here’s some footage from camp of a drill we developed at Pawsitive Vybe for generating the heavy Zs (lots of spin) on discs required to make them float and hover to entice your dog into jumping up there and leaping for them. This drill doesn’t have a name, but it should. I call it the […]
The Ninja Bounce, essentially a spinning overhand airbounce is based off of the Push throw. A full twist is followed by an overhand airbounce.
We are backchaining this skill, starting one step away from the finish and then falling into the correct behavior. This position makes it highly likely that proper technique will be employed from the get go.
Distance throwing is a highly complex skill. The entire body is in action and must work in concert: the feet set up the hips, the hips move the arm, the torso follows and pushes the hips, the arm catches up and the hips power through, then the torso/arm/hips finish. It is not a simple mechanical […]
Brushing discs, aka – MAC (Mid Air Correction), is actually quite a bit easier than most people think. They can be a bit hard to wrap your head around, but with a little bit of knowledge and a good serve, they’re really pretty easy.
A critical part of delivering accurate and powerful distance tosses is where the shoulder is when the disc is released. If you look at all of the big throwers out there, men and woman alike, all of them have one thing in common
We do two distance learning drills here at PVybe designed to isolate portions of the body that are moving in concert on your big back hand throws.
The Backhand throw, especially when thrown for distance, is one of the most complex throws you can attempt.
You can also use this swooping kind of entry to do the Push Airbounce going backwards, as in the build up to the Jazz Throw.
Ron Watson teaches the freestyle flying disc throw, the Flamingo. The Flamingo is a flashy, under the leg throw with a twist.
The Flamingitis throw is pretty spiffy. It’s clean, sharp and really pops. It’s also pretty simple. It’s similar in position to the Flamingo, but a bit more direct.
The cointoss butterfly is a very cool, very reliable butterfly that rotates 90 degrees – or sideways in relation to the handler., making for a really nice toss for passing skills and for Vaults and Overs. It also works quite well for flipping with many styles of dog.
One of the hardest things to do while throwing discs is to relax. It is surprising how tense your arm and wrist are even when you think you are being relaxed.
Many great throwers do this so naturally that it looks as if they must have magical Wristbands of Hercules or something. Now a huge portion of that Flick Myth is hiding right in plain sight.
We are going to backchain this skill. You’ll start with a very simple, rough approximation of the finish product – a blind backwards release – and then you will increase the challenge to get to that finish criteria.
The key to throwing the Airbounce is to have a perfectly clean release at the simplest expression of the throw. If you can’t perform the throw at it’s essence, how in the world are you going to master it and be able to master it when the power, speed and physics of a serious Airbounce multiply the difficulty?
Body Rolls with discs really are easy. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and a tiny tap from the tips of your fingers to start the disc racing across your body.
Once you are more than comfortable with the 4 steps you can go ahead and get started working the actual throwing technique. Break the throw down in to two steps: 1-2 Start with one, making sure the disc is perfectly in line with the arm and that the disc reaches back in that channel while […]
Cavalettis have been used to adjust horses strides for a long time. The Bent Cavaletti drill is about forcing collection and creating an angle for an interception…
A special Fidget created by Matt Bilderback. It’s the only fidget that provides for a switching of grips from High to Low or Low to High.
Here are some basic Fidgets: the Bloom, The Fonzi & the Weightless and the tricks to the trick. Easy, Simple & fun!