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I am a right handed player. I throw back and as well as forehand. I get my distance driving forehand. My favorite is the "NUKE". When I backhand it, it goes to the left. When Forehanded, it goes to the right. As of late, I have been hurting myself when I backhand. So I want to be a full time forehander. It allows me to see or keep an eye on my target. I take less steps (generally only two) so there's less chance of messing up, and I drive a hell of a lot further when i forehand throw a disc. Lastly, I have not injoured myself driving forehanded.
So I am thinking of only being a forehanded thrower. I know that being a "switch hitter" has it's benefits. But I think I should find one style and master it versus being a decent "Jack of all trades".
So when throwing right forehanded which Discs are best for...............
Long Distance right
Long Distance left
Long Distance straight
I primarily throw Discraft. But I do have other disc in my bag like Innova, Ching, Ion, Aerobie, and Millennium
Yes I understand that I may have to start over. So you right handed forehand throwers or flickers, please give your input.
One problem I've encountered over the many years of throwing is arthritis now in my right wrist.Flicking is almost out of the question,so my rhbh is my main throw.Something to think about when limiting your throwing style.
Flick,150 weight, is one disc that worked well when throwing forehand.
1,2 walk up bhrh throw while keeping the basket in sight works.
I have also hurt myself throwing RHBH, but stuck it out because I could not get any distance or accuracy with forehand. I am now comfortable with my throws and no pain as I am using my entire body motion as opposed to overstressing my arm, back, neck, etc. Technique is the key and you really don't have to throw that hard to get 300' plus. Below is a link to a very good article. It is very complex, I had to refer back to it from time to time before I fully understood how to implement the various techniques. You have to use the X-step and power-grip, once that is comfortable you can perfect your technique. Good Luck.
I'll just have to rest my body as much as possible. Remember technique, and proper throwing. Maybe I'll stay a switch hitter. Thank you guys for your input.
Never really measured how far I can throw either way.
But I do know that I throw a hell of a lot further using the Forehand method versus the backhand.
If I am not mistaken, the recommended forehand grip is using two fingers under the dome along the edge.
If the picture is the one of me throwing the blue NUKE, the distance was not that far, so I used only one finger.
I played for the first 3 years, sidearm and always said I didn't need a backhand because I got good distance sidearm. Then after playing just way to much it got to where my elbow would hurt from sidearm and I would have to take a week or two off.... On a disc golf road trip this happened and I was forced to throw back hand to play... in the two day after that all I throw was RHBH and I have never went back! within two days I could throw 80 feet past what I was doing and my elbow no longer hurt. I still play fairway and mid-range with a sidearm as thats where my good aim is and no reason to change that up.
But I do remember my whole body hurting after the first few days of changing... but that went away as my body got used to it... and I got better.
PS. Just got a sweet eagle on a pair 4, 650 foot hole. both backhand with a Nuke!