How to Throw a Frisbee

These instructions will help you throw your Frisbee with accuracy, control, and distance.

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It’s great fun to go to the park and toss a Frisbee with your pals or your best four footed friend. It looks easy but there are a few rules to help you with accuracy and control. So get out the Frizbee and find a park or field and brush up on your technique.

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  1. The Grip and Stance:
    Hold the side of the Frisbee so your thumb is on top, your index finger lines the rim, and the rest of your fingers support the frisbee from the bottom. The grip should be loose to allow a smooth throw. Stand with your feet about a foot apart, with the Frisbee in your throwing hand and your other arm slightly extended for balance. Your body should be loose and in line with your target, with your throwing arm in front.
  2. The Backhand Throw:
    Assume the stance. Hold the Frisbee in front of you in line with your target. Bring your throwing arm back toward the other side of your body, twisting your torso away from the target. Let your wrist and forearm curl, as much as is comfortable, around the Frisbee rim as you draw it back.
  3. As your arm comes around to the front, in line with your target, completely straighten your wrist with a quick flick. Release the Frisbee tilted slightly up to allow it to roll off your index finger, which should end up pointing at the target.
  • Follow through on your throw.
  • Get a running start.
  • Throw in the direction the wind is blowing.
  • Make a large circle when uncurling your arm.

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27 Comments
  1. Mr Ghaz
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Excellent! That was interesting and well presented article..I liked it!..Thnx for sharing

  2. Christine Ramsay
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 5:13 am

    A great set of tips. I shall remember them when I grandson asks me to throw a frisbee with him. Well done.

    Christine

  3. Posted May 4, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Great article Ruby , awesome tips on throwing a frisbee.

  4. Posted May 4, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Great tips Ruby for a fun activity.

  5. jewelsofmine
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Love throwing around a frisby.I always wandered how to throw it better. Thanks!

  6. Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Great tips!

  7. Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Nice idea I like it.

  8. Posted May 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I haven’t tried this game before. Maybe I’ve to give it a try. Thanks. [blink]

  9. Posted May 4, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I haven’t played with a frisbee in years……I suddenly want to go and buy one again!!!

  10. Posted May 4, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Great tips…I’ll have to have my son read this!

  11. Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Throwing around a frisbee is fun and very easy. It does take a little patience for a first timer to get used to throwing it accurately. By the way. I love the picture of the machinaw bridge.

  12. Posted May 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I’m rubbish with frisbees so this should help me a lot, great article!

  13. Posted May 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Good direction Ruby. I try to play with my black lab, but he would rather chew on it.

  14. Posted May 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    i can never throw a frisbee thanks for the tips~

  15. Posted May 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Ruby, what a fun article. I love to throw them for my dogs. It is one of their favorite games.

  16. Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    haven’t try this,thanks for the tips

  17. Posted May 4, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I can throw okay.. catching.. I suck!

  18. Posted May 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    We got the frisbee out this summer, I do think I was one of the better throwers. Your tips were bang on.

  19. Posted May 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    This is something. Good to know :)

  20. Posted May 4, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Great tips. I have recently rediscovered frisbee and have really enjoyed it. I have struggled with getting it to curve the way I want and throwing what, in a sense, would be the opposite of the throw you have outlined. Any advice there?

    -Resounding Glass

  21. jo oliver
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    good one. Mine always goes just a few inches and then slams into the ground :(

  22. NA Staffieri
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Ok. I’ll try it. The one thing I have trouble with is accuracy, control and distance. Wait, that’s three things.
    Thanks, Ruby.

  23. Posted May 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Excellent directions. Brings back memories of my college days.

  24. Posted May 5, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Something I’ve never gotten down…yet! :) Thanks for writing this article.

    -Fresh Writing

  25. Posted May 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

    This a great game that incorporates fun and exercise. I haven’t play in a very long time. Thanks for the tips.

  26. Posted May 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Nicely done.I was never one for throwing a frisbee, but this is very cool.

  27. Posted May 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    cool… i played this before…

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