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Old 06-04-2009, 01:36 PM
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Default How many BH grips do you use?

Just wondering how many different grips you guys use for your backhand throws. Personally, I use 3-- the four finger power grip for distance drives, the birdie grip for mid-range discs and control drives, and the fan grip with index finger on rim for putts and approaches using the putter up to 200'. Just trying to see if it's normal to switch up your grip for different types of throws and distances.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:45 PM
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i use the power grip for everything but putts where it's more of a fan grip with index partially on rim.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:58 PM
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power grip for drivers, fan for putters, hybrid of those two for mids or other discs with tall rim sections...
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:48 PM
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Fork grip for everything.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:13 PM
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3 and 4 finger power grip on drivers and mids, 3 finger power grip on longer putter shots and fan grip for shorter putts.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:27 PM
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It depends. I usually use the four finger power grip when I'm throwing with power. If I need to use finesse, I use a fork grip. 99.99% of the time on drivers I use a power grip. Probably 99.99% of the time when I'm throwing a putter I use a power grip. Mid range shots go 70/30 fork grip/power grip. I throw mids so much of the time that it actually balances the whole thing out to about 50/50 between the two grips.

I'm not sure why, but putters give me fits. I've tried all sorts of different grips, but the only grip I seem to get a smooth release with from a putter is the power grip. It makes no sense at all and I would not recommend that strategy to others, but it works for me. I've always guessed that it has something to do with my short fat fingers. I just can't seem to wrap any other sort of grip comfortably around the deep rims of putters.

For actual putting I use a kind-of, sort-of fan grip...in other words I have no idea what I'm doing when I putt and I change my grip seven or eight times a year trying to figure it out.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:42 PM
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Power grip for drives, fan grip with the index curled around the rim for approaches and putts.
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power grip for drivers, fan for putters, hybrid of those two for mids or other discs with tall rim sections...
hey thats what i use!
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For actual putting I use a kind-of, sort-of fan grip...in other words I have no idea what I'm doing when I putt and I change my grip seven or eight times a year trying to figure it out.
X2. I'm pretty sure I hav eno idea how to actually putt
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Yeah, it is certainly common to switch it up. I have three grips that I use: 4 finger power, Rim pointer and super fan. Obviously they are all for different trypes of shots and discs for that matter. I cannot do a power grip on a midrange and even my TLs are pushing the limits of the power grip.
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