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Old 09-08-2017, 07:17 PM
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I've been practicing forehands lately. I only have 3 discs, xt aviar 172, dx roc 166, gstar valkyrie 172. The roc and valkyrie have been responding well, but the aviar is super difficult because it wobbles like crazy and turns over usually. I've only gotten a handful of decent throws forehand with it, which was cool when it happened. Any ideas?

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:33 PM
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I've been practicing forehands lately. I only have 3 discs, xt aviar 172, dx roc 166, gstar valkyrie 172. The roc and valkyrie have been responding well, but the aviar is super difficult because it wobbles like crazy and turns over usually. I've only gotten a handful of decent throws forehand with it, which was cool when it happened. Any ideas?

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Not trying to be facetious here, but just throw the ones that work for you. Over time and with research, you can acquire a putter/approach disc that will work better for you.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:36 PM
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Yeah, I get you. I have researched a bunch and people do seem to be able to forehand the aviar so I'm hoping to be able to do so as well. If not, I'll just use the roc, for now.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:25 PM
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Your probably rolling your wrist just enough to make it shaky. Take a vid of yourself and you can start to see any spots where it's going wrong. Aviar is fine to FH, but it may take some getting used to since it doesn't like torque.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:36 PM
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Forehanding any deep dish putter takes developing touch with it. Try throwing it very soft on anhyzer angle to get used to the feel. Only try to throw 50ish feet to start and throw it soft enough to "feel" the disc in the snap. It's a very different feeling to throw deep dish putters forehand than drivers and takes practice to master.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:38 PM
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I've never been able to FH and traditional putter. I always used a Rhyno until switching to the slammer.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:41 PM
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A fan grip also helps.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:47 PM
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Tighten that grip. Squeeze the disc so someone has a hard time taking it out of your hand. Loose grip gives you the flutters.
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You just need more snap. Keep everything loose and flowing except your grip and it helps keep everything snappy and quick. If I get a wobbly putter forehand I know it's not because of wrist roll, it's because I just didn't commit and get enough snap on the disc. So it's moving forward faster than it can handle because of the slow spin and wobbles and crashes. Drivers are forgiving and can still fly pretty good on lower spin, but putters no way, gotta have a ton of spin. And it's way more of a wrist flick. It's easy to use too much arm when throwing a putter.

Watch the Ultimate guys throw forehands with those huge ultimate discs. They can bomb those things. Your putter forehand form should look more like they look. Tons of wrist snap, not much forward arm movement.
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