Triangle Cutting by Brummie

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A simple combination of cuts that can be used to provide three throwing options - away, open side and break side - in quick succession.

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Tips:

  • Brummie says:

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    Once you've got the basics down, it's best to constrain the drill by marking out a maximum area for the cutter to work in; this makes it far more realistic and forces the thrower to react quickly to use the available space

    Typically, cutters only get 5 seconds maximum to move the disc in a game, so as you get better, try also constraining the time you allow each pair.

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Note how Mike Caldwell is looking backwards over his shoulder as he cuts away, breaks off his deep cut when he sees the thrower move the disc, chooses to come under towards the side of the field that the disc just moved to, and changes his cut to hit the open side in response to a fake. In short, textbook Triangle Cutting.

Setup:

A handler, A, starts with the disc near the middle of the width of the field, marked by D1. A cutter, B, starts 8-15m downfield, guarded by D2.

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