Old 03-13-2019, 09:58 AM
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Default Backhand vs. Forehand Essay

I've got to write a comparative essay for my English class, and I chose to compare BH vs. FH. I'm not looking for it to be written for me, but I am looking for suggestions, especially on how to explain it to people who don't understand or who haven't heard of this weird sport of ours. I will post the rough draft in this thread when it is complete.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:01 AM
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Include the words "clockwise" and "counterclockwise" in your explanations.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:09 AM
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I would use baseball as an analogy, pitching for sidearm and batting for BH. This seems like a good way for people to visualize the throwing motions who have never seen a disc golf throw.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:12 AM
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It's also comparable to backhand/forehand in tennis.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:14 AM
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A lot of the differences are in the natural angles and higher speed vs. higher RPMs. That could be a good thing to include to explain why the same disc flies differently with each technique.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:15 AM
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Seems like you would need to compare both hyzer and anhyzer shots of both throws. Example being the difference between a backhand anhyzer and the forehand hyzer. One breaking early, the other breaking late....

Actually might be easier to compare a hyzer backhand to an anhyzer backhand shot.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:43 PM
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Although it's a slingshot mechanic in both cases, the ``slingshot machine'' looks different (e.g. distance of the disc to the roation center, position of the disc in relation to the arm/hand, ...) You could go into technical mechanics descriptions if you'd want to ... or you rather set your focus on outcome for the game. That's two different views on the same overall topic FH/BH.

Can you work with diagrams and graphics or is it words only?

Looking forward to reading the draft.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:57 PM
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BH = not cheating.
FH = cheating.


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I agree with what Moose33 said...but you may want to explain why higher RPM delays the disc changing angles. I would stop there and not go onto gryoscopic procession, unless the teacher is on the geek side.
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Originally Posted by ODRB View Post
BH = not cheating.
FH = cheating.

I was thinking
BH= elegant sophistication
FH = Crude and primitive
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