People tend to have a lot more OAT on their FH throws than they think, especially when they are trying to throw for power.
Frank Delicious wrote:I throw flat, no fade flicks when the line sets up better to my eye forehand. The good thing about having both throws is you can do stuff like that.
Yeah these shots are a lot of fun. I've been using standstill putter flick approaches a lot recently in places where a BH would work fine, but I've found in the 60-150' range FH ups feel super accurate.
I've been messing around at shorter courses and wooded courses by bringing out a bag with 6-8 Ions and an Axis or two. All the shorter holes I'll throw 3 or 4 BH putter drives, then do the same for FH. It's improved my FH form dramatically and now I feel confident shaping lines with any disc in my bag, which is much different than just being able to flick anything to make it go fairly straight.
I think some people really underestimate the overall utility of certain shots. With forehands in particular it seems people don't often think to say, take a wide stance and throw a touch 100' forehand anhyzer approach when you've got a weird spot to throw from in the woods. It seems like a lot of players have a great focus on BH and learning to disc down, shape lines and control slow discs, but for some reason when it comes to FH none of this form or discing down stuff applies anymore and just throw dump hyzers with overstable plastic all day and you're pro. I mean just read through this thread. What DGR reader would train his sub-300' BH throw with a Firebird? He'd get laughed off the board. But FH that's cool.