No, there are no spaces, or we haven’t seen a flying saucer, except for the frisbee… A frisbee is a disk of about 20-25 cm in diameter, usually made of plastic. Frisbee, which was first produced by Wham-O on January 13, 1957, is used by people of all ages for game purposes.
In the 1950s, an entrepreneur named Walter Frederick Morrison made a toy out of the public’s interest in UFOs. This toy looked like small flying saucers. Morrison initially named this toy the “Pluto Plate” and it soon became known. A company called Wham-O was producing the toy, and the company, wanting to increase its sales, sent Richard Knerr to the east of the country. During his long travels, Knerr saw a game of college students throwing tin cans at each other. Students called this game “freesbee”. The reason for using this name; The tin lid on which the students played belonged to a company founded in the 1870s that served cakes and biscuits to homes in tin boxes.
A picture of the firm’s founder, William Russell Frisbie, graced the box covers, and students named him for the game. Knerr registered the Freesbee name in 1959. After that, the name of the game began to be called like that. This word also entered Turkish as “frisbee” in the 1980s. Frisbee, which was a toy enjoyed by children at first, later became a game played by adults at picnics and on the beaches.
Frisbees weren’t just used as toys. In the 1960s, the US Navy decided to design glide flares. Frisbees were modeled for this. A project was started for which approximately $400,000 was spent. The flight of frisbees was studied in wind tunnels. Frisbees were recorded by advanced cameras and effective frisbees were designed. These frisbees were also used as flares at dusk.
Frisbee is a popular sport today. Ultimate is based on two teams of seven each throwing a 175 gram plastic disc between teammates. It is similar to American Football and Rugby in terms of the goal area where it is played. The country where the game is most popular is the USA, but it is played in over 40 countries.
A point is scored if any player of the attacking team catches the frisbee inside the opponent’s goal zone. The shooter can throw the frisbee in any direction and at any teammate. Ultimate is a non-referee sport without body contact. The game begins with a player throwing the frisbee into the opposing half. To score, the frisbee must be caught in the opponent’s goal area. Players may not run while holding the frisbee and must pass within 10 seconds of receiving the frisbee. When 9 points are reached, a half-time break is given. The first team to reach 17 points wins the game and the rooks change after each goal. Since there is no contact in the Ultimate game, the team holding the frisbee has a great advantage. The team with the disadvantage tries to force the other team to make a mistake. For example, the strong side of the thrower is turned off and a good pass can be prevented.
We wanted to tell you what can be done with a flying plastic. A simple motivation for those who want to be entrepreneurs.