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Old 09-06-2017, 01:08 AM
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:51 AM
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Which pros do you think have the cleanest forehand form?
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:07 AM
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Which pros do you think have the cleanest forehand form?
Big Jerm by far, IMO.

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Old 09-06-2017, 10:22 AM
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I think at the pro level anyone who goes to it often enough has pretty clean form. Big jerm is probably the most FH dominant pro next to Sexton. Not super confident in this list but 1.Jerm 2.Sexton 3.Ricky 4.Mcbeth. Simon and eagle are actually doing pretty well with it lately too. Not sure what division he plays in now but Scott Stokely has excellent form. I've heard Greg Barsby is good too but haven't seen much of him.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:48 AM
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I don't know, Kajiyama looks like he was born throwing a disc forehand and backhand, super clean form both ways.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:48 AM
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I think at the pro level anyone who goes to it often enough has pretty clean form. Big jerm is probably the most FH dominant pro next to Sexton. Not super confident in this list but 1.Jerm 2.Sexton 3.Ricky 4.Mcbeth. Simon and eagle are actually doing pretty well with it lately too. Not sure what division he plays in now but Scott Stokely has excellent form. I've heard Greg Barsby is good too but haven't seen much of him.
These guys all have excellent forehand games, but what I think what sets Jerm's technique apart is the finesse game and the ability to work slower and more understable discs with confidence.

Barsby is another good one for sure. His go-to is a beat Eagle if I recall correctly; you need excellent forehand technique to be able to work a disc like that.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:10 PM
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I think as time goes on all pros will need a proficient forehand to stay in the race. It's really already becoming a standard. The only ones who don't throw it are a little older and are dug into their gameplan.
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I think it's between Barsby and Jerm for me. I can't decide because it seems like 2 different styles all together. Big Jerm,and also Wysocki, seems to use more "whip" while Barsby's form is very tight and compact. Both seem to be very effective as well. To each their own it seems.


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Hokom or Weese?
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^Hokom's form drives me insane to watch, I don't know if the hitch in it actually hurts her power or at best just looks funny.

This clip shows Ricky's huge weight shift/brace, and elbow position pretty good.


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