This post is based on the following question from Max S: Question: I had a couple questions about throwing the disk. The first is about throwing in crosswind. My understanding of crosswind throwing seems to be flawed. Example: Wind is going right to left. I’m throwing a big outside-in flick, or a big inside out-backhand. (I’m a righty). By …
throwing in the wind
Why is throwing in the wind so important?
There are several reasons:
1. A team will generally run a zone defense against your team when it’s windy – hence your handlers should be confident throwing in the wind
2. When it’s very windy, the number of people who can actually throw in the wind is surprisingly low – so if you can than you’re one of the exceptions
3. It will make your throws in no wind stronger and more consistent since you understand how important it is to have spin on the disc