jbl wrote:Basically I want to learn how to throw sidearm for my main drive in an open fairway and anhyzer shots. I also want to have a clean backhand for hyzer shots. I have a pretty steady backhand as it is, and I can throw about 350' if the drive is right. I have been tweaking it, though, so that I am using less and less power from the arm and gaining more power from the body. So it gets wacky from time to time. I'm still fine tuning it but I am getting more distance as time goes on.
But as far as my sidearm, I am realizing that you can generate some obscene distances with it. Not only that, but I feel like it comes easier to me.
I am willing to put in the work to get down this shot, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated. For example, is there a certain disc I should practice with in order to generate proper technique? Any discers I should check out to get an idea of what I am going for?
Most of the discs recommend here would be horrible to learn
FH with if that's where you're at.
If you're looking for learn how to FH I'd suggest neutral putters and mids. Why? They will tell you when you fuck up. If you start with drivers you might be releasing with a lot of off axis torque but they might cover it up. Pick discs that you know
you can make fly straight with a backhand throw....stuff like a Wizard/Aviar/Ion, Axis/Roc/Buzz, Teebird/TL/JLS. Then try to forehand it. If it turns over, you've got OAT.
I have been playing forehand putter rounds lately and it's a very quick way to clean up your form. I would recommend taking this route if int he future you want to be able to shape FH lines, have a clean OAT free release, and be able to throw any disc you want forehand. The top FH players out there use a wide variety of discs, not just Firebirds/Xcals/Bosses etc. Any disc you can backhand, you can forehand as well. There is no such thing as a forehand driver or a backhand driver.
One of my favorite FH players to watch right now is Jeremy Koling. He's just absurdly smooth.
Pretty much everything recommended in this thread will be just be a quick fix for an OATy speed based FH that will not be versatile anytime soon. Imagine what your backhand throw would look like if the only disc you ever threw was a Firebird. Sounds ridiculous when you think of it that way doesn't it? (Bear in mind I'm no expert, I just see no reason to apply most of the ideas involved in developing a clean BH to FH too, because it's been working great for me).