Discmania Deep in the Game: Ep 5 - Monster Distance (Instructional Disc Golf video)

Uploaded by DiscmaniaGolfDiscs on 11.06.2012

What kind of a disc I would choose for distance?
- A Blizzard Boss
around 157 grams, because it has a combination of speed and lift and flight
that would maximize distance
you can get it up to height real quickly cause it's fast
and it has enough
carry to give you pretty good glide and has fairly small
low-speed overstability so it doesn't fall out of the air
- Hey Avery check this out what I have -
DD2s in P-line.
- Nice, those look great!
I'd choose a domey one over a flat one because the domey one has more lift
and has less low-speed overstability at the same time
- We're good to go!
We've got these Blizzard Champion Destroyers. Let me see it. 157, that looks just like - my disc.
We're breaking world records today!
The two main things you need to throw distance are altitude; you need to get the disc up
as high as you can without losing speed quickly
you need to get it oriented nose down
as much as you can with that altitude
it has to ride the wind as efficiently as possible.
- Yeah I'm excited, we're going to El Mirage the dry lake
a legendary spot where Christian broke
or actually he made
the new distance world record of 250 meters.
- That's huge
it's truly incredible
It's good combination of power, speed and technique
and Christian has all of this
when you get the right conditions up here
you'll get some pretty big long shots
we have a
mission to reach 200 meters today and the lake bed there is about
six miles long
when you go to this kind of remote places the weather is always a factor
We even don't know now
what is waiting for us, right?
I don't know it looks like the clouds rolling in and we get some weather rolling in. Hopefully brings some wind with it. I've never been to El Mirage.
It's pretty cold out there now
as the sun gets up and it'll heat up the ground and cause some really cool thermals.
Actually it's a good thing we just grabbed a bunch the new Blizzard-line discs
- Yes these Blizzard discs are pretty incredible
I was throwing them two weeks ago in Taiwan
These Destroyers and these Bosses go a long long way and with a good combination of light weight
good speed and the carry that these
discs have
I can only imagine
what they do in the desert. Especially the boss, when it winds, it's going a long long way.
Welcome to nowhere
Oh Yeah
every player in the game wants a learn how to gain distance and throw further
on this section of maximum distance
I'm gonna to show you how to get more power and speed out of your throwing technique
maximum distance driving and backhand driving are a very similar
except for the fact that your trying to get an extended reach back by turning your head
also getting a lower pullback
and a higher release point
when throwing max distance
now there's golf distance
and maximum driving distance
golf distance your trying to throw a lower line
and a lower shot and preferred landing zone
for maximum distance your trying to throw as hard as possible
and accuracy is not as crucial
now in golf distance your throwing a lower line trajectory, trying to be accurate.
for maximum distance I'm trying to throw as high as possible,
good turnover angle and get the wind carry the disc as far possible
Now we're trying to drop some bomb drives in the desert
It all comes down to the grip
I use a power grip
which means tucking four fingers on the inner side of the rim
tuck in the middle two
and the front and back are flushing against the rim
Thumb on the top
where the rim meets the flight plate, good firm pressure
good firm grip
nothing too loose when it's gonna fall out of your hand, nothing too tight when you're gonna pull it and yank it
the grip is very very important that's where you have all you're momentum
that your body produces
transferring into the disc itself
while the golf course I actually
throwing drives i produce a lot of calluses and blisters on my pointer finger
throwing maximum distance
i actually get a good tear point on my middle finger.
that's why I use super glue for the most part.
and you're getting so much momentum and so much tear into the hit point of release
that you get again so much power transferring off these front two fingers. So really concentrate
on the grip.
And you'll be throwing bombs in the desert.
and now for the arm swing when throwing maximum distance drives.
stronger the wind
the higher the release it's all about putting your body ii position depending on
the strength and direction the wind.
Typically it's a lower reach back,
and a high release
try get maximum acceleration,
maximum torque
as you turn, twist and throw.
Now in order to get maximum distance, I use a three-sixty turnaround throwing
technique for distance contests.
The advantage is that
you get a maximum reach back,
accelerated pull through
and violence shift away from back
to the front
and since it's not about accuracy when throwing maximum distance drives
i concentrate on rotational speed,
arm extension and arm swing velocity.
while spinning you need to feel your body in space and proper body alignment
will assure correct release point.
and now for the run-up
of the three sixty turnaround:
I use proper alignment,
one linear motion forward,
I'm going to take small timing steps to build my rhythm.
but all you need is a minimum of four steps
for max distance turnarounds
first two steps -
driving momentum forward.
The third step -
you hop on your left foot.
and spin-rotate hop one-eighty (degrees)
as you're trying to rotate your lower body,
twisting your hips and driving your legs forward
your last and final step with the plant foot
as you driving all your momentum forward accelerating through
and put everything and all the momentum into the disc itself.
It's important to keep your body disconnected
using your lower body to go first and then you upper body coming around
kind of like corking or coiling
driving your body's momentum forward until the release of the disc.
Now let's bring it all together.
the run-up and the arm swing
you're trying to generate incredible power through your legs as you're driving in forward.
producing torque through the rotation the pivot foot.
Turning into the power position -
twisting my hips and driving the momentum forward. You want keep your arm
and your disc close to your body for angular momentum to increase spin velocity.
You're using the twisting of your body
and the rotational forces
for your arm swing to create a slingshot effect
max extension
extreme acceleration
through to the hit point
and release.
Now some pro tips for throwing maximum distance drives.
Use controlled aggression
while remaining smooth and fluid throughout the throw
concentrate on speed
and rhythm
don't try to kill it
eighty or ninety percent power
with proper the technique
will get you some big drives down the desert.
next for the discs, typically
the faster disc spins,
the further they fly.
so concentrate on the hit point
and the release
and what comes the wind, the wind is your friend
you looking for a cross-tailwind over your left shoulder.
and kicking the disc up in the air with an anhyzer, really getting the bottom of the disc exposed to the wind
and letting it carry down the field.
Three key points to maximum distance:
1. learn to use the wind -
proper disc alignment
depending on the speed of the wind.
Wind over your left shoulder for right-handed backhand.
2. Disc selection -
Models with great ratio of speed and glide
use lighter weights to increase carry in the wind
3. acceleration & power -
concentrate on quick transfer of bodyweight to produce power
and quick acceleration arm speed to ensure maximum distance.
Now the wind is picking up,
now let's crush some drives and see if we can break the 200 meter mark.
This is pretty ideal right now.
- It's go time! - Let's go!
It's time for Jussi to rip some bombs!
Ok, We are getting ready
I'm throwing FD's
Discmania Fairway drivers (Jackal)
they're actually not too the fast but they have a tremendous glide.
I try to get them high and sail with the wind.
- 165m - 165, gotcha!
No! One more!
I'm going to rip this one.
check check, check check.
Just so you know it's forty-eight degrees right now. forty-eight degrees(!) it's freezing.
but I can't throw on these heavy jackets.
Blizzard Boss...
See the wind is pushing so I'm trying to expose the bottom of the disc and fly it over.
Wow, this wind is strong!
I need get these turned over more.
That was good. That was a big shot.
They're flying really well out here right now.
- The last one was about 180m.
I gotta get bigger than that.
Here we go! It's freezing out here right now.
I think it's something bigger...
Last shot: 202 m!
I'm telling you right now! 200 meters right there!
break the mark!
Blizzard Champion Boss, 154g.
202 meters with a Blizzard Champion Boss.
Someone very very lucky is getting this disc.
monster distance and huge drives is what this sport is all about.
There's nothing more satisfying than the feeling just after the driver leaves your hand
I'm telling you - I just crushed that one.
I know that in the long run it's just one shot, but man, what a shot!
This was the Discmania deep in the Game, I hope you enjoyed it.
Stay tuned for the DVD.