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View Poll Results: How do you throw overhand shots?
Only Thumbers - thumb on inside rim 36 42.35%
Only Tomahawks - finger(s) on the inside rim 23 27.06%
Both off the tee 15 17.65%
Both but use one for drives and the other for approaches 11 12.94%
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:47 PM
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How do you throw overhand? Do you throw both tomahawk and thumber equally well? Do you throw different styles for a drive vs approach?
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I only throw them if I have to. I can throw both, but my tomahawk is longer than my thumber by a good margin (~300 ft vs ~250 ft).
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:52 PM
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I cannot get a good thumber grip. Also, my thumber rollers fall over way too quickly. I need that shot a lot on my course out of the woods.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:55 PM
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I've got friends who can crush thumbers 350+ and use it even on wide open holes. Personally, I can't thumber for the life of me, but I've developed a decent tomahawk utility shot to get me out of trouble sometimes. I also bust it out when the tee shot is a short poke and pray hole with an opening to go over the top. My tomahawk range is about 270-ish max and the accuracy is decent.

I throw it exactly the same way I throw my forehand shots in terms of grip, I simply change the angle of release with my arm to overhead instead of low and flat.
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Thumbers only. They just seemed so natural. Mostly thrown when in weird woods spots or parked behind a huge bush. Not very often off the tee (there are 2 local holes where it is advantagous). Perfect example is a ~200' hole that is WAY downhill. So easy to drop a thumber on it.....misjudge and air shot and you are a LONG ways past.

Tommies are just weird for me. Never had any real luck with them.
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Used to use only tomahawks when I first started- since my backhand and forehand have developed I rarely use them anymore, and find myself using thumbers more often for getting out of trouble.....

Or the cedar alley holes at Bradford.
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i only throw thumbers if its an overhead. rarely from the fairway. only from the tee if i really have to keep it in the middle in the 250-330 range. Also if i have an obstacle i have to go over just before the basket, ill throw a thumber over it rather an a backhand or a FH around it with a skip.

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Thumbers only. They just seemed so natural. Mostly thrown when in weird woods spots or parked behind a huge bush. Not very often off the tee (there are 2 local holes where it is advantagous). Perfect example is a ~200' hole that is WAY downhill. So easy to drop a thumber on it.....misjudge and air shot and you are a LONG ways past.

Tommies are just weird for me. Never had any real luck with them.
The safety of the thumber to stop at a certain distance is another reason why i love it. if i just pattycake a thumber up there it goes around 250 then spikes, if i rip it i can get the out to 330 on a spike. Thumbers are perfect for those scary shots where i have to park on a certain distance and stop.
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I do both, though I can do way more with a thumber. It's just easier for me to get it up to speed with that grip. I use them mostly for dead nuts straight shots of 150 - 250ft that I want to just sit down on, or for shots that need to wiggle around some trees and end straight. Definitely good to have an OH shot in your bag. Just don't make the mistake of only using high speed, overstable discs. Discs that fly differently BH/FH will also fly differently OH.
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How do I throw overhand?

Badly.
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