Switching to Power Grip for Drives

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Switching to Power Grip for Drives

Postby The Donator » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:23 pm

So I was out with Stibs today at Peninsula and we got on the topic of grips, and he looked surprised when i told him i only use the two finger grip, for every shot except putting. He told me I could probably add distance if I used the power grip. I have tried this grip several times, and every single time i either griplock it, turn it way over into a cut roller, throw it way too high, or all three. Usually its griplocked and takes a while to find. It feels beyond uncomfortable and I just cant figure it out. I tried it today and it did the same thing.

I feel I have sufficient distance and maximum control using the two finger(450-ish max), but would like to add more on more open holes. Plus, its just fun to bomb once in a while. So, just wondering if anyone has switched from the two-finger grip to the power grip and how they did it, or if anyone has any pointers in throwing with the power grip in general. Thankssssss.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:12 pm

I've always thrown with a power grip. With people I've switched from 2 or 3 fingers to power grip, it took them a little while to get used to the timing. But after they did they have noticed great improvements in their distance.
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Postby Abe Froman » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:21 pm

i usually use the 3 finger grip unless i have an open bomb shot(400+), then i switch to the power grip. i wont use the power grip for tunnel shots due to some control issues. if using the 4 finga grip i try to let go at an anny angle to even out the distance.
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Postby z-man » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:38 pm

Here's my two cents...

When I began throwing I started with 2 fingers simply because I knew no better...It felt good and I threw (or so I assumed at the time) pretty well...I moved to Des Moines after school and received many blank stares from people when I told them I only used two fingers...

Long story short...I finally switched to the power grip...It took some time to feel comfortable with it...but I can't even imagine throwing with 2 or 3 fingers anymore...I have far more control and distance with all 4 fingers resting underneath...so...though it may feel awkward...go to a field and practice throwing until it feels natural...you'll thank yourself when it finally clicks...
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Postby The Donator » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:34 am

Thats the thing, ive tried going to a field and practice it, tried it multiple times on the course in different situations, tried any/every release with it, and none have worked. I thought I would be smart enough to figure it out myself, but it seems ive tried everything, must just not be for me.
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Postby irban » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:41 pm

Maybe that's why you're the Donator instead of the Dominator. Though with a 450' drive, I don't see why you couldn't dominate occasionally (unless that's MBD. :) )
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Postby The Donator » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:48 pm

The Dominator - LMFAO...still have to do this thing called putting too. But next tourney or mini im going to have to look at some power grips of others, i think my finger placement may be off or incorrect which could throw everything off.
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:21 pm

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Postby irban » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:34 pm

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Postby nrapp41 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:38 pm

I started using two fingers also, with a walk up. When I began actually learning how to play i added a finger(3) and the x-step. I have no idea how to throw with my pinkie under the rim, and don't bother trying. So,start out with three maybe and go from there. I would think having more of your hand under the rim would increase accuracy maybe moreso than just distance. Atleast it has for me.
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Postby FB32992 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:11 pm

The way I always understood grip is that the more of your hand on the disc the better control you would have.I really couln't put up an argument tho as I have always thrown with the power grip.
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Postby dx pete » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:18 pm

nrapp41 wrote:I started using two fingers also, with a walk up. When I began actually learning how to play i added a finger(3) I have no idea how to with my pinkie under the rim, and don't bother trying. So,start out with three maybe and go from there.


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Postby nrapp41 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:46 pm

i hate you pete!
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Postby Chase20460 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:20 am

Ahh, the power grip. Welcome to the 90s.
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Postby 3x state champ runner up » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:49 pm

i too, am a two finger kind of guy, in multiple aspects of my life, as for the disc golf side of things, i've gone back and forth between both grips for a while now and i do find using the power grip works best for me on open holes where i can put it on a hyzer line and let disc do the work, it is amazing though when you do use the power grip and you put the disc on a straight line flat out of you hand it's as though that's how steady ed wanted it. also, i would say using the power grip on drives using putters like hard rhynos or wizards and midranges like rocs does give you more distance and control. just my two cents
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