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Postby Will » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:28 pm

Ok so i keep my thumb almost in the middle of the disc when i throw, and ive been told this isnt good for nose sensitivity.....i just want to know from the pros what im doing wrong here.



seems that everything i throw hyzers, can barely anhyzer anything. Does keeping your thumb in the middle make the disc more stable? im confused maybe someone can help.
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Postby scoot_er » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:50 pm

Pretty much every Pro including myself I have every seen throw with thier thumb towards the middle. Actually having your thumb on the rim messes with nose angle.
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Postby dscglfgeo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:59 pm

if you put your thumb more toward the middle the disc will become more stable toward the rim more under stable.

you gotta find that happy medium and be able to adjust your thumb when you need to.
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Postby domromer » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:59 pm

I always thought having your thumb forward. And closer to the edge, than the middle, would help to keep the nose down. Am I wrong?
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Postby scoot_er » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:06 pm

domromer wrote:I always thought having your thumb forward. And closer to the edge, than the middle, would help to keep the nose down. Am I wrong?


Yeah I'm pretty sure that is true but most Pros don't have a problem keeping the nose down.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:25 pm

dscglfgeo wrote:if you put your thumb more toward the middle the disc will become more stable toward the rim more under stable.

you gotta find that happy medium and be able to adjust your thumb when you need to.


this is becuase its easier to have a nose down (possibly too far down) trajectory w/ the thumb on the rim.

I perfer to have my thumb on the flight plate, and my grip is firm enough that w/ most plastics my power grip I press my thumb into the inside of the rim through the flight plate.
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Postby dscglfgeo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:32 pm

Ahhh yes... I use a fan grip and grip the disc very lightly with tons of snap...by puting my thumb in it reduces the snap on my throw and allows for more stability.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:10 am

<-- Thumb on the rim
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Postby Will » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:22 am

what about as far as distance goes? do you think the closer to the rim the more of a clean release you will get? I've been confused about this for a while and i appreciate all of your comments.....You learn something new everyday, lets just hope that I can DO IT.
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Postby garublador » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:40 am

My understanding is that as long as your thumb is forward, the disc is on or above the seam in your hand and the pressure from your fingers is in the right direction, it doesn't make much difference whether you have your "thumb in," "thumb out," or something inbetween. For me, I have trouble keeping the proper disc orientation with my thumb anywhere but in a "thumb out" position. If I move my thumb to the middle of the disc, the rim of the disc moves down below the seam in my hand.
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Postby scoot_er » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:30 pm

MDR_3000 wrote:<-- Thumb on the rim


Not as much as you think. :lol: I thought I thre with my thumb on the rim and in your throw analysis it looks like it is on the flightplate a little.
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Postby Bradley Walker » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:06 pm

scoot_er wrote:
MDR_3000 wrote:<-- Thumb on the rim


Not as much as you think. :lol: I thought I thre with my thumb on the rim and in your throw analysis it looks like it is on the flightplate a little.


where is the flight analysis?
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Postby Bradley Walker » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:25 pm

MDR_3000 wrote:<-- Thumb on the rim


I just saw your videos on Blake's site (I just figured out who you are).

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Postby MDR_3000 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:53 am

scoot_er wrote:
MDR_3000 wrote:<-- Thumb on the rim


Not as much as you think. :lol: I thought I thre with my thumb on the rim and in your throw analysis it looks like it is on the flightplate a little.



you sure about that? :D

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Postby Bradley Walker » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:12 pm

I have to admit, thumb placement seems to be a mystery.

Every opinion you hear seems to conflict.
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