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General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 05:51:20 PM »
Something I think helps develop your throwing is to play catch. Another thing that will improve your game fast is to take all your discs and go throw them out in an open filed such as a soccer field or baseball field. Playing rounds doesn;t give you enough reps to learn how to make the discs go where you want them to.

I agree with this...  Playing catch is so helpful for me.  I try to play at least 10 minutes of catch before a game to warm my arm up so I don't tear my shoulder and as a byproduct I discovered you get so many reps in and is more fun than throwing at a basket and walking back.  I also learn from who I am playing with whether they are directly teaching me something or watching what they are working on.  I have a field by my work and set up practice basket up during lunch and go through drills.  I am one that does get enjoyment out of working drills.  I would love to go out with people and do drills with them.  You get so much more out of your time when you can have someone else there working on the same thing.  I also have a phone that takes 60fps and have an app called coaches eye for breaking down my throw.  Unfortunately I never end up filming myself.  I have a lot of videos but they are all from course practice.  I would be happy to take turns on video practicing in a field.

What practice routines does everyone that does have a routine do??

My drills -

Putting drills - Using 4 putters I mark my spot and if I make all five I move back approx 5 ft.  This is the one I always start with and then add one of the others listed.

Driving drills - I put the pin on the other side of the field.  Unfortunately as the park is a fairly open space I cant use real obstacles so I just imagine trees and mark some OB out with the minis I have in my trunk.  I then empty my bag trying to get through the imaginary obstacles to the practice pin.

Roller drills - I have not worked on this much and believe I should start soon.

Trouble shot (Back and forehand) -  There is a creek by the park so I set the pin up in various places in the open and toss a mini into the treeline and work on discovering the best option for the scenario.

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:24:24 PM »
Ok...  A Loomis size response for a Loomis thread.

IMO, practice is important but perfect practice makes perfect.  It is experience that makes you better.  The difference is experience is experiencing doing it wrong enough times until you experience doing it right while practice is reinforcing those experiences where you did it right.

I have watched all kinds of videos and they have shown me a lot of other people’s experience.  There are also fundamental things that are consistent throughout most techniques and when I watch a video of myself I can compare technique against various others and see obvious mistakes.  That being said I will say that when I got confidence in my technique (just recently) is when I have seen the most improvement.  This came on the tail of a long frustrating streak where i finally thought screw it I am just going to have fun again.  Once I decided that, the voice in my head shut up and I started hitting my lines.  I got a great quote Mike Petrin gave  to another player on our card during the DUI.  "Do you ever think about %$#@ing or do you just %$#@???  Just %$#@!".

I also feel that those who think they know the most about any subject are those just above novice.  I do include myself in this one!  When you first start out at something you gain so much knowledge so fast.  You get excited and want to share all this "new" knowledge.  I also find that trying to teach even if especially if I am not solid on the subject is when I learn the most as it forces me to figure out why I do what I do.  I also find if I correct something in someone it will force me to practice what I preach as the "student" will happily correct me when they see me doing something I recently corrected on them.  The unfortunate think is until we gain enough experience we don’t know what is right and wrong and self-correction fades into excuses as you pass that initial novice stage.  It is when you finally accept that you aren’t quite as good as you thought you were that you can see the excuses for what they have become.  I know that was me not as long ago as I would like.

When I used to captain APA pool teams I would have the lower rated players on my team try to call a coach on me as often as possible so that they could discuss strategy.  This helped them think through a game without playing giving them some experience by proxy as they were still part of the game and occasionally I would get advice from some newer players that made me rethink how I would approach certain shots.  This goes back to confidence in your game.  At that point I had confidence in my mechanics and overall my ability to play the shot at hand.  When I was coached I was able to rethink things objectively and continue without that voice saying I “think this is right…  yeah?  This is right?”.  As a lower rated disc golfer at the moment, I have have that voice in my head too often when I am not where I planned on being or if I just shot a double on the last hole.  As I gain more and more experience and experience doing it right more and more, the more I have the ability to “Just %$#@”. (Thank You Mike !)  When I get to that space I am able to play with strategy and fail without the frustration allowing me to learn from those mistakes instead of letting them drag me down.  I still have  a lot to learn and need to continue to seek advice from whomever and wherever I can get it and not allow myself to start with excuses again.  Sometimes even bad advice can teach you something.  Sometimes it reinforces your confidence in why you do what you do as I learned from my time in APA.

General Banter / Re: Course Records
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:01:43 PM »
Yes...  I must hear about this 18.  That is pretty epic!

General Banter / Re: Course Records
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:00:27 PM »
Well... going for worst.  I know I have probably shot worse but the worst I ever recorded was during the second round of my first PDGA event in Smithville.  I recorded an 89 at Woodhenge.  My best was at the DUI with my first sub 60 round shooting a 59 down under.

General Banter / Re: Dye Question
« on: April 06, 2013, 12:34:24 PM »
I would have to agree...  I love the thundercats!!

I agree that one day makes everyone in the C tier feel pushed aside and it stops feeling like anything special.

General Banter / Re: Another new course?
« on: April 04, 2013, 10:29:21 AM »
I would so come to play the Ranch Open!!!!

Tournaments / Re: Paradise Diamond - May 18th, 2013 - PDGA B Tier
« on: April 02, 2013, 12:17:25 PM »
I'm in!

Tournaments / Re: 2013 AM Worlds in Emporia!
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:40:51 PM »
African or European?

General Banter / Re: Big Props!
« on: March 20, 2013, 06:37:28 PM »
Great example to set Mark!  I know that is a lot of work to retrieve all those discs to get them to their owners and I hope his efforts help inspire the recipients and others to pay it forward.  Thank you Jake for posting this thread!

Lakeside Hills / Re: Lakeside Hills aka Birdland is OPEN!
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:05:11 PM »
I just added this course to the Easy Scorecard app.  Since I didn't have current layout I entered it with the layout provided.  I also linked it to its facebook page.  I entered all Par 3 except the two long holes.

Lakeside Hills / Re: Lakeside Hills aka Birdland is OPEN!
« on: March 14, 2013, 11:05:46 AM »
Cant wait to play!!!!!!!!!!!

General Banter / Re: Help Fix My Computer????
« on: March 05, 2013, 01:57:45 PM »
Quit looking a porn and you won't have these problems.


Beginners / Re: OB, Stance, Relief, and Marking your lie
« on: February 20, 2013, 04:24:38 PM »
I think the perpendicular illustration was to try to clarify a question raised on irregular OB.  Example would be the OB is a right angle and the disc lands off center on the corner in bounds.

Beginners / Re: OB, Stance, Relief, and Marking your lie
« on: February 20, 2013, 04:18:07 PM »

Out-of-bounds relief became an issue with my card Sunday morning at Frostbreaker.  Bumping thread to bring a visual aid to the discussion we had.

This is meant to be a friendly reminder as to two out-of-bounds rules.  Not busting nuts, just improving knowledge for all.

I believe this may have been referring to me.  If so... no offence taken and thanks for following up on this!

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