Flying discs must meet certain standards in order to be approved by
the PDGA and thus be legal for use in sanctioned events.
Generally, no disc may be smaller than 21 cm in diameter, nor weigh
more than 8.3 grams per centimeter of diameter, nor weigh totally more than
200 grams. Discs must have a solid flight plate without holes,
cracks or modifications of any kind. Discs must be commercially
produced in runs of at least 1500 and be readily available to the public.
Any disc used in play must be clearly marked with the users name.
Any questions about the legality of a disc will be decided by the event
Evolution of the Golf Disc
It was the early 80's when the first golf discs started appearing on
the disc golf scene. Wham-o produced a line of Frisbees known as the
World Class series. This line consisted of four discs including the
97, 119, 141 and 165 gram models. They began molding these
with heavier plastic and began calling them by their respective mold
numbers, which were: the 70/1, 40, 50 and 80 molds. Many of
these were molded in glow plastic for the DGA (then the PDGA) and were
called the "Midnight Flyer Series". These discs were essentially the
same as the standard World Class Series, but since they were heavier they
were less affected by wind and also flew farther.....more
The incredible lightness of being...
................... a disc!
Legal discs are those that
have been approved by the PDGA for use in sanctioned events.
These select discs have been determined to meet all of the PDGA
technical standards. These standards help protect the public
and other players from injury in the event they are accidentally
struck with a flying disc. These rules also attempt to
maintain a healthy competition between manufacturers by
setting standards they must all adhere to, diminishing radical
departures from accepted technologies. Lastly these standards
create a level playing field for competitors. By limiting
deviation in design and materials and requiring minimum production
runs 2000 insures that all competitors have access to the same
plastic, making skill the only advantage.....more
Releases for 2004 are as
released their newest driver the Orc in Champion plastic in the
spring. This was followed by a host of releases in their brand
new Pro plastic (including the T-Bird, Classic Aviar). Their
newest releases this fall include the brand new Bull Dog and the DX
released their new
Flick in September.
began selling the MoJo (the name of which was quickly changed
to the JuJu).
1871, in the wake of the Civil War, William Russell Frisbie moved from
Bransford, Connecticut, where his father, Russell, had operated a successful
grist mill, to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Hired to manage a new bakery, a branch
of the Olds Baking Company of New Haven, he soon bought it outright and named it
the Frisbie Pie Company (363 Kossuth Street). W.R. died in 1903 and his son,
Joseph P., manned the ovens until his death in 1940. Under his direction
the small company grew from six to two hundred and fifty routes, and shops
were opened in Hartford, Connecticut.....for the whole story.....more
Was 712' is
Innova Team Member Christian Sandstrom, of
Sweden, shattered the distance record April 26, 2002 at "Big D in the
Desert. His record throw of 250 meters (820 feet) was made with a DX Valkyrie. Team member Ken Jarvis was first to break the record with a
throw of 247 meters. Ken's record lasted a mere 45 minutes!
The previous record of 217.05m (712 feet) was set in 2001 by Chris Voigt of
Germany with a Discraft 171gr Elite XS,
also at El Mirage, Ca. ..... more