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Old 05-20-2011, 10:59 AM
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Default Do you "grab your disc" With your other during the reachback when driving?

I just realized that I am "grabbing" more and more, and it's driving me crazy.

I tried some drives without grabbing the disc in any way, and I'm nowhere close to being able to throw. I think I've always done this and it didn't bother me until now.

Is it normal to grab a bit on the backswing?
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:02 AM
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A few pros do it, like Nikko and Matt Orum. The only time I do it is on short little finesse/pan/flex shots around trees. My Dad just started playing and he finds that it reminds him to keep is arm up and flat, it made a big difference in his shots.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:28 AM
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When I first started playing I was a grabber. When I turned pro I got some ridicule from some of the better players so I eliminated it. It's not a bad habit but it did seem to limit my distance.
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one of the best players i know does this i think he is blink on dgr
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:57 AM
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I do this naturally. I tried to stop it once before, but I went back to it once I forgot to focus on not doing it. Now that you bring it up, I'll try to stop again, and if it really helps then I'll try to ingrain it as a habit. The less things I have to focus on while throwing, the better.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:30 PM
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it's generally bad because it usually means you aren't turning away from the target enough, and you can't rotate as fast with your arm flailing about.

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Old 05-20-2011, 12:40 PM
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I have always done this, as you can see here this is my usual throw.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xabSLF-UjYE

I didn't really know I did it until someone pointed it out. Since then I have been working on not grabbing it when I'm going for distance and I have noticed a little more distance. I do yank it a bit right now but I'm still toning it in. I feel like I do get a better reach back and rotation. And its less things to factor in on your throw.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:02 PM
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The only time I put two hands on the disc is while straddle putting.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:07 PM
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I'm kinda did it by accident when I first started playing but it naturally went away as my form improved and I started keeping my off-arm pinned to my side.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:24 PM
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Not on the reachback, but I've been doing it on the run-up lately. I've been trying to work on my wrist snap and it helps me to keep everything in place.
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