#@!&%$# Grip Lock

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#@!&%$# Grip Lock

Postby S Brown » Mon May 29, 2006 10:29 am

Gents-
I would equate my case of the grip lock with the shanks in ball golf. It is zapping the fun out of the game.

I have read everything on this website, and done some field practice a few times a week, but the fear of the dead pull has created havoc on all of my shots.

I may be suffering from some paralysis by analysis. I think I may just start playing with one disc only to get back to basics. Does that sound like a good idea? Which disc?

I have been playing seriously for 8 months, and my distance caps out at about 275'.

Has anyone else experienced this? Please help me get out of this funk! I feel as if I have tried everything, and the fear has caused worm burners, and weak early releases.

This started about two weeks ago towards the end of one of my best rounds!

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Postby Blake_T » Mon May 29, 2006 10:52 am

75% of chronic grip lock is caused by starting your pull before your foot hits the ground.

make absolutely sure that your foot gets down first.
i'd put 2:1 odds this is the problem.

25% of chronic grip lock is caused by not having your weight forward.

i'm guessing it's probably a ix of the two.

the big question is whether or not your grip locks are going farther than your normal throws.
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Postby S Brown » Mon May 29, 2006 11:49 am

Blake-

Thanks for the quick reply. The gripped locked thorws do fly further and are beautful in flight.

I will try working on the timing of my foot plant. Can you be more detailed about the weight forward?

PS I am the guy you spoke w/ a few weeks ago about the disccraft plastic ordered from ggt.com. I love the new putter. Thanks a million.
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Postby Blake_T » Mon May 29, 2006 12:00 pm

the timing is the easy part.

it's more 1, 2, plant, pull.

you are probably more like 1, 2, pull/plant.

as for weight forward, you can consult the throw analysis and look at the upper body positioning of most of the pros. ken climo is probably the best example of this.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Mon May 29, 2006 1:07 pm

the big question is whether or not your grip locks are going farther than your normal throws.


Blake,

Where were you going with this...

My Grip Locks go a ton farther than my "good" throws.
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Postby Blake_T » Mon May 29, 2006 2:01 pm

long flying grip locks = what it feels like to finish a throw, but it's happening because of a late release rather than a good finish.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Mon May 29, 2006 2:06 pm

The 50,000 dollar question...

What would be the correction?

The throw is after the plant foot has been planted and the weight is forward... what might the missing piece be?
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Postby Blake_T » Mon May 29, 2006 2:07 pm

snap.
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Postby kling » Mon May 29, 2006 2:35 pm

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Postby adidadg » Mon May 29, 2006 3:29 pm

also make sure you are pulling the disc through on a straight line. If you pull it through on an arc, a late release will be magnified and your playing partners may have to duck
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