how to throw in the wind

Controlling the Disc in the Wind

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.

How to Throw in the Wind

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