Advanced Throws to Help You Dominate Ultimate Frisbee
Now that we know getting in tip-top shape is very important to even become competitive in any sense for the sport, it’s time to share some advanced throw ideas so you can really dominate on the field!
Advanced throws take much more practice to execute than the basic throws, and each have specific times when to use them and when not to use them.
Speed Throw (Flick)
The speed throw is named as such because it can be thrown extremely fast. It’s quite hard to throw with any degree of accuracy though so practice. It’s nice because you can catch it and the immediate throw it to your team mate. How you throw it is: Use your pointer and middle finger under the disc and your thumb on top. Throw as if you were trying to skip a flat rock on water. Make sure you keep the disc parallel to the ground, any kind of tilt and the disc will curve. (of course if you want to curve then by all means go ahead)
This is like a traditional basic throw however you release the disc within a few inches of the ground. Given a slightly upward angle upon release and the disc will rise allowing your team mate to catch it – while going under your blocker.
This is a famous throw, it can be extremely useful during the right times but it is also extremely hard to pull off. In fact, I still have issues throwing this one…
To throw a hammer simply pretend like you are throwing an axe. First, hold the disc with your pointer and middle finger on the inner side of the disc, your thumb on the other side.
This is one of my favorites to use, because you can catch the disc and throw it in once fluid motion. After you catch the disc put it up to your clavicle and then move your hand counter clockwise. Once your hand gets about 2/3rds of the way around let it go. It’s pretty accurate but lacks power.
That’s enough for now, if you want a more in depth guide on even more throws check out and article on every ultimate throw! It even has visuals for each throw.