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Ambidextrous Players Aren't Cheating: Are you a fan of throwing with either hand? Has your sidearm shot never come around? Sometimes throwing with the other hand is all you need...

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When And Why to Throw Opposite Handed

Started by CD Player Mar 24, 2008.

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Comment by Tom Chipps on April 7, 2009 at 11:07pm
Long open drives: Right arm forehand, Right arm Tomahawk, and Right arm forehand roller.
Short holes, Midrange, and Putting: Left arm backhand
I'm all messed up, but it helps me in most situations. I wish I could throw a right arm backhand but it feels and looks horrible. I consider myself right handed but much more accurate lefty.
Comment by THE J.P. on March 10, 2009 at 12:44pm
It was great when I played ultimate in a league....I throw 4diff ways right handed accurately and 3diff ways left handed accurately, My throws were rarely blocked. ....In disc golf I'm right handed but have a good lefty roller.
Comment by Gnome Hunter on January 25, 2009 at 8:27pm
i am a left originally but ive worked on my right handed shot to the point where i comfortable with it on shots out to about 200-250 ft. well i was comfortable with it at the end the fall. haha
Comment by Brandon Swanson on January 7, 2009 at 8:05am
I am an odd mix. I use my right hand for backhand and sidearm, but then I throw most overheads with my left hand. I throw some hammer shot with my right to get out of trouble though. I do many things with one hand or the other...throw left (baseball), hockey left, golf right, bowl either, write right, skip rocks left. I don't know how I ended up this way...

I threw lefty backhand for a while thinking I'd have better success than with a right sidearm, but I've found that to not be the case. It takes a lot of time practicing lefty backhand and I don't have much time to practice. I scrapped it mostly (I CAN throw it up to 150 with great accuracy) as I play ultimate every other week now and the righty forehand is a MUST for me there, so the shot is coming around on its own.
Comment by Pure Disc Golf dot Com on December 24, 2008 at 12:56am
I live on my sidearm shot so I don't need to throw lefty too much. I broke my hand back in 1999 so I had to start throwing lefty. Mainly to subside my urge to play golf while I had my cast on. I picked it up pretty well and now can throw upwards of 350ft with decent accuracy. Peace

Andrew Rich
Team Innova
Roots Roc Reggae
www.purediscgolf.com
Comment by BARNES on October 17, 2008 at 11:43pm
Hey everyone! It's nice to see that I am not the only one. I never had a horrible accident or any seriuos injury that lead me to throw with both hands, only the passion to better my game.

AMBI'S RULE!!!!
Comment by Alessa on July 29, 2008 at 9:55am
Hi guys, I had to start playing left handed about 3 month ago after I accidentally slamed my right hand into a tree (playing DG of course ;) ) and broke my 5th middle hand bone. Shit happens ^^ Although I shouldn't have played with that splint on, because the extra weight caused a back injury on top of everything. But I ain't complaining because last weekend I played the Potsdam Open and for the first time was able to throw with my right hand again. Damn, I love being a ambidextrous player - sometimes accidents can cause good things ;) Now I only have to practice hard and than I'll be rockn' Germany as the only ambidextrous female player ^^
Comment by The Chancellor on July 17, 2008 at 12:02am
Been throwing RHBH for about 6 years.
Been throwing LHBH as well for the last 3.
Makes things SO much simpler.
:D
Comment by T-Rude ( R ) on June 27, 2008 at 11:22pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh6Hywfmofk

My left handed shot almost looks better!
Comment by Ben Calhoun on June 25, 2008 at 10:04pm
Ha I just got my first left hand ace today! Only about 130' but it felt goooood.
 

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