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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 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.
Thank you. I have seen most people throw throw backhand further then their forehand. My only excuse for my forehand being further is that I use to play baseball when I was young. My position was center fielder. I know that kids were trained to throw to the cut off man and that person throws to home field. When things got to be a crunch, I was able to throw from Center field to Home plate.
I played at Tuscawilla this Sunday, I thought that a week off would be enough rest for my injured "right Lat and Pec". I was wrong. By the forth hole, I was in pain when I drove. And since I was in pain during my drives, my discs did not fly like I wanted them to. I decided not to play Disc Golf for a while so hopefully I can rest my muscles enough to compete at the Daytona Open. I have demoted myself to being Pattie's caddy and beer boy.
Besides motrin, rest or inactivity of the sport, stretching to keep them from contracting up, and "Icey Hot".......................
Is there anything else that I can do?