The biggest problem with throwing a disc is that most new players have to unlearn bad habits.This short instruction is aimed in that direction.
The basic throw is backhand and the proper grip is the key. Look at the drawing, then pick up your disc and imitate it. Almost the entire grip is between the thumb and index finger. The other fingers change the angle of release or help add more grip. Many players learn to throw by using the thumb and finger grip only. Remember the harder your throw the harder your pinch. Relax the rest of your body and throw. Don’t try to establish a record until you throw and follow through are relaxed and consistent.
The stance for a drive is shoulders and feet in line with the line representing the line of throw you desire. The distance throw is always on this line. As you get closer to the hole and are making an approach throw, you can loosen up your foot placement to as much as 45 degree for a putt.
The back swing is like winding a spring. Plant your feet on the line. Sit down two or three inches to loosen your hips then bring the disc back as far as you can reach. Your arm should be directly over the line to the target and your wrist should be cocked so that the disc is touching the inside of your throwing arm. The throw is an unwinding of the spring, first the ankles, knees, hips, stomach, shoulders and lastly your arm. If you feel like you have snapped a whip, you are getting the idea.
ANHIZER & HYZER
To throw a left curve, tilt the disc to the left and a right curve tilt disc to the right. Experiment!
THE BACK HAND THROW BACK TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE
There are many schools of thought as to bending the elbow during the backswing. The fully extended arm is the longest fulcrum we have available to throw with. Why take a chance that it may not be fully extended during the throw? Start with it straight and end with it straight. This will insure maximum hand velocity and you won't have to worry about timing.
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THE PUTT BACK TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE
The putt is your most important throw. Turn 45 degrees from the line, hold the disc in the same grip you drive with. Paint the target up and down to be sure you are lined up, focus on one link of chain. Take A REHEARSAL throw in your mind and throw. Focus and practice. A word of caution, only imitate a CHAMPION!
.....and pick up any trash!