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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.
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!
I swear by the NUKE.
I guess that I'll stay doing what I do, and that is using both ways to drive.
I just wish that I could get the distance that I do when I side arm the disc.
long distance right = Nuke is good
long distance left = Avenger ss
long straight I use an XS
all mids I use a z buzz
thumber = dunno can't throw one, but I've seen ppl use an Epic and get crazy weird distance.
roller = depends
tommy = can't throw that either.
I'm a full on switch thrower... forehanded I throw righty, backhanded I throw lefty. For a long time I stopped throwing forehanded, but I'm slowly getting that back into my bag of tricks.
Wouldn't a right handed flick and a left handed back have the same results.
I throw both ways with my right, and it gives opposite results. So I am assuming that a right flick and a left back would be the same.
Unfortunately they do have the same result. But I can't throw them differently.
I'm going to start practicing flicks with my left hand but doubt I'll get too far with it, and I can't throw backhand with my right either.
I throw baseballs right handed, but darts left handed. The list goes on like that for everything I do. :-(
It's all about form.
Get the form right, and there should not be any pain.
Most start out with 'the flick' and end up with the back hand as their main drive.
You can get more power.
When you throw backhand start out with 'understable' plastic so you can work on your form.
Going right into the "Nuke" only keeps you from trying.