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Old 01-04-2020, 11:02 AM
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Forehand backhand.


Sidearm acrossarm.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:26 AM
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I get tomahawks, grenades, etc, but is there an accepted difference between a "forehand" and a "sidearm" shot?
And let's not get started on all the different shots which are named Scooby, Scoobie, or Scoober

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Old 01-04-2020, 11:30 AM
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That's some insane forehand distance on that hole 9 hyzer. I'm intrigued on the open/closed talk. I'm not sure what I am when I throw. Maybe I can eke out some more distance
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:29 PM
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How do you define open vs closed? I thought open meant that the plant foot is pointed in the direction of the throw and closed meant the plant foot is perpendicular to the throw direction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCTYP4lwD7Q



We use the same hip movements throwing a disc.

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Old 01-05-2020, 07:00 AM
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Forehand backhand. Sidearm acrossarm.
Sorry for being thick, but I'm not understanding the comment.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:15 AM
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I was on a card with Silver for the second round at this years GMC at fox run. I watched him almost eagle hole 7 (1200 ft downhill) with two forehands and a missed 40 footer from pin high left. He also nearly birdied hole 8 (650ish, uphill, plays like 850) with 2 forehands if not for a weird skip OB. He birdied hope 13 with 2 forehands. Definitely the top forehand I’ve ever witnessed.
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:57 PM
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Alex Geisinger is a top contender for the longest forehand in disc golf. I'd say the same for his backhand distance. I've seen him in person throw 500'+ sidearm and 600'+ backhand.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:06 PM
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Alex Geisinger is a top contender for the longest forehand in disc golf. I'd say the same for his backhand distance. I've seen him in person throw 500'+ sidearm and 600'+ backhand.
I'm sad I didn't get to see him throw forehand. I played oakwood with him a few years ago but it was all backhand. Dude can bomb a backhand.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:35 PM
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Sorry for being thick, but I'm not understanding the comment.
It's a forehand throw. If folks want to call it sidearm then we should start calling the backhand the acrossarm.

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Old 01-07-2020, 03:43 AM
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I thought it was called a flick?

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