Ryan Young teaches how to throw to yourself so you have the perfect set for practicing a trick catch. By using this throw, you will put the disc into the air with the perfect nose and enough spin to keep it stable. Thus you can practice any catch and spins as well.
As always, start by facing the wind. Grip the disc with a backhand grip at 3 o’clock (or 9 for counter). Now lift your arm and pivot your hand towards 6 o’clock. As your hand pivots, let the disc roll in your fingers so that it moves away from your palm. This is what generates the spin. As your hand gets to 6, release the disc into the air. The goal is to have about a 45 degree angle. The disc should float gently up and then back down and slide slightly towards you as it falls. Now you can make a trick catch.
I like to call this throw a luff, in reference to a sailing ship being steered into the wind so that the sails just begin to flap. Since the goal of this throw is to be a perfect set, you want perfect wind position and only enough spin to keep the disc stable, but no more. This throw is a necessity for catch mastery and can be used as a close up speed flow pass to a friend.
Ryan Young teaches us how to throw an overhand wrist flip. The first throw most of us learn is a backhand with our dominant hand. The overhand wrist flip is a good second throw for freestyle because it comes out with the opposite spin of the backhand. So, right handed people can use their right hand throw clock with a backhand and counter with an overhand wrist flip and vice versa for lefties. The overhand wrist flip is also useful because it’s easy to throw it to yourself for practicing other tricks. Having both throws means you can practice with both spins.
Watch the video for the explanation of performing this throw. Ryan does an excellent job in his demonstration.
Jake Gauthier demonstrates how to throw a frisbee with lots of spin.
In Freestyle Frisbee, one of the main tricks is to spin the frisbee on your fingernail. So, you want to throw with as much spin as you can so you or your partner can do as many tricks as possible.
This particular throw is a backhand, which is one of the most common frisbee throws. So, starting with a regular back hand, you would grip the disc extra tight, then wind your arm behind your leg. Finally, unwind to throw. As you release, pull back your arm towards your leg. It’s a little like snapping a towel.
Ryan Young explains how to throw a Frisbee with lots of spin. Why, you ask? In Freestyle Frisbee, the more spin a Frisbee has, the longer you can spin it on your finger and the more tricks you can do before you have to catch it.
This particular throw is the backhand throw and is one of the most common frisbee throws.
The helicopter throw and backhand are just a few types of Frisbee throws that are incorporated in freestyle Frisbee. Learn more throws and flips used in freestyle Frisbee from a freestyle Frisbee champion in this free Frisbee video.
Go all the way around the body and throw around the far leg when using the gitis position. Learn how to throw from the gitis position in freestyle Frisbee from a world champion in this free sports video series.