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New Grip Article

Postby Blake_T » Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:14 am

i have uploaded the first draft of my grip article. i expect it will go through 2-3 revisions before it "goes live." it's kind of dry, but i'm thinking that's because i supplimented it heavily with pictures. i will post here when each revision is made until the final copy.

http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources ... ipit.shtml
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Postby Chucknplastic » Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:38 am

nice blake.

bonepane grip? i've never seen anyone throw liek that.
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Postby Blake_T » Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:56 am

harold duvall used it when he won the worlds in ~'83 i think.
it also held several distance records in the pre-bevelled edged era and i know dave dunipace used it when he set the distance record in ~'81 at ~458'
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Postby Blake_T » Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:54 pm

the first "final draft" of the article is live now... i have already made and probably will be making some small adjustments over the next few days.
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Postby Jobuu » Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:19 am

I read this yesterday then went to the course to try it out. I after a few holes of warming up I made a conscious effort to put the base of my thumb down first. I cant tell you what a difference it made. My throws are 15-20 ft longer, lower, and straighter. I showed my friend and he was also amazed.

Before, we would keep the thumb pad on the disc with a bent thumb. Now, we let it lay flat with the fat on the disc. I cant believe it made that much difference.

To the people out there who thought they had a problem getting "the snap" I suggest trying this. I had the snap all the time. I guess I was just releasing the disc with the nose slightly up and the disc would just stall out. That solved that problem!!!

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Postby jimmythegroundhog » Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:21 pm

I agree, after reading the article over the past few days I went out and just adjusted my thumb a little.
Boy was there a difference, some of my straightest and farthest throws ever.
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Postby Blake_T » Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:06 am

glad to hear positive results.
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Postby JacksWeather » Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:09 am

definitely clears alot up, the pictures are very helpful, very good idea to put up that in depth an article on grip, and done very thoroughly too, gj
Today seems like a good day to toss a disc or two.
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I try to throw just like that, but sometimes I really suck.
Some say I need to get the axing, chalk it up to bad luck.
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Postby garublador » Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:06 am

Coincidently, grip is the part of my technique that I'm working on at the moment, so the grip article came just in time. The discussion on rip and lock points helped me diagnose some problems with my grip and I think I've added another level of consistency to my throws...but we'll see how that turns out over time. The "thumb forward" concept was also a breakthrough that's added a ton of consistency to my release. I was even able to duce the elusive hole 8 at Edina the other day using what I learned in the article.
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