Tag 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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Fixing the Gender Balance in Mixed Ultimate

It’s pretty clear to anyone who has watched or played much mixed that the VAST majority of teams will play with more men than women when given the choice. How can this be rational? Surely it must be pretty much … 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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