Dogma wrote:Solid advice from crosseyed.
Lack of a comfortable BH will limit you some on courses with lots of turns/obstacles. Are you able to throw overhand?
Conan the Disctroyer wrote: it just looked like in Avery's mid range grip he does not, which I found odd.
Conan the Disctroyer wrote:My throwing style is to basically cock my wrist back, take a few small steps forward (mostly for rythm, not an Xstep), plant my front foot, pivot my rear foot, try to drive through with my hips and snap my wrist hard. I use a split power FH grip. Works good for driving, but trying to do that for midrange is just unpredictable. I either put too much on it and overshoot, or sissy throw it and flutters off.
Conan the Disctroyer wrote:Any advice? Should I force myself to BH midrange? If not, what are some good FH midrange.
Conan the Disctroyer wrote:Also, what are some good FH drivers I should be trying? I've heard the Flick is great, but I tried it and it was too overstable for me. Thanks in advance.
Mark Ellis wrote:Controlling a midrange disc with a forehand is difficult. It is almost an art form, requiring a lot of practice.
Dial back on power and just try to make the disc fly dead nuts straight. It sounds simple but it is not. The key is to release the disc flat-perfectly flat-with a release which doesn't have a lot of flutter. So smooth, easy and flat. Even though you are throwing easy you still need a strong enough grip so the disc comes out cleanly. If the disc comes out of your hand like a wounded duck then you are not releasing cleanly, sometimes due to not squeezing tightly enough.
With a plate in your shoulder (must be fun going through metal detectors) you may not be able to practice enough to get good at backhand shots. No worry, just learn the forehand.
The fastest way to learn is to play catch with a buddy, starting at 40 feet with putters and gradually moving back until you need to switch to midranges. Purposely work on straight lines as well as hyzers and anhyzers.
Relatively stable or understable mids will work best for straight lines. So Buzzz's, Meteors or Stratus's (I have heard a rumor that companies other than Discraft make midranges too but I don't know much about them ) should work well. For practicing, it is nice to have a stack of Mids. The cheapest way is to buy used discs from players who have a bunch of discs in their trunks they don't use or find a Play It Again Sports or other retail shop that sells used discs.
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