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I need to get an idea related to sidearm throw in Disc golf, but if have any idea related to this then post here for to remove my weakness.

I had recently joined a club and its trainer is good but i cannot understand its tricks...

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youtube is your best friend next to field time.. there are tons of vids that will get you started.. then it's throw throw throw. I recommend an overstable disc to start

Go overstable, release above the elbow with nose down, flick fingers forward, and keep elbow in tight to body for accuracy. Throw the disc down toward the ground and you got it dude!

Not sure what you are asking. Are you searching for an exercise to improve your sidearm? Writing a report on sidearms? What?


I like the backhand throws but I get the most distance with my side arm throw.

You can watch videos on youtube. A good one to watch is the one from Discraft

starring "Mark Ellis".

It is good to start off with an overstable disc.

Example, the "Flick" is a good starter disc

and for me it is the "NUKE".  The "Nuke" gets me the longest distance.

There are various techniques but for me, I played baseball and requetball

when I was young.  So I tend to throw my back hand like a baseballer would

from centerfield to homeplate.  As long as you do not throw overhand, and just throw

sidearm, (with lots of practice for most) you'll do well.

I have no idea how a flick is a good starter disc... its one of the most overstable discraft has. I would think an appropriate starter disc depending on the persons snap level would be more in the range of a surge ss, nuke ss, or a regular nuke, maybe even a rogue. But it all comes down basically to how much snap do you have.

I can throw fairly well forehand and can keep a nuke os pretty darn straight but a flick is more overstable for certain and would be the very last disc I ever recommended to any beginning player unless they threw over 300' right away...

Take a disc like the flick or even a destroyer and go out to a course.. any course, and bring nothing but that one disc and play the whole round with it throwing nothing but sidearm. repeat.

Could not agree more! Do not learn with a really overstable disc, it will teach you bad habits that are hard to break once you have them. If you are going to use a sidearm you need to learn to throw it flat first, just like you would learn to throw a backhand flat first. Also just like learning a backhand, start with a putter or a mid. Never understood why you would tell anyone to learn a new technique with a super fast, super overstable disc? The frustration level will be off the charts trying to throw a flick for most beginners.

by no means am I an expert but what I tell my friends is in rec rounds after putting out and walking to the next pad to side arm their putter as they are walking to the next pad. this helps with the muscle memory and getting the throw down. my friends that have done this have seen improvement when they throw them in the game. this also helps with learning rollers.

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