Check out the first tutorial video from Canadian ultimate player Ryan Lowe, as he goes through his 8 steps to throwing a longer forehand. The […]
Articles on throwing forehand
The best way to describe throwing a forehand is comparing it to a vertical jump. As we know, vertical jumping ability is directly influenced by […]
Whether you’re new to the sport or you’ve been playing a long time, there are some throws which are crucial to being a good handler. […]
The Zen Throwing Routine, developed by Ben Wiggins, is a combination of a group of exercises that he found to help develop his own balance […]
Kung Fu Throwing is a system developed by Lou Burruss and Mike Caldwell in 2005. He wanted to come up with a structured throwing plan […]
The key here is mechanics and muscle memory. As Michael Jordan said (and we can apply this to throwing a frisbee): You can practice throwing […]
This video is in response to a fan question. A lot of players try to speed up the release of their throw by moving their […]
Various clips of Ultimate Rob throwing forehand from his video shoots
In order to throw a better forehand, you need to understand the difference between spin on the disc and power on the disc. Develop spin […]
The key to throwing a good forehand is having good wrist snap. This video shows how you should be snapping your wrist and how with […]
This video discusses how to diagnose your throw if it’s wobbling on the release. This is usually due to your wrist ‘breaking’ on the snap […]
I ran a throwing clinic during one of our byes at an indoor tournament in Saskatoon. Two of the main questions I had from people […]
Why is throwing in the wind so important?
There are several reasons:
1. A team will generally run a zone defense against your team when it’s windy – hence your handlers should be confident throwing in the wind
2. When it’s very windy, the number of people who can actually throw in the wind is surprisingly low – so if you can than you’re one of the exceptions
3. It will make your throws in no wind stronger and more consistent since you understand how important it is to have spin on the disc
What is hucking?
Simply put, hucking is when you throw the disc far – to a receiver. When you huck, you almost always want to throw to a receiver. So it’s not just throwing the disc are far as possible (although when you’re at a high stall count this can sometimes come in handy). There are many situations when a huck is helpful so it’s not only important to know HOW to huck but also WHEN to huck. I will talk about the HOW and the WHEN with more of a focus on the HOW.
Why is throwing forehand (flick) so important?
Since in a game you are going to be marked by someone, you will want to be able to throw both a backhand and a forehand. Generally, most teams force you to throw forehand so having a good forehand will benefit your team greatly.