Originally Posted by emmarose
hmm. not gonna lie. this advice is counterintuitive to me... but hey, if it works for you...
I won't kid you. A lot of Dave's teachings seemed a little odd, and this was the suggestion that bothered me the most. His explanation is that I can't yet get enough spin to maintain the momentum on a lighter disc. A heavier disc maintains the spin for longer because it has more initial angular momentum, given the same spin. He also said I have the strength, but I need to learn how to apply it. So, that's why he suggested I throw heavier discs. Maybe after I work on my form, and I'm able to get more spin, then I could drop back down.
It does seem to be making at least somewhat of a difference. I'm getting about 10-12% more distance, so that's a good thing. I have a whole list of things to work on before the weather gets better, and fortunately, most can be done indoors!