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I've played this game for a long time (30+ yrs) . All this time the term sidearm has bothered me. Isn't it really a forehand like tennis & racketball ? It's the same motion right ? Why create a new word that needs an explanation ?  I think what I'm driving at is the publics perception of our terminology.

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I use sidearm as the term because of baseball , Dan Quisenberry anyone?
I'm with ya Marsh !!! everybody stop calling it sidearm...It's a forehand throw...dammit!!!
So how come they are not called forehand pitchers?
I don't need fore hands to drink a pitcher...damn slackers..buy your own beer.
I feel that forehand and backhand kinda go together . I don't think you can pitch a baseball backhand.
Yeah....about as functional as an inflatable dart board.
In pitching sidearm is used to distinguish it from overhand. In both cases the palm, front or "fore" part of the hand is facing the direction the ball is going. In Tennis the term forehand is used to distinguish it from backhand for obvious reasons. Which one seems more accurate in a disc golf setting?
its only semantics...unique lexicons always lead to development of pet peeves--I've always referred to it as a 'flick'--
....is that after you pick????
'if we pick, do we not bleed!?'
Seinfeld. Well done.
I opt for...The skipping rock throw, but that's just me. Maybe Sidearm is used. Due to the fact you are releasing the object. Forehand you are not? Heck, I've heard both. No big.

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