PLAYING TIP

When throwing the ring with the stick, make a push and pull movement with your arms instead of swinging your upper body. You will easily generate more force, which leads to a better release of the ring. You will also get more spin in your throw, which leads to a better flight effect and makes it easier to catch the ring!

THROWING FAQs

Why does the ring make a left turn during its flight after I’ve thrown?*
Your right elbow is to high. Keep your elbow next to your body and make sure your stick is horizontal.  If you’re left-handed, this would be the opposite.

Why is the ring getting off to early (and ends up next to me instead of in front of me)?
You’re moving to much with your hips and upper body, instead of your arms. Keep your shoulders and toes pointing the direction you want to throw and make a pull and push movement with your arms. In addition, make sure the stick is always in front of your chest, instead of next to your chest.

Why is the ring not going the direction I want to throw?
At the end of your throw, you have to point the direction you want to throw with the tip of your stick, while also controlling your body as outlined in the questions above. Practice makes perfect!

Why is the ring going too straight, or even towards the ground?
Make a slight upwards movement, within the horizontal movement, when you throw. Start with the red tip of the stick at shoulder-height and end your throwing movement at eye-height. This way the ring is thrown slightly upwards, which makes it more easy to catch for your buddy.

CATCHING FAQs

Why does the ring bounce off my stick when I try to catch it?
You have to move with the flight movement of the ring. Similar to catching a raw egg.

It’s difficult to reduce the bounce by moving with the ring, what should I do?
First, it’s important that you anticipate where the ring will land and move towards the flight path. Then move your arms towards the ring and make sure they are almost straight. When the ring makes contact with your stick, follow the movement of the ring with your arms. Often people don’t move their arms, but their entire body. It’s easier to move with/follow the flight movement of the ring with your arms than your body.

PICK UP TIPS

How do I pick up the ring using the stick?
Picking up the ring depends on the surface you’re playing on. With turf, grass, beaches, you could use the friction of the surface to pick up the ring. When the surface is slippery (indoor gym, pavement), you need to push on the edge of the ring to pick it up. Here are some ways you can pick up the ring:

Friction:
If you put the stick in the middle of the ring, turn it a little bit and push on the ring. If you now pull the stick towards your body, the ring will capsize which makes it able to put the stick inside of the ring and pick it up.

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Backside push:
The ring is surrounded with a small edge. If you push on this edge with the backside of the tip of your stick, the ring will capsize which makes it able to put the stick inside of the ring and pick it up.

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Frontside push:
The ring is surrounded with a small edge. If you push on this edge with the frontside of the tip of your stick, the ring will capsize which makes it able to put the stick inside of the ring and pick it up.

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INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO