I stopped the full reach back from a Hemme suggestion. I lost some distance, but I gained more command. I am not as accurate or consistent with a full reach back. Heck, I am not accurate or consistent. I would love to incorporate more reach back into my game. I would love to incorporate more consistency and accuracy. I would love... Suggestions on how the heck Will throws with full reach back and accuracy is appreciated.
It's not a black an white thing, Quinnie. Hemme is right, but his advice must be taken in context with what you were doing at moment he advised you. For example, was it a wide open 200 ft upshot?
I recently went to the full reach back not to gain power -I could already throw it 500+ ft- but to gain straight line accuracy. Before learning the full reach back I used a bent elbow technique. Bent elbow afforded me great distance control. The drawback with bent elbow is "rounding". During rounding the disc is not traveling in a straight line as you pull it from the reach back to the release. The disc is actually traveling in a curve. Looking at "rounding" from above, you can easily see that if your release point is not perfect, you will release early and throw the disc left of your intended target (if you are right handed) or release the disc late and have it travel right of where you want it to go. Rounding can spell trouble when you need to hit a gap. Full reach eliminates rounding.
I still use bent elbow when I need to hit a certain distance, but if I need to hit a line I use full reach back.
As for accuracy, you can only gain that with a lot of practice. Field practice. Don't play rounds. Only playing rounds is one of the worst things you can do for your game if what you want is to get better fast. You just won't improve much.