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Old 09-13-2013, 05:58 PM
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"Training to feel the Hit"

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training to feel the hit is better with a light disc
Saw this in another thread that I didn't want to derail. I'd like ZJ to expand on this. Does this mean it's easier to feel the hit with lighter discs, or that it's harder so you have to hit it more right to feel it?

I'm not really sure how I feel about it, but I know that I started to feel what a good approach was when I got a 200g Condor and Zephyr. Before that, it was a miserable experience full of countless 5's from 150'.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:29 PM
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I have no idea and would like to know more.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:34 PM
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Another way is to throw with two fingers. It's easy to tell when to lay on the gas and pinch hard. Then take that feeling and try to do the same thing with a power grip.

If you find you can't hold on at all with two fingers try a mid range or lighter disc.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:52 PM
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Another way is to throw with two fingers. It's easy to tell when to lay on the gas and pinch hard. Then take that feeling and try to do the same thing with a power grip.

If you find you can't hold on at all with two fingers try a mid range or lighter disc.
Two fingers, as in thimb and fore finger in a pinch, or the classic two finger distance grip using two fingers and then the thumb?
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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You can use the classic two finger power grip. If you don't feel it then try it with just the thumb and index.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:21 PM
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Hmmm, I'd never heard of this grip. Trying it out for sure tomorrow.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:13 AM
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I found that the mold matters more than the weight. For some reason I have a lot easier time with mids than anything else. I'm not sure if it has to do with the diameter or what (I mostly throw Rocs). Fairway drivers and putters are the next easiest. I find it's much harder to feel with faster discs. There were some practice sessions where I'd feel it with Rocs anywhere from 50-70% of the time, but it would be less than 10% with anything faster than a Teebird.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:14 AM
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I'm pretty sure it has to do with rim depth, rim width, and diameter. Rim depth because deeper rims are easier to grip. Rim width because your grip is more powerful when it's more closed (13 speeds make you open your grip a lot). Diameter because you can feel the weight coming around better.

If you still have trouble hitting anything faster than a teebird, I'd suggest getting a Cannon or Ninja or Prometheus to practice with to improve grip strength.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:39 PM
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I was wondering about this again today. Anyone have additional information?
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:47 AM
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I agree with ZJ. I made the most progress throwing 150 Rocs and Teebirds and they also fly further than their heavier counterparts. 200g Condors are good for feeling the weight sling around, but the difference in the diameter and weight seems to throw off timing of normal discs.
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