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Old 06-29-2009, 09:36 PM
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Forehand Inferiority Complex

Alright, I will be honest here. I am a predominantly RHFH player off the tee and for anything involving distance. I would love a reliable backhand but I just don't have it right now.

My question to the DGCR nation is "is there a forehand inferiority complex?" Backhand drives look so beautiful with their full and smooth followthroughs. Forehand throws can be a joy to watch but it seems all the best pros throw mostly backhand. Sometimes I feel when I play with someone or someones for the first time and I step up to the tee with my forehand setup I can hear their thoughts of "oh, he's one of those" even if I proceed to whip their buts.

As semi confident as I am with my game I think I do have an inferiority complex regarding my driving technique. Is it just me? Don't leave me hanging here. Is style a factor or is the score at the end of the day the only thing that matters?
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:39 PM
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I drive all RHFH and I pretty much destroy most of the people I play with. Never thought twice about it and either should you. As long as you're consistent you'll earn your place.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:40 PM
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better than those damn overhand guys...
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:42 PM
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:50 PM
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I am a forehand driver also and I find it to be as exhilarating as the backhand drive. I really love to the forehand part of disc golf, and I personally think it's the most intimidating shot out there when thrown correctly.

Check out the reactions to a perfectly placed S turn duece!
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:50 PM
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i think people are starting to come around as more people are getting better at it , i can understand why some people look down at it as alot of kids use it but personally i like getting teamed up with you flickers as it gives us an advantage over two righties and decent lefties arent exactly fallening from the sky.

being a former sidearm pitcher i know what your talking about , but in my case i think some of the flack i got might have been fear of getting hit by a wild pitch.

Another cool thing about you guys is you can throw at a lower trajectory than us backhanders which can be very helpful on differing elevation and low ceilings shots

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:53 PM
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i think some of the flack i got might have been fear of getting hit by a wild pitch.[/QUOTE]

..fear is good when you're slinging fastballs sidearm!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:32 PM
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I throw mostly forehand, and I don't give a damn what people say. Many times people will ask me how I do it. I have actually commented on people throwing overhead, especially on long holes. I know it's a great way to make it through a narrow fairway, but it limits your distance. I saw this one kid, built like a linebacker throw an overhead about 250 feet. I told him "if you could flick with your power, that would land next to the basket." He was concerned about the narrow fairway, so I told him to concentrate on snapping his wrist and not using too much arm. Next hole he tried it, and yelled over to me "Dude! It worked!" Another Forehand conversion
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:45 PM
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I think YOU are the only one thinking that.

I primarily throw RHBH, but I began as a RHFH player. I switched because of the stress throwing FH was putting on my arm, not because of any perceived inferiority complex. I can throw BH all day. But if you can sling it and if your number is lower than everyone else's, what could anyone possibly say or think?
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:20 PM
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I used to throw RHFH only..but then I started doing putter approach and then midranges backhand...then driving backhand....in my oh so humble opinion...a forehand and a turn over are used for completely different shots....some will say they don't need a FH because they can just turn something over...but those low skip shots are darn near impossible with a turn over.

Now...when I bust out the forehand roller..and it goes 300+ ft down a tight fairway...I get the look of 'Can you do that?....isn't that illegal?...wtf?'...I just smile and walk on.
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