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Jason Cortella holds the FH distance record at 624'.

Eagle McMahon and Silver Latt are probably the longest that tour.
Was that record a pretty decent wind assist?

And what do you think Eagle throws if it's a wide open FH/golf line, not some kind of distance line? I'm sure I've asked this before.

Just from watching tourney footage, which is hard to gauge, it seems like anyone throwing over 430' FH on golf lines, which is like 375ish hyzer I bet, has high end FH power. Not saying that's elite, but it seems like that's the equivalent of guys hitting 500'ish BH. Then you have Eagle/Lizotte/Wiggins/GG/Gibson/etc. considerably above that range BH. Does that seem about right?
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:31 PM
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You can have mediocre mechanics and if you have really good arm speed and a decently OS disc you can make it go far.
That was me when I played primarily FH. I would say my mechanics were worse than mediocre but, every once in a while, I could really bomb one

Switched to BH and lost 75 feet in max D but gained a whole lot more accuracy and now shoot lower scores - plus rebuilding the bag was a fun process

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Old 02-12-2019, 05:45 PM
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Who would do you guys think has the longest forehand in the game today? I saw a thread a while back about a European player who was throwing 500+ regularly, but I couldn't find it.

That seems crazy far, even further than most of the top pros we see on film.
You might be thinking of Ville Piippo.

https://www.pdga.com/player/27555

I think Piippo was an elite Olympic javelin thrower in his past. He used to show up on a lot of the lead cards in DG videos from European events, back when "lcgm8" was the top DG video producer. If you find video of the guy he'll be throwing forehand, the only backhands he threw were putts.

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Old 02-12-2019, 06:01 PM
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Was that record a pretty decent wind assist?

And what do you think Eagle throws if it's a wide open FH/golf line, not some kind of distance line? I'm sure I've asked this before.

Just from watching tourney footage, which is hard to gauge, it seems like anyone throwing over 430' FH on golf lines, which is like 375ish hyzer I bet, has high end FH power. Not saying that's elite, but it seems like that's the equivalent of guys hitting 500'ish BH. Then you have Eagle/Lizotte/Wiggins/GG/Gibson/etc. considerably above that range BH. Does that seem about right?
Jason's record was the same day as Wiggins I think, he said he threw a Legacy Cannon on anhyzer, so it would have to be a hell of a tailwind.

I recall watching some Memorial footage and Eagle was throwing a low line drive pin high on a 500' hole.

It's hard to throw FH on high distance lines like you can on BH. BH just has more natural range of motion, spin, and leverage throwing upward, while FH has more natural leverage throwing downward like pitching baseball, although sidearm isn't downward, and sidearm pitchers don't throw as fast as the overhand pitchers. I suppose I'd say throwing 400' FH golf lines is about equal to 500' BH golf lines.

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Eagle, Zach Johnson, Geisinger, and Chris Clemons come to mind. McBeth has sneaky long forehand distance as well, especially when he just takes like one step, seems like he surprises himself sometimes.

Some other honarable mentions could be Brian Earhart, Austin Turner, and Adam Hammes.

What's interesting is that a lot of the best forehand throwers haven't been mentioned, like Wysocki, Sexton, Uli, Barsby, and Joel Freeman
I would not be surprised if this guy was up there. From what I've seen on video, his disc comes out like a rocket. If anything it looks like he has trouble powering them down, like he's the FH version of Drew Gibson and Trilogy discs aren't right for his power either.

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I think no one is a match to Silver Lätt.

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Eagle, Zach Johnson, Geisinger, and Chris Clemons come to mind. McBeth has sneaky long forehand distance as well, especially when he just takes like one step, seems like he surprises himself sometimes.

Some other honarable mentions could be Brian Earhart, Austin Turner, and Adam Hammes.

What's interesting is that a lot of the best forehand throwers haven't been mentioned, like Wysocki, Sexton, Uli, Barsby, and Joel Freeman
Joel Freeman does come to mind as one of the longest forehand throwers.
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Jason Cortella also has a huge backhand, he was pin high on a 650 foot hole that is very flat.....

Jason played at UC Santa Barbara when Mike Sale was there, Mike is the guy that set all those crazy records for most holes in 24 hours, and Mike has really good distance off the tee as well, not like Jason though, Jason is a distance specialist, does deadlifts, etc to train for max distance.
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Jason Cortella holds the FH distance record at 624'.

Eagle McMahon and Silver Latt are probably the longest that tour.
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Was that record a pretty decent wind assist?
WIND WAS 10.0 MPH WHEN JASON SET THE FH RECORD ON OCTOBER 26, 2014 WITH A 168 GRAM LEGACY ICON CANNON.

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Jason's record was the same day as Wiggins I think, he said he threw a Legacy Cannon on anhyzer, so it would have to be a hell of a tailwind.
NOT THE SAME YEAR AS WIGGINS. SIMON LIZOTTE SET THE BH RECORD WITH A THROW OF 263.2 METERS (863.5FT) ON OCTOBER 25, 2014 (WIND 12.1 MPH)

I was at Primm in October, 2014 when Jason Cortella and Simon Lizotte set the records. I have all the WFDF reports files for the event which list distance, time and wind speeds.


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