The most fundamental throw in ultimate is the backhand. It’s important to learn the mechanics of the throw (grip, wrist snap, body movement) before spending a lot of time on the technique. If you don’t develop the proper mechanics when you first learn to throw a backhand, then you will have trouble later on learning to pull and huck since being able to throw a disc long requires solid mechanics.

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Rob McLeod is a disc sports competitor, a 13 time World Record holder (including 6 Guinness World Records), 10-time World Champion, 2 time Quadruped title holder and currently holds the Canadian Distance Record. He created ultimaterob.com in 2009.