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Re: Disc Golf Myths

Postby jubuttib » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:57 am

JR wrote:Floating weight Blizzards may have changed that.
No, they haven't. They might have messed up your timing though, I know they messed up mine for a while.
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Re: Disc Golf Myths

Postby JR » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:40 am

I wouldn't be so sure about that because it feels normal because i've thrown sub 150s for years. Of course working on finger strength and late acceleration matter too.
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Re: Disc Golf Myths

Postby andrew » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:25 pm

My girlfriend generates very little power on her throw (but she's cute so who cares) and I can see that she griplocks if she uses anything other than a two-finger grip. But I don't know that you could throw 300 feet and griplock. At that distance, it seems to me the problem turns into OAT.
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Re: Disc Golf Myths

Postby Jewdy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:39 pm

My whole point is that "griplocking" probably doesn't have to do with grip. It is more likely not pulling in a straight enough line into the apex, not creating sharp enough of an apex, or accelerating to early resulting in a slow down into the apex that allows you to hold onto the disc. By taking fingers off the disc you are just creating a weak enough grip to allow yourself to have flaws in your form.AKA- Treating the symptom not the disease.
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Re: Disc Golf Myths

Postby andrew » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:32 pm

Yes, I agree telling someone to use a weaker grip to "fix" griplock is lazy advice at best. I sort of spent a couple rounds trying to get my girlfriend to eject the disc with more force but she seems to have fun just throwing it 100 feet so I gave up before getting on her nerves....

Tis a myth that giving advice is always helpful (to get back on topic).
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