"We've checked for most of the usual curses, but Professor Flitwick believes the broom might be carrying a Hurling Hex."
Minerva McGonagall[src]

A Hurling Hex (incantation unknown) is a hex that can be applied to a broomstick.[1] Given its name, it presumably causes the broomstick to attempt to hurl its rider off.


In 1991, Quirinus Quirrell was likely casting a wandless version of this spell on Harry Potter's Nimbus 2000 during his first Quidditch match.[2]

In 1994, Filius Flitwick suggested to Minerva McGonagall that Harry's confiscated Firebolt might have been hexed with this spell. The possibility was discovered while the broom was undergoing a stripping-down process, but it was apparently discovered to be free of this spell.[1]

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Behind the scenes

It was stated that Quirrell was jinxing the Nimbus 2000 not hexing it. Additionally, it was implied that the Hurling Hex can be imbued on a broom, but the spell that Quirrell was casting required a continuous process and could have been casting from a distance.


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