So forehand usually hurts to throw...Today I was out with Sleepy and having just put 150 Flicks back in my bag after having some fun with them at the state championships I remembered how when my wrist hurt throwing 150 class helped a lot.
So I pulled out the Flicks and proceeded to play most of the round with them forehand. There's still a small amount of pain if I try to crank them out, but it's in a different spot (the back of my shoulder, as opposed to the right side of my spine) and isn't as intense.
I figure it's a form issue, and since I still had my camera in the bag we took some videos.
These two are with flicks:
These are surges (yellow, orange) and a tsunami (green) - these felt like I needed to muscle them more than the flicks):
So, forehand guys... a few questions beyond the usual point out what I'm doing wrong stuff:
a) Most of these shots went high and hyzer - sounds like nose angle, but when I was throwing them flat and a few times after filming, it felt like the force of the throw was coming from a spot more towards the tips of my fingers, where normally I'm pressing against the rim with about half of my middle finger. Is there something I can try to keep in mind that will help me to not only understand what I'm doing there, but how to do it every time? The shots were definitely longer and straighter, even with the flick I tuned to be pig stable.
b) The pain I was feeling was from the back of my shoulder, but wasn't an every throw thing, and didn't last more than about a minute each time I felt it. What part of my motion is being mean to my shoulder? My back? My elbow? My wrist?
c) How much should I really be putting force into snapping my wrist around? Now, I'm giving it some, but only about as much as you'd need to say...close car door.
d) I've had better consistency and success with keeping the throws low and flat with a very gentle grip. Is this going to hurt me in the long run, or am I OK as long as I still have enough holding the disc to keep it level?