One of the things -- a very important thing -- that I learned this year at
USC was watching the 'spinners' on our Trojan team and wondering,
"what is it that they do that could help me improve my throwing as a glider?"
or technique has some advantages and disadvantages. We
Some gliders hardly turn their
feet at all, thereby spending
more time in the center of
the ring and losing momentum.
And you wonder why some
gliders can't throw much farther
than their standing throws?
Lastly, we can continue the flow
of the throw best by allowing our upper body to continue to rotate through
It is important to remember that 'blocking' with the left leg stops the hips, limits the reach over the toe board and and restricts the upper body from rotating
Link to my 57-07 @UCLA (frame by frame analysis)
Do the "Scissors!"
I have nicknamed the movement of my legs into the throwing position
as though you are opening your legs in a 'scissors'. This has helped
me visualize not only the throwing position, but also it lets me check
for proper position.
HINT: If you draw a chalk line from the back to the front of the ring
through the center, you can check to see where your legs land.
Good Luck! You can throw far if you glide, I threw over 7 feet farther
than my stand in one meet! (+13%)
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Page 5 -- Improving your Glide!
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