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Old 11-17-2019, 07:00 PM
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Default Does anyone else grip the disc like they're flipping someone off??

I grip the disc differently than anyone else I know. For pretty much all backhand shots, I grip the disc like a power grip but with my middle finger extended along the flight plate. Basically, it looks like I'm flippin' the bird while holding my disc.

1. Do any of my fellow DGCRs grip the disc this way?
2. Do you know of any touring pros that do this?
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:15 PM
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I sometimes putt this way with middle finger out as well as thumb on top if I am having trouble keeping disc level when putting, this is caused by having really small hands.

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Old 11-17-2019, 07:23 PM
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Joe Rovere has a grip that is similar to what your explaining. I think he explains it in an ITB video.

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Old 11-18-2019, 04:20 AM
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I use this grip for shots I need more control over. It gives me a cleaner release.

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I use this (I've heard it called a "birdie" grip) on all putter drives/approaches, a lot of my midrange throws, and occasionally on a fairway driver.

Seppo says he uses it on the majority of his shots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_QMc9NySW8

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Old 11-18-2019, 02:51 PM
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I use this (I've heard it called a "birdie" grip) on all putter drives/approaches, a lot of my midrange throws, and occasionally on a fairway driver.

Seppo says he uses it on the majority of his shots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_QMc9NySW8
Oh man, Seppo is one of my faves and I had no idea he also gripped like that. I'd never heard it called a birdie grip, but now I know what to call it so thanks!
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:07 PM
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I used to do something similar, but both middle and ring fingers were extended, with index and pinky tight to the inner rim.

That was the last intermediate step in transitioning my old catch/ultimate backhand grip towards a traditional disc golf power grip.
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I used to do something similar, but both middle and ring fingers were extended, with index and pinky tight to the inner rim.

That was the last intermediate step in transitioning my old catch/ultimate backhand grip towards a traditional disc golf power grip.
I used that for a while when I was trying to learn a power grip on mids and putters. I eventually transitioned away from it but if I’m honest don’t throw any better or worse now.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:13 PM
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Yes I do. Not for putting though.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:16 PM
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Sounds right. It's just about what feels comfortable in your hand. Confidence and reliability do a heck of a lot more to improve throws than most minor grip changes.
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