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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.
its only semantics...unique lexicons always lead to development of pet peeves--I've always referred to it as a 'flick'--
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.
I feel that forehand and backhand kinda go together . I don't think you can pitch a baseball backhand.
Releasing an object. Hummmm. You might have something there. But then again you don't release anything using a backhand in racquet sports but we use that term in disc.
Flick , sidearm , forehand . I think we as a disc community should pick one and stick with it.
I know! The PDGA should decide!
ARRRGH! What have i started. lol
Yeah....about as functional as an inflatable dart board.
Total Chaos
....is that after you pick????
Your arm is at your side when you throw backhand. A backhand could be a sidearm. Its gotta be forehand!!

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