Grip variations for driving with mid-range/putters

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Grip variations for driving with mid-range/putters

Postby alphafrolfer » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:52 pm

When throwing drivers I use a power grip version 2. Yet when I switch to throwing putters/mid-ranges off the tee for short holes this grip seems akward because of their extremely shallow rims. To compensate I have my my middle and ring finger on the flight plate while my pink and index finger are at the same location as the power grip version 2. The middle/ring touching about 1-1.5 inches in from the outside of the disk.

Is this ok or should I just try and get use to the normal power grip when throwing my rocs and wizards?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:23 pm

I use more of a fan grip personally, or a varation of the power grip (similar to your description) for my longer midrange tosses.
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Postby Blake_T » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:08 am

there are reasons to switch to a fan grip, but the way you are describing it shouldn't really be the reason.

switching to less powerful grips helps add touch and control to approach shots.

narrower rims (these aren't really shallower) yield a stronger grip at the rip simply due to leverage, even if they feel less firm pre-throw.
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Postby alphafrolfer » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:57 am

so I should just suck it up and use my normal power grip even though it feels weird and not super strong.
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Postby Blake_T » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:41 am

depends if you are approaching or driving.

on a 100' shot, the power grip is a bad choice as it lacks touch.

on a 300' shot, the power grip will give more D than a touch grip.

when you look at "feels strong" you have to compare pre-throw vs. mid-throw.

i agree, w/ a narrow rimmed disc, it feels weaker PRE-throw.
wide rimmed drivers feel stronger PRE-throw.

during the throw, you'll find that you can be MUCH stronger on the rip point with a narrow disc, as you have leverage due to physics of HOW you can press in with your finger.

most players slip w/ wide discs and don't even know it.
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