Backcrosses are crossing throws made behind the back, where the object comes forward on the same side of the body where it will be caught.
- Avoid leaning back, sticking your elbows out, or twisting your body to the side.
- Make sure that none of your backcrosses or normal throws are lower than your basic pattern height, and that you're not waiting too long to start a throw, so you will have enough time to make a proper throw before you have to catch another object.
- If you're throwing clubs out too wide, you need to hold on to them longer. If they're hitting you in the head, you're holding on too long.
World records Edit
Backcross world records with publicly available video evidence:
- 5 ball backcrosses: 2 minutes and 44 seconds by Adolfo Almonacid in 2019 (video)
- 6 ball backcrosses: 71 catches by Ty Tojo in 2012 (video)
- 7 ball backcrosses: 125 catches by Ty Tojo in 2013 (video)
- 8 ball backcrosses: 8 catches by Ty Tojo in 2013 (video)
- 9 ball backcrosses: 9 catches by Ty Tojo in 2015 (video)
- 3 ring backcrosses: 183 catches by Matan Presberg in 2017 (video)
- 5 ring backcrosses: 35 catches by Delaney Bayles in 2017 (video)
- 7 ring backcrosses: 7 catches by Pavel Evsukevich in 2012 (video, video) and Laido Dittmar in 2014 (video)
- 3 ring backcrosses: 200 catches by Heydar in 2016 (claim)
- 3 ring backcrosses: 2 minutes and 37 seconds by Andy Ford in 1992 (claim)
- 3 club backcrosses: 16 minutes and 38 seconds by Chris Fowler in 2007 (video)
- 5 club backcrosses: 203 catches by Kristian Wanvik in 2015 (video)
- 6 club backcrosses: 12 catches by Wes Peden in 2006 (video)
- 7 club backcrosses: 7 catches by Anthony Gatto in 2007 (video at 5:15), Vova Galchenko in 2007 (video), David Ferman in 2012 (video), Jack Denger in 2013 (video), Wes Peden in 2015 (video), Kento Tanioka in 2017 (video), Anderson da Silva in 2019 (video), and Spencer Androli in 2020 (video)
Records with insufficient video evidence:
- 5 club backcrosses: 237 catches by Kristian Wanvik in 2018 (non-public video)
- 6 club backcrosses: 14 catches by Wes Peden in 2008 (video no longer available)
- 3 club backcrosses: 18 minutes and 41 seconds by Chris Fowler in 2007 (claim)
- 4 club backcrosses: 5 minutes and 19 seconds by Thomas Dietz in 2004 (claim)
- 5 club backcrosses: 231 catches by Peter Gerber in 2004 (claim)
- 5 club backcrosses: 280 catches by Thomas Dietz in 2004 (claim)
- 5 club backcrosses: 320 catches by Wes Peden in 2007 (claim)
- 5 club backcrosses: ~360 catches by Kristian Wanvik (claim)
- 7 club backcrosses: 7 catches by Manuel Mitasch (claim)
- Scissors - a variation of the wimpy pattern where either every throw is a backcross,(video) or only one hand throws a backcross at a time, with a different hand doing the backcross in each pair of throws (sometimes called half scissors or alternating scissors).(ball video, club video)
- Backselves - a non-crossing version of backcrosses. An object thrown as a backself from the right hand is thrown behind the back, comes forward on the left side of the head, and is caught in the right hand.
- Shoulder throws
- Body throws
- Reverse backcrosses
- Backcross rolls
- Blind behind the back
- Behind the back looking
- Behind the back madness