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Dan Weinert

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Backhand vs Forehand
« on: August 01, 2007, 10:43:47 AM »
How many of you throw exclusively backhand?

How many of you throw exclusively forehand?

How many can throw both?

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Re: Backhand vs Forehand
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 04:34:12 PM »
I can throw both, although my distance with my backhand is much better. I will throw a forehand shot in certain situations, depending on dump angle, terrain/slope, wind, etc...

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Re: Backhand vs Forehand
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 04:51:19 PM »
I'm a lefty, and can throw both ways. I haven't been playing very long and, at first, the backhand throw was the only way I could throw and get any type of considerable distance. Unfortunately, I could only get discs to curve to the right that way-- even if I used an understable disc.

I started throwing forehand with an Orc so that I could get the disc to curve to the left. I use a very light grip for these kinds of throws. The disc doesn't go very far, but it is good for those short dogleg-lefts, or for avoiding the huge drop-offs on 2 and 12 at Cliff Drive. ;D

After a while I figured out that if I changed my grip a bit and held the disc a bit tighter, I could make a fairly long and straight throw with my forehand. This is great when I do it properly, but sometimes I think I throw it too hard, causing the disc to flip.

I need to work on consistency on both kinds of throws. My muscle memory sucks so usually I just have to take the good with the bad...

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Re: Backhand vs Forehand
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 09:06:34 PM »
I can throw both.... The C.E.Firebird is what I use for both....
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Re: Backhand vs Forehand
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007, 10:28:15 AM »
Sometimes a backhand with your other hand will give you the touch you need (like a 75-foot upshot) so you don't overpower a forehand.
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Re: Backhand vs Forehand
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2007, 12:25:35 PM »
I throw both, but with opposite hands.  LHFH, RHBH.  The forehand only gets used if I've got to stand still, have to reach around something, or am trying to hit a gap so small I don't want to take my eye off the target.