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Author Topic: Throwing in the wet  (Read 22660 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008, 10:05:40 AM »

I have this same problem, and I tried using gloves (specific ulti gloves too) thinking it would solve the problem.

It didn't, which suggests it's a technique problem and not necessarily just about traction.

Having said that I find that a muddly disc is a lot worse than just a wet disc as the mud seems to create more of a frictionless surface.

At this point I'm assuming I'm actually letting go of the disc too early - or even gripping incorrectly, i.e. with all the force between thumb and rim.
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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2008, 08:04:00 PM »

mmm, I agree. Dirt, sand and muddy tend to upset my grip on the disc. Which affects my accuracy.

I always wipe down the disc if I pick it up from a dead turn situation. Shirt gets dirty, but i complete more passes.

Maybe try getting a bucket of water (or a hose) and going for a throw with a friend. Wet the disc before you go to throw and practice throwing with a wet disc. It will help you get used to the way you have to hold and throw it.

Can't do any harm. Especially if you can already throw a dry disc.


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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2009, 02:17:53 PM »

I just played in the rain Saturday and tanked a few throws until I settled down.

The trick was to just make sure you concentrate more on the throw. At first I just assumed I could still throw like I always do, and that was not right at all. Once I put more concentration into the throw instead of thinking about the cut after the throw they came back around.

Focus, make sure your footwork is good, go back to basics, all that fun stuff that comes second nature after awhile.
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