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Old 06-20-2014, 11:58 AM
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Default FH grip: 3 fingers under the flight plate. Why? Why not?

Tried 3 fingers under the flight plate instead of the 2 i normally use. Se pictures for clarification. Felt like I had greater control over release angel and better power transfer. Better power transfer because the 3 fingers didn't flex as much during the trow than using 2. This may or may not be a bad thing.

Haven't seen that grip before and I'm wondering if there is a reason for that. Anyone tried it and given up on it? Am I limiting my distance using this grip?
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:03 PM
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Heck, I use one finger under the flight plate. I can't even imagine where the discs would go if I tried three.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:01 PM
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Three would seem awkward for me. I get more power/snap with one finger than two. There's probably a reason nobody uses 3.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:04 PM
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Heck, I use one finger under the flight plate. I can't even imagine where the discs would go if I tried three.
When I imagine me throwing it with three fingers I can clearly visualize it going very deep into the woods.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:07 PM
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2 feels just right for me but if 3 works for you then go for it. Do you lose some distance with 3 fingers while gaining accuracy? If there is not a significant distance loss and you are gaining accuracy with this technique then by all means, use what works.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:18 PM
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I played club ultimate with some guys that threw flicks with 3 fingers. They were really good. If it works for you, do it, they don't put pictures on the scorecard.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:41 PM
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I use 1 finger under. I have been thinking, I wonder if I can get more distance if I try 2 fingers. 3 just blows my mind.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:48 PM
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For me, the majority of the forehand power comes from the finger(s) touching and wedged up against the inside rim. Any other finger(s) touching the bottom flight plate I use for stability/control.

So from my perspective, I would think the three finger grip you show could potentially give you more control, but you'll only get more power from a different forehand grip if you can get more fingers on the inside rim.

Either way, I agree with the others - if it works, go with it.


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Do whatever works for you, but I actually gained better accuracy and distance when i switched from two fingers to one finger under the rim.
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