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Old 02-23-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default Why does an overstable disc not fly like it when thrown forehand?

I have a few discs that fly overstable when I throw them backhand (RHBH curving to the left). But when I throw them forehand they flip up and curve to the left as well, as if they were understable. Is there something about forehand throws that would do this? More spin maybe? The two discs in my bag that I know do this are a somewhat beat-in pro firebird and a lightning discs #3 hookshot (my overstable floater).

It's not a big problem, I just don't use these discs if I need a forehand shot to turn to the right. But if anyone knows why this happens I'd love to hear.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:36 AM
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I have a few discs that fly overstable when I throw them backhand (RHBH curving to the left). But when I throw them forehand they flip up and curve to the left as well, as if they were understable. Is there something about forehand throws that would do this? More spin maybe? The two discs in my bag that I know do this are a somewhat beat-in pro firebird and a lightning discs #3 hookshot (my overstable floater).

It's not a big problem, I just don't use these discs if I need a forehand shot to turn to the right. But if anyone knows why this happens I'd love to hear.
are you sure it isn't a form thing? I see a lot of guys flipping their wrists on their forehand.

also, my firebird is money every time.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:40 AM
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I know for me, I have to throw much more stable discs FH than BH. I put a rediculous amount of OAT on my FH, mainly because that's all my elbow will allow me to do. If I don't turn my hand over on FH throws, I get a big knot on the inside of my elbow, it hurts like the dickens, and I don't get to play for a few days. So, I throw Flicks, X-Calibers, and other meat hooks FH.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:43 AM
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for a lot of people it is because of poor form, for some people (like me) i create more snap so I actually produce flex shots forehand. I know plent of guys that FH understable discs very well, they just dont follow through as well as other people
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:45 AM
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You're rolling your wrist over. When you're trying to throw a good forehand, it will almost feel like your pointing your fingers downward when you release the disc. In reality, it will be coming out flat. If the top of your hand is rolling over, then you're torquing the disc and not being smooth with the delivery.
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I agree that you're rolling your wrist. I always do it when I try to throw to hard, which is why stable to overstable discs tend to work well for my FH.
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Thanks for all the advice. I'll try it next time out.
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it is because of poor form
bing! i don't throw forehand except in a pinch, but there's little reason this should be happening outside of busted mechanics. treat the disease, not the symptoms.
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So I should try to point my fingers downward when I release? or I should avoid that?
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So I should try to point my fingers downward when I release? or I should avoid that?
If you want the disc to fly like it was intended to, you want to avoid pointing your fingers downward upon release.
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