Frisbee or flying disc is definitely one of the greatest inventions in our planet. It is easy to learn and almost anyone can play it. You can also play many different games with it. The sport ultimate frisbee is probably the most popular frisbee related game. In this article, I selected the most popular and best frisbees, whether you’re looking for a simple and fun frisbee or you want to play competitively.
Top 5 Frisbees in 2017
Best Ultimate Frisbee Disc
Discraft 175 gram Ultra-Star Sport Disc
If you want to play ultimate frisbee or you want to improve your game, this is the perfect disc for you. There are a lot of reasons why the Discraft Ultra-Star is a very popular disc among enthusiasts and professionals players.
This is a big disc, measuring about 10.75 inches in diameter, the advantage of having a big disc is you can easily throw and catch it. Because of its outstanding design, it glides very well in the air. Also, it will do a great job when you’re playing against strong winds.
Another great thing about the Discraft Ultra-Star is, it has a perfect balance of speed, control and distance. All Discraft discs including the Ultra-Star are made in the U.S.A. so you can be assured that they are high-quality products. The feel of the Ultra-Star is really professionally made and it is firm.
Once you hold the Ultra-Star you can feel that the outside circumference is hard and really sturdy while the middle portion is soft and flexible. Some users reportedly that their Ultra-Star lasts for more than 5 years since they purchase it.
Best Flying Disc For Casual Games
If you just want to play for casual fun games then the Aerobie Pro is the answer. This disc is very popular among casual players and in fact, it holds a Guinness world record for the “longest throw of an object without any velocity-aiding feature”. The current record holder is being able to throw this awesome disc for about 400 meters while being in the air for about 30 secs! Now, can you imagine how great the Aerobie disc is?
The disc has a really soft rubber edges for an easy and comfortable catch. The disc is also safe for dogs, so if you’re planning to use it with your dog I definitely recommend it. How about the Aerobie Pro’s performance in strong winds? It is the same as the Ultra-Star disc above, it can do fine in those situations.
Glow in the Dark Frisbee
Nite Ize Flashflight LED Light-Up Flying Disc
Love playing at night time? You should consider the Nite Ize Flashlight LED Light Up Flying Disc. It is one of the most advanced frisbees to date. The disc is also great for ultimate frisbee and disc golf. The weight is great considering it has a LED and batteries inside. Maybe the total weight is about 190g, including the LED and batteries.
Speaking of batteries, the Flashlight LED Light Up disc uses two 3V lithium batteries. The disc is also made with durable materials so expect it can hold up against hard surfaces like trees or roads.
Additionally, the disc feels just like the regular frisbee discs, easy to throw and catch. It is so comfortable, you can never hurt your hand while catching this thing. Another good aspect of this flying disc is it is also water-resistant, it is not fully waterproof so I advised that you do not throw this directly in the water!
Alternative For Discraft Discs
Innova MLU Pulsar 175 gram Major League Ultimate Disc
The Innova MLU Pulsar is another great choice for ultimate frisbee. It is often used as an alternative for the ultra popular Discraft Ultra-Star. It is also the official disc for the sport Goaltimate and some players also used this for disc golf.
It is slightly bigger than the Ultra-Star, its diameter is 10.82 inches while the Ultra-Star is at 10.75 inches. It is comfortable to throw although not as smooth as the Ultra-Star. On the plus side, the disc glides nicely and can withstand strong winds.
The MLU Pulsar is also a durable and reliable disc. My only gripe about this disc is, it is harder to catch than other frisbees/flying discs.
Best For Kids
Activ Flyer Frisbee Rings
This is a great frisbee choice for kids because of its simpler design and it is much easier to catch than the other frisbees on this list. But lately, I noticed that more and more parents and elderly people loved to use it too.
It so easy on your hands, it so soft and comfortable. Even your dogs will love it too! But be careful, these frisbee rings tend to break easily when in dog’s mouth. Ouch!!
As I said, this is so easy to catch because it’s incredibly light and has good aerodynamics. Are these frisbee rings durable? Well, maybe you thought just because these frisbee rings are light it is easy to break, but it is not. The rings are well-built and pretty durable.
Things To Consider When Buying A Frisbee
Purpose – What is your purpose for buying the frisbee? Are you gonna use it to play competitively or in ultimate frisbee? They are different types of frisbees and the most used in competitions are Discraft discs. Enthusiasts and other players just playing for fun can buy and try different types of frisbee to see what suits them the most.
Weight – Although most frisbees are generally lightweight, depends on your purpose the weight will greatly influence your playing style. Ultimate frisbee players are required to used 175g.
Comfortability – You want a frisbee that is easy to throw and will not hurt your hands while catching it. Again it all depends on your purpose. Most frisbees or flying discs that are designed for casual games are easy on the hands. While, most ultimate frisbee players can feel a little soreness in their hands because of the competitiveness of the game.
Durability – You do not want cheap plastic frisbees that can easily crack when it lands or it hits a tree.