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The Grip

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:42 am
by Paul Arden
This is the Grip page in the Video Manual http://www.sexyloops.com/flycast/the-grip/

Thumb-on-top and palm-forward.

Cheers, Paul

The Grip

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:40 am
by crh611
Paul,
On the variation that you describe in the video with a slight turn of the wrist, should the reel and line be kept inline with the target or turned out to the side. It would seem to me that with the reel pointing outward instead of downward would act as a weight that is outside the target line and may affect the tracking. Would it be acceptable to turn the wrist slightly yet still have the reel inline with the forearm, target line, etc. I am just asking to learn.

Regards
Charles

The Grip

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:01 am
by Paul Arden
Good question Charles! Generally I recommend keeping the reel pointing downwards and rotating the hand slightly around the grip to enable this.

Cheers, Paul

Re: The Grip

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:46 am
by clayed21085
I seem to throw less tails with my thumb flat on the cork, when I try a variation like the v grip I start to run into problems, the reason for this I'm not entirely certain, it feels like a weaker hold for me. With he thumb flat on the cork I guess I mean the classic hold everyone is initially taught.

Re: The Grip

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:41 am
by Paul Arden
This is my default grip:
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I’m not sure why a change of grip By itself should be causing problems. The only think I can think of is that it changes the way you are using your wrist and that this is causing the problem!

Some video would be good :)

Cheers, Paul

Re: The Grip

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:12 am
by clayed21085
Interesting enough, as a meat cutter by trade I've switched to a "v grip" while holding the knife in the last few years as it feels stronger. Because of my profession I deal with a tired wrist alot so I have to be careful.
I personally think how you grip the rod can make a dramatic difference, but that's just my opinion, how you "feel" the rod is very personal.

Re: The Grip

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:41 am
by Paul Arden
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I like to look at the wrist use.

Many traditionally teach and use Ulnar Deviation (thumb on top).
V-grip is Flexion as is my Crooked Thumb (with palm forward).
Torque Twist is supination.
Cradle-grip (fingers) is Ulnar Deviation but most of the rotation comes from closing the fingers.

Cheers, Paul