Advanced Ultimate Frisbee Throws

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Learn how to do advanced Frisbee throws for Ultimate Frisbee in this free video on Ultimate Frisbee tips and techniques.

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There's some more advanced throws once you've mastered the basics. One of the throws that you'll see most often is the "Overhead" or the "hammer" they call it. It's a similar grip, actually the same grip, as you would for the sidearm throw. You're going to shoot somebody, rest it there. The throw comes from over the person's ear, the person's right ear if you're right handed, that's about the spot where you let it go. And, again, your wrist is cocked, you throw it almost like a baseball over your ear, and snap your wrist at the last second. This throw is kind of unpredictable so I wouldn't recommend you doing this right off the bat. Try and master your other two throws first, but here's the Hammer. In addition to the Flick and the Hammer, which are both held in pretty much the same grip, there's also called the "Scoober". And the Scoober is similar to the Hammer, instead of releasing it over your right ear, the Scoober is released more over the left shoulder. And typically the Scoober is a very, very, quick short throw, generally only about ten or fifteen yards deep. Here's the "Scoober". There are a few other throws that you'll see in Ultimate Frisbee. One is called the "Thumber", and the grip for the Thumber, as you can imagine, is gripped with the thumb, and that throw, again, cock your wrist, transfer your body weight, and snap. And the frisbee will, as it's released, it's at about a 45 degree angle, and because of the snap and the forward motion, by the time it hits the target, the frisbee levels out. Here's the "Thumber". There's also the "Wrist-Flip", and the Wrist Flip is gripped over the frisbee's rim with the thumb on the bottom. The frisbee is propped up about in this general vicinity, the nose up and the shoulders parallel to the ground. Again the wrist is cocked, and then as you transfer your weight, you release and snap your wrist. Here's the "Wrist-Flip". Typically speaking those last few throws are kind of showboat throws for people that really want to show off. I typically tell people to rely mostly on either the "Flick", or the backhand. Those are the two throws that you really need to master before you can try any of the fancy throws.


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