Ambidextrous throwers?

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Postby Will Aubrey » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:31 am

My wife is ambidextrous and it does allow her to make some shots she would not be able to otherwise.
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Postby MR. WICK » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:23 am

I throw mainly lhbh and rhfh. However I putt rh and approach close range rhbh. I am an ex ball player so driving rhbh feels like I'm batting lefty (awkward). I've been really working on getting better at backhand and I can definetly see the benefit of being able to throw with each hand off the tee.
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Postby redspexxx » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:47 am

i believe i read in a post by blake on this subject that said there was only one DG pro to ever throw 400" north and south paw. doctors told him he had to quit because the stress on his body was too much.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:09 am

I've seen Chris Sprague throw 400 righty and lefty.
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Postby Bradley Walker » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:53 am

I played with a guy at the little course in Plano.

He could throw equally well with either hand, and was maybe the best putter I have ever witnessed in person.

He carried a CFR Wraith and a Gumbputt.

He looked to be able to throw 375' heysers with either hand pretty easily. He threw shorter shots with progressively greater hyser angles.
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Postby redspexxx » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:15 pm

Blake_T wrote:there are a handful of people who do it. i only know 1 person who's ever gotten to 400'+ both ways and he was told by a doctor he had to do it or quit DG because of muscle imbalances that were causing significant pain. most that use it in competition end up being able to eclipse 300' lefty.

however, imo, sidearm is more useful because it can be thrown in restricted areas where a backhand isn't possible.

http://www.discgolfreview.com/forums/vi ... bidextrous

i miss read the quote. my bad. i'm gonna go try this now...
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Postby scoot_er » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:32 pm

Rob wrote:
scoot_er wrote:
Thatdirtykid wrote:
scoot_er wrote:I throw LHFH and RHBH. :lol:
that sounds usefull :roll: you ever whip out the lefty?


Yeah on anhyzer upshots and from the woods. :lol:


Im with ya Scooter. Im lefty for everything im life except throwing a disc backhand. The lefty flick does come out when im stuck behind a tree or anhyzer upshots like you said. I also throw all tomahawks and forehand rollers with my left hand. What about you?


I'm the same LH thumber.
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Postby Timko » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:16 pm

scoot_er wrote:
Rob wrote:
scoot_er wrote:
Thatdirtykid wrote:
scoot_er wrote:I throw LHFH and RHBH. :lol:
that sounds usefull :roll: you ever whip out the lefty?


Yeah on anhyzer upshots and from the woods. :lol:


Im with ya Scooter. Im lefty for everything im life except throwing a disc backhand. The lefty flick does come out when im stuck behind a tree or anhyzer upshots like you said. I also throw all tomahawks and forehand rollers with my left hand. What about you?


I'm the same LH thumber.


Are you a natural lefty?
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Postby domromer » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:56 pm

I started throwing left today, can't drive worth shit, but the putting wasn't bad.

I'll keep trying, it was nice to see the discs fade to the right at the end.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:24 pm

my lefty maxes out at about 250' (yes I have tried quite a bit), however with the control (or absense of) I might as well kick the disc. I have thrown lefty once or twice in a situation where i am in the bottom of a creek bed and the only way out is to streach out as far as I can and give it a little lefty flick, but the only person who cant do that, would have to be a single amputee.
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Postby dave9668 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:31 pm

I am a natural lefty, but I do almost everything righthanded bowl, throw a baseball, etc. But for some reason I throw a disc LHBH. I throw overhand Right handed. I have tried to throw RHBH but it did not work out to well. It causes a lot of pain in my elbow and shoulder. :cry:
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Postby scoot_er » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:14 am

Furthur wrote:
scoot_er wrote:
Rob wrote:
scoot_er wrote:
Thatdirtykid wrote:
scoot_er wrote:I throw LHFH and RHBH. :lol:
that sounds usefull :roll: you ever whip out the lefty?


Yeah on anhyzer upshots and from the woods. :lol:


Im with ya Scooter. Im lefty for everything im life except throwing a disc backhand. The lefty flick does come out when im stuck behind a tree or anhyzer upshots like you said. I also throw all tomahawks and forehand rollers with my left hand. What about you?


I'm the same LH thumber.


Are you a natural lefty?



Yeah hence why I throw a left tumber. :lol:
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Postby presidio hills » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:50 am

i throw lefty backhands and sidearms, and i throw righty sidearm and overhand shots. it helps a lot to throw sidearm with both hands to get out of trouble.

seems to be common that people can backhand with one hand, and then sidearm with the opposite. i've always thrown a ball right handed so i figure that's why righty sidearm feels okay.
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:28 pm

I am thinking of switching to LHBH due to continueing problems with my right shoulder.

I find the distance to be similar, but my aim is way off. I did learn how to take left handed jump shots in high school.
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Postby TannerBoyle » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:54 am

I'd give my right arm to be ambidexterous.
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