FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Ultimate Techniques and T... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Ultimate Techniques and Tactics Paperback – 1 Apr 2004

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£16.99
£6.79 £0.57
£16.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Ultimate Techniques and Tactics
  • +
  • Ultimate: The Greatest Sport Ever Invented by Man
Total price: £27.60
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers (April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073605104X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736051040
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 628,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

About the Author

James Parinella is one of the top Ultimate players in America. He is the founder, captain and coach of the top US Ultimate team, Death or Glory (DoG). They are 6 time US National Champions and have been World Champions since 1996. Parinella is the President of the Board of Directors of the Ultimate Players Association and frequently writes articles for Ultimate Life Magazine. Eric Zaslow is a former member of DoG and was a vital part of their 1996 National and World Championship team. He is currently a professor of mathematics at Northwestern University, USA.


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This is a must-have addition to any Ultimate Frisbee player's library. The book's thematic structure means that beginners at the sport as well as coaches and experienced players will benefit from its reading. As well as providing a decent introduction to the technical complexities of Ultimate, the holistic approach continually returns the reader to basic and simple guiding principles for the individual player and for the team. If you love Ultimate buy this book!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Our authors for this book provide a lot of great insight into this relatively new sport of Ultimate. I have to say, the only (I think) other book in this small market for Ultimate literature is much more detailed, with great troubleshooting tips. I will also see Parinella & Zaslow book as the 'The Good Book' or 'Bible' of Ultimate, with the other one (sorry, really can't remember the name!) being much more technical.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Try it. Great fun.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Perfect. Was as expected and receiver of gift was delighted, started reading it immediately. He said it would be very useful when training his team.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 23 reviews
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny 2 Jun. 2004
By Steve Loomis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It's about time.
I've been playing ultimate for, geez, about 8 years now. Much of the material in this book is stuff that I'm familiar with. Some of it is new to me. But even the info that comes as no surprise becomes more useful when you see it stated concisely. In addition, this would be a fantastic teaching aid if you're trying to figure out how to get new players onto the right page.
Example: One part of the book shows a fairly basic play (disc trapped on the line, L-stack, dump/swing and throw for yardage), and shows, with commentary, seven different slight variations, based on who can cut, where the throw is caught, etc. Each of the seven variations will make immediate sense to an experienced ultimate player, but you might not ever think of the play in terms of the basic principles, and you might have a hard time explaining it to a newbie (or even realizing what things needed to be explained).
I agree with the reviewer who pointed out that unless you speak a certain amount of the language, this book would be pretty confusing.
I'm half way through the book now, and it has already been more than worth the price. I suspect any ultimate player would agree.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A complete book for improving your game 7 May 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Unlike the other book on ultimate (by Studarus), this one assumes from the outset that you are already pretty familiar with the game and the terminology. This book concentrates on techniques, skills, and drills to improve both individual skills and team play. The writing is good and the diagrams are nice.
I have only two criticisms of the book. The first is that the "entry bar" is pretty high: for example, if you don't know what an inside-out break-mark throw is at the outset, you'll need to spend a bit of time paging through the glossary, and if you don't know how to throw a hammer, this book won't help you. The second is that the writing occasionally gets long-winded, and you may discover you've just read four whole pages of prose that seem to just boil down to pithy advice like "when marking, keep your weight above your feet and stay balanced".
Despite these criticisms, the book is good, and there is a lot of material here I haven't seen elsewhere in print.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars everything you need to know 7 Nov. 2006
By W. Ayers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As someone who already plays ultimate, i enjoyed reading this book. It is easy to read and covers all aspects of the game. Whether you are new to the sport or a veteran player, this book is for you!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!! 13 Dec. 2007
By Chon Jampagne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is great for learning (and relearning) the fundamentals as well as quality techniques of upper level play. I would especially recommend it for any high school or college level player or coach.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tips for those wanting to learn more 28 April 2014
By A. K. B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have played in a recreational Ultimate League for several years and loved it, but we just always played for fun--I wasn't getting any instruction or learning new techniques for improvement. This book provides just that. It's pretty dense actually, but each time I sit down to read a new section, I find myself thinking, "Aha...that is a good idea, I'll try that in my next game!"
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback