Throwing Backhands for Power: Video Clinic

This video, posted with permission by Colin McIntyre, discusses how to get more distance on a backhand.

Note 2: Some people struggle bringing the disc back against their forearm. I grip the disc with my off hand when I do this. But the alignment is the important part of this; not the actual disc-to-forearm contact.

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Rob McLeod is a frisbee ambassador and motivational speaker, a 12 time World Record holder (including 6 Guinness World Records), 12-time World Champion and currently holds the Canadian Distance Record. He created ultimaterob.com in 2009.

3 thoughts on “Throwing Backhands for Power: Video Clinic

  1. I’ve been playing for a few years now, and a few pf my friends have wanted to learn the game. I showed them this throw (backhand) and explained to them to try not to throw in a wide sweeping “arc” motion but rather a more linear “lawnmower cord” motion. Is this a bad thing to tell new-comers, or a generally okay bit of advice? Thanks in advance, Dan

  2. I’ve been playing for a few years now, and a few pf my friends have wanted to learn the game. I showed them this throw (backhand) and explained to them to try not to throw in a wide sweeping “arc” motion but rather a more linear “lawnmower cord” motion. Is this a bad thing to tell new-comers, or a generally okay bit of advice? Thanks in advance, Dan

  3. Dan,

    Thanks for the comment. You can throw either way. For hucks/fast throws, throwing in a “lawnmower cord” type motion is good…however for shorter throws and when you’re trying to get out wide and around your mark the wide sweeping “arc” motion works well :)Thanks,

    Rob

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