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Positioning & Approach

by Greg Husak

While we call these hangers "50/50 discs," I would bet that at the moment the disc is coming down an observer would have a better than coin-flip chance of guessing who will touch the disc first. Keying in on the information informing that decision will help guide a player in giving themselves a better than coin-flip chance of getting to it first. 

I think that beyond obvious physical differences ("I like the guy who is 6'8" over the short guy") the two main components are positioning and approach. If you're at the spot early you may want to position yourself so that someone else approaching on a dead run isn't going to be able to have a clean takeoff and take it at their highest point. This doesn't mean you are not playing the disc, but it does mean that you are going to play the disc in a way that allows you to reduce your opponent's chance of taking it at a higher point than you. 

Related to this is the approach. If there are three people standing still under the disc and one guy is coming in with a clean running jump, I like the guy on the outside. This means that if you are going to be the third or fourth man in the pile, it might be better to hold up for a second and try to time it so you jump over the group. This is easier said than done, but we've all seen pictures of people getting roofed because they're stuck standing still while another guy had a clean jumping approach. 

huddle Issue 23 Catching 50/50 Discs

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Getting The Advantage
by Kurt Gibson

Catching Priorities
by Lindsey Hack

Make Them Make A Play
by Morgan Hibbert

Positioning & Approach
by Greg Husak

Avoid The Pile-Up
by Ray Illian

Beating The Pack From Below The Canopy
by Brett Matzuka

Retain That!
by Miranda Roth

Winning On Both Sides Of The Dis
by Chase Sparling-Beckley

How To Get Into The Sky Club
by Kiran Thomas





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