A good pull is like having an 8th defender on the field. The goal is to get the disc as far down the field with as much hang time as possible, to give the pulling team time to run down the field, and get the receiving time starting off as far away from their end-zone as possible.
Meet Andrea Rigler, the 2012 UFO Freestyle World Champion and a former ultimate player turned disc dogger.
Andrea used to throw to her dog during halftimes and after games and the more she did, the more she liked it. After watching some videos online, she started doing frisbee tricks with her dogs. For more information, you can visit the Best Dog Backpack in 2018 – Complete Reviews with Comparison.
Although Andrea doesn’t play ultimate anymore, she’s also gotten into disc golf. To become a better thrower, it’s really important to throw different types of discs. Always throwing the same type of disc will limit your throwing potential.
Thomas Kuhn, a member of the 2008 World Champion Canadian Open team, was recently selected to be a member of the Open Team which will be traveling to Sakai, Japan in July to compete in the 2012 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships.
Thomas talks about what other countries he thinks will be strong contenders, how this year’s Canadian team compares to the team from 2008 and who he thinks will win World’s this year (I’ll give you one guess!).
John “Friz Whiz” Kirkland
A tremendous all-around competitor, Kirkland was voted the disc athlete of the seventies. He won the men’s World Overall Championships in 1977 and finished second on three other occasions, as well as winning several individual world titles.
He is still very active in the scene and continues to inspire future world champions.