keltik wrote:I was spectating the 09 USDGC and while viewing the distance comp qualifying rounds one of the anatomy/physiology professors from Winthrop U. was out there measuring the flexibility and body dimensions of Paul MacBeth (he had just bombed one). So I got nosy/curious and went up to see what he was doing. well he also had a device that you squeeze to measure grip strength. He said he would give $100 to anyone that could squeeze more than 80lbs. being the broke strapping young lad that I was I said "lemme see that". well I only got like 60lb. Paul I think got like a 55 or 60 (he's not a very big guy). after a few people tried, the professor said Avery Jenkins only squeezed a 65.
I guess the moral of this story is that grip strength does help but technique is still king.
Blake_T wrote:grip strength has a lot to do with it, but if your form/timing are bad, it's all moot. in addition to strength, hand-size has a LOT to do with how much force you can exert on a given rim configuration. for people with average or below average sized hands they will find a significant grip strength drop off when rims exceed a certain width.
if you aren't correctly manipulating the momentum of the disc you will get into positions where the disc is exerting more force than you can hold onto.
when timing/positions are correct, grip strength becomes one of the determining factors.
Distance between discs is much more complicated than finger strength multiplied by leverage alone. Cruise speed, spin, fade, nose angle, glide...
zj1002 wrote:mine is dead on 2.54cm(1 inch). I use a stacked power grip.
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