Disc throwing technique is a vital part of being able to play disc golf well. Disc golf is a sport that is becoming more and more popular as people become aware of how much fun it can be. Here are some tips to help you improve your disc throwing technique.
Before you start working on your disc throwing technique, you'll have to have the right equipment. You should have a good disc, one that is a light enough weight for you to be able to handle but is heavy enough to travel a good distance.
Now you can start practicing your flying disc throwing technique. To work on your technique, you'll need to practice keeping the disc flat and throwing it far. To hold the disc, make sure you have all four fingers underneath the disc with your thumb close to the edge of the disc. Make sure you're just holding the disc lightly rather than gripping it tightly. If you're holding the disc too tightly you'll have trouble letting it go at the right point.
As you reach back, keep your arm in a straight line. You don't want to swing the disc. When you're getting ready to throw, keep the disc close to your chest, your elbow bent. Once you've released the disc, follow through. This will allow your body to release energy and keep you from injuring yourself.
Another aspect of good disc throwing technique is having the right footwork. You'll need to be able to maintain your balance while you're throwing the disc. Keep your steps light, crossing your feet over just before you throw the disc. Keep your weight on your back foot and then transfer to your front foot as prepare to release the disc. Make sure that you're swinging your hips as your transfer your weight to give the disc more power.
Don't be surprised if you need to practice your disc throwing technique often to get it right. The more you play, the better you'll get, so play often!