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Old 08-14-2019, 11:18 AM
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My short game is really bad, but recently I have been throwing forehands for most shots under 200ft with great success. However, I don't have a forehand over 200 feet. My backhand discs feel really heavy when I try to whip them full speed on a sidearm and my elbow starts hurting after a few errant shots. Im guessing at least part of it is because of my poor techniqu, but perhaps I'm just throwing too heavy discs as well. I'm not a big strong guy. So I'm thinking about perhaps getting some 165g forehand discs. How are you guys dealing with this? Do you throw the same weight both backhand and forehand?
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:26 AM
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I throw max weight (or close) and for everything, but can also throw a FH considerably faster than BH, I’ve seen people have a lot of success with lighter discs FH, they just don’t always behave perfectly since the wind can effect them more.

Give it a shot and see how it goes.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:12 PM
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For elbow hurting I would recommend watching this.



And for disc weight between BH and FH this has a lot of information.


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Old 08-14-2019, 12:45 PM
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Yeah I'd watch that FH video from SW that RFrance posted. Don't keep doing what gives you pain. Sling THROUGH the shot/hit point, don't whip/snap AT the target...that feel tends to really get your elbow in front of your body and put some strain on it. I've done that in the past and changed my form, no more pain and I throw way harder now.

As for FH disc weight, I don't think a few grams here or there will matter all that much. I honestly can't tell the difference from like 168-175 in hand, and at the same time I think my release consistency would suffer from <160g discs. Plus they'll be less consistent for FH shots. I realize you're saying 165ish, which would be the sweet spot for not being too weird/different and actually being lighter. I'd just suggest to not throw anything too fast or overstable so you feel like you have to flex it or crush it to get that flight. Something like a Teebird should be good for throwing those slightly longer FH shots, where it will forgive some mistakes but still have enough glide and some speed to get you farther than putters/mids without needing to throw it too hard. I see you have an FD in the bag too, you can try that on hyzer flips as well. I realize it won't be as consistent as a Teebird for FH, but if that speed and glide seems ok then a Teebird would be a good next step up in stability.

But definitely look at your form. If you're hurting your elbow and saying you're trying to whip the discs full speed just for 200'+, there are some easy things to adjust to make your throws much less strenuous.
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150 flick. Next question?
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every disc you bh you should be able to fh

disc weight isnt the restraint factor its technique
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btw what discs are you choosing to fh
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:26 AM
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I'm forehanding all the discs in my bag
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:43 AM
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I'm forehanding all the discs in my bag
what are you finding for distance gaps between discs

and how far are you getting the fd and what kind of line does that look like
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what are you finding for distance gaps between discs

and how far are you getting the fd and what kind of line does that look like
I think putter around 160, fairways 180 and wraiths 200+. It's possible to get them out further, but not on a golf line. I typically put a tiny hyzer on my FDs, the most beat ones flips up and even turns a bit, glides good before they land flat. My fresh FDs just flip up flat and then fade like a Teebird. There's more wobble with the FDs compared to the other discs, the other discs basically have no wobble. I have been playing a ton of catch with a Sky Styler (large diameter freestyle lid) so it's really np to finesse flick an understable disc, at least not when there's no distance requirement
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