I was lucky to be able to throw 3 hours in the field today. Yesterday i cleaned up my disc releases by switching to pinkyless stack fork grip. Today i brought more attention to not pushing in the fingers into the disc across the rim to ensure not having the bottoms of the discs scraping against the top of my index finger. As a result i aligned the ring and middle fingers more vertical. More success
Since i already had reduced the finger to rim surface area, i thought to go all out and only touched the rim with the outermost portion of the ring and index fingers. That is for the larger radius of the pivot. I do usually get a little more D this way and a spinnier flight, but there is no major distance jump for me.
Grip strength was certainly an issue, because i had many hours on the field yesterday too and am pretty well exhausted and 46F. I had early slips more often with only the finger prints touching the discs. It was more difficult to maintain angles with outer parts of the fingers only touching the disc. But i was exhausted, when i started to try this way of throwing. The less finger contact there is the weaker the grip and the more the disc pivots so pinch power and wrist angle controlling muscle power requirement is higher than with any other way of throwing except using fewer fingers on the disc.
I had a few better wrist stopping attempts as usual, but with the winds changing constantly i could not say if there was any distance changes. I had more grip locks than ever. And the discs slipped off of the ring finger judging by the feeling and redness of that finger and definite grip locks launching off of that finger. I've never had as many grip locks as with rubber drivers today early in the session and Rocs late in the session.
The added oomph and speed and possibly slightly more spin on some of the throws with the three finger stack fork grip gripped with finger tips only showed best in flight patterns of understable and Gyro mids (was doing a mid shoot out with the new for me grip). Comets and Axes being the biggest improvements. No flip to Axes without wrist rolls or the hips tilting to the side. Comets had their flip lessened some more after a more vertical finger positioning separated the bead from the index finger top. No scraping
And i was doing a almost full speed run ups with full reach backs this time
Winds mess with results like accentuating the problems of Buzzzes in rear wind ranging. ESP glides better than Z, but the ESP thrown low and dropped by the wind can easily slap the disc down at 290' on a full rip for me. And a little higher toss carried by the wind gave me my longest Buzzz toss ever at 367'. Comets maxed out at 360'. Fair bit of rear wind. Clear Ion 310' with almost a full reach back medium speed run up, but more relaxed and slow body and arm motions until the late acceleration had no flips. All of these were line drives. There was one major finger sticking fail in one throw with the Ion so it's still susceptible. So far it looks like i still have issues with tall discs. I wasn't able to minimize the amount of distance my ring and middle fingers were inside the Ion.
Having fingers like a pianist should definitely add to disc pivot arcing power and spin.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.