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Old 09-03-2020, 12:10 PM
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I'm primarily a forehand thrower and have noticed that my discs always seem to be more understable and flippy when I throw them than when my friends throw them backhand. My first question is if this is something that's normal for forehand throws or if I maybe have something wrong with my form that's causing this? Secondly I wanted to ask for a midrange recommendation. I'm looking for something that's gonna hold a hyzer on my forehand without flipping up. I got a Malta and it did this for a week or two, but has now started flipping up if I throw it with full power. It doesn't even necessarily need to have a lot of fade, but just hold a hyzer line without a big flip up.

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Old 09-03-2020, 12:22 PM
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1. Yes, this is fairly normal. Most people are able to put more spin on their backhands than their forehands, meaning backhanded throws get more gyroscopic force to help the disc fly stable. I say "most people" because like just about everything else in disc golf, YMMV.

2. You're going to get a bunch of people here touting their favorite OS mids. Just be prepared to be drowned in answers. The Justice is typically considered the most overstable true midrange, but I wouldn't jump straight to that. A Drone may be good for you, since you like Discraft. Drones are still very overstable but not ludicrously OS like Justices. You can also check out this flight guide to get some ideas: https://www.marshallstreetdiscgolf.com/flightguide. Note that you are already throwing a disc that is skewing to the OS side of the chart, so another obvious suggestion is "work with what you have, rather than looking for the magic disc." Good luck.

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Old 09-03-2020, 01:04 PM
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A Quake is great for this shot. I also recommend continuing to practice with more neutral mids, just to help keep your form clean and correct any issues. Good luck!

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Old 09-03-2020, 01:12 PM
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You're going to get a bunch of people here touting their favorite OS mids.

Ha. Im game.

The Zone probably technically isnt a mid but Ill add it to the list anyways.

Zone

Justice (although I prefer the Anvil)

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Or just be like me. Ive just been powering down on a Firebird or FD3 when I need a beefy midrange shot that definitely wont flip.
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:20 PM
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Second the "DGA Proline Quake". Such an amazing mid for forehand. Has decent glide while still being reliably Overstable. Easy release, no bead.

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You would need big power to flip over something like a premium Buzzz on hyzer, or even a roc. In most cases it's probably a form issue.

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Old 09-03-2020, 01:45 PM
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Ha. Im game.

The Zone probably technically isnt a mid but Ill add it to the list anyways.

Zone

Justice (although I prefer the Anvil)

Gator

Or just be like me. Ive just been powering down on a Firebird or FD3 when I need a beefy midrange shot that definitely wont flip.

This, I also use my zone then go up to a FB. I could never get a good feel in hard with a true mid FH

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I could never get a good feel in hard with a true mid FH
I only forehand if absolutely necessary because I mostly suck at it. The Anvil was one of the first discs I actually felt comfortable with and could forehand decently.

Should you ever decide to try the forehand mid thing again I would highly recommend giving the Anvil a shot. Its also the only mid I like for thumbers, tomahawks, and forehand rollers.
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I'll actually take the elitist approach. If you have to throw a midrange that's overstable to throw it forehand, you need to work on your form. I'm not going to go so far as to say you have to throw a comet forehand, that's just a little ridiculous. I do believe you should be able to throw a stable mid range like a buzzz with no issues. Forehand form is all about managing the follow through angle.

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Old 09-03-2020, 03:35 PM
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another vote for fix your form

clean form and a buzz should work just fine

oat form and youll need a justice or deflector

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