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A Wham-O Professional Frisbee
For the amusement ride, see Frisbee (ride).

Frisbee is the most common name for flying discs, which are generally plastic, roughly 20 to 25 centimeters (8–10 in) in diameter, with a lip. They are designed to fly aerodynamically when thrown with rotation and can be caught by hand. The name Frisbee is a registered trademark of the Wham-O toy company, but the term is often used generically (and erroneously) to describe all versions of the flying disc. Professional Frisbee The uploader wrote: File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Professional Frisbee The uploader wrote: File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wham-O is a toy company currently located in California, USA. They are known for inventing many of the most popular modern toys, including the Hula Hoop®, the Frisbee®, and the predecessor of modern Nerf® dart guns. ... Sledgehammer, a Giant Frisbee at Bobbejaanland The Frisbee is an amusement ride designed by HUSS Maschinenfabrik, based on the pendulum or pirate ship concept. ... Plastic covers a range of synthetic or semisynthetic polymerization products. ... Diameter is an AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting) protocol for applications such as network access or IP mobility. ... Aerodynamics is a branch of fluid dynamics concerned with the study of gas flows, first analysed by George Cayley in the 1800s. ... Rotation of a plane, seen as the rotation of the terrain relative to the plane (exposure time 1. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... Wham-O is a toy company currently located in California, USA. They are known for inventing many of the most popular modern toys, including the Hula Hoop®, the Frisbee®, and the predecessor of modern Nerf® dart guns. ... A genericized trademark (Commonwealth English genericised trade mark), sometimes known as a generic trade mark, generic descriptor or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which is often used as the colloquial description for a particular type of product or service as a result of widespread popular or cultural...


A wide range of Frisbee (flying Discs) variants are available commercially. Disc golf discs are usually smaller but denser and are tailored for particular flight profiles to increase/decrease stability and distance. When it was discovered that dogs enjoyed chasing and retrieving the slow-moving discs, special discs were designed with more pliable material that would better resist a dog's bite. Disc dog competitions, in which dogs' disc-catching skills are judged, have become quite popular as well. Ring-like discs shaped like a Saturn's ring, known as Aerobies, typically fly significantly farther than any traditional flying disc. The evolution has continued with the advancement of lighting a flying disc for evening and night-time play. By using a Flashflight disc, players can extend the throw and catch playing time after the sun goes down. A player throwing his disc toward a metal basket target. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog is a mammal in the order Carnivora. ... Disc dog is the more generic name for what is commonly called frisbee dog. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... World Record Holder Erin Hemmings throws an Aerobie An Aerobie is a flying ring used in a manner similar to a Frisbee, for recreational catches between 2 or more individuals. ... A Flashflight lighted flying disc A Flashflight is a flying disc designed to be used for night-time play similar to a Frisbee, for recreational catches between two or more individuals. ...

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History

The modern day frisbees are developed from the "Flying-Saucer", originally invented by Walter Frederick Morrison and codeveloped and financed by Warren Franscioni in 1948. However, that initial disc was largely unsuccessful. A later model made by Morrison in 1955 and sold as the "Pluto Platter" was bought by Wham-O on January 13, 1957. In the next year, Wham-O renamed the toy "Frisbee", a (probably deliberate) misspelling of the name of the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, whose pie tins had been used by Yale University students in the campus for similar purposes. Walter Frederick Morrison is best known as the inventor of the Frisbee. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Frisbie Pie Company was founded in 1871 by William Russell Frisbie in Bridgeport, Connecticut, when he bought and renamed a branch of the Olds Baking Company. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... A slice of strawberry-rhubarb pie à la mode A pie is a baked dish, with a baked shell usually made of pastry that covers or completely contains a filling of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, cheeses, creams, chocolate, custards, nuts, or other sweet or savoury ingredients. ... Yale redirects here. ...


Games using flying discs

Main article: Flying disc games

Flying disc games are games played with flying discs (sometimes called by the trademarked name Frisbees). ... Ultimate (often called Ultimate Frisbee) is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a flying disc. ... In the sport of freestyle frisbee, athletes perform tricks with a flying disc. ... A player throwing his disc toward a metal basket target. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The Double Disc Court field Double Disc Court (DDC) is a disc (frisbee) sport played with two flying discs. ... Flutterguts is one of many offshoots of the more popular sport, Ultimate Frisbee. ... Friskee is a sport played with a Frisbee (flying disc), two gates. ... Disc dog is the more generic name for what is commonly called frisbee dog. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Disc games. ... Goaltimate is a game which might be considered half-court ultimate. ... Schtick is a competitive, non-contact sport that makes use of two flying discs (or Frisbees), and is somewhat similar to Ultimate Frisbee. ... A hot box is a malfunction in a piece of railway rolling stock, where an axle box overheats. ...

Physics

The rotating flying disc has angular momentum perpendicular to the horizontal plane, stabilizing the disc's attitude in high-speed flight. Small ridges near the leading edge act as turbulators, reducing flow separation by forcing the airflow to become turbulent after it passes over the ridges. Lift is generated in primarily the same way as a traditional asymmetric airfoil, that is, by accelerating upper airflow such that a pressure difference gives rise to a lifting force. Gyroscope. ... Turbulent flow around an obstacle; the flow further away is laminar Laminar and turbulent water flow over the hull of a submarine Turbulence creating a vortex on an airplane wing In fluid dynamics, turbulence or turbulent flow is a flow regime characterized by low-momentum diffusion, high momentum convection, and... Lift consists of the sum of all the fluid dynamic forces on a body perpendicular to the direction of the external flow approaching that body. ... An airfoil (in American English, or aerofoil in British English) is the shape of a wing or blade (of a propeller or ships screw or sail) as seen in cross-section. ...


Even a slight deformation in a disc, called a "taco" as extreme cases look like a taco shell, can cause adverse affects when throwing long range. It can be observed by holding the disc horizontally at eye level and looking at the rim while slowly rotating the disc. Traditional tortilla making. ...


Richard Feynman in his book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! suggests that watching the wobble of a plate tossed in the Cornell University cafeteria stimulated him to develop mathematics that eventually led to his Nobel prize winning work in quantum electrodynamics [1]. Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) (surname pronounced FINE-man; in IPA) was an influential American physicist known for expanding greatly on the theory of quantum electrodynamics, quark theory, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium. ... Surely Youre Joking, Mr. ... This is about the university. ... Quantum electrodynamics (QED) is a relativistic quantum field theory of electromagnetism. ...


Trivia

  • In the animated motion picture The Secret of NIMH, the main character's name was changed in post-production from "Frisby" to "Brisby" to avoid potential trademark infringements.

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See also

World Record Holder Erin Hemmings throws an Aerobie An Aerobie is a flying ring used in a manner similar to a Frisbee, for recreational catches between 2 or more individuals. ... There are many kinds of Frisbee throws. ... Frisbeetarianism is a parody religion of obscure origins. ...

Further reading

  • Frisbee, A Practitioner's Manual and Definitive Treatise Stancil E.D. Johnson, M.D. Workman Publishing Company, New York (July, 1975) ISBN 0-911104-53-4
  • The Official Frisbee Handbook Goldy Norton, Bantam Books, Toronto/New York/London (July, 1972) no ISBN
  • Frisbee Players' Handbook Mark Danna, Dan Poynter, Parachuting Publications, Santa Barbara, California (1978) ISBN 0-015516-19-5
  • Frisbee Sports & Games Charles Tips, Dan Roddick, Celestial Arts, Millbrae, California (March 1979) ISBN 0-89087-233-3
  • Frisbee by the Masters Charles Tips, Celestial Arts, Millbrae, California (March 1977) ISBN 0-89087-142-6

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Frisbee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (615 words)
Frisbee is the most common name for flying discs, which are generally plastic, roughly 20 to 25 centimeters (8–10 in) in diameter, with a lip.
The name Frisbee is a registered trademark of the Wham-O toy company, but the term is often used generically (and erroneously) to describe all versions of the flying disc.
The modern day frisbees are developed from the "Flying-Saucer", originally invented by Walter Frederick Morrison and codeveloped and financed by Warren Franscioni in 1948.
ultimate frisbee - definition of ultimate frisbee in Encyclopedia (1715 words)
ultimate Frisbee, often called Ultimate, is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a Frisbee or similar 175 g flying disc.
Joel Silver proposed a school Frisbee team on a whim in the fall of 1967.
The object of ultimate Frisbee is to score points by receiving a teammate's pass in the opponent's endzone.
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