Originally Posted by AviarX
I meant where my grip intersects the disc, and using reference to a horizontal clock. (taking the disc to be a clock with 12 being the forward edge and 6 being the trailing edge. When the disc passes my side my grip of the disc is at 9 oclock (wrist is cocked). at that point my thumb is pointing maybe at 2. At release in my present, no doubt flawed, technique my grip is at 7:30 (with thumb pointing at about 1:30). I think I have been trying to push the disc too far behind the first (aka: biggest) knuckle and that puts the knife edge into the web of my hand. With a lid that isn't so uncomfortable... I have a bad habit with backhand and forehand of feeling the (tight) grip pressure in the outer edge of the rim rather than the inner edge. i guess the focus should be on the inner rim(?) and with wider discs that is also a far more comfortable side to grip tightly. that would allow me not to .c.ock the wrist as much and so the grip would be more at 8 when it passes my side and more near 6 (thumb pointing at 12 or forward) upon release. hope this is somewhat clear... a looser grip will result too -- which may not be bad at all...
I think you have it. Definitely don't try to put the rim behind your fist knuckle. Instead, for big winged drivers, rest the bevel against the distal side of the fist knuckle. lt will fit there and allow a fairly tight grip when squeezed with the thumb. The base of your thumb will provide the tightness at this point. The pad of the thumb will control your snap and hit along with your stiff fingers with the pad/pads of your index and middle fingers into the wall of the rim.