Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beto

This tips and technique video covers driving and features Dan Beto (aka masterbeato). Dan works us back from the hit and explains how he shifts his weight and generates the power needed for a 500 ft drive. Enjoy!

Videographer: Lucas Weide

35 thoughts on “Disc Golf Tips and Technique: Driving with Dan Beto

  1. one thing people never talk about when it comes to improving your disc golf
    game is improving your overall health, meaning cardiovascular exercise,
    eating natural organic foods, increasing your core strength (back, glutes,
    legs), maybe even working on visualization or meditation techniques to
    improve focus. yeah you gotta go out and throw but be a student of the
    game, analyze technique, experiment with different styles and mental
    approaches to the game.

  2. Almost 6 years and this is still the best I’ve seen. If there is one thing
    to tell beginners thru early advanced players, it would be:
    Shorten-Simplify-Smooth out your swing. Watch Dan’s follow thru….so easy.
    He’s not falling off the tee-pad. He’s not running. Watching the more
    familiar vids of world-class athletes, I just want to scream “Yes but we
    are NOT world class athletes”. Dan is showing you a step-by-step approach,
    starting with the end and working backwards, that most average players can
    learn. NICE!

  3. Thanks for the video. Say what you will but I’m a beginner and I was
    throwing over 200ft with just the reach back and no step. Lots of things
    are best learned backwards. 

  4. I meant for a beginner it does. If you don’t have the weight and muscle to
    throw far naturally, then you’re going to have to work at it. If he’s a
    beginner, and small, that may explain why he can’t throw far. That’s why i
    told him he has to get some momentum going. He can’t just stand there and
    expect the disc to take off by itself.

  5. Just wondering if anyone has some commentary on discs. My friends and I
    went and bought discs today and played for the first time ever. We based
    our discs mostly on looks and price. I bought a Starfire Distance Driver –
    $8.99 My second friend got a Wraith Distance Driver – $8.99 and my last
    friend bought a Leopard Fairway Driver – $8.99 We didn’t find out until
    later that his leopard was a fairway driver and ours were both distance.
    Any kind of input is welcome.

  6. @Dynikus Don’t know about those particular discs, not going to pretend that
    they’re good or bad for a beginner because honestly I’ve never used them.
    When I started out though I really liked the Innova champion Roadrunner.
    Not the furthest driving disc but it has excellent control, after a while
    you’ll throw some gorgeous looking S curves. Highly recommend it for a

  7. If you are being consistent then yes, that’s pretty damn good. Accuracy
    over distant any day. It’s good to be able to throw really far, but if
    you’re getting 250-300 ft. and making it consistently, you’re doing nice. =]

  8. awesome work dan. i still can’t translate anything i’ve seen here into tips
    i can use to help my game (i still max under 325′), but at least i have a
    good direction to follow. please keep helping limp noodles like me out by
    posting more videos. cheers. Mike

  9. @joeveenpresents You are correct. I started with a given disc a Star Xcal
    that I throw forearm, but after watching this I went outside grabbed my Roc
    and practiced that form static just focusing on the form displayed and I
    threw it at 75% far longer than I could throw it earlier today 100% power
    with a run-up. Now I have 2 fast discs(c destroyer, s xcal) I’m wondering
    if I can even throw.

  10. @joeveenpresents – I have to disagree on the Firebird. That’s a hard disc
    for beginners. I would stick to the Valk and the Leopard starting out. AND
    STICK TO THOSE TWO! Don’t run out and buy a bunch of discs. That was a
    lesson I learned… Use the Teebird for windy days.

  11. i can throw forehand drives 250+ but my backhands are just horible and im
    lucky if i can get 175, ima try what he said in this vid tomorrow and see
    if it helps 🙂

  12. Here is what I did. Don’t be too proud to go to a lower weight. Find an
    overstable disc and go down into the 150’s. Your power will over compensate
    for the fade and actually flip the disc a bit before the fade creating more
    distance. Problem solved. Just buy or borrow one for now and try it. You’ll
    see what I am talking about. I carry an extra Destroyer for this purpose.

  13. Wouls be nice too actually see how far your disc went. Showing form and
    explaining it is fine, but it would be nice to see that your form actually
    works by showing that the disc you just threw went far.

  14. @burdette899 that looked like it was just a starting position to practice
    the technique keeping it close to your chest, so your arm will be used to
    being that close to the chest through the pull through from the reach back

  15. As a beginner, the Archangel has really come together for me compared to my
    other discs, but it’s characteristics are very fickle. It has a strange,
    long, curving flight path and goes berserk in wind. If you can get the Valk
    to fly straight for you, eventually it will give you more distance than the
    Archangel. If you’re still having trouble, consider a Dragon, as it is much
    more consistant, not as demanding as a Valk, and seems to do better in wind.

  16. ive only played 3 times and this was the most helpful vid ive seen. thanks.
    i even had a lesson from the #5 ranked player in ND lol. goin to work on it
    right now!

  17. @sh1yne I just realized the complete flaw in my game after practicing this.
    Now I have 2 discs I was using to compensate for my lack of technique. Just
    doing the first motions and simplest form I took a horrendous back hand and
    added more control and distance using less effort with a midrange then I
    had with my drivers. I was using them forehand to mask my lack of technique.

  18. @joeveenpresents thanks, that actually helped me. I got a firebird and
    valkrie. Waitin on the t-bird. There is one hole at my local that demands a
    straight long throw followed by a sharp fade, the firebird fits the bill
    perfectly. Also, the valkyrie is consitently my longest disk when throwing
    in the field. When I switch to side arm, it often ends in a roll for even
    more distance.

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