In this write up lies the following:
DGR wrote:A solid, strong grip will have pressure between the index finger and the ball of your thumb or lower (between the ball of the thumb and the joint). A common grip problem is applying thumb pressure with the very tip of the thumb. Not only is this grip weaker but it also causes the pressure to be applied at an angle that will effect the disc orientation at the release. The end result is a dipping of the back and outter edges of the disc resulting in a nose up release at a hyzer angle. Since a nose down throw is required for maximum distance and glide, this problem can have adverse affects on your distance and accuracy. Changing your thumb pressure to having your thumb more flat and pressure from the ball of your thumb or lower should help to achieve a nose down release on your desired angle.
Will somebody please help me understand the anatomy here?
The most distal part of the thumb (from the palm) inward would be; tip of thumb, pad of thumb, joint, not sure what to call this part, joint, meat at base of thumb.
Where does the 'ball' lie? I'm getting some nose angle issues that I never used to have, and am having issues ridding myself of it. This thumb pressure idea makes sense to me, but I just want to be clear as to where on my thumb I am generating the pressure.