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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
Deep In The Game - Avery Jenkins
Always good to get a little refresher.
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...
Agreed. I think it is better to learn with a stable disc so they learn to throw flat or with slight hyzer. Then they will be able to easier work in Valkyrie or Meteor for understable and Nuke or Wasp for overstable. People that start with Nukes, Monsters, Flicks, etc never learn how to throw proper turnover shots forehand and their games are slower to develop. I teach numerous people how to play each year, and I get the best results working from the midline outwards in each direction. Elbow in, palm up.
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.
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.