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Mastering the Art of Cutting in Ultimate

Cutting is the art of getting free from a defender at a time and in a position that enables the cutter to be thrown to.

There are a few fundamental points that a cutter should remember:

  • Firstly, a cutter should ‘know the thrower’.  This means knowing what the thrower likes to throw and what they are capable of throwing: it is no use being 10 metres free on the break force side if the thrower cannot complete an inside-out or hammer!
  • Secondly, a cutter should know what the thrower is expecting to throw (as determined by the team’s offensive structure)