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Subject: A legal flick? rss

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Trevor Franklin
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Hi, I'm new to crokinole and already it's in my top 10 games of all time.
When flicking the disc, is it legal to just use 1 finger, without actually "flicking" it against your thumb? Basically, pushing the disc with one finger. I'm not sure it's any advantage, I just know some people who automatically try to do it that way. Seems like less power, but maybe easier for a new player than a real flick.
 
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Blorb Plorbst
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Perfectly legal and if you watch some videos you'll notice that it's rare that people flex the index finger against the thumb.

More common is to steady the disc between the thumb and middle finger and flex the index finger (gently against the board)
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John Grapentine
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I've been up to the World Crokinole Championship in Tavistock, Canada, and I believe the main stipulation about a legal shot is that the hand cannot move, only the fingers or thumb.
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Trevor Franklin
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This makes sense. I was able to explain to some new folks last night that any flick is legal as long as you're only using 1 finger to move the disc. One of the players never could find a flick that she could use though. She insisted on flicking sideways, which I personally think is hard.
 
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