I think I'll have to mess around with my grip for sure. I always thought I was doing a pretty standard power grip until I noticed on the site that the pads of the fingers were on the rim, not the inside of the flight plate. I've always thought I should get more distance with my technique and my power, but have had a hard time really getting the disc to rip out of my hand. The snap is there but I think I let the disc slide more than rip. I'm a former discus, hammer, and shotput thrower, and timing, footwork, angles, and explosive quickness have come very naturally to me with disc. I'm also 6'5" 275 lbs. and have been pretty frustrated with my plateaus. Maybe it was all grip?
Blake, you think it'd be okay for me to leave my pinky off the disc as long as my other three fingers are on the rim? Whenever I involve my pinky in my grip, it changes the orientation of the disc in my hand and messes with my release angles.
I'm hoping that a little work with this could be a significant breakthrough for me. On average, my golf D with a TL is about 360 and my Wraiths just shy of 400, although I've gotten my DX Wraith out to about 450 with a tailwind during a tourney. I wonder what a little rip at my release might do. I guess I'll have to figure out some accuracy, too, as the disc just feels very strange in my hand with my fingers up on the rim.
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