- Hold the rings with your fingers spread wide for better control.
- Hold the rings horizontal, not tilted inward, so they won't wobble.
- Widen the pattern before transitioning into pancakes from the basic pattern.
World records Edit
Pancake world records with publicly available video evidence:
- 3 rings: 11 minutes and 58 seconds by Christian Hauschild in 2013 (video)
- 4 rings: 3 minutes and 48 seconds by Alexey Isamukhamedov in 2018 (video)
- 5 rings: 177 catches by Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse in 2017 (video)
- 6 rings: 14 catches by Andreas Jordan in 2018 (video)
- 7 rings: 15 catches by Tony Pezzo in 2011 (video)
- 5 rings: 260 catches by Jonathan Lardillier (claim)
- 5 rings: 950 catches by Alexander Kulakov (claim)
- Flats - similar to pancakes, but the rings stay horizontal and don't rotate visibly. (video)
- Outside pancake throws - Outside throws done as pancakes, with the bottom of a ring rotating in the direction of the hand the ring is thrown from. (video)
- Helicopters - a ring stays vertical and rotates visibly around the vertical axis. (video)
- Pancake neck catch - a pancake throw caught around the neck. (video)
- Pancake pull down - a pull down with one of the rings thrown as a pancake and caught around the neck, normally landing after the rest of the rings are already around the neck. (video)
- Super pancake pull down - a pancake pull down with the pancake thrown before any rings are placed around the neck. (video)