Aerobie Sprint Flying Ring Review
By: James Veldt
Frisbee has long been a favorite past time for many including myself. Admittedly my preferred format has changed over the years, from ultimate Frisbee, to just passing it around to most recently disc golf. Over the years, one of the more intriguing flying discs has been the Aerobie. It doesn’t conform to any of the “norms” ofFrisbee sports, but is tons of fun in its own way.
If you are not familiar, the Aerobies are a rubber ring reinforced by a stiffer plastic core. These rings are astoundingly easy to throw, and if you aren’t careful very easy to throw way too far. In the past I have owned a Pro ring (the 13 inch version), but for this review played around with a Sprint (the 10 inch version). The Sprint is marketed for play in a smaller area, though small is a relative term. If you really take it easy you can toss it around in a decent sized back yard, but in all reality these rings are best suited to large clear areas. The Aerobie Sprint is designed so that pretty much anyone can throw it, from the Frisbee novice, to the my 3 year old, to the experienced. Of course you still need to aim, but no matter how you throw it, it will fly. The more time you spend practicing the more interesting and fun things you are able to do with it.
When I say that a large, clear area is ideal, with what I consider a medium strength throw the Aerobie can fly 100 yards pretty easily. And for me, at least, tree branches seem to be a magnet to attract and catch these. The soft rubber construction makes these rings easy to catch also, without any painful hits.
Easy to throw, soft to catch; if you and some friends have a large yard and an afternoon to kill Aerobie Rings are fantastic inexpensive fun.
I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes.
The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.