Wonder what you can do with a frisbee?
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- Disc Golf
Disc golf has a lot of similarities to regular golf. Instead of hitting a ball with a club, you throw a disc (frisbee). Your objective is to throw the disc from a tee pad to a basket in as few throws as possible. The basket that looks like this:
Courses often contain 9, 18 or 27 holes, but other quantities exist. The discs used are smaller than what is usually considered as a frisbee. There are also different types dependent on what kind of throw you want to perform. There are mainly three types:
Drivers: Used for throwing long distances.
Mid-range: Used for controlled throws, but when you still have some distance to cover.
Putter: Used for hitting the target when you are close enough.
All courses in Trondheim are open for anyone who wants to try disc golf. We recommend buying a mid-range or putter in the beginning as these discs provide more controlled throws. Most sports shops in Trondheim carry a small selection of discs, and we also have a member of the club that runs a pop-up shop at events and during our league.
Come by the course at Dragvoll a Wednesday or Sunday at 18:00. These are usually the hours we play our league. You can try some discs and get some insights from our members.
Still wondering what disc golf is? Watch this video:
Ultimate is a team sport played with a flying disc (frisbee). It can be played both inside and outdoors.
The goal is to catch the disc within a target area in both ends of the playing field. You’re not allowed to take any steps with the disc in your hands, or let it hit the ground. The defenders tries to catch the disc, or hit it to the ground. They also try to intercept play by blocking passes between the opposing players, without making body contact, to win possession of the disc. The sport challenges fitness, throwing skills and tactical understanding.
Read more on Ultimate here.
Here’s a video that gives an introduction to Ultimate:
Freestyle, also knows as Flying Disc Freestyle, is a sport and performance art where you perform acrobatic and creative maneuvers with a frisbee. It is often perform by a team, but can also be performed individually. You have 4 or 5 minutes to show off your skillset and perform as many maneuvers as possible. Some basic maneuvers are tipping, brushing, rolling, delaying and turnovers.
Read more about Freestyle here.
It this video you can see the Norwegian Sune Wentzel do some Freestyle in Bergen:
Guts is a team game. Each team consists of up to 5 players. The two teams lines up on opposite sides with a distance of 14 meters in between. The distance between each player on a team is measured by stretching out arms sideways and touching the fingertip of the next player.
When lined up, one team throws the disc at the other team. The other team then has to catch the disc with only one hand. One point is rewarded if the catch is successful. The second team now has the throw the disc back at the first team. The game is played until one team reaches 21 points, but a 2 point lead is required to win.
Read more on Guts here.
Here’s a video of two team playing Guts:
Distance is just what the name implies, a competition where it’s about throwing as far as possible. In a competition you get two and a half minutes to throw 5 discs. The longest throw counts and is measured from where it’s thrown to where the disc settles.
The Norwegian record holders are:
Men: Espen Thorén (Stovner) – 187 meters – Malmø 1993.
Women: Sigrid B. Sandum (Trondheim) – 97 meters – Sula 2012.
You can read more about Distance here.
Here’s a video on how to throw far:
DDC, or Double Disc Court,is a team game where you play two on two. You mark two areas of 13×13 meters, with 17 meter inbetween. The teams start with one disc each and serves simultaneously (with count down). You throw the discs back and forth between the teams, and points are given when:
– The opposing team is holding both discs simultaneously.
– The disc hits the floor and remains inside the opponents field.
– The disc ends up out of bounds.
The rounds last until one team has 11 or 15 points.
You can read more DDC here.
Here’s a video on DDC.
SCF, or Self-caught Flight, is basically as simple as throwing a disc to yourself. The idea is to catch it as far away from the throwing point as possible, or have it fly as long as possible, in time, before cathcing it.
The game requires a large lawn, preferably at 125×125 meters. It must be free of bumps, stones and other dangerous obstacles.
There are two branches in SCF:
– MTA, Maximum Time Aloft. This is about keeping the disc as long as possible, in time, in the air before catching it. The best of five attempts counts.
– TRC, or Throw Run Catch. This is about catching the disc as far away from the throwing point as possible. The distance is measured from where you released the disc to where you caught it.
Usually a competition combines both branches by adding the scores. You do this by multiplying the time from MTA with 5,5 and then adding the distance from TRC.
You can read more on SCF here.
Here’s a video from a SCF competition:
Precision is about throwing 28 discs on a target that is 1,5×1,5 meters, one meter about the ground. You have 7 minutes to throw all the discs, about 15 seconds per disc. There’s 7 different points to throw from.
You can see what the target looks like here.
Discthon is about running and throwing a disc through a course of about 1 km. The competitor has to make sure that the disc gets through all the passages along the course. He/She runs with two discs throwing the first, runs to it and throws the next disc from where the first one landed, and so on.
Read more on Discathon here.
Here’s a video on Discathon: