Play Frisbee

Thursday, July 9, 2009
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Here’s a New York Times piece on Ultimate Frisbee. One of my favorite activities on the planet is playing Frisbee – not the full-blown sport, but just getting outside on a large, grassy area or a beach, throwing around a Frisbee, chasing it down, running, diving, leaping, and making great catches. The problem is I know so few people who are into this or who can even manage to throw a Frisbee at all. Why can’t people throw a Frisbee? I have a local Ultimate Frisbee club where I can just show up and play, and that’s fun, but I’d rather toss one around with a friend on the beach or at the park.

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3 Responses to Play Frisbee

  1. Robin says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Familiarity with frisbees must be a Generation-X thing. I grew up throwing them around with friends, but I don’t recall seeing any TV commercials for frisbees beyond the early 1970s. Like so many other toys, they’ve been supplanted by electronic gadgets. Have you ever thrown an Aerobie Disc? The darned thing sometimes behaves more like a helicopter than a frisbee. Lots of fun!

  2. Shannon says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    This post makes me want to out and get one. At one time, I was well trained in the frisbee throwing department. It is a lot of fun and I am sure my yellow labrador retriever would love to join as a participant!

  3. Matt says:

    July 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I second the Aerobie (http://www.aerobie.com/Products.htm) recommendation, though the only ones I have are the Rings. You’ll need more space, though, since they’re constructed to go much farther distances than any Frisbee.

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