Blake_T wrote:fingers like rubber bands = the slingshot of tendon bounce.
as for putting motions, you can only spring the fingers if it's perfectly timed with the stopping motion of the rest of the arm. this is why i stop my motion early on putts, to ensure clean spring.
Glad to hear that at least one part of my putting stroke ain't a horrible mess then
I think I've always tried to extend the elbow straight and after learning about the finger spring it was a natural extension the arm straightening for me. It really is a seamless natural follow up to the arm motion for me. I don't have to think of it. I do need to concentrate on stopping the wrist though.
On drives the rubber band thing happens for me from the wrist curled back position to wrist stopping but not a lot after that so far and what happens isn't conscious but a natural result of momentum. Just like finger spring on a putt. Momentum is the key. Drives are way too fast for me to try to extend the fingers under own power consciously to straight pinching the disc between the thumb and the index finger. I had some success with approach power and a little finger extension motion to maybe one fifth straight but don't think they work fast enough for faster throws or extending to straight on approach power. Intriguing possibility for younger faster fingered people than me. My work history and age probably prevents me from having supafast finger spring ever needed for longer throws.
I don't mind really because what I got seemed very promising indeed. I only hope I can incorporate even a part of what I gained into drives. Using Brad's terms the arrow in the Fling hasn't moved enough in degrees for me from the pivot between pinched thumb and index finger ever before. Compared to how much more I got on approach power today not curling my fingers to the rim of the disc.
The next time I'm able to hit a practice field I absolutely must try different grip variations. I fear that for me being injured pinching hard enough with thumb and index is impossible for best possible spin addition to the disc from the pivot between said fingers. Early slippage threat with index not curled to the rim might be counterable with the help of adding more fingers and varying their pressure in direction and power. Stokely and dgdave don't seem to suffer too badly from not curling the fingers after all although for the rest of us that may be detrimental.
I haven't been able find a perfect curled finger grip vs under the disc grip for as good a disc pivot between the thumb and the index. Especially combined with extending the fingers even a bit. It feels like with curled fingers the disc isn't gaining pivot=added spin although the feeling may be false. I don't feel the disc move back to front. The rip is instantaneous if the feeling is to be believed not allowing for the disc to move forward and pivot. It seems that I'm loosing as much or more spin than with a wrist that is locked throughout the whole throw. I've tried to vary grip power to no avail. Early slippages to grip locks and no pivot anywhere that I can feel. Any tips are greatly appreciated.
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.