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Old 05-27-2011, 01:01 PM
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FH Grip: To wedge or not to wedge?

Not sure if it matters, but my hands are larger than most, and I haven't notice hand size brought up when reading about the variations in grips.

Because of having larger hands, I can actually fit quite a bit of disc in my hand when FH grip and "wedging" (see frontwedge.jpg) the disc between my thumb and pointer finger, all the way to the back of the crease. It seems like I have OAT when I use this grip, especially with mids.

The nowedge.jpg shows how I would typically hold the disc - it lies just in front of my first knuckle, not wedged back in the crease between thumb and pointer finger.

I ask which is correct because if I'm doing it wrong (having the disc sit just in front of my knuckle and not wedged in) then obviously I'd like to start doing it correctly, and if having the disc rest that far back in your hand is correct, how to get rid of the OAT? The disc just doesn't feel like it releases clean. Is it because of having large hands with more meat getting in the way?
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:18 PM
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Not to wedge. I use this grip and have rather large hands.

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Old 05-27-2011, 02:25 PM
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You'll probably have a lot more release issues with it not wedged up in your hand.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:37 PM
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I can palm a basketball, and when I throw forehand, the edge of the rim sits like your second pic...not wedged into the crease.

What happens when I wedge it into the crease is that edge has to rub across that big bump where the finger meets the hand before it even gets to the positioning of the 2nd photo. This creates extra drag, and for me it causes the release to not be clean.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:40 PM
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It really depends on the shot, but generally for distance the disc is wedged. If I need more finesse or if I'm using a mid or putter, it is not wedged. Don't know if it matters but I use the split-finger sidearm grip for all FH shots.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:48 PM
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It really depends on the shot, but generally for distance the disc is wedged. If I need more finesse or if I'm using a mid or putter, it is not wedged. Don't know if it matters but I use the split-finger sidearm grip for all FH shots.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:53 PM
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I am a 'wedger' (slightly above average size hands). Nearly all FH info I have seen advises you to do it this way.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:58 PM
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I can palm a basketball, and when I throw forehand, the edge of the rim sits like your second pic...not wedged into the crease.

What happens when I wedge it into the crease is that edge has to rub across that big bump where the finger meets the hand before it even gets to the positioning of the 2nd photo. This creates extra drag, and for me it causes the release to not be clean.
This. Wedging it just creates more area where the disc slides before it ejects. Those who gain more distance from wedging it probably just have a bad grip on it otherwise or are using the non-clean release to get oat on a super fast disc.

Watch as he talks about grip starting at 3:03, he does not have the disc wedged.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:21 PM
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3:20 His disc is definitely wedged into his hand.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:24 PM
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3:20 His disc is definitely wedged into his hand.
you can see the crease where his thumb meets his palm...

Wedged would be all the way up to the first knuckle of his thumb
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