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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:42 am

This is the Grip page in the Video Manual http://www.sexyloops.com/flycast/the-grip/

Thumb-on-top and palm-forward.

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Post by crh611 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:40 am

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.

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:01 am

Good question Charles! Generally I recommend keeping the reel pointing downwards and rotating the hand slightly around the grip to enable this.

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Post by clayed21085 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:46 am

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.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:41 am

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 :)

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Post by clayed21085 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:12 am

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.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:41 am

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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.

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