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Old 10-01-2013, 09:20 PM
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thumb placement before you throw

i was lookin on disc golf reviews grip section about proper grip.

http://www.discgolfreview.com/resour...ttoripit.shtml

all of it makes sense and is good stuff. but where do you place your thumb for the pressure point on the disc for driving. if your holding the disc right out in front of you and before you even start your wind up or doing any steps, where is your thumb at? say if you can read the disc name straight on is your pressure at 1 o clock? 2 or 3 o clock perhaps?

i was using my thumb pressure around a 3 o clock grip before but tried out a mix between 1 and 2 o clock today and was getting some nice lasers maybe due to keeping the nose more down which was a problem i had been having lately.

so whats the trick/secret?
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:47 PM
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:01 PM
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Your thumb should be right over your pinch point with your pointer finger or over your first knuckle. One thing I think to think about more importantly is gripping tightly with your pinkie, wring finger, and middle finger. These are where your real strength are. Squeeze tight with these three and your thumb and pointer finger will fall into place.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:02 PM
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Maybe I'm weird, but I just don't think it makes sense to talk about gripping a circular disc on its clock positions. Simply changing the bend in your wrist changes the clock position your thumb is at. So, saying you put the pressure at 1 or 2 oclock is meaningless. Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:38 PM
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Your thumb pinches with your index finger to create a pivot point. That is 70% of the grip, right there. The remaining 3 fingers are really just there to keep the disc in a stable position in your hand.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:19 PM
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i saw some people at the last tourny i was at gripping it different. i wasnt sure if it made a difference. so yes changing the position changes the bend. i was wondering if there was a good bend, or does it not matter and keep the wrist straight and your all good?
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Your thumb should be right over your pinch point with your pointer finger or over your first knuckle. One thing I think to think about more importantly is gripping tightly with your pinkie, wring finger, and middle finger. These are where your real strength are. Squeeze tight with these three and your thumb and pointer finger will fall into place.
This reminds me of ball golf. When I address my lie, I have to make sure my grip is solid, and the way I do that is by intentionally putting pressure on my pinkie finger. That allows the rest of my grip to "fall into place." I don't know how accurate that is to disc golf, but figured I would share none the less
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:20 AM
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that video explained absolutely everything i needed and thats funny that he used the clock trick to say how he was throwing it. didnt flat out give me that he throws at 3 o clock but that throwing the other side of the disc trick seems like it would work perfectly. thanks so much for the link!
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