Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Allison A. Hutira
At first glance, a Frisbee seems like a fairly simple toy; a plastic disk with its edges curled under, it has no moving parts, is inexpensive, and is easy to use. A mere flick of the wrist sends a Frisbee gliding through the air, and anyone at almost any age can enjoy playing with a Frisbee. Yet its simplicity belies the versatility of the Frisbee, which can be used in a multitude of ways—from a backyard game of catch to professional competitions of such sports as Ultimate Frisbee and Frisbee Golf. A Frisbee can be used to perform a variety of tricks to show off various throwing and catching skills. A game of Frisbee can include two players or even teams of players, with participants ranging in age from young children to adults. In addition to humans, many dogs also enjoy playing with Frisbees and can be trained to catch ...