Old 06-14-2013, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
So you have more OAT when you throw forehand. Plus the little bit of added spin plays a small role, I believe.
I think a combination of arm speed and OAT is the bigger issue rather than spin. Anyone who has a background in throwing a baseball or swinging a racket can generate a lot of arm speed without much effort. Couple that ability with "throwing hard" and you turn and burn.

I agree with OregonNole, throw slow and smooth, distance and control will come with time.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
Whatever you do, don't try to learn fh with a flick or firebird. You'd be better of learning with stable mids and putters.

How does that particular sidewinder fly for you on a bh drive? How were you releasing the disc in regards to power and release angle?

I will second keeping the palm up and eliminating the run up for now. Depending on how flippy your Sidewinder is you might want to throw a more stable disc like a TL/Viking/JLS/Volt or something in your bag that's pretty straight and not too overstable.

Thrown smooth and under 350' Sidewinders, Roadrunners etc are just fine for FH if they arent too beat and you don't have a headwind. Just focus on being smooth. Its better to throw 200' with control than 300' inconsistently. Distance comes with practice, focus on control.

Also I tend to get OAT more easily on a fh going for a hyzer line. For me with a fh it was easy to start hyzer and release flat, causing severe wobble, when I was teaching myself fh hyzers. Flat release is the easiest to learn.
My 2cents... Firebird is probably not what you need to be throwing to work on a flat release.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by captain jack View Post
Short answer.
Stop throwing flippy ****, throw something overstable.
I disagree. I can FH my beat TM2 Vision 250ft on a frozen rope, and it's not that high off the ground.

You can learn to FH anything (as long as you can grip it right). It just takes practice, and good form.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:58 AM
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Baseball is some what of a good reference. Throwing a fastball sidearm is like throwing a rh forehand. Batting left handed with a Ken Griffey Jr. style swing is like throwing rh backhand.
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