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Old 07-15-2010, 03:35 PM
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I was out practicing in the field, and my normal drives, according to Google Earth, are going between 300 and 320 or so.
When I griplock it, they keep flying out to 360 and more (and some could go beyond, but they hit the trees).

I have looked at the other griplock threads, and did not see an answer.

I have a suspicion it has to do with a little OAT (not to be confused with PYT...I am fat old and ugly).
When I drive normal, my OAT robs me of distance. When I am griplocking, the OAT doesn't occur, and the disc just sails.
Am I close, or way off base on that?

This is a pic with my normal drives being the white line, and my griplocked drives being the red line. (my last griplock today actually ended up in the woods beyond the end of the red line.)
(ignore the other lines and marks, we are working on a layout for 18 holes)
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:38 PM
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short answer: your normal drives are coming out too early and when you grip lock your discs are leaving your hand at a more appropriate time.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:38 PM
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I'm no expert but i think when you have a hard grip lock the disc is actually ripping out of your hand with a ton of spin, more than when you throw normally....extra spin equal more distance
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short answer: your normal drives are coming out too early and when you grip lock your discs are leaving your hand at a more appropriate time.
Frank- How do I prevent this? or What causes that?
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:47 PM
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That is a complicated question, read up on the technique section here and DGR and if you haven't, read the instructional articles on DGR.

basic starter things:

work from the hit back
work on grip strength
work on accelerating through the throw.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:50 PM
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Also I was thinking you might not be accelerating through the hit on your normal throws and when you grip lock it you might accidentally be getting closer to properly accelerating through the hit. Same advice applies though.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:53 PM
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Thanks Frank!
I have read through those, but it was when I first started, so I need to go through them again. That is where I should have started.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:57 PM
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You get wrist extension with griplocked drives. You're actually "hitting it" harder but with no control.

To prevent griplock, make sure you aren't pulling too early (you pull after your plant foot hits the ground, not at the same time as it hits the groune) and that you're puling close to your chest. It's usually one of those two things.
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when I grip lock, its when I try to overthrow and come around my body and sacrafice technique and a good throw for what gives me a little extra distance, but the distance means nothing when you are stuck behind trees, so I try to just focus on keeping it controlled and more across the chest. Thats what has worked for me
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