Blake_T wrote:if you can't get all 4 fingers comfortably on the rim then there is an inherent flaw with the resting point in your hand. 3-fingers only yields more nose down than a 4-finger grip if you have an inherently flawed 4-finger grip.
I've recently been experimenting with more of a three-finger grip due to the way my pinky fingers bend (permanently and all on their own): http://nslog.com/2006/08/10/my_bent_pinky_fingers
. I can grip with four fingers but sometimes if I don't pay attention my pinky finger will overlap my ring finger slightly.
My current experimenting grip is somewhat like this one:
Sometimes my four-finger grip is like this one but with the pinky a little more overlapping the ring finger:
Blake_T wrote:throwing well with 3 and crappy with 4 is not a choice and indicates problems in the fundamentals of the grip.
there's a huge difference between preference and necessity.
So you ONLY recommend a four-finger grip? Or has your opinion changed in the past two years?
Blake_T wrote:i've been giving lessons for almost a decade now and never come across someone who had 5 fingers on their throwing hand that couldn't do a 4-finger grip properly. i've worked with 40+ players who claimed they couldn't but they all had the same issue with disc alignment.
Do you still feel the same? I'll include some video of my grip in the next submission. I don't feel like my pinky does much to help me, and it's sometimes annoying when it overlaps, but I can make sure it doesn't and use all four fingers if there's some real advantage, too.
Everywhere I go people seem to disagree on three or four fingers. For every person that says 4 gives them more power and control someone else will say 3 gives them more power and control.