Moved: Advice on form and technique for beginners
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October 9th, 2008, 02:50 PM
September 1st, 2008
I disagree with the idea that there is no right way... Of course there are variations, but the players who are at the top of our sport all generally have the same form... Putting is a little different but again, all of them putt on a pretty direct line with pretty stable putters and push putt inside of 15'...
There are some tricks to throwing a disc far... you can throw a disc far without good form, it's true, but it is way easier with the good form. Scrawny guys like me need to get our power from snap. I probably can't do more than 10 push ups in a row, but I would wager that I can throw a disc just about as far as anyone who uses this forum... I made a study of good form and talked to (and continue to talk to) a lot of pros about form.
One of the big traps in this game is latching on to "your style". Refusing to ask for help because you want to go your own way. Me and Nate and Ben talk constantly about what we are working on and who's form we admire and are trying to imitate. Sure Nate's putt and my putt are a little different, but I have definitely learned some stuff from him and he has definitely learned stuff from me. To be successful in this game you need to get an always improving model... Always trying to tweak stuff... never satisfied with good enough... And as far as I'm concerned that's the funnest part.
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