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Old 03-19-2013, 10:08 PM
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Small hands

I am a large man. I have small hands.

I didn't always notice that I had small hands. One day I'm sitting in Calculus class and the teacher is teaching. She looks at me for a second and suddenly stops teaching. She says, "Sam, you have really small hands."

I laugh it off, but I'm sitting there thinking, "Do I really?"

"No, I mean, they're like girl's hands. They are really tiny."


Anyway, the point is that I have tiny hands, and I'm beginning to realize that it is negatively impacting my disc golfing. Basically, I can throw eagles 30-40 feet farther than Destroyers, Halos, et. al.

I use a modified fan grip/fork grip whatever you want to call. The "Climo Grip". I just can't get a secure enough grip on large rimmed discs to consistently get an efficient transfer of energy to the disc.

Is there a solution to this that doesn't handicap my distance potential? Are there other grips that I should look at? Have others dealt with this problem?

I suppose this is something lots of female disc golfers must deal with, but I don't know too many who throw terribly far.

As far as more info goes, I've found that speed 10 discs are about as much as I can comfortably grip. Occasionally I'll manage to get a good rip on a wide rimmed disc, but I haven't been able to do so with any consistency.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:15 PM
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paige seems to do ok and she has small hands
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:22 PM
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:25 PM
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I have this exact same issue! I've been getting good distance with a Beast so you should try that if you haven't
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:10 AM
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Just saying... a Teebird held the distance record at 805' and Valk at 820'. Try a fan grip, or 3 or 2 finger grip on wider rims.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:21 AM
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Bro , small hands, no big deal. No power grip, forget about it. I too have smallish hands. I don't throw anything over speed 9 unless I'm messing around. That being said, all the local "pros" and other people are always telling me to try the power grip and to throw a nuke or destroyer. Then I out-drive them with my river and saint. I also use the climo style grip, and it doesn't seem to hinder me too much. Just work on form and you'll be able to throw everything further.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:40 AM
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Hat size gloves do you wear? I am right between med and large in size. What i do is use a 3 finger power grip. I use my thumb to apply pressure on top of the flight plate where the rim starts underneath. Then i use my ring finger (on right hand) to apply counter pressure on the under side of the rim. Something i learned from feldberg during one of the nonstop dg tournies. Wider rims feel for comfortable than smaller ones now. I dont throw the really wide rims alot but when i do i dont have any trouble. I backhand about 375 on average but i can push it out a little farther. Just one of several tweeks i had to do to get a little more distance.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:08 AM
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I'm 6'2", I don't have particularly small hands and speed 10 or so is about the max rim width I can get a good rip on with any sort of consistency. Anything faster might go farther, but only like 30% of the time. I'd just focus on the discs you can grip and work incrementally up from there if you really feel the need.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:27 AM
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I'd slap that calculus teacher up side the head. Seems like a pretty rude comment.

On the hand size issue, it should hurt your game. Like mentioned above, you can get lots of distance out of speed 9 or lower discs. Plus by tinkering with different grips you should be able to find something that will work fine. Sure, you may never throw a Boss 600', but either will most people with big hands.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:10 PM
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I'd slap that calculus teacher up side the head. Seems like a pretty rude comment.

On the hand size issue, it shouldn't hurt your game. Like mentioned above, you can get lots of distance out of speed 9 or lower discs. Plus by tinkering with different grips you should be able to find something that will work fine. Sure, you may never throw a Boss 600', but neither will most people with big hands.
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negative statements are tricky.
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