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Old 06-03-2018, 09:14 PM
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So being pretty new to the game, my goal was to learn to do a few things right before learning to do a whole lot of things mostly wrong. And now I feel like I make up for a lot of deficits in my game by tweaking things that work for me, although I'm not sure that's the best way to go, and I wonder what more seasoned players like you all do.

Here are my three:

1. RHBH power grip
2. A somewhat modified fan grip for approaches and putts
3. Hook thumb thumber

Noticeably absent is the forehand.

I kind of feel like this is a big hole in my game, but at the same time, the occasions I think, "wow I wish I could throw a forehand here", I get around by using a thumber or by hoping to get lucky with an anhyzer throw (I say get lucky because I don't think of practicing it until I actually need to throw it).

So how many different throws (and what kind) do you have in your arsenal?
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:43 PM
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I wish someone would have told me in the beginning about field work. None of my "friends" at the time did and one of them gave me a bag with an aviar a firebird a beat up old Boss and a proto archer. Nothing wrong with any of these discs but the guy that gave them to me had this to say "discs do what they want when you throw them" haha should have asked someone else and sooner. So many bad habits had I. Id saybyou should practice all the backhands flat, hyzer, anny. And practice your forehand also. And definately practice putting. A lot! Really practice any shot you come across the need for on the course. Of course beginning with the basics flat releases to see what your discs do on their own and then learn how to manipulate those discs. Keep them and learn them in all of their stages bc they'll change they're not broken in fact quite the opposite.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:01 PM
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Ah, I think I was a little unclear. With a RHBH power grip, I can control my flat and hyzer throws because those are my most common shots that aren't putts. And with those two throws and a couple stability disc variants, I can get a vast majority of my drives and midrange throws. My anny is garbage because I never think to practice it until I'm in a course and need it. So really, I only have a rhbh power throw, an approach and a putt, and a thumber (I love the reliability of the distance and the dead stop it makes when it lands)
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:07 PM
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So, where exactly were you unclear? I qoukd practice the anny. Youll need it for anny and flex shots. Practice every shot BC its muscle memory. Practice your putt BC it is hard to putt well. Practice anything you need while on the course
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:10 PM
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Every last one.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:31 PM
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Specifically? Jesus murphy this might take a bit.

RHBH:
• Power grip hyzers, hyzer flips, flat, flex, turnovers, annys, rollers (Swedish style for most except annies and rollers, still Bent Elbow for those).
• Fan grip hyzers, hyzer flips, flat, flex, turnovers, annys, rollers, air bounces, elevators
• Chickenwing for the lulz.
• Grenade (sparingly)

RHFH:
• 2 finger pistol grip hyzers, hyzer flips, flat, flex, turnovers, annys, rollers.
• Splayed fan grip approaches with mids and putters.

RHOH:
• Thumbers, skip thumbers, pancakes/scoobies
• Tomahawks, pancakes. (sparingly throw tomahawks)

LHBH:
• wobbly hyzer

Putts(RH):
• Spin putt
• Push putt
• Spush
• Lob
• Turbo (sparingly)
• True frisbee push (sparingly)
• Straddle
• Jump-putt
• Step-putt

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Old 06-03-2018, 10:46 PM
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What sryles I throw:
RHBH Swedish with pro-hop
RHBH closed shoulder reach-back with cross step
LHBH bent arm
RHFH closed shoulder with pro-hop
Overhand

Putts:
Pop putt ala Cam Todd
Straddle putt 'russian swing style'

...why so many? Working around old injuries. It does help when I have to scramble...of course if I perfected one style, I probably would not have to scramble as much.

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Old 06-03-2018, 11:03 PM
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Just RHBH.

Until it gets me in trouble, which is soon enough, after which a grab-bag of forehands, rollers, and prayers, alone or in combinations.

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Old 06-03-2018, 11:56 PM
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I use FH, BH, OH and both BH and FH rollers.

All with various angles, stability and degrees of power.
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:39 AM
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Mostly throw RHBH with a power grip.
Putting grip is pretty much a fan grip.
Sometimes but rarely throw RHFH.
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