History

Articles on the history of ultimate

Frisbee: Beyond Catch and Throw

by Craig Simon © 1982 Flat Flip Flies Straight. Tilted Flip Curves. Experiment! These were the fabulously straightforward instructions that were molded onto every one of Wham-O Manufacturing Corporation’s earlier disc models. Ross Klongerbo, writing for “Frisbee disc World” pointed out that attention to just two words– SNAP and ANGLE–is all it really takes for …

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John “Friz Whiz” Kirkland

A tremendous all-around competitor, Kirkland was voted the disc athlete of the seventies. He won the men’s World Overall Championships in 1977 and finished second on three other occasions, as well as winning several individual world titles. He is still very active in the scene and continues to inspire future world champions.