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Old 05-18-2013, 01:37 PM
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My experience says, as loosely as possible while still feeling the weight of the disc at the hit and without getting slips. Loose is fluid, flexible, smooth.

Experimenting, I recently found a way to grip very tightly and get MUCH more acceleration through the hit. Probably one of the biggest distance-mechanics breakthroughs that I've had. However, moving through the hit with tight forearm muscles and tendons was NOT a good idea. My brain found a way to exceed my body's limits. Result was pain, ice, and elbow brace. Still on the mend.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:57 PM
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I believe Feldberg says that 70% of the grip pressure should be at the pinch/pivot point between the index finger and the thumb through the flight plate. The remaining 30% is distributed amongst the last three fingers and is basically for insuring stable disc position in the hand.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:20 PM
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Well, I am certainly no Feldberg, but I put 73% on the pitch point and 27% on the rest.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:00 AM
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I believe Feldberg says that 70% of the grip pressure should be at the pinch/pivot point between the index finger and the thumb through the flight plate. The remaining 30% is distributed amongst the last three fingers and is basically for insuring stable disc position in the hand.
this. most of the pressure you're applying is at the pinch point and you're only applying it right before the hit, before that the disc should stay loose in your hand but firm enough that it wont move. you should also be applying more pressure downward with your thumb than upward with your index.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:23 AM
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My biggest pinch point is between my pinky and palm and i feel the disc rips outta my hand pretty well. i know its opposite than what everyone says but i think whatever works the best without your whole arm being tense is the best way to go. a lot of players grip the disc differently and it does not mean they r throwing incorrectly. just my experience and observations from seeing other players and instructional videos
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