Old 01-21-2013, 08:56 AM
Violets caddy Violets caddy is offline
Double Eagle Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan
Years Playing: 18.2
Courses Played: 1
Posts: 1,170

Yeti & dx big bead.
A good fan grip can be deadly accurate in the 100'-280' range, probably longer.
Lots of thumb pressure, a couple steps then pound the hammer.
Once you get the hang of long fan grip putter shots you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:26 AM
SteezeOG's Avatar
SteezeOG SteezeOG is offline
Dynamic Discs #1 Fanboi
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Emporia KS
Courses Played: 19
Posts: 4,480

I use a fan grip on an opto pure or soft wizard.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:36 AM
Monocacy's Avatar
Monocacy Monocacy is offline
Eagle Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Maryland
Years Playing: 16.2
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 979

Originally Posted by ill4mation View Post
Im curious what you guys throw for a 100-200ft approach shot? This has ALWAYS been the weakest part of my game. I usually throw KC Aviars and sometimes rhynos and sometimes the disc comes out late because it hooks on my pointer finger. I use a 2 finger grip for these type of shots. Im also curious what kind of grip do you use.
What everyone else said, especially playing catch.

However, I will say this - I also had trouble with my finger catching on discs with a pointy bottom rim (e.g., Aviar, Pure, and Warlock). Not every time, but occasionally. A more rounded rim bottom like a Wizard, Ion, or Anode gives me a more consistent release.

For whatever reason, I don't have that problem with Rhynos.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:39 AM
dusty5150's Avatar
dusty5150 dusty5150 is offline
Double Eagle Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Canada, Eh.
Years Playing: 18.5
Courses Played: 106
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,014

fan grip - aviar, wizard, xd or roc depending on the line/wind etc
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:48 AM
discgolfertub's Avatar
discgolfertub discgolfertub is offline
Par Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brantford, ON
Years Playing: 9.7
Courses Played: 118
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 214

Your wrist action needs to remain the same at all power release levels. Concentrate on having the palm of your hand flatt & pointing towards the ground after you release the disc. Practice Practice Practice
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 09:53 AM
Chainchaser's Avatar
Chainchaser Chainchaser is offline
Double Eagle Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Burlington, KY
Years Playing: 8
Courses Played: 41
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,109

Definitely wizards for any upshots and an occasional challenger too. Also the closer I get I will use a ridge by vibram because it seems to have less glide to it and I sometimes throw my wizards to far.

A fan grip all the way. Just more control that way.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 10:13 AM
mx23ang's Avatar
mx23ang mx23ang is offline
Par Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mountains of NC!!
Years Playing: 5.6
Courses Played: 62
Throwing Style: RHFH
Posts: 107

Originally Posted by Mattallica View Post
i like to fh shots in that range, i find it easier to get the distance right
agreed, flick upshots are always the first line I look for.. gator out!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 10:23 AM
crashzero's Avatar
crashzero crashzero is offline
Birdie Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Years Playing: 9.3
Courses Played: 40
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 287

I use a 4 finger power grip on all my approach shots, I like the consistency and power I can get with less effort, a fan grip has never worked for me on anything but putting
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 10:30 AM
takman's Avatar
takman takman is offline
Par Member
Join Date: May 2009
Years Playing: 14.8
Courses Played: 87
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 240

I have the same problem with late release when I try to throw full shots with deep rim putters. They catch my index finger on release. Forget Wizards or Anoids, you'll have the same problem because of their deep rims. Try any of the more shallow rimmed approach discs like XDs, Classic Rocs, Gators, Spiders, etc.
Reply With Quote

Old 01-21-2013, 10:37 AM
22bene 22bene is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Boise, Idaho
Years Playing: 18.6
Courses Played: 18
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 2

I do love the voodoo feel so nice In my hands!
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

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 01:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.