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Old 01-17-2020, 12:27 PM
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Thanks, everyone, for the replies. I'll try some stuff out in the field once the weather warms up a little bit. Trying some of these grips out on deeper putters I have already feel a lot better, so I'm hopeful
Have you tried the "modified power grip"?

I had the same problem with the pinky hanging up on the disc when power gripping deeper putters. Modified power grip helped that. Pinky and ring finger become the rip point, middle is still curled in but looser, and index is off the flight plate, curled and resting on the rim (not outside edge like a "control grip"...but that might work for you as well).

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Old 01-17-2020, 03:18 PM
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Have you tried the "modified power grip"?

I had the same problem with the pinky hanging up on the disc when power gripping deeper putters. Modified power grip helped that. Pinky and ring finger become the rip point, middle is still curled in but looser, and index is off the flight plate, curled and resting on the rim (not outside edge like a "control grip"...but that might work for you as well).

I don't think Paul is actually changing his rip point with that grip. He's just allowing the middle and index to spread out a little on the flightplate. His rip point is still index/thumb.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:40 PM
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So here’s a couple of pictures of my throwing grip for putters. Might look a little weird but it’s what works best for me. My index finger is a bit forward and the lip of the rim hooks into the first joint but doesn’t contact the flight plate.

This grip gives me good control and a clean release and I can throw a P2 out to about 275 accurately.



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Old 01-17-2020, 04:03 PM
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I don't think Paul is actually changing his rip point with that grip. He's just allowing the middle and index to spread out a little on the flightplate. His rip point is still index/thumb.
When I use it I can feel the spin generating from pinky/ring. I mean, that's where the pressure is being applied. The index/middle have the slightest drag like the idex on a control grip.
But, yeah. Maybe Paul does it differently.
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When I use it I can feel the spin generating from pinky/ring. I mean, that's where the pressure is being applied. The index/middle have the slightest drag like the idex on a control grip.
But, yeah. Maybe Paul does it differently.
There's lots of successful ways to grip a disc.

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I had trouble with driving putters and mids until I starting using what I have been calling a modified birdie grip.

I start with a birdie grip and then slide my middle finger toward the rim until it wedges between the flight plate and my ring finger.




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So here’s a couple of pictures of my throwing grip for putters. Might look a little weird but it’s what works best for me. My index finger is a bit forward and the lip of the rim hooks into the first joint but doesn’t contact the flight plate.

This grip gives me good control and a clean release and I can throw a P2 out to about 275 accurately.



That is my exact throw for non putter shaped midrange say a Shark 3 or a Wasp when I used to throw that for my main midrange oh and some slow fairway/midrange hybrid discs. Then for drivers including fairway the same slant thing just compact, a slant power grip as it is called.
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I like throwing putters, and I have noticed that most of my grip pressure comes from my pinky finger when doing so.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:33 AM
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I've been a big fan of Seppo's grip recently, for everything from upshots to drives.

And I can flip off the basket or a tree without putting down my disc.


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I Power Grip everything all the time.

I power grip a Nova to about 325-350 feet. It's ultra deep and makes a big *FWUMP* sound when I release it, but the come out unbelievably pure.

I used to have the same issue as you with deep rims. Turns out the "griplock" effect is cause by bad form, not bad grip. I know some hands are different, but in general I think this is the case. Go do field work!

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