May 25 2007, 10:25 AM
I recently started to throw the forehand more. I had a question about grip I watched the Scott Stokley tapes and he says to put 2 fingers inside and tuck the other to into your palm. I found if I throw with all 4 fingers extending out(This grip puts 2 fingers inside the rim one finger on the rim and one below the edge of the rim as to not interfear with the release) that I get a ton more power and it feels really secure in my hand. But as of now it is not as accurate for slower arm speed so I use Scott S. method for slower arm speed. But the opposite is true for me with a lot of arm speed I am more accurate with the extended finger method it seems to have a smoother throw from start to finish as far as the palm of my hand remaining in a straight line as power is being transfered to the disc. Wow this is harder than I thought to explain Maybe a picture. Thanks in advance for any feed back or forehand tips!
May 25 2007, 11:06 AM
Try one finger for short(er) control shots...it lends an improved kind of feel to the shot, IMHO.
May 29 2007, 04:16 AM
I use three fingers in a kind of fan grip. I feel this gives me better accuracy without a significant loss of distance.
Jun 01 2007, 03:29 AM
I use 2 fingers...
One way to help you with shorter distances 2 finger is to use a roc... Angle it most of the way nose down, and throw slowly... It should come out of your hand nose down, and dive into the ground quickly...
Now increase the poser, SLOWLY, on the disc. You should find by keeping that same nose-down angle, your disc will starting pulling itself upright more and more... Keep working with it for at least a couple of days, just use that shot instead of a normal upshot. You will find you can learn how far you extend your fingers when you snap them. I would venture to say that MOST people are used to having their fingers snap all the way through the natural arc of the movement. It's really HARD having them stop halfway through that same arc, but IN MY OWN EXPERIENCE it has proved INVALUABLE.
The benefit of being able to control how you snap will give you the ability to throw your understable discs VERY far. Give them that angle and have them flip flat.
My forehands outdrive my backhands, which is partly to say I need to work on my backhands, and partly to say this forehand technique WORKS (for me).
Hope this helps.
Jun 03 2007, 12:04 AM
You people all misread. He's commenting on a grip he's begun to use (three finger forehand) and is trying to ask for other opinions on that sort of grip.
Jun 04 2007, 03:10 AM
Personally, I don't see how you could get the tension and spring high enough with your ring ringer in order to launch a disc.
As the last finger that the disc is in contact with before it's fully released, the middle finger is usually longer and stronger than your ring finger. I recognize that not everybody is the same, but besides that it seems by logic you would choose a 2 finger grip in order to get the most tension stored before you release.
I could be talking out of my *censored*, but it makes sense to me
Hope it's helpful
Jun 04 2007, 06:29 AM
he's still using the middle finger as a release point. i use the same grip. the ring finger just keeps the disc from coming out floppy. doesn't really have anything to do with the power. I've had a lot of success with this grip.
Jun 05 2007, 04:59 PM
Check out the new EDGE Instructional DVD, available at the EDGE web page. (http://www.edgediscgolf.org) The forehand section is taught by Dave Dunipace and shows grip variations and the best body mechanics for maximum distance. The bird's eye view of Dave executing this is great.