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Category: Developing a Style
Type: Tip

FORWARD AND REVERSE PITCH




Q. Could you explain to me what forward pitch, and reverse pitch means in the thumbhole. I read that it might be a good idea to try a little forward pitch in the thumbhole for a better release, would this mean the angle the thumbhole is drilled?

A. Yes this means the thumb pitch would be going toward the fingers (forward.) Reverse pitch is going back away from the fingers. You would not use much forward pitch. This advice also depends on the span. I use 1/8 forward myself. I have a very short span. I changed to the forward pitch on the advice of Ron Hoppe he is an expert at fitting a ball. You should always check with an expert before making a major grip change. I used to use 1/4 reverse and this caused me to squeeze the ball to hang on. With forward pitch I can use a relaxed grip without the squeeze.

Submitted by: Bob Korth


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