Dirt Bag wrote:Hey knapp. What do you do for your approach as your going to throw. I havent perfected anything yet so I try a variety of things: no running start/full body wind up works pretty well, normal running start is good, backward running start 180 turn and throw thing is something i have never really tried much but I have seen people own with that.
I missed this post earlier - sorry for not answering.
I typically drive between 250 and 350 feet, so I don't have to get too wound up on my approach shots. On long holes when i'm still 200+ feet out I'll treat it just like a drive but with only a three- to five-step approach to the toss. I don't throw at 180 unless I'm trying to anhyser (which I suck at). So if I have a 200-foot or more approach I'll do my approach and a full torso twist very much like a drive.
When I'm less than 50 feet from the basket I just throw from the shoulder, and at that point I'll line up at about a 45 degree angle from the basket (45 to the left since I'm a righty) and follow through, but with a pretty casual motion. Those throws are all from the shoulder, with very little torso twist for distance. I'm 6'3" and I can put a lot of momentum behind a throw, so I don't have to really wind up like some of the slimmer guys.
What do you use for your approach shots? I almost exclusively use my Viper, since I know it's going to hyzer for me and I can gauge pretty well what I'm going to get out of the distance/wind with it. On a second shot where you're not gunning for the basket and you just want to put it within easy reach of a putt it's best to have a "no surprises" disc, and that's how I see the Viper.