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Old 10-26-2012, 03:58 AM
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Grip focus sweet spot

Today, I was managing to get some boom out of my drives with some well focused thumb and finger pressure at just the right time. I am wondering, would it be more efficient to engage this pressure and maintain it even far after the disc has left, so as to make sure this pressure is applied? Well, I guess that would suggest you are afraid of timing, and are using unnecessary energy. If you can time it right, you will be able to tighten and loosen your grip at the most optimal times? Am I answering my own questions hehehe... Here is a question....

How do you get to that sweet spot of grip pressure on your disc that shoots it out smooth and fast. Is it just a super tight, well focused pinch at just the right time?
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:09 AM
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I know I get a good grip when I hear the snapping noise when the disc rips outta my hand. But idk about the timing thing
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:13 AM
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:10 AM
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How do you get to that sweet spot of grip pressure on your disc that shoots it out smooth and fast. Is it just a super tight, well focused pinch at just the right time?
It's not really a pinch. It's more of a sling. The secret to doing it at the right time is to learn what the "right time" feels like. If you're trying to figure out when to grip the tightest then you probably aren't at the point where gripping tighter will help a whole lot. In other words, you probably aren't focusing on the right thing.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:10 PM
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It's not really a pinch. It's more of a sling. The secret to doing it at the right time is to learn what the "right time" feels like. If you're trying to figure out when to grip the tightest then you probably aren't at the point where gripping tighter will help a whole lot. In other words, you probably aren't focusing on the right thing.
thank you garublador, that makes sense to me
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:48 AM
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If you have your thumb and fore finger over
Each other you great a great snap for fore handed drives.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:07 AM
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I know I get a good grip when I hear the snapping noise when the disc rips outta my hand. But idk about the timing thing
Actually, that's usually the sound of the disc slipping out too soon.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:23 AM
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I vary my pinch in proportion to my arm speed up to the hit. During the reach back all is very relaxed and I'm barely holding the disc. As the pull begins speeding up so too does the grip pressure.

If it's a max d type throw then my arm is moving as fast as it can and I'm gripping as tight as I can. If it's a soft type shot then my arm might be moving at half speed and my grip is usually proportionally lighter.
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