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02-21-2007, 08:40 PM
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OT - Ultimate Frisbee

Has anybody here ever participated in such leagues around Edmonton? Any leagues/groups you can suggest to a newbie to the sport? Now would probably be the time to register and what-not. I'm not looking for something too competitive, just some more recreational.

I did some preliminary web-searching, but haven't see much out there. Any tips/advice would be appreciated.

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What's next for ya ballet ? : )

Guess someone has too much time on their hands eh Maybe you should get a gym membership and bide the time that way - plus its year round exercise ( "lousy Smarch weather" )

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phenom89 View Post
Maybe you should get a gym membership
As the great Homer Simpson once said:

"Gym? What's a gym?"..."Ohhhh, a gym!"

Keep chirpin' big guy. I think you owe me a drink for the next time your in town for that smart-alec reply.

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I don't know of any ultimate frisbee leagues.... but maybe u could try flag football? it's more challenging.

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http://www.eupa.ca/emu/

(although it hasn't been updated recently... ?)

http://www.edmontonsportsclub.com/ultimate/index.shtml

(more of a rec league, I've been thinking about joining myself)

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Just get a few friends together (even if there's just 3 of you in total), buy a 10" & a 13" Aerobie. The 10" is called the "Aerobie Sprint" & the 13" is called the "Aerobie Pro".
They are about 4mm thick & they go like the powers of piss! I can't even begin to describe how much fun these things are! In fact the Pro holds the world record for the farthest thrown object ever (1,333 feet / 406 meters).

Here's the website:
AEROBIE

My buddies & I used to take it down to our local park after a few hotties, just three of us & stand about 30m apart & just wing the Sprint at each other as hard as we could! It made for some absolutely AWESOME games & GREAT workout as you chased the thing trying to catch it. We had a points system whereby if you dropped the Aerobie (even it it just nicked your fingers if you dived for it) you garnered a point. The first person to 10 points lost. They were eliminated, then there were two. If the other two players deemed a throw to you was catchable (ie- you could have got it if you ran harder or dived or whatever, that's a point too). If you were the thrower & threw it so far out of range that there was no possibility of the catcher getting to it, you got a point also.

The best thing was when there was a gentle breeze blowing. You'd see this thing coming at you & it might be at stomach or chest level when all of a sudden an updraft gets underneath it & it rises FAST.....to like your eye level. Reflexes pay dividends here! Or alternatively, if it looked like it was going overhead & it's hit suddenly by a downdraft & then comes blazing straight toward your face! We all took a few awesome shots to the face from them. But they have a soft rubber outer lip which protects you from serious harm. None of us were ever hurt. So much fun to play.

Occassionally we'd pull out the Pro & stand about 50 or 60m apart & just hurl the things at each other, but we always preferred the Sprint in closer. There are a variety of ways to throw them. You can really generate some serious whip & speed by flinging the thing forehand, but it takes a little practice to get the accuracy that way. We'd always finish our Aerobie sessions feeling like we'd had a thorough full-body workout. The combination of running all over the place (most often sprinting), diving, jumping & throwing often made us feel like we'd just played a game of football. Seriously good & FUN workout! Getting back to the house to "recharge" always eased the aches & pains! lol

I bought mine online from RUDY'S TOYS & at US$7.35 for the PRO & US$5.55 for the SPRINT plus tax & very minimal shipping they are an absolute bargain. Their customer service was excellent. In fact they posted my Aerobies to me before I even posted them a check & my SPRINT (I bought both) had a manufacturing defect (the only one I've ever experienced) & they replaced it completely free of charge (including shipping) absolutely no questions asked without me even having to send the broken one back. I would highly recommend them if you can't find them in your local toy store (they can be difficult to find).

Here's what they look like anyways:



Rather than joining a frisbee league I'd rather just get some buddies together & make it a social thing with a couple of Aerobies. It really is a BLAST!
Good luck!


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02-22-2007, 05:38 AM
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Damn, I could've saved you a lot of typing...I own 2 aerobies already.

They are indeed awesome, but the problem for me is that the local park is not big enough. The darn things ALWAYS end up in someone's backyard. Not cool.

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