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playing with your off hand

Postby money 21 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:22 pm

Do to an injury i am playing left handed for a couple weeks anyone have experience doing this.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby Jeronimo » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:57 pm

We're talking about disc golf here right?
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby Triflusal » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:22 pm

The grip feels strange at first and your control will be off, and it may take longer to play.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby Mark Ellis » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Many good players have been forced to learn the off hand due to injury. Learning new shots is a good thing. Even if you go back to your dominant hand you never know when you will find yourself leaning out of a bush and need the off hand.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby juju » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:20 pm

Mark Ellis wrote:Many good players have been forced to learn the off hand due to injury. Learning new shots is a good thing. Even if you go back to your dominant hand you never know when you will find yourself leaning out of a bush and need the off hand.


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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby money 21 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:39 pm

yes we are talking about disc golf. played 11 holes today with a stratus and a sonic. putting was the hardest part. i even managed to get a par and putt an x step on a couple bh drives. fh felt like the most akward thing i have ever done.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby biscgolf » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:40 pm

you should play a pdga event or 2 that way to prep for usdgc 2013...
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby money 21 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:33 pm

a guy did it at the NAAC in portland. He broke his hand a week before the event. to late to with draw plus the players pack was sweet. so he played and had a good time finish DFL.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby money 21 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:48 pm

well i have discover a secrect this may be the best way to beat in a new disc. that and putting off handed is about the most frustrating thing i have ever done.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby Dbuntu » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:35 pm

I'm a lefty and think we've always had an advantage using our offhands, but learning to use an offhand isn't terribly difficult. My started throwing a right handed hammer after a shoulder injury and now it's more accurate than my left handed one. It's really nice to have an unexpected throw up my sleeve in Ultimate. It's also useful to have one more line open to me in disc golf. Supposedly a righty hammer and lefty thumber are more or less the same, but I think the hammer grip gives me a lot more control over the disc than I have with the thumber. I make some effort to work on all my offhand throws, because I want to have a wider range of options. Never know when I might need something tricky.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:20 pm

juju wrote:
Mark Ellis wrote:Many good players have been forced to learn the off hand due to injury. Learning new shots is a good thing. Even if you go back to your dominant hand you never know when you will find yourself leaning out of a bush and need the off hand.


We're still talking about disc golf, right?


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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby Sean40474 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:39 pm

I played a DoD course last year during the winter for sh!ts and grins and managed to shoot 2 down, I putted left handed too. Talk about training your brain, I really had to think about it and reverse everything. I didn't throw any FHs or OHs though, just BH.

I do agree with those before me, it is nice to have more lines or options open up to you when you're in the sh!t or otherwise.
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Re: playing with your off hand

Postby dgdave » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:46 am

I hear it feels like a totally different person.
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