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Slips at the hit

Postby ELItheICEman » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:26 pm

I've been developing my technique for the past year and a half according to the multitude of information here, and I'm at the point where I'm feeling where the hit point should be, but I can't seem to hang on long enough. It doesn't seem to make any difference whether I use the "rail" technique or Blake's "Secret Technique" - the same problem plagues me in both cases.

From what I remember reading here, you're supposed to clamp down on the disc as hard as you can when you pass the critical hit point. The thought just struck me that I may be misinterpreting this. I've been just clamping my thumb-index joint, which is the final rip point and the point of disc pivot. I assumed that clamping with the other fingers would cause grip lock, and so I haven't been doing that. Should I be?
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Re: Slips at the hit

Postby turso » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:32 pm

You should. Griplock is nothing but mistimed power transfer(too late), and slip is the same in most cases, just too early on the power, but can be caused by other timing errors as well, too late on the grip power for example.
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Re: Slips at the hit

Postby ELItheICEman » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:06 pm

Sounds like I need to give that a try. I may have tried it a few times in the past but without the proper timing.
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Re: Slips at the hit

Postby JR » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:19 pm

Lack of gripping power is a very real issue and that could come from total power or the thumb alone. You might have dry skin or too sweaty skin or subconscious protection of the arm by automatic reduction of gripping strength going on too.
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