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 21 
 on: September 05, 2013, 03:26:45 PM 
Started by frankaman23 - Last post by frankaman23
I'm kinda new to these forums and ultimate, so if possible use words I can understand.
Ok, I came back from a throwing session a few minutes ago and I was able to huck a 60 - 70 yd backhand, plus around a 50yd flick.
But whenever I try throw an overhead hammer, I just keep going 20 yds and I don't know why. It is wobbling alot aswell. I tried to snap my wrist harder but it didn't work. Any suggestions to help me, please?
Ok I figured out what was wrong. I was releasing the disc in a different angle than what it was in the motion. Keep it in the same angle all the time if your having my problem

 22 
 on: August 30, 2013, 03:31:00 PM 
Started by frankaman23 - Last post by frankaman23
I'm kinda new to these forums and ultimate, so if possible use words I can understand.
Ok, I came back from a throwing session a few minutes ago and I was able to huck a 60 - 70 yd backhand, plus around a 50yd flick.
But whenever I try throw an overhead hammer, I just keep going 20 yds and I don't know why. It is wobbling alot aswell. I tried to snap my wrist harder but it didn't work. Any suggestions to help me, please?

 23 
 on: August 22, 2013, 09:44:32 AM 
Started by Voluntaryism - Last post by JoshuaPark
The Discraft Ultra-Star was named the official disc of USA Ultimate (Ultimate Players Association at the time) in 1991 (http://discraft.com/ultimate.html). It is by far the most used and accepted disc for any Ultimate game worldwide still today. In the past few years a few additions to the Ultra-Star's superiority have been added. The Daredevil Gamedisc recently was given Championship Approval by USA Ultimate (http://www.usaultimate.org/resources/disc_standards.aspx) and the Innova Pulsar disc was selected by Major League Ultimate (MLU) to be their official game disc, while the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) still solely uses the Discraft Ultra-Star (http://ultimatefrisbee.me/ultimate-frisbee-discs.html). Ultra-Stars are still the ultimate of Ultimate discs at this time though. You can grab Ultra-Stars here: https://www.discace.com/frisbees/discraft-ultra-stars, and Innova Pulsars here: https://www.discace.com/frisbees/ultimate-frisbee-pulsars

 24 
 on: August 14, 2013, 12:55:14 AM 
Started by Voluntaryism - Last post by Voluntaryism
I've been a fan of the Discraft Ultra Star for years, but I recently heard it was not the official disc of ultimate. I searched google to no avail. I thought you ultimate enthusiasts would know the answer. Help Smiley

 25 
 on: August 13, 2013, 04:51:13 PM 
Started by jppaf - Last post by jppaf
Hey All!!

I play for a London team called PAF and we're heading to Burla in Italy this year (near Pisa).

Couple of girls short and looking for anyone who's got some experience and fancies being part of the awesomeness that will be, Pafaccino (our tournament name!).

If you want to know more, best bet is probably to fire in email to [email protected]

Hope to hear from you!

JP


 26 
 on: July 03, 2013, 10:28:56 PM 
Started by slgerber - Last post by slgerber
At a recent game a handler pivoted out of bounds (legally) and hucked deep aiming for the near side back corner.  The disc never came in bounds and his intended receiver jumped from in bounds and caught the disc but landed out of bounds behind the end zone.  This is a turn over of course but where does the defense put the disc in play since the disc never came back in bounds?  If the disc was untouched it would go back to the midfield sideline but we decided that it should go to the front end zone line since the offensive player did take off from in bounds and caught the disc but landed out.  Is that correct?

In the case of long throws like this where the entire flight path is out-of-bounds would it not be good advice to tell receivers to always attempt to dive from in bounds in an attempt to at least touch the disc in order to prevent a large loss of field position on the turnover?  I always tell defenders to avoid touching this kind of a long throw (unless the offense has a real chance of making a play) in order to gain field position.

What about a slightly different case?  What if the long curving throw would curve just enough to pass inside the back cone briefly entering airspace above the back corner of the end zone before landing out the back.  Would the disc be taken to the front end zone line again rather than the midfield sideline since it did, however briefly, pass through playing field airspace again?

Thanks for any clarification,
Steve

 27 
 on: June 09, 2013, 09:34:18 PM 
Started by Diaphanous - Last post by Seppo
Hey Diaphanous,

First off, welcome to UT!  Smiley

You pose a good question.  In the scenario you've described, either foot can become the pivot.  In fact, I've seen this play a few times.  Righty picks up the disc with both feet on the ground, defender things their left foot is the pivot and then ... BOOM ... thrower executes a play with their right foot as the pivot (which gives them extra reach).  Perfectly legal.  A bit awkward for a righty to throw with a right pivot, but possible.  Very sneaky...

Doesn't really answer the root of the question, but at least gives some insight into your example.

Cheers!

- Seppo #22

 28 
 on: June 08, 2013, 05:26:12 AM 
Started by Diaphanous - Last post by Diaphanous
Hello everybody, I have a technical question.

I've seen discussions about changing your pivot foot after it has been established, but when is the pivot established?

According to UPA rules:

"Pivot: The particular part of the body in continuous contact with a single spot on the field during a thrower's possession once the thrower has come to a stop or has attempted a throw or fake. When there is a definitive spot for putting the disc into play, the part of the body in contact with that spot is the pivot."

Unfortunately this definition if a little bit vague.

Just imagine the following situation:
A player gains possession of the disc with both feet planted on the ground, and a mark begins the stall with a hard forehand force (for a righty). The player holding the disc fakes a right forehand without moving either of his feet. He then switches the disc to his left hand, steps out with his left foot, and throws a lefty flick around the mark.
Is this legal?

According to the rules, the pivot is established after the first fake - but if neither foot has left the ground, which foot is considered the pivot?

It seems to me that the establishment of the pivot occurs once all but one body part has lost contact with the ground, at which point the body part still in contact with the ground is the pivot. That is to say, if I throw a fake without having moved either feet since gaining possession of the disc, then I should be able to established either foot as the pivot after the throw.

 29 
 on: May 02, 2013, 02:34:59 AM 
Started by JustinFereshetian - Last post by BrookDle
It depends on the condition what kind of foul it is whether it has occurred before or after the disc recieved. For getting the detailed information about what kind of foul it is click here: http://www.experts123.com/q/is-an-uncontested-foul-in-the-end-zone-by-a-defensive-player-a-score-or-does-the-disc-come-out-to-the-goal-line.html

 30 
 on: May 02, 2013, 02:23:17 AM 
Started by lukehillson - Last post by BrookDle
Not us.

Although since starting the team, we've found out one of the GB Junior teams years ago were also called the Lemmings.

Cheers, Lucas.

 Smiley Lemmings are very good at this.

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