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Disclaimer: Beirut (beer pong) can be played with alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, or no beverage at all. If you choose to play beirut (beer pong) with alcoholic beverages, you should be of legal drinking age and drink responsibly.


The Grip


When playing beirut (beer pong), there is no correct way to grip the ball. However, if you are having difficulty aiming your shot, or maintaining consistency, you might want to consider one of these grip alternatives.  

Basic Overhand Grip

Basic Overhand Grip

The vast majority of beirut (beer pong) players grip the ball with the one finger or two finger basic overhand grips. The ball is held between the tip of the thumb, and the tip of the index finger or the tips of the index and middle fingers. When shooting the ball, the ball is released quickly and smoothly with a slight snap of the wrist.

 
Hooked Overhand Grip

Hooked Overhand Grip (The Trigger)

A much less frequently used beirut (beer pong) grip is the hooked overhand grip, sometimes called the trigger because it is similar to the grip used when holding a gun. The ball is held between the first phalange of the thumb and the entire index finger. The ball can be aimed by lining up the tip of the thumb and the first knuckle of the index finger with a cup. When shooting the ball, the ball is released with a quick snap of the wrist that imparts a small amount of topspin to the ball.

 
Reverse Overhand Grip

Reverse Overhand Grip (The Web Slinger)

Another seldom used beirut (beer pong) grip is the reverse overhand grip. This grip is also called the web slinger, because the motion used when shooting the ball resembles the motion used by Spider Man when he shoots webs out of his arms. The ball is held between the tip of the thumb and the tips of two or three fingers, with the back of the hand facing the cups. When shooting the ball, the hand is pulled away from the body with a flick of the wrist at release.

 
Split Finger Overhand Grip

Split Finger Overhand Grip (Peace Grip)

The most rare and unusual beirut (beer pong) grip is the split finger overhand grip. This grip is known by many names including: the peace grip, the rock-paper-scissors grip, and the kung fu action grip. The ball is held between the first phalange of the index and middle fingers with the side of the hand facing the cups. When shooting the ball, the ball is released quickly and smoothly with a slight snap of the wrist.


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Disclaimer: Beirut (beer pong) can be played with alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, or no beverage at all. If you choose to play beirut (beer pong) with alcoholic beverages, you should be of legal drinking age and drink responsibly.