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Old 08-12-2009, 02:46 PM
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Default Reverse X step for forehands

Has anyone used a "reversed" x-step for forehands? I've started trying this, and I find that I'm able to torque throws for a good 25-50 feet more than without it. One thing I've noticed, however, is that the disc will start out more to the left than a traditional forehand throw.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:56 PM
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I use a modified form of the x-step for my forehands and seem to get pretty good results. I don't turn my back to the basket nearly as much with the forehand x-step as I do when I'm throwing backhand.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:00 PM
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I throw a forehand like a batter would bat in open stance. I start at the back left corner, run up to toward the front right. On the last step I move my front foot back and to the left, to open up my body and turn my shoulders.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:55 PM
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Reverse...as in your X step is in front instead of behind the other foot? It'd be hard to get your hips into that way. Or you talking about a normal FH X step? I get a little more D using the X-step FH. I will also use a sidearm pitching windup and motion without an X step and get some decent D and accuracy.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:05 PM
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i'd say do whatever works - but good FH's usually don't require such deliberate footwork like a BH does
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:07 PM
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With a background in baseball (specifically outfield) this kind of X-step was second nature to me.

I am RHBH dominant but when I tee off forehand I use an X-step for sure.
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With a background in baseball (specifically outfield) this kind of X-step was second nature to me.
That's what made me start FH. I do it just like throwing across the infield from third...with an extreme sidearm
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:41 PM
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i was using a crow hop when throwing tomahawks & thumbers last night -- baseball background is priceless
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I wouldn't have continued playing when I started if my budd didn't mention the thumber. Threw it and still throw it just like I did from center field in high school. I try to teach people how to thumb/tomahawk it and i they've never played baseball it's a tough hill to climb.

I like the open stance for FH, I think it might be hard to close down the same every time at the release point.

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I throw a forehand like a batter would bat in open stance. I start at the back left corner, run up to toward the front right. On the last step I move my front foot back and to the left, to open up my body and turn my shoulders.

That's really interesting, I am going to have to try that sometime. I use the reverse X-step thing your talking about for RHFH. Do a couple tep run up then put my right foot forward, left behind right, then right foot forward again and flick, it works pretty well.
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