The forehand, also known as a flick, thrown with two fingers or sideways out of the arm is one of the most common throwing styles for a Frisbee. To throw a forehand, you have to “poke” your wrist forward, keeping the frisbee parallel to the ground as it moves toward your opponent. This throw, like the forehand on tennis, can be a bit hard to learn, but once you master it, you can throw a frisbee with greater accuracy and distance.
Part. 1 Throw a normal forehand
- Grab the disc properly. In order to properly grasp the forehand forehand, you must use your thumb, forefinger and middle finger and keep your other fingers out of the way. But these three fingers should hold the weight of the disc and give you the necessary power and control. How to grab the disk:
You have to spread the thumb and make a peace sign with your index and middle fingers, with the palm facing up. These are the three fingers you need.
Now hold the frisbee with the left (not dominant) hand, logo up, and place it on the “peace sign” finger. Then fold your thumb over the glass.
Then flip ring and little finger into your hand as if you were making a loose fist. Just touch the palm of your hand so they are not in the way.
Bend the middle finger towards the palm of your hand and push it inside to the edge. Your index finger should stay straight and point towards the middle of the frisbee and carry part of the weight.
Hold the disc by pressing the thumb down and the middle finger firmly against the edge.
As a variation, instead of the “spread finger” grip, you can also hold your index and middle fingers together, giving you more power but less control.
- Stand right. If you can handle it, you’ll need to stand in the direction of the catcher with your feet more than shoulder-width apart. Your knees should be slightly bent so that you keep your balance and gain strength.
- Move the disc backwards. Now bring the disc with the dominant hand to the rear and shift your weight while on the coccyx, so that about 80% of your weight resting on the killer foot and 20% on the other foot. Your arm should be kept as close to the ground as possible.
- Bring the disc back behind your elbow. Bring it back again and again until your elbow is in front of the glass and points in the direction of the catcher. Bend your wrist as far back as possible. If you let it jump forward, it creates the momentum needed to turn the wheel.
- Hold the disc horizontally while moving it forward. Throwing hand and arm should be kept parallel to the ground, the other arm is slightly behind you. You should also bend the keg foot a little bit more.
- Throw the disc. Now move your wrist forward quickly, moving the limb from the outside to the inside of your body (the opposite motion as a backhand). It should not really take power from the wrist, the power should come out of the shoulder and be naturally transmitted through the elbow on the wrist, so that the disc rotates. When you throw the disc, make sure to turn your body, first with the throwing side, then with the shoulders. The non-throwing hand holds the body in balance after the turn, guiding it a bit outward and behind you.
From other sports, like throwing balls, you may be used to tilting your wrist. To throw a Frisbee, however, you should hold your wrist up so that the disc is flattened and does not spin, which is a problem with many forehand starts.
If you can let stones jump on the water, you know the very similar movement of the wrist. You’re effectively jumping stones by throwing a forehand.
- Go through. When you’ve released the disc, make sure you point your hand at its flight path and keep your hand straight, palm up. Hold the ring finger and little finger slightly bent upwards and the hand horizontally. Continue to look at the catcher to make sure the disc follows the correct path.
Part. 2 Other types of forehand
- Throw the high flick. This is the same as a normal forehand, except that you throw it over your shoulder by using the wrist to sniff and lift the arm when released. This is useful for throwing around other people.
- Throw the low flick. This is basically a very deep forehand. Make a lunge to the side you are throwing and go as far down as possible. Release the disc only a few inches above the ground and try to throw it under the arms of a defender. Your elbow should just be led past your knee while throwing. This is very effective, but a bit hard to learn.
- The “pizza slip. ” This is usually used to fool you. You start with a normal forehand, but at the last moment rotate the disc counterclockwise under the throwing arm, holding the disc with only your middle finger. Then you release the disc to the dominant side, making it fly perpendicular to the normal forehand throw.
- This litter has a steep learning curve. At first it feels very strange, but with practice it will be natural.
Practice creates masters.
- As you progress with this litter, move your index finger toward your middle finger for more power. Even though it’s easier to learn the ‘v’, as you
- gain experience you will not need the extra stability you gain from it.
- Hold the glass horizontally when releasing. This makes the litter more accurate.
- A firmer grip allows you to keep throwing, even though it’s easier to learn with a slightly looser grip.
- First try not to move the limb at all. Later and with a bit more practice, you can add more arm movement to make the throw more comfortable.
- Due to the cold temperatures, the disc is very hard in winter, so it may hurt to throw and catch at this time of the year.