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Postby Elevated » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:14 am

yeah for sure...If you watch top pros though they pretty much all rotate on their heel.
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Postby anubis080 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:46 am

So, I was watching "Deep in the Game," a sort of tutorial for different throws by Avery and Jussi, and Avery was stating to rotate off of the heel instead of the ball of the foot.

His reasoning was if you go off of the ball of your foot, that it is a loss of power and less accurate. Since I have not experimented with rotating on my heel, has anyone else experienced this? I would imagine that rotating on your heel does allow for a faster rotation of the hips.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:59 am

I always rotate on the ball of my foot. but ill pivot on the ball of my foot afterwards.
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Postby Nohr » Fri May 04, 2012 9:07 am

Rewatch the video. Avery is rotating on the ball of his foot on most shots.
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Postby anubis080 » Fri May 04, 2012 9:13 am

Nohr wrote:Rewatch the video. Avery is rotating on the ball of his foot on most shots.


Very true, it looks like if he is on the teepad he is more likely to rotate on the heel. If not, looks like rotation on the ball a lot more.

@MDR: doesn't seem like it is going to make or break someone's game then, does it? Seems like whatever you are most comfortable with will get the job done just fine.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Fri May 04, 2012 10:07 am

depends on how good you want to be. I believe rotating on your heel leads to better balance which will lead to better shots. I haven't watched this video yet. but watch feldberg explain how to throw a backhand, he explains it pretty well
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Postby dkent130 » Fri May 04, 2012 10:19 am

For me toe to heel allows for quicker clearing of the hips allowing more consistent distance and keeps me centered over my disc. Guys like climo have always pivoted toe to toe and do just fine, then again he has a 7 ft wingspan so who needs the extra bit of hips. Im 5'11 with like a 5'8 span so getting a good weight transfer and utilizing every bit of lower body torque is important. Going toe to heel can also ensure that you are properly transfering 80% back foot 20% front foot to 20% / 80% and getting weight behind the disc before the release.
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Postby smalls51691 » Fri May 04, 2012 4:20 pm

The way I see it happaning I rotate on the far outside of my foot towards the front but I rotate my hips fast enough to clear my upper body. It looks almost as if I am going to roll my ankle. But from the fairway or standstill I start leaning back on my heel. Gives me much more accuracy.
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