View Full Version : Forehand Grip Pictures

02-07-2012, 10:56 PM
A few weeks ago, a fellow DGer showed me a forehand grip. This is my only forehand grip. I call it the peace sign grip. Maybe it has real name. He didn't name it, just showed me.

Sometimes I release it clean.

Sometimes if I want some extra oomph on it, I push it off with my middle finger. Seems I can push it faster that way and control how far left or right it leaves my hand when I do that.

Sometimes I flick my wrist. Sometimes not. Sometimes more. Sometimes less.

One thing I try to keep the same, and this is what the guy told me, keep my elbow in, pointed toward the ground and don't move it a lot. None of this chicken wing swoopy stuff.

My consistency isn't such to advise. I'm asking, what do y'all think?

I kind of like forehanding now. Not because I'm good at it, but because it feels like I have better control.

02-07-2012, 10:59 PM
So tonight I was searching for light weight driver info and came across some stuff by Hangwind. He was talking about like a pinch grip and had some vids of his.

Is this a pinch grip?

02-07-2012, 11:13 PM
this is how i hold mine... i have been a flicker since i started and im decent and this is the best way i have found to hold them.

02-07-2012, 11:13 PM
Index finger inside the rim.

The grip shown looks like it would hurt.


That's the guy you want to talk to. I learned on my own but his advice really helped me.

I am no expert, I hold my own, getting better but I would rather send you to people who have good technique (Mike C) and others that enjoy teaching.

I enjoy doing, I am learning, don't know it all...

02-07-2012, 11:18 PM
:thmbup: Yeah. I've read and watched some MikeC stuff.

02-07-2012, 11:20 PM


First off, welcome to the site. I started forehand as well and learned backhand later. I'll quote some of my old posts to make it easier and we can go from there ;)

I tweaked the quote a little but it's originally posted here: http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14885 <-very good discussion, and post by t i m in that thread

Here's a good discussion on weight transfer for forehand:

As for discs, teebird most definitely. I use wildcats which are like your valk, boss sucks (so does the groove imo). Another good one would be eagle, firebird or banshee, and a beast or orc.

That will get you going, it helped me.

Banshee is one of my favorite discs, FH & BH and into the wind, hook, works really well for fore hand approach and or mid duties.

START PLAYING BH but if you can't do it, FH and then figure out BH.

Boss Man
02-08-2012, 12:07 AM
I use the two finger stack. In my opininon it gives the best control and if you can get your arm and wrist in sync and snap at just the right time the disc will fly out of your hand. The grip also allows me to maneuver my shots to add the desired amount of hyzer or anhyzer if a hole demands it.

http://i.imgur.com/T4gXy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/NY6h8.jpg

02-08-2012, 01:05 AM
i use the power grip for every FH drive, and fork grip(grip in the first post) for flick putts/approach.
i flick putters, stable to understable mids, and overstable to understable drivers with the power grip. the grip isnt as important. the timing of your snap and arm speed really makes the difference in how the disc comes out of your hand.

02-08-2012, 02:01 AM
I use Hangwind's grip and have for 10+ years. Not too many people using that grip I find, but it works great for me.

02-08-2012, 08:30 AM
Guys, CWAlbino's grip, he is the guy that has helped me (virtually) with learning to get control on my fore hand drives.

His advise is good. I do use a Boss, not fore hand though, for a back hand BOMB fading finish.

I use a lightweight Archon, more than likely be my first ACE disc. A beat concave top DX 166g Banshee is the most accurate, controllable and low flying forehand disc I own, an excellent mid/approach wind (BH and FH) choice for me.

Archon & Banshee doin it.

02-08-2012, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the pics and links :thmbup:

02-08-2012, 08:10 PM
my fh grip... my middle finger does most of the work. I push my index finger into my middle finger so both work together in my throw. My ring finger knuckle is pressed on the underside of the rim. I find this works best for me.

02-15-2012, 12:11 PM
two finger stack for power and two finger split for control.... The power grip gets me entirely WAY too much speed and i can turn over any disc throwing like that. I would never suggest the 1 finger grip to anyone and definitely not the pinch grip but just my two cents. I have played with zach and he has a very good FH that is pretty much like mine.

02-15-2012, 12:45 PM
I use Hangwind's grip and have for 10+ years. Not too many people using that grip I find, but it works great for me.

been using it my entire career

02-15-2012, 12:52 PM
A guy I play with uses the pinch grip, but I always have used the one finger, index, on the inside rim, and pinch the wing between the side of my middle finger and my thumb. Has always worked for me, don't like the two finger "peace sign" grip unless I am FHing a putter.

02-15-2012, 03:40 PM
This is how I held an Ultimate disc and when I started playing disc golf this is what I was already comfortable with.

02-15-2012, 03:48 PM
So has anyone gone from using just the index finger to a two finger forehand grip? Self taught with 1 finger (index) when I first started playing. Now I'm only throwing a few forehand shots per round, if any at all. I've been tempted to try and change my grip, my few tries had terrible results.

02-15-2012, 05:03 PM
I've always used two, my buddy uses one and when I try I feel like I have no control of the disc. He's tried two fingers and he can't get comfortable. I've seen so many different FH holds in Ultimate and disc golf, it really comes down to what you're comfortable with IMO, though I've never tried to research if there's a certain grip for the most power.

02-15-2012, 05:20 PM
It's obvious the power grip has the most power.... I believe stokely used the FH power grip to get the FH distance record that he still holds. That's the grip with the middle finger on the inner rim and the index finger bent in and pushing on the inner rim with the tip of the finger. Like the pic jlh900 posted. That creates the absolute most snap. I can personally use any grip posted here for a FH and make it work decent but i have some beliefs on certain grips: the pinch grip - garbage! no snap or control!; 1 finger/index finger grip - not enough control of the angle; power grip - can be too over powering but can work good if done right; 2 finger split - best grip for control shots period!; 2 finger stack - best for both control and power combined (which is the best way to play golf).

02-15-2012, 07:15 PM
It's obvious the power grip has the most power....

Now I know which grip is the power grip :thmbup: I sorta assumed it was but I didn't actually know, so I left it at that.

02-16-2012, 12:42 AM
I have trouble finding a forehand grip that works for me. I have very wide hands but short ,stubby fingers(i wore a cadet xl ball golf glove if that helps the description). i've tried several techniques but never had any luck. Not to threadjack, but if anyone has any advice i'd appreciate it.