Best frisbee for ultimate?
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If you have aspirations of someday playing Ultimate with people who have some experience in the sport, I suggest you get a 175g(grams) UltraStar disc made by Discraft. It is recognized by The Ultimate Players Association - http://www.upa.org (look for links to the Rules of Ultimate) as an official competition disc. If there are any school Ultimate teams in your area, you may be able to buy a custom-designed disc from them; getting a unique disc and also supporting your local Ultimate players (many teams make their own discs as a way to raise funds). It should cost you less than $10 per disc.
The 175g disc has good weight so a skilled athlete can huck it (send it) the length of the field (70 yards, endzone to endzone). This style disc, compared to lighter models, is also slightly resistant to crosswinds -- though as with all discs, far from immune to their effects. (That's part of the fun, isn't it.) Yet, it is also light enough that short quick passes can be gotten off with a good deal of 'touch' (finesse). This weight and shape also help give the disc gentle, floating landings, offering the receiver a little extra time to run it down. Its dish (area inside the rim) has just enough give to allow for some fancy throwing (ie, airbounce). And the disc as a whole isn't too solid so if someone lays out and lands on it, it'll give -- rather than breaking their ribs or impaling them!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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