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Old 04-03-2014, 07:48 PM
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Fork grip questions

So after much frustration and several hiatuses from disc golf due to a chronic shoulder injury, I'm learning to play left handed. One of the things I never could do with my right hand was use a fork grip (like Climo's) because it hurt to bend my right pinky that way. Well my left pinky works normally, and I've found the fork grip to be amazing for approaches. I have a few questions related to drivers though:

(1) Does anyone use a fork grip with distance drivers?

(2) If so, what do you like about the fork grip as compared with a power grip?

(3) If you use a fork grip for putters/mids, but not distance drivers, why?
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:50 PM
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generally its control vs power.

More grip on the flight plate and over all area of the disc the easier it is to throw at a consistent angle etc but it also impacts where the single grip/rip point is and (can) reduce spin due to increased drag more often than not. I pretty much power grip every shot except a touch up shot or putt.

Personally with a wider rim I don't see much advantage to the fork grip.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:27 PM
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I pretty much use a fan grip for everything, but my fan grip becomes a Climo grip on distance drivers because of the wide rim. It gives me more control in general but same distance.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:32 PM
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You do?! I swear looking at your stuff before that wasn't the case.. I guess I am more of a climo style than true power grip but for not fan style.

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Are you MJ style?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:04 PM
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Yep, it's actually a combo of Bratten's 2 finger and MJ's fan grip. The cover photo of the vid is my old modified power grip.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:17 PM
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I only power grip distance drivers and some fairway drivers. Mids are always fork grip and putters either fork or fan grip. Honestly, for me it pretty much comes down to rim width. A power grip just isn't comfortable for me on smaller rims.
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