There are three things to check for when you initially grip the dice:
1. Dice do not splay apart (opening up in front by yawing away from each other and rotating about the thumb).
2. Your three fingers are properly centered laterally, or side-to-side. If they are centered, then you will not be favoring one die over the other. The more contact area on one die, the more clamping pressure and frictional forces to overcome. This causes that die to lag or come out in a lower trajectory, or a combination of both.
3. Your three fingertips, or contact pads (depending on whether you are a "tip gripper" like I am, or a "pad gripper" like mostly everyone else) should be parallel with the dice bottoms and table bed. Your fingertips act like a fulcrum as the dice pivot about them upon release. Everything is setup in a side-by-side relationship, so it is important that your fingertips are gripping in the upper half dice faces and are equidistant from the top edge.
Some additional points I would like you to consider in general are:
4. You should be minimizing contact area and pressure when gripping such that the dice just "float" right out of your hand as you release them. This should occur without any additional arm acceleration or wrist snap; just a nice, constant fluid swing.
5. Also, you must have just enough gripping contact so that the dice do not slide or shift in your hand before you intend to release them. They must remain flush across their faces and maintain their alignments.
Points 4 and 5 above seem to be conflicting, however you must balance them as delicately as possible to optimize dice-to-hand equilibrium and minimize drag release at the same time.
Follow the above suggestions and your control of the dice should improve as should the number of times you roll during the point cycle.
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