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"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. It presumably causes the broomstick to attempt to hurl its rider off.

History

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

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.

Behind the scenes

It was stated that Quirrel 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've been casting from a distance.

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