#111  
Old 09-14-2018, 01:35 PM
Bradley Walker Bradley Walker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 379
Niced 379 Times in 140 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RFrance View Post
Bradley you really piqued my interest here. With all there is to read about the grip along with pictures and videos over the years (Dave Dunipace, Ken Climo and SW22 to name a few) it sounds like you found out that there is more to the purpose of the grip than just holding on to the disc. Especially if it had you confused, too. Can't wait to see this video. The Power Pocket and the Arc video really explained the subtleties I was missing before.
Grip is simply holding the disc in a way that if I tried to pull straight out of your hand.

If you did that and I started pulling the disc you would grip with your pinky the hardest and your index finger would be across the rim (probably not under it) and your thumb would be straight out from your arm.
Sponsored Links

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 09-14-2018, 01:50 PM
RFrance RFrance is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Tampa, FL
Years Playing: 7.2
Courses Played: 29
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,146
Niced 490 Times in 282 Posts
Default

That's very interesting. That is always the demo we see, pulling the disc away from someone, but definitely not the grip they show (power grip or fork grip, etc.). What your saying makes a lot of sense and is more realistic if you pulled a disc away from a kid.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 09-14-2018, 01:58 PM
drk_evns's Avatar
drk_evns drk_evns is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Holland, MI
Courses Played: 36
Posts: 382
Niced 254 Times in 140 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RFrance View Post
That's very interesting. That is always the demo we see, pulling the disc away from someone, but definitely not the grip they show (power grip or fork grip, etc.). What your saying makes a lot of sense and is more realistic if you pulled a disc away from a kid.
Grip seems to be pretty subjective to most people. Success can be had in many ways.

I power grip almost everything, and my pressure is focused between my index and thumb. The disc rips from my hand at the first index knuckle (I have a callous there always).

I believe the back fingers rip open and the disc pivots around the index and thumb, but that's just what I feel. I know a lot of people find success in other ways.
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 09-14-2018, 02:49 PM
Finny Finny is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 321
Niced 153 Times in 80 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradley Walker View Post
You certainly could.

I like to use the pull to set the line and establish the momentum going forward with my body and weight shift, which in an instant becomes rotary after the tuck. It is a way to combine linear motion and rotary motion and get the best of both movements blended together.
My issue is that I struggle with opening my shoulders early when I use a reach back. I am able to keep them closed when I just keep the disc in the power pocket. Any suggestions other than more practice on pointing the arrow left?
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 09-14-2018, 02:52 PM
Bradley Walker Bradley Walker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 379
Niced 379 Times in 140 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RFrance View Post
What your saying makes a lot of sense and is more realistic if you pulled a disc away from a kid.

Keerect.

Notice how the disc plate lines up with your hand" And particularly your thumb.

Like holding a rope if you laid your thumb on top of it along the line of it.

Look at Eagle McMahon. That is exactly how he grips and he moves his thumb over about and inch and squeezes until it bends the plate.
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 09-14-2018, 02:53 PM
Bradley Walker Bradley Walker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 379
Niced 379 Times in 140 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Finny View Post
Any suggestions other than more practice on pointing the arrow left?
More left... More left than that...

200 throws.

Niced: (3)
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 09-14-2018, 03:04 PM
Discusted Discusted is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 134
Niced 21 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradley Walker View Post
More left... More left than that...

200 throws.
Snow finally cleared today. I'm going to go so far left today for 500 throws! And when I get back I expect some advice!
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 09-14-2018, 03:06 PM
Bradley Walker Bradley Walker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 379
Niced 379 Times in 140 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Discusted View Post
Snow finally cleared today. I'm going to go so far left today for 500 throws! And when I get back I expect some advice!
And some Ibuprofen.

Take it easy there killer. Sloooooowwww.
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 09-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Bradley Walker Bradley Walker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 379
Niced 379 Times in 140 Posts
Default

I tried to take some video yesterday. I need some help... Haha my bag makes a poor cameraman.
Reply With Quote
 

  #120  
Old 09-15-2018, 01:42 PM
slowplastic slowplastic is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6,254
Niced 2,631 Times in 1,656 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradley Walker View Post
I tried to take some video yesterday. I need some help... Haha my bag makes a poor cameraman.
Got to arrange a very precipitous platform out of discs on the bag and hope it's not windy...

And the angle from below still sucks. Help is best.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Quick Thought on The Power Pocket Bradley Walker Technique & Strategy 225 05-16-2019 10:51 PM
Wrist injury in the Power Pocket DiscJunkie Technique & Strategy 15 04-19-2016 07:44 AM
Bracing and power pocket Check...or is it? Snaques Technique & Strategy 26 11-04-2015 03:50 PM
Power Pocket bfowler Technique & Strategy 2 06-20-2014 05:59 PM
Video & Pics: Form/Technique/Power Critique (warning: pretty comprehensive/long post) SirRaph Technique & Strategy 10 08-29-2011 06:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.