How to throw a frisbee: 9 steps (with pictures)

How to throw a frisbee: 9 steps (with pictures)
How to throw a frisbee: 9 steps (with pictures)

If you don't know how to go about it, it can be difficult to get a Frisbee high. Learn how to throw a frisbee with a basic backhand technique and have fun!


Part 1 of 2: learn the movement to throw the frisbee

Step 1. Hold the frisbee in your hand

Your thumb should rest on the top of the frisbee, your index finger should be pressed against the edge, and your other fingers should touch the underside of the disc.

Step 2. Stand tall

Place the feet at a right angle to your target. If you are right handed, your right foot should be in front of you. If you are left-handed, place your left foot in front of you.

Step 3. Slightly bend your wrist towards your body while holding the Frisbee

Your elbow should be pointed up and out.

Step 4. Aim at your target with the Frisbee

Usually, you throw a Frisbee at another person, so you should aim the Frisbee so that the other person can catch it easily.

Step 5. Project your arm forward

Quickly unfold your arm. When it is almost completely straight, flick your wrist so that the frisbee is thrown at your target.

  • Your wrist should unfold quickly, like a spring.
  • Drop the frisbee at different heights for different results when you throw it. For optimal stability, try dropping it just above your belly button level.

Step 6. Throw the frisbee with suitable force

If you throw it too hard or not hard enough, it will fall to the ground, sway, or fly roughly.

Part 2 of 2: Refine your throwing technique

Step 1. Practice throwing the Frisbee

As you practice, you will perfect your technique and learn to feel how the Frisbee reacts to air movement.

  • Try toss the Frisbee between two cones with a friend.
  • Try to throw the frisbee at a target. You could throw it in a cardboard box or on a tree.

Step 2. Increase your potency

As you throw the frisbee, shift your weight from the foot in the back to the foot in the front while rotating your hips. To keep your balance, move your dominant foot forward.

Step 3. Pay attention to the details

As you refine your technique, keep the following in mind.

  • Concentrate on your wrist movement. This action will help you spin the frisbee around, preventing it from swaying and giving your throw more precision.
  • Bend your elbow when you throw. It will also increase your accuracy and allow you to throw the Frisbee with more power.
  • Keep the frisbee upright when you throw it. Imagine it's a plate full of ice cream that you don't have to knock over.


  • If you try to make the Frisbee spin well, you can throw it further. If you can't hit your target, try to let go of the Frisbee later. If you go over your target, try to let go a little earlier. As you practice, your movements will become smoother and you will be able to throw the Frisbee further.
  • Choose a good quality frisbee. A good frisbee is made of sturdy materials and you can feel the weight and thickness of it when you hold it. A poor quality frisbee will not last long and may split easily.
  • Find a suitable place to throw the Frisbee. You need a space in which you can run far enough without encountering an obstacle.
  • Dogs love to catch Frisbees. If you have one, buy a lighter, less harsh dog frisbee so you can play with it. This way you will avoid getting any teeth marks in your good quality Frisbee.
  • When you let go of the Frisbee, your index finger should be pointed towards your target.

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