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Old 11-24-2009, 02:39 PM
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thumber either way

I have been paying more attention to my thumbers lately, as apposed to chucking it down there. I don't know about everyone else but my thumbers always end right, either skipping on their back or tumbling. They usually fly right, then left and then turns upside down back right. My question is how would I make my thumber end left? The obvious answer would be to tomahawk but lets stick to the thumbers.
Also, I thumb a 172 dx whippet
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:52 PM
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go with the obvious answer- it's usually the right one.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:53 PM
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I had a problem with mine as well, but my thumbers ended left, way left, Opposite of what they should be doing, I just had to find the right disc for me because for some reason my thumbers and tomahawks just went the wrong direction.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:55 PM
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I had a problem with mine as well, but my thumbers ended left, way left, Opposite of what they should be doing, I just had to find the right disc for me because for some reason my thumbers and tomahawks just went the wrong direction.
what disc did you start using?
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:41 PM
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I'm no overhead expert...far from it, but the only way I've been able to get a thumber to end left is if its a shorter distance and the disc only does half of its barrel roll. I've found using the most overstable disc in my bag works best for this because it rolls slower.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:14 PM
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I don't know if I'm understanding this properly... what arm are you throwing with?
Either way... for a RH player the Thumber should end right (as long as it completes its flight)... and the Tommy will finish left. So.. I guess you could throw your thumbers left handed or try not to let them finish their rotation.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:46 PM
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My thumbers always end right (Banshee, Firebird or Whippet) and I throw the thumber when I want the right finish. I have seen a thumber go left to right and finish back left but only on a short (225') hole when thrown VERY high. I believe it was with a Leopard, so maybe the understable discs will finish back to the left some.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:08 PM
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throw left handed or a tomahawk, think thats the only way.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:12 PM
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throw left handed or a tomahawk, think thats the only way.
seems like the best answer.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:42 PM
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On any overhand shot, the disc will roll toward its face first, then swing back to finish farther the other direction. Thus, thumbers will go one direction and tommies will go the other.

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