How to Make a Frisbee Float in the Air

by Si Kingston

Throwing a frisbee takes practice. Getting it to stay in the air is not only influenced by how you throw the disc, but by wind velocity and gravity. A frisbee will float better in the air when there is a strong wind, but even with little to no wind a frisbee will fly. Before you try to make a frisbee float in the air, master a regular pass with the disc.

Throwing a Frisbee

Step 1

Select a target. The target is the person who will catch the frisbee or an object in the horizon where you want to throw the frisbee.

Step 2

Stand with the balls of the feet a shoulder-width apart. Turn sideways in the direction that you want the frisbee to fly, and slightly bend your knees.

Step 3

Hold the frisbee on its leading edge, or the edge that is facing the target, not the edge nearest your body.

Step 4

Place your thumb on top of the frisbee. Grip the frisbee so the middle finger is flat and straight against the outside rim of the disc. Make sure the exterior of the disc is pressing against the web between your thumb and index finger. The grip must be firm.

Step 5

Move your elbow close to the body, and bend your wrist inward toward your body.

Step 6

Tilt the leading edge of the frisbee 2 to 3 inches lower than the rest of the disc.

Step 7

Step forward and flick your wrist to release the frisbee into the air. Try to time the release when there is a gush of wind headed in the direction of the target. Hold onto the frisbee when the wind is rushing against you.

Up In the Air

Step 1

Take your stance again, and face the target. Make sure there is a strong gust of wind flowing toward the target, not against you.

Step 2

Place your thumb on top of the frisbee. Grip the frisbee so the middle finger is flat and straight against the outside rim of the disc. Make sure the exterior of the disc is pressing against the web between your thumb and index finger. The grip must be firm.

Step 3

Tilt the leading edge of the frisbee up in the air 2 to 3 inches.

Step 4

Tuck the frisbee into your stomach, and flick your entire forearm, not just your wrist. This time the frisbee will fly up into the air and float.

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