Question:hello jussi, I notice there several different stand up form so which one you will recommended to everyone? right foot on front and left foot on back? or like toilet seat form? as for right on front and left foot on back seem most common for most players. I am also curious which would be better if have front leg stay straight and have left foot push into back just like eric s form? or have front leg bend little lower than have straight leg? hope your feedbacks will be helpful
Thank you for a good question. I will answer you from a perspective of a stand still throw. I line up my feet so my toes forms a line matching the throwing line. Then I move my back left foot one foot behind. This way, I make room to my pull that I want to keep straight. When I start to pull my throw, my left foot is bend ready to push. My right foot is almost straight but never locked. You want your both feet to be “dynamic”. When pulling my throw, the move starts always from the legs (push). Leg work is essential to gain distance.
Question:Sometimes when I throw putter, the disc stucks in my had and I release it very late. This makes me very uncomfortable on all approaches. What can be the reason that the putters stucks in my hand and do you have any tips to avoid this?
To avoid grip locks and late releases, you need to work with your grip. I use a grip that is more “open” when I throw my P2s. Its close to the regular fan grip. I put my index finger on a rim and my middle along the bottom of the flight plate. My ring and little fingers are towards to the inner rim. Grip is very personal, but you should try this.
More important is the feel of the grip. First of all, when I´m throwing putters, I use stand still throw. It´s more accurate and you do not need to mind about your footwork. Typically, my putter throw is between 100 to 300 feet. When I throw my P2 putter, I use more thumb pressure. I form my grip by pressing my thumb towards my index and middle fingers. So, my grip is more tight on these finger tips than its in regular power grip where there is more pressure towards palm.
I hope you can get some tips from my style and you are able to build a confidence to your putter throws. They are really accurate when you master them.
Question:hey Man! i was wondering what grip you use on your putts as you don't actually cover it in the ditg video, is it slightly modified to allow more spin than a fan grip?
Good question Neal. I actually use regular fan grip in my putts, where I place my thumb on top, my index finger on a rim and my other fingers on bottom of a disc. My pinky is touching the inside rim. When I putt, my grip is quite loose until the stroke (hit). During the throw, I press my thumb towards to my middle finger and I imagine that my putter is that tiny piece of plastic between my fingers. I will “spin” that piece to the target. My index finger is controlling the disc angle.
Question:I have heard the best flight height for distance is 10 - 20 feet off the ground. Any tips how to hit this line and get power without loosing control? I find I tend to flip my disc over immediately. I throw star destroyers 170-173g.
If you are talking about golf drive on the course that needs to be control able, the height (10-20 feet) you mentioned is good. With a lower-line shot, you can prevent your drive to end way aside of the fairway.
Your question is more about technique. I would need to see your throw to analyse it. In general, you need to keep your pull loose and accelerate it towards the hit point. Its like a chain reaction: feet, hips, back, arm, follow-through. The flipping over issue sounds like your drive motion is not “pure” and smooth and the disc leaves your hand with a flutter?
I can give you one tip for power drives: Never use maximum power on a golf course. Always keep the focus on your technique.
Question:The sport is developing towards a more and more competitive direction (big thanks to guys like you!). I've been somewhat following your performances as a quality level player. Though living in Finland where the actual season is rather short (Apr-Oct at it's longest), you seem able to put up some world class rounds - even considering that you only participate in a couple of major events a year. How have you been able to maintain such a high level of play no matter the circumstances?
I think Disc Golf is like driving a bike – once you learn it, you have it. It all depends how you treat your game and how you prepare for the tournaments. Its also mental and you need to be able to get the best out of you in competition. I think I have that ability. I´m usually at my best when there is something on stake. I try to keep my physical level doing other sports like running.
At the moment, Disc Golf is developing fast and guys like me will become more like spectators:) To be the best Disc Golfer is a full-time job and there are dozens of these kids out there.
Question:Jussi, I am currently in the process of getting my bachelor's degree in marketing and am also an avid disc golfer. I have been playing for three years and have started my own club and have TD'd a few smaller events. I am wondering what you think it would take to make a living/career once I graduate in the disc golf world. Any advice or guidance is greatly appreciated.
Jory, If you want something enough, you can make it. Sometimes, things just happen, but most of the times you need to step up and do it. My motto is that if I feel bored to go to my work on Mondays I will quit my job and do something else. Too many people are wasting their lives doing things that they don´t like and dreaming of thing they would like. You have urge and you have skills. Disc Golf is great future job for you, since the sport is growing with two digits annually. That means Disc Golf heavily needs more people, More courses, more tournaments, more equipment and pro players. Every Year. Now, you just need to choose what you really want to do.
Question:Hi Jussi, I know that getting sponsored requires skill and dedication, but I am curious about what else it takes to become a sponsored disc golfer. Do different tournaments have higher likely hoods of getting noticed, are you required to throw only a certain brand of discs, and is there a bottom number rating wise for a sponsored disc golfer?
Good and quite popular question. If you are aiming to be a pro in Disc Golf, you want to build your career from the bottom to the top. Sponsorships are one key part of that. I think all Disc Golf companies are looking for outgoing, nice and talented player who can represent the sport as well. I do not think there are minimum requirements set, but to be selected by Disc Golf company, you need to play bigger events. Try to attend the biggest events in your area. Most of the Disc manufacturers like to see that you really like to throw their discs. There are different levels of sponsorships. Some companies sponsor celebrities, ambassadors and TDs as well.
I wish good luck to you. Do not hesitate to write to your favourite manufacturer and tell them how much you like their stuff.
Question:Title kind of says it all. so whats in your bag.
I have pretty simple bag what becomes to the discs. I throw all Discmania. I mainly throw new stuff, but I like to putt with my soft and sticky first run P2s. They´re around 4 years old. My main go-to driver changed after we released FD. It´s just great all-a-round driver. I also like my C-line PDs alot.
2 First Run D-line P2s (171 gram)
3 D-line P2s (175)
2-3 Flat C-line MD2s (178-180)
2 C-line MD3 (179-180)
3 C-line FD (171-175)
2 First Run C-line PDs (175)
1 S-line PD (175)
2 First Run C-line PD2s (175)
1 Blizzard C-line DD2 (167)
1 C-line DD2 (172)
On Deck (casual rounds):
Proto C-line MD3