Ryan Young Demonstrates the Back Roll

Ryan Young explains how to back roll. The back roll is like a chest roll, except the disc rolls down the backside of your arm and then across your back. Many people finish by letting the disc roll to your elbow and turning fast to shoot it back up. This is the style Ryan calls “the buckle“.

Ryan explains how this is done in masterful detail so give it a watch. If you need more, here’s another video and explanation. If you have any questions, leave a comment.


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  1. This is so helpful Ryan. I’m terrible with back rolls, it’s a hit or miss with me. When it does happen, I’m never sure why it happened but knowing what the legs need to do makes sense. I also have been told that using your thumb to help guide the disc towards your palm helps too.

  2. Great explanation and breakdown of the body movements. This has been an inconsistent move for me for many years. With this information – I’m hopeful that I’ll succeed more frequently. Thanks for making this video!

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