#11  
Old 08-10-2013, 01:15 AM
DiscinFiend's Avatar
DiscinFiend DiscinFiend is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Waukesha, WI
Years Playing: 15.6
Courses Played: 60
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by tylerc View Post
in all honesty does the style of grip really matter? wht I mean is if the disc is held firm enough to accelerate the disc and create the nose down angle then does it matter whether its a 2,3,4 finger grip? if the grip accomplishes those two things and works well for you and is comfortable then isn't it correct?
I think it matters b/c different grips give different amounts of snap & they tighten/loosen different muscles in the hand & arm. Also different grips effect nose angles.

Climo & Feldberg discuss it in these videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAV8kKURKaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sxw8ix0CYs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUOq09T2q54
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-15-2013, 10:57 AM
A rod's Avatar
A rod A rod is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Courses Played: 12
Posts: 424
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiscinFiend View Post
I think it matters b/c different grips give different amounts of snap & they tighten/loosen different muscles in the hand & arm. Also different grips effect nose angles.

Climo & Feldberg discuss it in these videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAV8kKURKaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sxw8ix0CYs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUOq09T2q54
Yeah, all grips will work differently for different people, due to hand size, strength etc. the important part to remember is use your finger pads to pull the rim into your hand and apply pressure to the top with your thumb. The rest is mostly preference.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-15-2013, 01:21 PM
tylerc's Avatar
tylerc tylerc is online now
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: nc
Years Playing: 4.6
Courses Played: 25
Posts: 648
it all just depends on the persons abilities and preferences
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-20-2013, 05:22 PM
bfowler bfowler is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Years Playing: 2.6
Courses Played: 18
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,079
I've been reworking my form pretty extensively. I tried that Avery grip at first but it felt awkward.

Now, my form is very different. My center of gravity is much more centered and balanced and my pull is much lower. Because of these two things, especially the lower pull, not putting my palm on the disc has done wonders for my accuracy. I'm getting a lot more control. Maybe I'm better able to control the nose angle and/or I get a cleaner release.

I used to pull across my chest right above my nipples. Now I pull right around my sternum. With my palm off the disc it causes it to sit slightly lower. It used to go right in the line the base of my thumb and palm make coming together. Now, it about 1/16 of an inch lower. That and the lower pull makes it feel like I more on top of the disc.

It's much easier to keep the disc parallel to my forearm. I get a lot more spin because I able to keep my hand on the other side of the disc longer. It's also easier to keep the disc in a straight line close to my body whereas before I'd start to round out to early. I think a lot of that is due to the new hand placement I can get a ton more pressure with my thumb.

I wanted to share my Aha moment and hope it might help others.
Reply With Quote
 

  #15  
Old 09-20-2013, 06:52 PM
Monkeypaws's Avatar
Monkeypaws Monkeypaws is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SE Minnesota
Years Playing: 2.5
Courses Played: 27
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 2,036
It's tricky business. Lots of variables need to be considered.

Once in a while i make a throw where i feel everything clicks when it's supposed to, and they fly great. Capturing that would be pretty nice.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.