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Old 02-18-2018, 12:22 PM
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Hey got a question about forehand. When I throw I get a lot of OAT and wobble, so my question is how should I throw with my hands and follow through? Is it more like a karate chop so my palm is facing the sky and moving side to side. Or is it more like a slap so my palm facing the target and pretty much backwards of a back hand motion. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:58 PM
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I think of it as a slap. I have found that if I grip the disc so the top it flat and my palm is also flat I end up rolling it over a little. Disc flat, palm more vertical yields me better results.

Forehand putters to get it down. Put out a target like 50’ out and just throw at it until you get a smooth flight to the target, then back up your distance. It’s hard to forehand a neutral putter dead flat 150’+, but when you get that down I bet you see a huge improvement with faster discs.

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Old 02-18-2018, 02:18 PM
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Awesome I’ll try to practice like that. Yeah I think I need work on a new grip. What grip do you use to get the disc perpendictur to the palm?
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:33 PM
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I use a couple different grips. For power shots I extend my middle finger and curl my index over it, pinch my thumb and index fingers. For more touch shots I either extend both fingers, or do a kind of fan version of the first grip for real short placements (75 or less). This is what works for me anyway. Excuse the photos, its tough to take pictures of your own hand like this! Third photo is to show how I like to orient the disc in relation to my palm.

Again this is just what works for me, YMMV but its a place to start. All my friends I show this grip to seem to like it.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for the info and Ill definitely give this a try! Any other forehand tips or advice? I feel like I dont have much power, max at 175-200. I use the Paul McBeth run up. I think thats not allowing me to use my lower body as much. Any tips on distance or run ups?
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:54 PM
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Can the run-up, it'll help you work on form.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:07 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzlTN9mfZFw

Here is a video of me.
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Ok, I am by no means an expert on form. There are others on here much more knowledgeable and better than I am. But...
Your stance looks a little too open to me, and you arent pivoting on your front foot. I agree you should can the run up for now and go from a stand still. If you watch a pitcher, with one step and good hip engagement, most can throw hard and straight, without having to over muscle it. This image doesnt show it perfectly, but you step in a bit closed, rotate on the heel as your hips come around, and let your hip motion pull your arm through to a degree.

Again Im not an expert, and others probably have better visuals, but this is how I think of it.
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You aren't striding off the rear foot, leading with the hips forward enough. Also note how your front arm is in the way when you plant the front foot and your disc is vertical so it's changing 90 degrees and going to wobble on release from there. IMO best to keep the disc on same plane in backswing as going forward so there is less drag and wobble and nose angle inconsistency.




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I can the run up and used the new grip. I no longer have OAT and I seem to throw farther with less effort. Some stuff I noticed just to share that might help others. The forehand is a lot like backhand, I notice I have to throw on a straight line and release on a this line just like backhand. This helps with OAT as well. I notice if I have a late release it will turn more. Also the “reachback” should be straight with the disc on the same plane as motioned by sidewinder just like backhand. Thanks guys for all the help!
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