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Old 10-30-2019, 09:02 PM
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What finger do you/is supposed to feel the most rip of the disc from? My middle finger has always felt the most (small callous has developed over time). It feels very strange when I try to get the disc coming off my index finger. Also-is it detrimental to have it come from there? I use a traditional power grip, four fingers under the rim.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:33 PM
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I use a fan grip so it's pivoting around the index, and it's not a rip unless it's a slip. I don't really have much of a callus like I used to.

IIRC McBeth said on wider rims it will come off his middle finger. Might be a stronger lever coming off the middle finger with that extra swing weight in the rim, rather than a weaker but longer more efficient lever coming off the index, so I think there may be a tradeoff.
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:56 AM
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I use a fan grip so it's pivoting around the index, and it's not a rip unless it's a slip. I don't really have much of a callus like I used to.

IIRC McBeth said on wider rims it will come off his middle finger. Might be a stronger lever coming off the middle finger with that extra swing weight in the rim, rather than a weaker but longer more efficient lever coming off the index, so I think there may be a tradeoff.
That sounds about right-I have smaller hands too so it usually comes out on me with control drivers vs wide rimmed distance.

Curious about your fan grip. You dont lose any distance with it? May try it out next time Im in the field. Would love to hear why you use it because of how well you generally understand things
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:33 PM
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Quick sidecar question.

Forehand grip for distance: Tight or loose?

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Old 10-31-2019, 11:26 PM
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That sounds about right-I have smaller hands too so it usually comes out on me with control drivers vs wide rimmed distance.

Curious about your fan grip. You dont lose any distance with it? May try it out next time Im in the field. Would love to hear why you use it because of how well you generally understand things
Lots of top pros use it... Wysocki, GG, MJ. Lizotte says he uses fan grip for everything under 12 speed. I get about the same distance with every grip, 2 finger might be longest but not by much, but fan has a lot more control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvsHetJkKFo&t=125s
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Quick sidecar question.

Forehand grip for distance: Tight or loose?
Firm, control. Tension varies during swing with speed to control it. Starts looser, loose is fast and on verge of out of control, but ends firmer to eject it away from you.

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Old 11-01-2019, 08:05 PM
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I do a control or Slant powergrip with most disc except putters and a Putter like midrange I use for long putts. It is not the straight fingers to rim power grip that some pro players use. I would have all 5 fingers on the disc but my pinky is so small that it doesn't touch the rim of the disc and rests on the ring finger.

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Old 11-07-2019, 05:30 AM
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SW22 could you rip the disc apart straight from the middle if you were to use two hands with robbies or your fan grip? Obviously not actually rip the disc apart, thatd be freakish thou. Just thinking about how the hand/fingers should resist the forces applied to it. Because I can apply such force with my sidearm grip if wanted to rip the disc in half from the bottom and that got me thinking if that should be a requirement for a backhand grip aswell.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:59 AM
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I think so. The only difference from my FH bent index power grip and 2 finger BH grip is that the disc pivots back and forth slightly in/out of the hand so the thumb is changing angle relative to the disc to leverage it. My fingers/thumb dont change, its just the disc moving in and out the hand slightly.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:12 PM
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Do you guys ever get knuckle swelling / tender / arthritis feelings? I get is most often when I'm throwing FH. I have some pretty inflexible fingers and actually have some minor dupuytren's contracture that started back in my rock climbing days. After a FH heavy round, I really notice aches like I've jammed my knuckles. To give you some idea of how inflexible my fingers are, I can manually bend my fingers back about 5 degrees from straight up if I push with force.
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