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Old 02-04-2014, 04:40 PM
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I'm still not 100% clear on release technique, and I feel it's something that basically all of the instructional videos fail to cover.

When driving, am I holding onto the disc as tight as I can and allowing momentum to rip the disc from my grasp, or am I intentionally letting go at some point?
Sidewinder will probably explain this better than me, but at the hit/release, you want to be holding the disc tightly and have the disc rip out of your hand. It shouldn't be a conscious release of the disc, like putting is.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:01 PM
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Grip should start loose but firm and build tension gripping hard at the end to pull the edge of the disc around toward the target. The result is more of a springing action than a rip and definitely not letting go. If you start too tight you can't load the fingers/wrist more like a spring.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:42 PM
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Grip should start loose but firm and build tension gripping hard at the end to pull the edge of the disc around toward the target. The result is more of a springing action than a rip and definitely not letting go. If you start too tight you can't load the fingers/wrist more like a spring.
Interesting, thanks!
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:59 PM
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I'm still not 100% clear on release technique, and I feel it's something that basically all of the instructional videos fail to cover.

When driving, am I holding onto the disc as tight as I can and allowing momentum to rip the disc from my grasp, or am I intentionally letting go at some point?
Keep it loose until the "hit". You are creating a pinch point, essentially a hinge to rotate the disc around and launch itself fro. Your grip. No letting go. . If you require a touchy short shot, use fan grip for less overall grip pressure, thus easier for the disc to pull itself from your hand.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:01 PM
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I'm still not 100% clear on release technique, and I feel it's something that basically all of the instructional videos fail to cover.

When driving, am I holding onto the disc as tight as I can and allowing momentum to rip the disc from my grasp, or am I intentionally letting go at some point?
Keep it loose until the "hit". You are creating a pinch point, essentially a hinge to rotate the disc around and launch itself from. No letting go. . If you require a touchy short shot, use fan grip or gauge grip pressure to be less, thus easier for the disc to pull itself from your hand. Don't let go unless you are putting.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:49 AM
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Keep it loose until the "hit". You are creating a pinch point, essentially a hinge to rotate the disc around and launch itself from. No letting go. . If you require a touchy short shot, use fan grip or gauge grip pressure to be less, thus easier for the disc to pull itself from your hand. Don't let go unless you are putting.
I never thought of it that way before. I've just been holding my power grip with an even pressure, and it feels like I'm releasing semi-consciously.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to trying out everyone's advice. That seems much more intuitive than the way I've been approaching it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:53 AM
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Keep it loose until the "hit". You are creating a pinch point, essentially a hinge to rotate the disc around and launch itself from. No letting go. . If you require a touchy short shot, use fan grip or gauge grip pressure to be less, thus easier for the disc to pull itself from your hand. Don't let go unless you are putting.
sounds right.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:20 PM
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Thank you DGCR members for sharing your knowledge.

It took almost a year for me to get to 300 throwing RHBH. Now I'm almost there LHBH and I've only been throwing lefty since December. When I made the switch I made a mental note to myself to enjoy the process of getting better. Have some patience and don't be in such a hurry. This has eliminated any frustration that I might have run into. The secret to golf is perseverance.

Hope this helps somebody.
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