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Grip Question

Postby RebelZero » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:27 am

I've been checking out descriptions and pictures of various grips in an effort to diversify. I pretty much use the 4 finger power grip for drives, the birdie grip for fairway or upshots, and the traditional fan putter grip with my index finger hooked, the 2 middle fingers out and the pinkie pressed against the rim.

I don't know how I've overlooked this, but upon closer inspection, I noticed that in all the grip pics the PADS of the fingers are pressed inside the rim. I checked my grip and I press the TIPS of my fingers in.

It feels awkward trying to get the pads of my fingers in there but is that what I should be doing? Is there an advantage to one over the other?
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Re: Grip Question

Postby keltik » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:15 am

what pics are you referring to?
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Re: Grip Question

Postby RebelZero » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:56 pm

The ones on Innova's website as well as the ones in Blake's grip article here.
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Re: Grip Question

Postby keltik » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:19 pm

a note about Blake is that he will openly tell anyone that he has small hands. there is a picture somewhere of Blake's open hand fitting completely inside the inner rim of a Teebird. and the ones in the Innova site I agree look weird at times.

I have slightly larger than average hands. but when I decided to change grips around I had to really stretch my hands out to get used to the changes. grip is important and i don't recommend doing anything that is painful or uncomfortable.
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Re: Grip Question

Postby RebelZero » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:02 am

So do you recommend fingertips or pads?
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Re: Grip Question

Postby turso » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:53 pm

If you don't have OAT problems with your current grips and get a good rip with em, and get good control with em, there's no reason to change anything.
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Re: Grip Question

Postby keltik » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:12 pm

I use the "Climo" grip (some have described it as a pinch grip) so I only have two fingers contacting the rim (index and pinkie) and that is with the pads. but that is what is most comfortable for me. you have your own hands so do what feels best and gives you the best release.
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Re: Grip Question

Postby JR » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:19 pm

I recommend adding finger strength and flexibility under the elbow. That means sacrificing short term comfort for long term gain. How else are you gonna handle everything on the market once you start to control Bosses etc?
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Re: Grip Question

Postby Star Shark » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:04 pm

Personally, I use the grips in the Feldberg video, which I'll embed here. They work very well for me and are virtually identical to where my hands went naturally anyways.

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Re: Grip Question

Postby jubuttib » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:15 pm

What the dude above me said.
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Re: Grip Question

Postby Sean40474 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:05 pm

That particular video made a difference for me when throwing mids because I used the power grip all the time. I remember seeing a video where guy said he threw EVERYTHING with a power grip, he even putted with a power grip....sounds short bus to me.
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