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Player Throw Analysis
Barry Schultz
Posted: 8-02-02
PDGA # 6840 My Comments:
Barry Schultz is a touring pro player and was the 2003 World Champion, 2001 and 2003 US Champion, and Gold medal winner at the 2001 World Games. Barry has a very smooth motion and has 500' of power. Barry throws Innova discs and is known for his flat line drives.

Featured Techniques:
  • Backhand Drive
  • Backhand Drive 2004
  • Putt
  • Division Pro Open
    Location Stevens Point, WI
    Throw Style Backhand
    Grip
    Main Driver Champion Beast
    Avg Drive D

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    Barry begins his throw with a leading step of the left foot but his final 3 steps are a traditional X-step. This is at the beginning of his X-step and he gets going pretty quickly. Barry uses a couple of small hops through his approach but he maintains his forward momentum very well and stays light on his feet.

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    Barry takes a little skip through his cross step but remains very light and quick on his feet. He maintains his forward momentum quite wlel and here his hips are beginning to close leading his upper body.

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    Here Barry is at his point of maximum reach back. His hips are closed and his shoulders are turned away so his back is facing the basket. Barry's arm is extended back out from his body but he keeps the disc on his pull line and his off arm is helping to get a full shoulder rotation away from the basket. His weight is in front of his back foot and he is ready to push off into the pivot. Barry has the disc gripped in the nose down position with his hand in front of the disc, ready to lead it through the pull.

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    Barry has planted his foot 90 degrees from the target onto a bent knee and his hips are starting to rotate open. His weight is behind his pivot foot and his shoulders are ready to whip open following the lead of his hips. Barry is leaned forward slightly and his momentum is still carrying forward at this point.

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    Immediately before the hit, Barry's hips are in the process of opening and his shoudlers are pulling his arm through. The disc is close to his chest and his off arm is tight to his body. Barry's weight is still slightly behind his pivot foot but his upper body is leaned forward with a bend at the waist and angling his upper body's rotational axis forward over his plant and countering the upward vectors caused by the position of his center of gravity. His elbow is not yet fully extended and Barry has a strong pull across his chest.

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    Immediately after the hit, Barry's hips and shoulders are now fully open. His elbow is fully extended and his arm is entering the follow-through. His arm is still tight to his body and his pivot is occuring on the heel of his plant foot.

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    Barry has a strong follow-through and his upper body continues to rotate while he rotates on his plant foot.

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    Here Barry has finally let his off arm off his body as he steps through the pivot with the continuation of his forward momentum.

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