his X-step and while his footwork is light and very smooth. His momentum and foot placement really get his body prepared for an incredible hip thrust and uncoiling of his upper body.

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    Avery stays very light on his feet entering to the cross-step. Here his hips are beginning to close but he waits for his natural rotation to close his shoulders.

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    This point is just before Avery's point of maximum reach back. His shoulders are turned with his back almost facing the basket. Avery's left arm is used very lightly in aiding in his shoulder rotation as his momentum and footwork are resonsible for the majority of his upper body rotation up until his point of maximum reach. Here his left foot is in a position to push off and accelerate his lower body into the pivot and his grip is in the nose down position.

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    Avery has planted his foot ~45 degrees from the target and onto a slightly bent knee. His hips are just beginning their uncoiling and he has the disc on a straight, level pull line.

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    This is right before the hit. Avery's hips have now fully opened and his shoulders are whipping his arm through with the disc on the pull line. His off arm is close to his body and slightly behind him. His weight is behind his plant foot but his upper body is slightly leaned back to compensate for the upward vectors.

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    Immediately after the hit, Avery's hips and upper body are now fully open and his off arm is still close to his body. Avery's elbow has extended through a very fast and strong finish. Incredible strengh at the hit and a level follow-through also help Avery compensate for his weight behind his plant foot and keep the disc down.

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    Avery has an excellent follow-through and his tremendous arm speed continues to turn his upper body. His plant foot has pivoted more facing the target and his left arm is now off his body to complete the follow-through and help slow down his rotation.

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    Avery's upper body rotation has stopped and he steps through the pivot as his hips continue moving.

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