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Old 08-29-2013, 09:11 PM
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How hard do you grip?

I am trying to figure out how firm should I grip my discs. I know that if I grip as hard as I can the disc would stay in my hand. Also, I find myself easing up (letting up) on my grip just before release.
What about you out there, any thoughts?
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:13 PM
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I just recently realized i wasnt gripping hard enough, the discs kept gaining alot of elevation early in the flight. The goal apparently is to grip down just before the release to cause the disc to snap out.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:14 PM
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I honestly don't think about it much. I just grip it tight enough so that it won't come out until there is the proper force to rip it out of my hand. For this reason, on a lower power throw, I will have a looser grip to allow the disc to rip itself out sooner.

One thing to remember is that a tight muscle is a slow muscle. Keep loose as long as possible and really clamp down right before the hit to get the most efficient use of those muscles.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:16 PM
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I honestly don't think about it much. I just grip it tight enough so that it won't come out until there is the proper force to rip it out of my hand. For this reason, on a lower power throw, I will have a looser grip to allow the disc to rip itself out sooner.

One thing to remember is that a tight muscle is a slow muscle. Keep loose as long as possible and really clamp down right before the hit to get the most efficient use of those muscles.
Perfectly stated.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:37 PM
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You might want to check out this video where Climo discuses the grip he uses.

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:38 PM
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I honestly don't think about it much. I just grip it tight enough so that it won't come out until there is the proper force to rip it out of my hand. For this reason, on a lower power throw, I will have a looser grip to allow the disc to rip itself out sooner.

One thing to remember is that a tight muscle is a slow muscle. Keep loose as long as possible and really clamp down right before the hit to get the most efficient use of those muscles.
^This. Might as well end the thread now.

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:41 PM
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^This. Might as well end the thread now.

I'll 2nd that motion.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:43 PM
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I honestly don't think about it much. I just grip it tight enough so that it won't come out until there is the proper force to rip it out of my hand. For this reason, on a lower power throw, I will have a looser grip to allow the disc to rip itself out sooner.

One thing to remember is that a tight muscle is a slow muscle. Keep loose as long as possible and really clamp down right before the hit to get the most efficient use of those muscles.
So then it is not important to have a tight grip if you let up for lower power shots.
Why not keep a tight grip? By tight grip I mean tight grip at release?
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:47 PM
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^This. Might as well end the thread now.

Your a big help. Best you go to bed now.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:54 PM
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Your a big help. Best you go to bed now.
First of all, *YOU'RE* a big help (not *YOUR*). Sorry, that drives me NUTS.

Second, all of the people that have agreed with kutz167's response to your post are pretty well respected in this community.

Maybe you should do less criticizing and more listening.

Just a friendly suggestion.
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