Category Archives: Throwing

On Generating Spin

Reading r/ultimate this morning, there’s a question from someone struggling to generate spin on their short throws, and (so far) none of the replies has talked about the first thing I would say to a new player in this situation. … Continue reading

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The physics of flight paths

In my ongoing experiment to see how technical I can make these posts without people getting annoyed, this is a new frontier. Not for the faint-hearted today! When you throw a long disc, with a lot of pace, you need … Continue reading

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Give – and go where? (Part 2)

Last time out, we left you with this question: Dylan Freechild throws the reset almost directly backwards, and sets off at around 45° for the give go – which makes his cut backwards, away from the goal. Why not go … Continue reading

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Give – and go where?

This one is really simple – and really intuitive for most players after a while (though, inevitably, I include my usual overcomplicated analysis). But if you’re just starting out as a handler and you still have to consciously think about … Continue reading

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Release points

Where do you want to let go of the disc when you throw? There are two somewhat different answers to that, I think. The first is to dispute the validity of the question and say there is no such thing … Continue reading

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Are you turning too far?

A recent piece on Brady’s excellent Pulled Disc site talks about the problem of the ‘standing-up follow through’. That inability to maintain posture throughout the whole throw will, as he rightly says, contribute strongly to inconsistency. On the backhand, it’s … Continue reading

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