The Tip is a way to send the disc upward after it is already flying through the air. It is an exciting trick used by casual players and world champions.
Learn This First: Self-Set
To Tip, the player pokes the middle of the disc with his or her finger, sending it flying back up. You can tip from an incoming throw, a self-set or any other flat disc move.
To Tip from a self-set:
- Do a self-set. Make sure the disc spins fast and flies at least one foot above your head.
- Hold one finger out. Bend it slightly. Use two fingers if you are using a larger disc, or if you are afraid.
- Tap the bottom of the disc gently as it comes down toward you. Hit the disc as close to the center as you can.
- The disc should fly upward a little. From here, you can do another trick or a catch.
- Tipping Higher: Once you learn to tip gently, you can make your tips fly higher by using a little more force. Don’t hit too hard, though – the disc won’t fly much higher, and you could hurt your finger.
- Multiple Tips: How many tips can you do in a row? Be on your toes! You may have to chase the disc around.
- Get Tricky: Can you do a trick catch after a tip?
- Spin: Can you do a 360 after a tip?
- Trick Tips: Can you tip with your elbow, knee or toe?
- Low Tips: Can you tip the disc after it falls below your eye level?
- Restricted Tips: Can you tip under your leg?
Dave Lewis is a world champion and one of the best at tipping. To learn more about tipping, read what Dave says about tipping on prodiscfreestyle.com