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Old 08-24-2009, 04:22 PM
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Do you have a picture of the FH power grip?

One of the problems I seem to be having is that the disc will dive left into the ground (RHFH) after about 100'. Then if I try to flatten out the release it will go straight for a very short period before catching a lot of air and fading hard right. I'm not sure if this is a grip problem, form problem, angle of release problem or what.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:47 PM
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Heres my FH power grip. I put my thumb basically perpendicular to the disc. Some put the thumb more pointing forward, but it feels uncomfortable when I do that.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:01 PM
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Thanks for the pic. When you throw it, are you really trying hard to spin/flick/snap it off your fingers or is it more of a sidearm baseball throw and the spin comes naturally?
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:12 PM
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Don't focus on arm speed, just the wrist snap. I was amazed at the distance this pro I was playing with yesterday was getting with basically no reach back on his FH.

Pitching a fastball, there is a lot of wrist snap.

Read this to find out any technique issues you have.
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/dgr/r...echnique.shtml
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:13 PM
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You may find the following helpful...I haven't updated it in a while though...

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/dgr/f...hp?f=2&t=10739
So glad that you posted this. This is one of the most helpful peices I'ver ever read on learning to throw sidearm... if not the best. I printed out a copy a while back and still refer to it. Any advice on FH I have offered is a derivative of this article. JHern, if you ever find your way to BG, KY, I owe you a beer!
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Does anyone know if there is a good video online that shows the proper way to throw a forehand disc? I don't really know how to throw one and my wife would really like to learn. I know how to tell her hold it but the throwing motion and stance for the throw I am completely lost on. I know that there is some good information online about how to do it but I know my wife would learn better from seeing an instructional video.
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Does anyone know if there is a good video online that shows the proper way to throw a forehand disc? I don't really know how to throw one and my wife would really like to learn. I know how to tell her hold it but the throwing motion and stance for the throw I am completely lost on. I know that there is some good information online about how to do it but I know my wife would learn better from seeing an instructional video.
Try Discraft forehand and Acerunners forehand on youtube. There may be some other worthwhile vids there as well.
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Thanks I will check those out!
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I have a lot of success with a one finger forehand grip.. I get the snap I want and accuracy too the 300 ft range which is also about my max distance. I throw a Max though for this shot so I know it is definitely going right (RHFH).
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yeah i try keeping the pad of my middle finger on the rim - I basically do what Mark Ellis does in that FH Discraft vid. Feels comfortable - using a driver like a Flick takes a little to get used to (comfortwise) cause the rim is so shallow.
I follow his advice too. It was very helpful and if I ever had time to practice then it would be looking good by now.
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