Originally Posted by emmarose
have her check out (or check out for her) the thread on here about what all of us gals carry in our bags. make sure she's got proper weights (which does bring up that there is a little bit of discrepancy on lighter vs. heavier plastic... some gals throw light --me-- and some gals throw heavier... i think for me i am very short with shortie arms and so i have had more luck with light weight. taller/larger built women may have more luck with heavier plastic.)
have her really work on her follow thru... bringing the hips around and working my core muscles into my throw has given me quite a bit of extra distance recently.
and practice. practice is key as it will help her find her own groove.
What good timing on this post! I was thinking of a proper way to ask a question about how to use more of the body, rather than just the arm. I read an article a few days ago about helping women get started, and it said that a lot of women have the problem that they're not getting their hips and body involved, and that it can double the length of a beginner's throw. I asked my husband, and he said I definitely had that problem (not that I was surprised). I asked him how to do that just yesterday, and he gives me that sour look, shrugs, and says that he doesn't know, you just do it. So, can anyone explain what you need to do to get your hips and body involved in the follow through? I've tried watching videos, and lots of people, and I just don't get it.
I guess I'm finding that almost a hundred feet just isn't enough, and I want to throw longer now. Maybe a hundred fifty or two hundred? It sure would be nice. BTW, I tried the 150s again, and although I don't throw hugely less far with a 150, I certainly am not throwing longer with them. I've found that out of my bag and my husband's, the best disc is a 170 beat up DX gazelle. It's not a pretty disc, but it seems to do better than the others, even the 168 vision. I've been told the vision might do better once it gets more beat in.
Thanks in advance!