Tag Archives: hucking

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?

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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A linear relationship?

A quick update on the throwing research: I’m still waiting on the data. Getting each throw ready for analysis requires someone to go through the manual process of tagging which marker is the inside of the elbow, which is the … Continue reading

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