Originally Posted by chrishysell
for realz? I demonstrate this to new players often. I remember KC and a few other pro's demonstrating this in 93 when I started playing to prevent nose up hyzers. It works perfectly for me. I am right handed.
Yep. I don't know if I have a weird release on the disc or what, but that's how it works for me. It's exaggerated on putter throws. If I want to have a putter stall out and drop off without much glide, I keep my thumb towards the center of the flight plate. As far as drivers go, I keep a decent amount of pressure on the rim where it meets the flight plate. I thought I saw that on a site/video years ago when I was relatively new.
If I had to come up with the physics reason for why that is, I would say the thumb drags off of the back of the flight plate pushing it down when the disc is released. Keeping the thumb to the side keeps the disc level. But again, these are just my experiences and theories.