Underhand setup question

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  1. LZNam

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    When throwing underhanded do you use the same dice setup as you would if you are throwing overhanded?

    I have tried underhanded a few times but it felt uncomfortable. Do to lack of practice.
     
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  2. Hardeight, Aug 10, 2011

    Hardeight

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    Overhanded?I cant imagine having much control its not pitching a baseball.I have only seen one dude throw overhand and have success he hit 2 points and 20 rolls but never seen him again.
     
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    I believe some people call it an overhand throw while others may call in a backhand throw. If they are not the same I stand corrected.
     
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  4. DeMango, Aug 10, 2011

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    This isn't rocket science. Palm up = underhand. Palm down = overhand. Could be called backhanded. but the former is the accepted designation.
     
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  5. Hardeight, Aug 11, 2011

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    ok I see what you mean now.I use a tong grip so I am assuming thats overhand
     
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  6. $nakeEye$, Aug 11, 2011

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    LZ -

    Let me say this about that -

    In my overhand toss set-up - if I am setting the 3V - my left green die would have 4 on top and the 1 facing me - my right red die would have the 4 on top and the 5 facing me -

    FOR TRACKING PURPOSES ONLY - USING BONETRACKER SOFTWARE - I switch / transpose the dice - I put the red die to the left and the green die to the right -

    WHEN I AM THROWING UNDERHANDED !

    The reason that I do that is because when I turn my hand over from the O/H grip the dice are now " out of synch " with my tracking results -

    It is easier to show this than it is to try and explain -

    In my opinion - turning your hand over should have no bearing on the outcome of the dice set - unless you are totally proficient where you can hit " top side " numbers - " bottom side " numbers - or " quarter pitch " numbers with consistancy !

    Additionally, as this throwing technique is comparable to " bowling " one needs to a have some sort of a backswing arc to accomplish this throw -

    Hence it is not doable from table end - only from S1 - Hook positions.
     
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  7. $nakeEye$, Aug 11, 2011

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    Yes, you are correct -

    The palm down throw is commonly referred to as an " overhand or backhand " throw as oppossed to an under handed throw as in bowling !
     
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  8. $nakeEye$, Aug 11, 2011

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    If your palm is facing " down " you are correct !
     
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