Re: Ask Dave D about Innova here!!
So, if your wrist does not uncurl backhand, you are throwing nose up?
Why? How is this happening?
good question. i'm not sure -- i just know i do curl and i do tend to throw nose up ... i am uncurling through the hit with a tendency to push the nose up. Dave?
Sorry, it took so long to get back to you. I have been busy. I think you can see the open wrist for backhand and closed for forehand in action just by watching what happens in throwing position. Watch the position of the flight plate plane as you go from curled to open for backhand and opened to curled for forehand. In the opened backhand position, you can feel how much easier it is to get the nose down. Same with the closed forehand. It is easier with forehand than backhand. Also, you have more snap potential in the open wrist backhand position. The forehand doesn't necessarily go to all closed, but it does get to slightly closed and not open.
If you don't throw with this wrist position, it doesn't automatically mean you are throwing nose up. But you probably are.
By far, the most important part of any shot is what is happening in the last split second as the disc is pulling itself from your grip. Focus there. It's the key.