Kicking Tees

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Dragon Fanatic, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Which one do you fins most proficient, and how do you set up your ball?

    I use the big Yellow NRL tees and have the ball standing upright. When i set up i never ever kick the seams.
     
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  3. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I use any tee that is high enough off the ground. I set the ball up standing upright but slightly lean it back towards me. If the goal posts are on my right hand side I will also lean the ball slightly to the right and vice versa.
     
  4. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Nothing wrong with the ol' sand.

    Just use my Avaro tee which I got 2 years ago
     
  5. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Use Sand.
     
  6. Dom

    Dom Guest

    You must get mega height with the ball up high and leaning towards you? That would be a killer for distance though, you would get barely any I would think..? I use a tee low to the ground, seen similar styles used by David Hill, Jonny Wilkinson etc, low with 4 spikes holding the ball up. I have the ball leaning slightly forward but basically upright, just depends on your style of kicking
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I think Matt Burke used to kick like that. It's good for accuracy but personally I'm flat out kicking anything over 35m+
     
  8. Dom

    Dom Guest

    Yeah its just a personal thing you have to develop, I think my biggest kick in a game was something like a 44m penalty, that was about my stretch last year, could probably work myself toward 50m with proper training, I think my immediate distance is just that I am tall and have power in my legs a.k.a. John Eales
     
  9. Right now I don't have a kicking tee to practice my place kicking so I use grass. Believe it or not this can hold the ball up right properly. I'm having trouble getting the height though. Whenever i get the distance I don't have height and whenever I have height I don't have distance. Should the tee make a difference? or is it just there to hold the ball in place? What do I do to get the better kick?
     
  10. Hmmm. To get more distance try a bigger run up. But it sound to me you need a marking cone tee. They are $2 down here. You know the cones you use to mark out the field or a training drill? You can seriously use these as they are really good for distance and height but you must practice alot to get accuracy.

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    Just one of those
     
  11. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I hate the floppy ones of those. You really need something hard and sturdy.
     
  12. They are hard.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Still, they're not exactly ideal. I find they're not as accurate as say the rugby league kicking tee.
     
  14. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Why not use sand, it can be as high or as low as you want.
     
  15. woodie

    woodie Guest

    The 'Jonny Wilkinson' style low blue ones are what I use. You don't want the ball too high up, just so that it is out of the grass and easier to kick. High tees were ok for the old style place kick restarts.

    Or you could, like Jonny Wilkinson (last year I think) lose your tee and get 5/5 off the turf.
     
  16. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    or you could have a nervous breakdown at the sight of 15 Big Islanders whos soul purpose is too scare the **** out of you
     
  17. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    I don't think Iv'e ever seen a successful conversion charge down.
     
  18. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    I have, John Eales turned it into an Art Form.

    Against Samoa at the RWC last year Jonny was having a nervous fit when kicking, you shouldve seen his feet.
     
  19. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    lol Krazy legs Wilkinson.
     
  20. Me neither.
     
  21. Dom

    Dom Guest

    Seen some bloody close ones, David Hill and Louis Koen are the ones i remember, people flying past, and the kicks went between the players' arms and body.. both kicks went over as well, both from the sideline, pretty flash kicks really, I think the point is more to put the kicker off and make them hurry more than anything
     
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