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Old 02-28-2011, 06:47 PM
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Thumber Tips

I want to start with a few basics of my thumber shot:

Grip: Thumb is wrapped around the rim underneath.


Usage:
Not enough
Needs:
To get it out to 300 ft
Current:
250 ft
Disc:
169 Champ Firebird

I read about people saying to throw a Thumber do it like an outfielder throwing to homeplate. Is this correct in your experience? When I do the full throw, proper windup and follow-through I think I'm getting decent distance and my disc stays relatively straight.

I played infield when I played ball, so I have more of a natural sidearm type throw. Right now, I think when that tendancy creeps into my motion and makes my disc turn left, but I don't know. I noticed if I'm tired this starts to happen.

But I need to start with the basics. Any advice?

Am I even gripping it right?
Am I supposed to be throwing it really high?
Does Incr Height=Incr Distance?
Why does my disc turn left sometimes?
Headwind secrets?
Do I need to get an estimate on my distance to the point the disc rolls and turns? And how far it floats after that turn?
Do I just stick with one disc or do I use many more for different situations?

**Please don't make this a best disc for an OH thing. I'm settled on my choice **

Thanks to all in advance!

Last edited by U_NICED_ME; 02-28-2011 at 06:51 PM.
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