You vs Schusterick Video Series: /u/nght12’s Form Comparison Video

By | June 23, 2014

Crossposted from /r/discgolf

So I’ve got a few of these videos from you all so I’m labeling the series [You guys vs Schusterick]. Hopefully they help at least one person and ya’ll keep them coming b/c breaking down your throws helps me learn as well.

here is the full video

Upon first glance this is a tough one. /u/Nght12 has obviously put the work in to develop solid form. He’s got good smooth footwork, a nice clean pull and a smooth heel pivot. It is no surprise he’s able to throw 400 but it is amazing what you can find when you slow down a video to 1/8th speed and put it up against arguably the best form in the game. * ***Note- I need a better video of Schusterick for these so if anyone has any suggestions shoot it my way please***

(1) The very first thing I noticed is what looks like could be a grip issue. It is hard to tell from this video but you can see the disc angle which I circled right off the bat.

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 5.07.40 PM

Now compare that to MikeC’s grip demo video

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 4.43.04 PM

Full Grip video here

It looks off and I’m not even able to reproduce that in my hand so I’d love for /u/nght12 to hook us up with a closeup of his grip. Ideally I’d like to see it with a nice clean line down his forearm like you can see with MikeC and Schusterick in order to prevent nose angle issues on release. Here’s what it looks like at full reachback at the 51s mark. Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 5.10.53 PM and you can see why this might become an issue especially when you are trying to move past 400 to 450, every little thing counts.

(2) The next thing you’ll notice at the 1:01 mark is the head position that I circled. (I should have circled it a few seconds prior to really get the full affect but notice how much lateral movement he has vs Will. I saw /u/SearchingforSilky mention this in another thread just the other day about turning on the y-axis and you can see it broken down here with images and more info

In many ways your issue is similar to /u/spoonraker’s which I attempted to breakdown last week but lost in there was this amazing image that /u/niq000 created to help illustrate the point

his comment here for you to read more about it. I don’t think you have the specific shoulder rotation issue he mentioned but it is relative. It might be a little more towards Silky’s explanation of rotating on the right axis and getting that lateral weight shift under control.

Hopefully this is helpful for you. Technique is a hard thing to breakdown into written words sometimes so if it doesnt translate for you let me know and I’ll try again.

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