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Old 08-19-2009, 05:38 PM
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Default Forehand Grip

I've been trying to learn a forehand throw for quite some time now, but I really don't even know the basics of this throw, such as the best way to grip it.

At first I tried one finger under the rim with my pad pressed against the inside wall of the rim, but the disc doesn't seem secure that way and my angle of release varies greatly from one throw to the next and I have some serious flutter. Then I trieda two-finger fan-style grip with my fingers sorta giving the peace sign on the bottom of the disc with my middle finger pressed against the inside of the rim and index finger flat against the bottom of the flight plate. I had better results with this, but it was seriously uncomfortable, especially in the crook of my hand.

So yeah, any advice, descriptions, pictures, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:49 PM
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:04 PM
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Picture looks like my FH grip except I put the pad of the birdie finger on the rim and the index is stacked on top pushing it into the rim. Grip it tight!

Oh, and the thumb pad is directly on top of the birdie finger squeezin hard.
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Start with this and tweak it to what feels/works best for you. I personally keep the bottom of my fingers more toward the rim instead of directly on the flight plate
Keep your elbow in if you're not already, that will help a lot with your snap.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:31 AM
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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.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:01 AM
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Here is what I use for 320 - 350 rhfh drives.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...2&d=1246379473
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I prefer the FH power grip with the index and middle finger pads pressing into the inside of the rim, and the thumb over top them. The ring finger sits under the wing for extra stability. This grip feels more stable in my hand and almost like Im throwing a sidearm fastball than any other.
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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
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I prefer the FH power grip with the index and middle finger pads pressing into the inside of the rim, and the thumb over top them. The ring finger sits under the wing for extra stability. This grip feels more stable in my hand and almost like Im throwing a sidearm fastball than any other.
That sounds like the one Mark Ellis uses in the Discraft sidearm video.
*sidenote* I just got firefox and it has spell check
Anyways, I'm a complete novice at sidearm but that grip has given me the best results.
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I know Avery Jenkins uses the FH power grip, and I think Scott Stokley did too. I had never heard about the FH power grip until the last issue of the PDGA magazine came out, but I had been using it since I began throwing. I thought it was a new grip that I had come up with, but its just not as widely used or publicized as the other FH grips for some reason. Even some of the top pros I've played with, were like what grip is that, as I proceeded to out drive them.
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