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Old 01-16-2014, 04:59 PM
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You can throw both forehand and backhand? I was just curious because I can throw both forehand and backhand. Should I ever put understable in my bag or just stable to overstable?
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:10 PM
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Yes.

There is no telling when you will play a hole with a huge tailwind or be stuck in a bad lie with weird footing with no room for a flick/reachback/follow through/ whatever and need a disc that can do what you need.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:11 PM
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A RHBH turnover shot is a very different line than a RHFH overstable shot. Both are useful in different situations.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:11 PM
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It can be handy to have flippier (or beat up) versions of go to discs, so that you can throw similar shots from limited lies, like poor footing, or in the shule where you don't have range of motion to throw full power.
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Its good to have a slow and fast disc which is beat-in and has some HSS turn. Doesn't have to be an understable mold but you want something which can turn easily at different ranges and angles. Lines/obstacles, wind and other factors all impact the desired flight.

Rollers are also easier to learn with understable discs. Spike/cut anhyzer shots also.
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A RHBH turnover shot is a very different line than a RHFH overstable shot. Both are useful in different situations.
Truth.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:28 PM
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A RHBH turnover shot is a very different line than a RHFH overstable shot. Both are useful in different situations.
^^ THIS. RHBH turnover will land easier and sit most times when a RHFH will most likely skip when it lands or jump and not have a good look like you were hoping for.
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Yes you want understable discs. They will hit lines your overstable ones never will. Plus wind is a huge factor.
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Is there a need for understable discs when..You can throw both forehand and backhand? I was just curious because I can throw both forehand and backhand. Should I ever put understable in my bag or just stable to overstable?
I was a HS baseball player which naturally translated well to throwing great FHs right away when I started playing Disc Golf, so much so that I followed your line of thinking for a good twelve to fifteen years and was notoriously bad at pretty much all non-putting, non-upshot, non-hard hyzering backhands.

Now I wish I would've learned how to throw turnover RHBHs earlier. Once I figured it out, it made me a much better Disc Golfer. I'm masters age now and can outdrive the RHFH drives of my youth with much smoother, quieter, controlled throws. Plus, I can still count on the FH when I'm in a trouble spot, need a good skip on a dogleg right hole, a forehand roller, etc.

I pigeon-holed myself to being nothing better than an Am-1 player in my heyday of the late '90s because of this, and my advice to anybody out there starting out is to learn a turnover RHBH...
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FH vs BH can be the same shot but that's like saying a BH shot goes left.. well yeah but there are many different ways to make it get there. I wouldn't say a turn-over shot is much different than a FH (here is a video where the BH line looks just like a FH one) but the two different shots are capable of many different unique lines. Can you survive throwing just one? sure but there are more RELIABLE ways to approach any basket and line given the option of all shots in both grips. A FH turnover with understable disc is also a great shot to learn.



BH turnovers don't skip? hmm.. not sure where that comes from as you can see above even the putter skips on flat ground'
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