Steady 26542 wrote:I'm not sure I see a benefit to that but I'll try it anyway.
Don't worry, you'll see the benifit. Without getting the thumb forward you won't be able to focus the pressure from your index finger correctly and will miss out on a lot of "smash factor." Trying to get the disc above the seam in your hand without the thumb forward will result in a weak grip. That could have something to do with the distance loss.
I understand trying to fix one thing at once. I've been playing about the same amount of time and if I'm able to get one breakthough per season and have it stick I'm happy. The grip breakthrough was two seasons ago and it's huge. I agree with the order you've picked to try and improve. I've also been fiding that's it's really a "one step back, two steps forward" type process. I've built up to the 360' plateu 3 or 4 times now, each time fixing something that makes it easier to throw that far, control my discs or throw slower discs.
Congrads on getting that good, too. I've never played in a sanctioned tournament, but I can't imagine my rating would be any higer than 900 if I had.