As a regular feature at the Throw Shop we are opening up next month near Ann Arbor, we are going to have monthly contests by division which are based on measuring the speed of discs players throws, using equipment we have already purchased.
We took some of the equipment out to the Discraft Great Lakes Open yesterday, and timed a bunch of players throwing into a net. Speeds of throws ranged from 38 mph to 72 mph, with forehand about 10-12 mph faster than backhand, and the fastest throws being thumbers.
Interestingly, right afterwards we threw off for the Ace Pool on the practice hole, and I was able to set up and time the throws people made for that. Some of the best throws to the pin were definitely not the fastest, with 45 mph seeming to be a center for the most accurate throws.
In the future, we'll be recording players' names, rating, and other stats so that we collect data in a more useful way. But this was pretty fun and interesting.