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.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- 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 | edit source]
Backcross world records with publicly available video evidence:
Balls[edit | edit source]
- 3 ball backcrosses: 11 minutes and 16 seconds by Max Kuschmierz in 2020 (video)
- 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)
Rings[edit | edit source]
- 3 ring backcrosses: 227 catches by Luca Pferdmenges in 2020 (video)
- 5 ring backcrosses: 47 catches by Petter Wadsten in 2018 (video)
- 7 ring backcrosses: 14 catches by Delaney Bayles in 2020 (video)
Clubs[edit | edit source]
- 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: 14 catches by Wes Peden in 2008 (video)
- 7 club backcrosses: 8 catches by Jack Denger in 2020 (video)
Records with insufficient video evidence:
- 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)
Variations[edit | edit source]
- 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