icecream cone toss where is your index finger?

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  1. taurussable

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    is it touching the the absolute bottom of ball, or is it a little bit to the left? (for a rightie)

    sry i meant the ring finger, the index finger is obviously on the left of the ball.


    Want figure out how much to spread the index, middle and ring finger, I think the pinkie is off the ball during the toss.
     
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  2. WildVolley

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    For the ice cream cone toss it definitely better not be at the bottom of the ball. It is on the left of the ball above the center at the start of the toss. The index finger is just basically holding the ball in place and as the arm moves up, the fingers release the ball at about head height or a little higher.
     
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    Thanks WV, fixed typo, I meant ring finger sorry.
     
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  4. WildVolley

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    OK, that makes more sense. When I do the toss, which I believe is sort of an ice-cream cone style, the ring finger isn't quite at the very bottom of the ball when I start. My pinkie may actually be all the way under the ball.

    I don't think that much about the finger position. I just cradle the ball in my fingers and toss with a gentle basically straight arm throw. Think lifting the ball from the shoulder and releasing your fingers if you are flicking it.

    The two issues with learning the toss are having a consistent motion and deciding on the proper target.
     
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