Gripping the disc

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tbone
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Gripping the disc

Postby tbone » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:30 pm

This might be a stupid question but is there a difference in gripping the disc with three fingers underneath the disc and four fingers underneath and thumb on top. I can get myself to grip the disc with four fingers underneath. I feel I have more control with just three fingers underneath and thumb on top slightly away from the edge. Does one finger make a difference in the distance of the throw. If this makes sense to anyone, can you please give me a tip or two.
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mikey
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Re: Gripping the disc

Postby mikey » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:54 pm

I watched this video with climo talking about grips. It helped me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAV8kKUR ... imo-clinic

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Re: Gripping the disc

Postby tbone » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:06 pm

Thanks for the video
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Re: Gripping the disc

Postby mikey » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:13 pm

there is a whole bunch of videos on there to watch and try to pick up stuff from

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Re: Gripping the disc

Postby Muddy96 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:31 pm

Tbone, I throw 3 fingers also. If I put the 4th one on there I can not get the nose of the disc down. I tried for a couple weeks without luck. I have been told that the 4th finger does make a difference on distance though.
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Re: Gripping the disc

Postby tbone » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:33 pm

Thanks for the info everyone, something I am just going to have to work on.
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Re: Gripping the disc

Postby mrsenortyler » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:33 am

I'd say use whatever works. There really is not just one "right" way to grip a disc. Sometimes I power grip and only my pointer and middle finger are really gripping the disc. My other two fingers are just gently resting on the inside of the rim.
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