Open to Away by Brummie


This pattern is a staple in ultimate, and worth practicing. Often referred to as a ‘V’ cut due to the sharp change of direction.

Cutting deep
Steps & Diagrams
Tips & What next?

Sneak peek!

This drill is only fully available to members, but here's a free teaser. Sign up now to see the rest!


A handler, A, starts with the disc in the middle of the width of the field, marked by D1. A cutter, B, starts 5-10m downfield of A.


D1 > A > B

Step 1

Image of Open to Away
  • B cuts underneath


  • Brummie says:

    This drill shows the pattern when the cutter comes into the open lane before going deep. For throws that originate towards the break side, see Diagonal Away Throw to Straight Cut (trap force).

    This throw can be tricky; some players prefer to throw a curved pass over the opposite shoulder

    Try moving D1 by faking the around break first to give yourself more space to throw

    V-cuts feature a sharp change of direction, and are ideal for shaking off defenders. Ensure that you sprint the cut underneath and practice planting hard before turning and accelerating away

Use this drill to practice:

Used in:

Show me the other 2 diagrams!

You need to be a subscriber to access this drill. Follow the link below to choose a package, or log in now.

Member login

Register here

Join thousands of Ultimate players using Flik today. Get the latest drills, analysis and advice from the world's best players and coaches.

Select a membership package

Already a member? Log in!

Forgotten your password? Log in or Register with Facebook
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.