#1  
Old 04-23-2009, 10:37 AM
treethacker's Avatar
treethacker treethacker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tullahoma,Tn
Courses Played: 4
Posts: 275
Niced 2 Times in 1 Post
Default On Forehands

I have been practicing throwing my disc forehand and I know that alot of people say this is the easy way to start out throwing.
I have gotten in a bad habit of trying to throw with just my arm strength and nothing else.
I have heard about popping your wrist at the end of the throw to accelerate the distance of the disc but if you pop your wrist doesn't that mean that you have to stop your arm and pop your wrist backwards? I see people who make a complete follow through with their throw but how do you do that and pop your wrist backwards?
Also when I throw forehand I usually stand still and throw if I try a run up and throw I usually end up throwing the disc straight into the ground and last but not least I just recently noticed that at the end of my throw my hand ends up facing up towards the sky- palm up(maybe I am twisting my wrist and not popping it?)
I looked for some answers on this on youtube but didn't see anything addressing these problems.Any help is appreciated.
Sponsored Links

Last edited by treethacker; 04-23-2009 at 10:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-23-2009, 09:27 PM
Omega SuperSloth Omega SuperSloth is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston,TX
Years Playing: 19.4
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,081
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

if you need power the 2finger is best(pointer and middle and lip resting on bent ring finger ) but if you want control or looking for more spin i like the one finger(pointer inside and middle under lip but not bent) . i only use forehand for tight fairway shots where i need a different angle or lower line or im blocked by something so i only use the one finger grip as im looking more for consistency than distance. What i was saying also applies for throwing tamahawks , two finger for power and one finger and one under lip for control.

Last edited by Omega SuperSloth; 04-23-2009 at 09:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-23-2009, 09:36 PM
Omega SuperSloth Omega SuperSloth is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston,TX
Years Playing: 19.4
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,081
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

when i said bent i mean folded over with the nail facing up basically just there for support . and on the one finger grip the middle straight with the nail facing down just like the pointer but only there for support.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-23-2009, 09:46 PM
treethacker's Avatar
treethacker treethacker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tullahoma,Tn
Courses Played: 4
Posts: 275
Niced 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

so are you saying hold the disc with the side of your finger on the underside of the rim? I have been holding the disc with the front of my finger under the rim,if I extended my thumb from the disc it would be pointing straight up towards the sky. Is this the wrong way?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-23-2009, 09:47 PM
kunipshunfit kunipshunfit is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC 27613
Years Playing: 12.4
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 43
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I actually started out throwing flicks (RHFH). I then migrated to more RHBH, however I've discovered that I need to go practice my flicks more as well. I've been playing a LOT of very tight courses lately that require more forehands.

The biggest thing I had to do to get more of a pop in my wrist was more of a follow-through type motion...almost like throwing the flick normally - and then at the end folding my hand around, sorta like I was trying to reach into my pants pocket (on the other side of my body).

Anyway I'm sure that might not make the most sense in the world, but I wish you the best with your flicks!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-23-2009, 10:09 PM
Omega SuperSloth Omega SuperSloth is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston,TX
Years Playing: 19.4
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,081
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by treethacker View Post
so are you saying hold the disc with the side of your finger on the underside of the rim? I have been holding the disc with the front of my finger under the rim,if I extended my thumb from the disc it would be pointing straight up towards the sky. Is this the wrong way?
you wanna have your finger print facing up with the side of your finger touching the inside wall of the rim if your doing the one finger grip then put your middle under the lip but not inside the disc. I think what your saying is you have your finger print flat against the wall of the rim. i do tilt my fingerprint slightly to the inside and not totally flat like holding a pizza but only a few degrees and not totally against the wall.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-23-2009, 10:16 PM
Omega SuperSloth Omega SuperSloth is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston,TX
Years Playing: 19.4
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,081
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

if you didnt have a disc in your hand and you extended your thumb would it look like youre shooting someone with a finger gun?(non gangsta g style)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-23-2009, 10:22 PM
treethacker's Avatar
treethacker treethacker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tullahoma,Tn
Courses Played: 4
Posts: 275
Niced 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Yes! If I have one finger under the rim it is usually with the whole fingerprint against the rim and the thumb above it of course on the top of the disc.
I usually throw with that finger on the underside of the rim.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-23-2009, 11:24 PM
Omega SuperSloth Omega SuperSloth is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston,TX
Years Playing: 19.4
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,081
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

i would just start tilting that finger up until u find the right spot, u might like it flat against the roof or maybe just turned up a little more than the way your doing it now. I hope that i helped more than messing you up. good luck and btw i also dont run up, i just stand still with the top of my body facing 01:00 but keep my feet paralell to each other facing 12:00 but spead apart and just whip it without using alot of arm at all. ive seen people do run-ups too but those people do all forehand drives and i only do forehand on some of my fairwaydrives (200ft or so) since i can throw backhand 350ft+

before you try adding a run-up to get more power try that 2 finger grip first.
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 04-23-2009, 11:31 PM
treethacker's Avatar
treethacker treethacker is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tullahoma,Tn
Courses Played: 4
Posts: 275
Niced 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Thanks for the help. Think I may try the forehand with more of the side of my finger and see if that helps.
My backhand leaves something to be desired as I have yet to figure it all out,but that's another thread!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Better Firebird for forehands? jjmiller Discs 24 11-01-2017 12:49 AM
Zone vs. Suspect for forehands in the 250 range Spike Hyzer Discs 25 03-12-2014 10:28 AM
Reverse X step for forehands NovaDiscHead Technique & Strategy 21 08-21-2009 05:32 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.