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Vol... No. 1,706

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Disc Rules

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 director.....more

 


 

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

Defying
Gravity!

The incredible lightness of being...

................... a disc!

Legal Discs


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

New Disc
Releases


Releases for 2004 are as follows:
Innova 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 Viking.

Discraft released their new Flick in September.

Lightning brought out.....

Gateway introduced their...
Ching began selling the MoJo (the name of which was quickly changed to the JuJu). 

DGA presented their new...in .....more

 


History of the
Flying Disc


In 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

 


 

 

New Distance
Record


Was 712' is now

820 Feet!

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

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