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I'm a frustrated left-handed forehand thrower who started playing Spring 2010 and I need some advice on getting better distance and more consistent throws.
I don't have the arm strength or athleticism to get decent distance on a backhand throw (LH or RH), so I've gravitated to driving LHFH for anything but really short hyzer holes of less than 200 feet. My results have been less than spectacular, with my best drives going about 275 feet (and there are few of those).
I've seen all the videos online and read numerous articles, but I have some questions that I would like to know the finals answers to.
Question 1, The Grip. I've tried stacking my fingers and tucking the index behind the middle, but I can't get any control unless I use the fan/spread grip with middle finger against the inside rim and the index against the underside pointing to the center. My question has to do with the positioning of the thumb in my grip. I've heard that it should run towards my middle finger and pinch there, and I've heard that it should run parallel with my index finger and pinch on the joint where the index finger meets the hand. Is there a consensus on this?
Question 2, The Snap. I understand what snap is on a backhand throw but what exactly is the snap on a forehand throw? How do I know if I'm getting it/enough of it? What am I looking for from the disc? What am I looking for physically from my arm/hand?
Question 3, The Follow-Through. I've found conflicting advice regarding what the follow-through should look like (or if there should be any follow-through at all). Some places tell you to let the disc pull itself from your grip as your arm makes a full move around your body, but others say to stop your arm abruptly, which causes the disc to eject. Which is correct? In either technique, where should the release point be?
I'm sure I'll have more questions if this gets discussed, but getting some answers to these would help me.