Backhand vs Forehand vs Balance

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Backhand vs Forehand vs Balance

backhand
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43%
forehand
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4%
balanced
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53%
 
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Backhand vs Forehand vs Balance

Postby covey » Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:05 pm

So as I learn my preferred driving style goes back and forth. Do you guys think it is better to develop a balanced game or are you better off begin dominant one way or the other.
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:12 am

If you go to a tournament, how many people in the advanced and pro division do you see throwing a balance of forehand and backhand? Not too many. The forehand is more of a specialty shot once you learn how to throw a proper backhand. I would say most people that play in the advanced and pro division, with the exception of Geoff Bennett, will maybe throw one or towo forehand shots per 18. Most peole can work a disc to make it go right.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:08 pm

learn both, it makes the game that much easier.

The ones you don't see throwing both in tournaments are usually the ones crying about how the course it "too lefty/righty friendly". When you can throw both it's advantage you.

one last thing...a forehand hyzer and a backhand turnover/anhyser shot have two different flight patterns.
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Postby ghstinshll » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:18 pm

Hmmm, good note Mike!

I throw primarily backhand, but there's plenty of time where pushing that sidarm shot really helps me finish "on the money" as opposed to having a long putt.
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:24 pm

MDR_3000 wrote:one last thing...a forehand hyzer and a backhand turnover/anhyser shot have two different flight patterns.


Agreed...

Hey Mike...any chance you have some S-elements that you could part with?
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What I prefer

Postby mynamemf82 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:30 am

I can throw the disc much farther forehand but it is harder to control I have been working on my back hand since i learned forehand. Alot of my friends I have trieed to teach forehand to have that shot in the bag when you need it.
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Postby ghstinshll » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:35 am

I begain only throwing forehand for my dog, where I coudl control it 150-200, and gradually began opening it up. I threw it, he brang it back, and repeat & add distance. I actually consider myself as having a pretty controlled forehand shot - and amglad i added it.
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Postby irban » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:46 pm

Nothing prettier than a long anhyzer though. JMO
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Postby ghstinshll » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:59 pm

imfiguring that out as a MoF... LOL Got some footwork to help me.
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Postby dx pete » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:32 pm

irban wrote:Nothing prettier than a long anhyzer though. JMO



agreed, however, did you see Jessica Biel in the promos for the new Adam Sandler/Kevin James movie? ugh.
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Postby strokersix » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:42 pm

Tight lines through wooded courses or controlled landings on slopes are a couple situations where having both forehand and backhand shots to choose from is a huge advantage. Extend that to putting too. Having right hand, left hand, and forehand flip putts available is also an advantage on tight courses.

Wide open courses or fairways with multiple lines I don't think it's much of a deal if you can only throw backhand, you should be able to find a line that works.
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Postby IHearChains » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:45 pm

irban wrote:Nothing prettier than a long anhyzer though. JMO



IMO a long anhyzer is equally pretty when thrown forehand!

Its rarely necessary but it's good for long left doglegs like 18 at Westlake where the 2nd shot requires an early left turn and then straight down the fairway. Tough to keep a hyzer backhand in the fairway on that shot.
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Postby smalls51691 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:33 pm

thats where you need a bigger arm to get to the bend for a straight shot to the basket. j/k i throw backhand and i only throw forehand when needed. i tried learning it but it was so uncontroled to throw distance. i can throw a forhand controled maybe 250-275 ft. beond that i throw a anny or roller
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Postby Cydisc » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:07 pm

The really accomplished players can do both.
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Postby AO » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:26 pm

IHearChains wrote:
irban wrote:Nothing prettier than a long anhyzer though. JMO



IMO a long anhyzer is equally pretty when thrown forehand!


IMO this is one of the hardest shots to execute. If your right handed and throw back hand, I would think the hyzer would be the safest and best decision.
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