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« on: September 30, 2008, 03:19:56 PM »

Hi,

I am interested in purchasing a few high-quality frisbees for free-style and possible ultimate frisbee games.  This is not for a professional LEVEL of competitions, but rather a personal level.  However, I would prefer good quality and professional FRISBEES.

I am not looking for Disc Golf frisbees, but rather just plain, fun frisbees.

I do not know if this is the appropriate forum, but I am unable to find a better forum.

I am willing to pay a reasonable price ($25 or something... it's a little hazy) for the frisbees.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 04:18:01 PM »

Greetings Jomskylark,

And welcome to UltiTalk.  Cool

You should probably get yourself a Discraft or two.  They are the best frisbees out there, and the official disc of Ultimate Frisbee.

Visit there website for a list of e-taliers who sell them:

http://www.discraft.com

I think Discraft also sells misprints directly from their website for a reasonable price.

You might also check out FlashFlight Frisbees.  They are GREAT fun when throwing around at night, as they have LEDs embedded in the plastic (in a variety of colors).  Check them out here:

http://www.playulty.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8_10

Best of luck!

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 08:02:49 PM »

Are official games always played with Ultra-stars? I played with a Frisbee made by Discraft for Syracuse the other day, it was for ultimate and was 175g, but it had a smaller lip than an ultra-star.  It flew really well like any other Discraft I have used, but with the smaller lip it made flicks a little easier. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 11:59:31 AM »

Really?  What was it called?  As far as I know (and as far as the Discraft website shows), they only make one disc for Ultimate.

Actually, they do have a J*Star disc for Juniors, but it's only 145g.  Is that what you used?

http://www.discraft.com/ultprod_jstar.html
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2008, 01:10:59 AM »

No it was definitely 175g, had Discraft imprinted on it, and it even flew like an ultra-star, really floaty and smooth.  Felt like the same plastic also, but it was just a little wider and the lip and was noticeably more thin.  It had the Syracuse logo printed on it. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 08:53:23 PM »

Ultrastars are endorsed by the UPA, but they aren't the same as discrafts. As mentioned, the lip is different.

On an ultrastar, the lip is alot squarer where it meets the body of the disc. On a discraft, the lip kinda moulds into the body alot smoother.

I'm not sure how that affects other people. But I found throwing an ultrastar weird seeing as i've only ever played with discrafts. Personal preference is the main thing there though.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 09:29:02 PM »

discraft is a brand, ultra star is their 175g ultimate model. if you are throwing a 175g discraft disc that isnt for golf, you are throwing an ultra star. i know the full colour prints like this: http://www.internetdiscshop.com/product/U-EARTH feel a little different, but all the white 175 discraft ultimate discs are the same...
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2008, 12:49:47 AM »

However there is a disc made by another manufacturer for ultimate  Undecided . Seems I have gotten myself badly, badly mixed up.

That disc has the characteristics I described.... Apart from that, I'm lost  Huh.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2008, 02:42:04 AM »

There are a lot of 175g ultimate style discs floating around:

http://discraft.com/ultprod.html (Discraft)
http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/pulsar.html (Innova)
http://www.frisbeedisc.com/sports/ultimate/index.html (Wham-o)
http://www.discgolfstore.com/Ching-175G-Ultimate-Disc-p-14335.html (Ching)
http://www.discpilot.com/product.php?productid=12759&cat=272&page=1 (Some crazy New Zealandish one)

A lot of them are great to throw too, but it's off putting if you practise with one of these, then throw an ultrastar in a game.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2008, 11:31:05 AM »

Add Daredevil to that list as another well known Ultimate disc (Canadian brand).
There's others around as well.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2008, 03:01:42 PM »

So even though all of those are approved UPA discs, only Ultra-stars are used in big tournaments? 
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2008, 05:50:07 PM »

This is something I will never understand... Why Discraft if the "one and only' disc? Personally I prefer Daredevils to Discrafts and Wham-Os. They seem to be made from a plastic of superior quality. They have more rounded edges than oter discs and they feel better in hand. What's more Daredevil offers a wider variety of colors and has a cooler basic print thad Discraft and Wham-O. Smiley

And still on every tournament in Poland whenever I try to persuade the opposing team to play the game with my brand new Daredevil they start whining and crying and emediately run a search party after a Discraft. Damn sissys! I can play with whatever disc there is if only it's not scratched right through the surface or broken. I'm just trying to show them that Daredevil also fly and that Discraft isn't the one and only ultimate disc!

How do you feel about other disc brands?
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2008, 07:49:37 PM »

I played around with Wham-O discs for several years before even touching a Discraft Ultra-star.  I must say though, I prefer Ultra-stars to Wham-Os hands down.  Ultra-stars float and are much more smooth than any Wham-O I have seen or used.  My only complaint about Ultra-stars are the depth of them, the lip seems bigger than most of the discs I have played with.  This is just a personal preference thing for me though.  I don't think I have played with a Daredevil.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2008, 10:54:01 PM »

Same reason there is an official size and weight of every type of sports ball known to man.

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Why Discraft if the "one and only' disc?

Discraft make a disc that is used by everyone.

I'm not sure if it actually endorsed as the official "Ultimate Frisbee" disc. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can clarify?
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2008, 06:32:20 AM »

I'm not sure if it actually endorsed as the official "Ultimate Frisbee" disc. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can clarify?

To my knowledge the only Ultimate Frisbee Discs are made by the 'Frisbee' trademark owner - Wham-O.
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