A big part of being a good thrower is having the ability to throw in the wind. In order to be a good thrower in the wind, you must learn to control how the disc moves and learn how to throw with edges on the disc. There are 3 edges – inside/out, outside/in and flat. This video illustrates the 3 edges and when you should throw each one.
Why is throwing in the wind so important?
There are several reasons:
- 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
- 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
- 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