Body as Flick
One of the concepts that creative throws often require is using the body as a tool to create a wrist flick. Any time you throw from behind the back, behind the body, or the extend the arms to their physical limits away from the body, it is your body is creates the flick.
Understanding this elementary fact is one of the keys to understanding many creative releases. Ever have any of those throws that you never quite got? Throws that just didn’t function properly? This body as flick concept covers a whole bunch of problem areas for many creative releases. Get the concept and you’re golden.
There is No Flick
This is a major part of the Flick Myth. Many great throwers do this so naturally that it looks as if they must have magical Wristbands of Hercules or something. NowThe Now Phase is an integral part of the Play Cycle in the Play+ training philosophy. It embodies the current, immediate interaction between the handler and the dog, anchoring them in the present More a huge part of the Flick Myth is hiding right in plain sight. The body, and it’s limitations, can create a tremendous flick.
Just keep the wrist loose and let the disc pop out after the arm stops on your body. It’s that simple. This combined with the Rock in Rock Out is almost a magical solution, as is evident at the end of the video.