How to throw straight in disc golf

Throwing a straight shot in disc golf might sound like an easy task. But unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds, and keeping it consistent is even harder.

There are moments where a straight throw is absolutely crucial, like when you’re facing that narrow fairway in the woods. So, in this article, I’m going to share some tips to help you throw straight and keep it more consistent.


Throwing a straight backhand shot

To achieve a straight backhand throw, there are two things you should be looking at.

First, you need to apply the correct technique. The second is to choose a disc that will hold a straight line.


Disc selection

1. Choose a disc that is stable, to make sure it will hold a straight line and not turn over in its flight.
This disc is a good example of a stable disc. Click here to view.
(Speed 5, Glide 4, Turn -1, Fade 1)

2. Use a disc with a low fade rating. You have found a stable disc to throw, and it’s holding a straight line, but to make sure your disc also finishes in a straight line, you’ll need a disc with a low fade rating. You can read more about turn and fade here.

Here are two good examples of discs that are stable and also have a low fade rating: Discmania FD and the Innova Mako3.

Throwing technique for a straight backhand throw

1. Make sure you reach back in a straight line.

2. The pull through also need to be in a straight line. Keep the disc close to your chest when pulling through.

3. Release the disc at a flat angle.

If these 3 steps are done correctly and you’re using a stable disc that also has a low fade rating, you should end up with a fairly straight throw. Thanks for reading.

See also our post on common beginner mistakes.

Frisbeeman

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