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Old 01-23-2019, 10:05 PM
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Hey there! Been playing about 8 months. Can get about 350 consistently backhand & am now trying to learn forehand. Someone suggested to buy a teebird and I did (it’s 175 grams if that matters). I read tips about not rolling my wrist and proper grip and I went to the field to practice (about 20 forehand throws). I am getting about 210 feet (almost every throw the last 10) and it is going dead straight. Am I doing something wrong? Seems like it should finish right and the distance is not very far.

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(I’m also now seeing where people are posting videos to have their shots critiqued.) pretty cool! I will try and film myself soon to get help. Anything likely the cause for it to go so straight?
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:41 PM
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Teebirds should fly straight, but not at 210', more like 350'+. Usually your phenomena is accompanied by the disc turning and burning into the ground or accidental roller. If that isn't happening then it would seem you are throwing too nose down or downward trajectory.
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:50 PM
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Is it a DX Teebird?

Check out this video for arm positioning as well. https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=128673
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Thanks to both of you for the replies and thanks for the videos! I can’t wait h til I get the chance to watch it!

It’s a star teebird by the way.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:59 PM
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Make sure you have a loose wrist and don't force things. Better to work your way up from a clean FH shot with confident pop/snap/release, rather than having to adjust a bad full power FH.

Definitely post video of yourself throwing and your grip if you're having issues, that way you can get more direct help.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:07 PM
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Get your putter out, and go forehand it. Your putter will show you what’s wrong. If you practice with it enough and get a nice clean release and clean flight you should be able to translate that to faster discs.

All this assumes you don’t putt with a zone or something like that.
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