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Old 06-22-2013, 09:07 AM
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Novice grand master RHFH revelation

My age of discovery continues.

YouTube showed me the correct grip for RHBH and gained 20 feet. Still poor but getting better.

The tried RHBH and whoa!!! As far and more control. Is this normal???

I assume back hand will ultimately be more powerful right?
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:12 AM
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BH is typically more powerful, yes. It's also easier on the body.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:23 AM
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Back hand is easier on the body? Hmmmmm. Forward hand seemed smooth as silk and so much easier and using what seemed like zero muscles . Perhaps that is a commentary on my back hand. LOL
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:38 AM
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Being able to do both will only improve your game.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:55 AM
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Being knew I never considered getting a overly over stable disc. But now I could see getting one for FH throws. Might be useful.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:14 AM
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My age of discovery continues.

YouTube showed me the correct grip for RHBH and gained 20 feet. Still poor but getting better.

The tried RHBH and whoa!!! As far and more control. Is this normal???

I assume back hand will ultimately be more powerful right?
It is much, much easier to control BH than FH. Just like it is easier to control a hyzer than an anhyzer.

The margin of error is smaller on a FH, meaning if you miss a shot by a little off your intended angle of release the result will be much worse on a FH. This does not make FH a worse choice, it just means you need to practice it more and understand the risk.

Having both BH and FH is the best option. Throwing a hyzer route every chance you get gives you the larger margin of error. You by now have noticed that your BH hyzers out to the left and your FH hyzers out to the right.

Whether you get more power BH or FH is a personal thing. Just like some people are RH or LH, golfers are naturally BH or FH dominant. For maximum distance there is also wind to consider. On any given shot you don't choose the wind, you merely adapt to what you have. Since the spin on BH and Fh is opposite, the wind will affect the shots differently.

Grips are also a personal choice. There is no universal best or worst grip, merely ones which are better or worse for you depending on the shot.

On both FH and BH the driving form you want to develop is smooth, flat and balanced, with a full pull back and a full follow through. This form will maximize your power and control and minimize your chance of injury.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:18 AM
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BH is typically more powerful, yes. It's also easier on the body.


i'm going to have to disagree with the easier on the body part. there is more distance available BH, but to get that distance you need more from your body than a typical FH throw.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:30 AM
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I wasn't considering driving FH but at the moment FH is so much more dead on easy to control, more like a Frisbee in my old days 30 years ago. I could throw 200 feet standing still just with my arm.

I'm not saying one is better - I was just so surprised I had so much control and how fluid easy it was compared to backhand. I get much more spin forehand.

At least I have that in my tool box now.

I assume discs behave the same, yet backwards fore-handed?
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:32 AM
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Long term, FH is rougher on the body, and you're more prone to injuries. I've heard this here, and on the course. Maybe it's not true? There are certainly players who use FH extensively, or almost exclusively. These players include Jeremy Koling, Sarah Hokum, Ricky Wysocki, and the Lizard Lawyer - Mark Ellis.

Even if you just use FH for certain shots, or getting ut of trouble, it's a great weapon to have in your arsenal.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:41 AM
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i can't speak for everybody but after 15 years of throwing FH I'm doing alright. i suppose the potential is there for FH to be rough on the arm and shoulder if you don't have good form but when thrown correctly it seems to me, from my own experience with both, that BH is asking more of your body. what do i know? i'm not a paid consultant and my opinion is only that.
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