Remember to step towards your target or at very least shift
your weight from back foot to front foot. Concentrate on
rotating shoulders, hips and legs through to the point of
release and then a natural follow through. Keep a
straighter arm for distance or curl the elbow and exaggerate
the snap at the end of the throw for greater spin on the disc.
Simply place four fingers under the rim of the disc and your
thumb on top. reach back and swing your arm along side your
body releasing the disc towards the target. Tilt the outside
edge of the disc down slightly Upon release. Follow Through!
Place the thumb on top of the disc and first two fingers in
the rim. Much like snapping a towel, swing your arm along
side your body snapping the disc towards the target. More
snap equals more spin. Tilt the outside rim down slightly
Much like the Finger Flip except for the grip. This time
place the thumb in the rim with four fingers on top of the
disc. Again swing your arm along side the body snapping the
disc toward the target. Slightly tilt the outside rim down
Overhand Wrist Flip
With the wrist cocked backward, swing the arm above the
shoulder and snap the wrist forward towards the target.
Remember to keep the outside edge of the disc tilted
slightly downward at the point of release.
Place your thumb in the front inside rim of the disc
(facing opposite of the thumber grip). Your first two
fingers will rest on the rim. Tuck the disc under your
chin and extend your arm towards the target. Use the
thumb to provide extra snap at the point of release.
Curl the disc in your hand so that it rests on the
elbow side of the forearm. You are now in the cocked
position and ready to throw. Extend the arm and snap
the wrist around to create the spin.
More Trick Throws
Can be created by using your body to throw around.
Use momentum from spinning or pivoting to create the
snap needed to throw around your back, neck or legs.
Be creative and invent new throws with your friends.
All catches can be made with either hand. The disc
is always spinning so be sure to make a strong squeeze
when catching. Standard catches are made with the
thumb up on low catches and the thumb down on high
catches. Catches can be made more difficult by spinning
before the catch is made. These are some examples of
beginning and advanced catches, but make up some of
your own, that's half the fun. Catches can be made while
standing, sitting or jumping in the air.
The act of spinning the disc on the finger nail allows
you to do many things. By balancing the spinning disc in
the center you can maneuver it under the legs, around the
body and set-up for catches. Move your finger-nail in a
small circle underneath the spinning disc. The circle should
be in the same direction of the spin. When outside always
face the wind!
Note: Silicon Spray is used to create less friction. It can be
purchased at most auto parts stores. If you can't get ahold of a
can, try furniture polish or even water. you can also purchase Silicon
Spray online at wrightlife.com or Discovering the World,
Similar to the nail delay, this technique involves letting
the disc slide on your finger-nail on the inside of the rim.
Simply hook your finger so that your nail is the only thing
making contact with the disc. This allows you to swoop the
disc and create a flowing motion.
Percussion Tips and kicks in the center of the disc offers
many moves for the novice and professional alike. Concentration
is most important to make contact as close to the exact center
as possible. The action should be quick and precise for
the best control. Use your fingers, elbow, knee, head, toe or
heel to pop the disc into play or a catch. Experiment with trick
tips under the leg, behind the back and with your feet.
A common way to experience changes in flight is to have three
players, one in the middle. The middle-person touches ("macs")
the disc on its deflection side or on top to create a new disc
direction. Flight adjustments can also be made while air brushing
("cuffs") Experiment with touches underneath and on top of the disc.
The act of rolling the disc across your body can be amazing and
very satisfying. Most common is the chest roll. Start the disc
at your finger tip, the disc should be tilted towards you
and your body leaning back. Step into the disc so that you
maintain contact throughout the roll. Watch the disc. Face the
wind. The back roll is similar in technique.
By hitting the disc on the outside rim with either the foot
or hand you can maintain spin and keep the disc in play.
It is easiest when there is a slight breeze. Angle the disc
upward into the wind and brush across the outside rim. The
disc will rebound. Repeat the action or make a catch.
(Indoors) the brushing action can be used to pass the disc to
your partner. Experiment with different hits and kicks into
the wind or indoors.