run up vs. arm speed

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run up vs. arm speed

Postby smalls51691 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:17 pm

i have alot of arm speed but could i get more distance with a big runup?
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:24 pm

with a run up yes.... but it doesnt have to be big! nice controlled steps!
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Postby KePP » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:27 pm

When I first worked on adding D, I tried reaching back farther / twisting back farther on the run-up. It helped add some boom but was hard for me to control the accuracy. Something to try.
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:55 pm

you dont want to reach past 180 tho...
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Postby Birdman » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:54 pm

this might semi-kinda help...

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Postby karma27895 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:19 pm

run up really has nothing to do with anything imo i mean i do have a run up but it all comes down to your snap and how fluid your motion is look at luke langdon he has absoulty no run up and he is pretty accurate and also throw 400 ft fairly easy imo i feel that i can control my drives if i take a less of a run up but i still hit the fair way 85% of the time with the run up but i start my drives from the end of the teepad and no further those guys that have like a 15 ft run up are overkilling they are wasting valuable energy and i really dont think its all that necessary but this is my opinon
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Postby ghstinshll » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:32 pm

it all depend on your throwing muscles' strength as to whether you need a run up - or I'm assuming. the longer you play, the more efficient your muscles become, etc...
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Postby 3x state champ runner up » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:42 pm

the run up is where the energy begins. think about it. you're on the teepad standing still, with that first step the energy starts moving from your feet to your legs then from you legs to your mid section then as you reach back all the energy you created is now in your arm, then...................................................BOOM! 175 grams of sweet plastic is now flying 400 feet away. why? because that first step put the wheels in motion.
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Postby irban » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:56 pm

greco19536 wrote:the run up is where the energy begins. think about it. you're on the teepad standing still, with that first step the energy starts moving from your feet to your legs then from you legs to your mid section then as you reach back all the energy you created is now in your arm, then...................................................BOOM! 175 grams of sweet plastic is now flying 400 feet away. why? because that first step put the wheels in motion.

Yeah, this sounds more like it. I'm not convinced that the run up adds loads of distance, but I do find that the run up gets me in rhythmn and gives me time to execute the throw. The flip side is there are more things to go wrong or get out of sync. I find that when I sort of walk up, I throw farther than if I try to run, I think because my timing is better. This is another place that what works for some is not the best for all. If you are a klutz like me, the higher percentage shot is to have fewer moving pieces and slower, more controlled delivery.
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Postby ghstinshll » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:38 pm

w/ my sprained ankle im learning to throw w/o a runup.. lmao...
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Postby masterbeato » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:46 pm

yes, by adding a 27 step run-up will gain you more D, but it is not enough in conjunction of the long run up with the D you will gain from it, it is not worth it.
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Postby geoffreylaw » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:34 pm

masterbeato wrote:yes, by adding a 27 step run-up will gain you more D, .....



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