I didn't see any threads about this but I didn't search too hard.
Anyway, I'm always trying to think of other sport's motions that are analogous with the BH throw, like a golf or bat swing. But I think I've found the best analogue of all.
I was watching Bellator Fighting Championships and a fighter named Alexander Schlemenko (sp?) in particular. Well, he throws a lot of spinning backfists and I was like, wow, if he had a disc in his hands when he did that he'd throw pretty well. So I threw some spinning backfists myself (I used to work out with a punching bag so I sorta know what I'm doing) and yeah, it was eerily similar to a backhand throw. The best part was when I started throwing discs with a spinning backfist mindset, I was finally NOT slowing down during my follow-through b/c with most strikes you try and punch/kick through the bag/opponent, not just to make impact. This clicked with me a lot better than smacking midgets, I don't have a lot of experience with that sort of thing (I prefer dwarf tossing).
The only real difference between the two that I could see was that a backfist is more of an arcing motion than the linear motion desired w/ backhands. But both express accelerating through "the hit" and tightening your grip at the hit.
What do you big dogs think? Sorry if this is too DGCR-esque of a post. Edit: I'm not sorry, I'm adding a poll to add some DGCR flava.
Last edited by BrotherDave
on Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Some discs of various sizes, weight, plastic and mold.