Sport Toys FAQs

If you have a question that isn’t covered here, please contact us.

Arrow Golf Disc

How do I throw the Arrow approach and putter?

Throw the Arrow approach and putter straight and level (parallel to the ground) for accurate flights.

Why does the Arrow approach and putter fly so straight?

The spoiler rim on the Arrow disc balances aerodynamic lift for straight, accurate flights.

Arrow spoiler rim diagram

Is the Arrow approach and putter PDGA-approved?

Yes.

How much does the Arrow approach and putter weigh?

164-166 grams.

Does the Arrow approach and putter float in water?

Yes, so it’s easy to retrieve from water hazards.

Where can I find a disc golf course or disc golf tournament near me?

Visit www.pdga.com to search for a course or tournament near you.

Dogobie Disc

How do I throw the Dogobie disc?

See here for how to throw Aerobie flying discs.

Is the Dogobie disc non-toxic?

Yes.

What material do you use to make the Dogobie disc?

The Dogobie disc is made of a soft, flexible urethane elastomer.

Does the Dogobie disc float in water?

No, the Dogobie disc does not float. If you are looking for a disc that floats and are willing to sacrifice some durability, the soft, flexible Squidgie disc, which is made using the same mold as the Dogobie, may be a good choice for your dog. The Squidgie disc is not as tough as the Dogobie, but it floats.

Why is it so important for dog discs to be made of soft material?

Conventional hard plastic flying discs can cause injury to your dog’s gums and teeth. They can knock out your dog’s teeth and can even develop sharp burrs from biting and hitting hard objects. That makes them even more dangerous. The Dogobie disc is soft and flexible, so it’s gentle on a dog’s teeth and gums. Even if you don’t buy the Dogobie disc, please don’t play with your dog using hard plastic discs. Your furry friend will thank you!

I have a great picture of my dog that I’d love to share! How do I send it to you?

We love seeing pictures and videos of our furry fans enjoying our products. You can email us at aerobie@aerobie.com with: your name, your hometown, the name of your dog, how and where you like to play with the Dogobie disc, and whether or not you would like us to share the image on our website. You can also share stories, photos and videos of your dog on the Aerobie Sport Toys Facebook page.

Do you have any other dog discs aside from the Dogobie?

Aerobie manufactures three flying discs that dogs love: the Dogobie disc, the Squidgie disc, and the Superdisc. The Dogobie disc and the Squidgie disc are both soft and flexible. They are made using the same mold but different materials. The Dogobie disc material is tough and durable but it sinks in water. The Squidgie disc is not as tough as the Dogobie, but it floats. If you are looking for a disc that floats and are willing to sacrifice some durability, the Squidgie disc may be a good choice for your dog.

The Superdisc is larger and more rigid than the Dogobie and the Squidgie disc, but it still has a soft edge that is gentle on teeth and gums. It’s a great high performance disc for dogs so it’s often the choice of professional disc dog entertainers like Chris Perondi, star of the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show.

Keep in mind that flying discs are throw and fetch toys, not chew toys.

Epic Golf Disc

How do I tune the Epic driver to adjust its flight?

Greatest accuracy and distance are achieved when a disc is launched with about ten degrees of downward lean (Hyzer angle), then rolls about five degrees beyond level but comes back at the end. The goal is just enough rollover to extend the glide but not too much, which would make the flight end up on its side.
Driver disc rollover illustration
To change the tune to match your personal throwing speed and style, hold the rim of the disc at its narrowest part (grip area) and bend it as shown (downward to increase rollover, or upward to decrease rollover). Then rotate the disc about forty-five degrees and repeat. Continue around the disc until you are back to where you started. The disc will creep back slightly in the first few minutes after bending and then hold its tune very well thereafter.
Tuning the Epic driver
You can tune discs for different conditions. For example, since all discs roll over more upwind, tune one disc for less rollover and use it for upwind throws.

For a longer and more detailed paper on adjusting drivers for optimal flight, see here.

Is the Epic driver PDGA-approved?

Yes.

How much does the Epic driver weigh?

166-169 grams.

Does the Epic driver float in water?

Yes, so it’s easy to retrieve from water hazards.

Where can I find a disc golf course or disc golf tournament near me?

Visit www.pdga.com to search for a course or tournament near you.

Aerobie Football

Why does the Aerobie football have curved fins?

Unlike straight fins that slow the spin rate, the Aerobie football’s curved fins accelerate the spin rate, increasing the stability and accuracy of throws. The shape of these curved fins drives the Aerobie football into making perfect, tight spirals every time you throw.

Football and Rocket football trajectory

Do you make a smaller version of the Aerobie football?

Yes. The Aerobie Rocket football is the same shape as the football, but it is only 6 inches (7.62 cm) long. Its smaller size makes it perfect for kids as young as three.

Can I throw an Aerobie football with my left hand?

The Aerobie football’s curved fins spin the ball in the direction of the spin imparted by a right handed throw. When you throw the Aerobie football with your left hand, the fins work against the spin imparted by your left handed throw as they try to spin the football in the opposite direction. This results in a weak, wobbly throw. That’s why the Aerobie football is intended to be thrown with your right hand.

Will you ever make an Aerobie football for left handed people?

Unfortunately, no. Left handed people only make up about 10 percent of the population. Even if we did manufacture a football for left handed people, we would have trouble convincing retailers to carry it due to the small market size and the potential for confusion. Customers might end up buying the wrong model.

What material do you use to make the Aerobie football?

The Aerobie football is made of soft, durable foam.

You manufacture all your other products in the USA. Why not the footballs?

Originally we did manufacture the footballs in the USA. When the cost of producing them increased significantly, we had to choose between manufacturing the footballs overseas or discontinuing them. We opted for overseas manufacturing.

Can you recommend some games to play?

Pretty much any game you can play with a regular football can be played with an Aerobie football. If you’ve come up with a new game to play with your Aerobie football, please let us know so we can add it to our website!

Orbiter Boomerang

How do I throw the Orbiter boomerang?

It takes some practice to successfully throw a high performance boomerang such as the Orbiter. Don’t get discouraged if your first few throws don’t come back. Carefully follow the directions and keep trying. It takes practice.

Select a large open area at least 150 feet (46 meters) in diameter that is free of trees and other obstructions. Also, select a day when the wind is very light: 5 mph (8 km/h) or less. Higher winds make the flight pattern of an Orbiter boomerang unpredictable.

The Grip

If you are throwing the Orbiter boomerang with your right hand, grip one corner of the boomerang and hold the boomerang high and in front of your right shoulder with the printed side facing you. Your index finger should be in front of the corner.

Orbiter Grip

Although the Orbiter boomerang is primarily designed to be thrown with the right hand, it can be thrown with the left hand as shown below in the illustration titled “The Throw”.

The Throw

Orbiter Throw

Tilt the boomerang 30 degrees down to the right from vertical. Throw the boomerang maintaining that angle while aiming toward the ground approximately 30 yards in front of you. Release the boomerang at about eye level while imparting strong topspin with your index finger.

Flight Patterns

Your throw may need adjustment to get the boomerang to come back to you. See the diagram.

Orbiter Flight Patterns

Adjusting the height of the Orbiter boomerang’s flight path

The Orbiter boomerang can be “tuned” to adjust the height of its flight. When you purchased it, the boomerang tips were bent 1/8″ higher than the sides for optimal flights. You can slightly bend all tips up for higher flights (left) and down for lower ones (right).

Tuning the Orbiter boomerang

Safe Play

Make sure you throw an Orbiter boomerang in a space clear of people and other obstructions. Particularly when learning, the flight path of a boomerang can be quite unpredictable. Cease play if there is insufficient light to clearly see the boomerang in flight.

My Orbiter boomerang isn’t returning to me when I throw it. How do I make sure it comes back?

Your throw may need adjustment to get the boomerang to come back to you. See the diagram.
Orbiter Flight Patterns
The Orbiter boomerang can also be “tuned” to adjust the height of its flight. When you purchased it, the boomerang tips were bent 1/8″ higher than the sides for optimal flights. You can slightly bend all tips up for higher flights (left) and down for lower ones (right).
Tuning the Orbiter boomerang

Why is the Aerobie Orbiter boomerang triangle-shaped?

When a traditional two sided boomerang is spinning and flying toward you, it can be tricky to catch because the missing side may be toward you at the moment you try to grab the boomerang. By making the Orbiter boomerang three sided, we made sure there is always a side toward you when reaching to catch the boomerang.

Does the Orbiter boomerang have metal at its center?

No, and it never has. The Orbiter boomerang has always been made with a durable center of polycarbonate, a tough engineering grade plastic. We then mold rubber edges onto the inside and outside of this durable center. The polycarbonate is essential for maintaining the shape of the product and the rubber edges make the boomerang soft to catch. Polycarbonate is expensive but very tough. It’s the material of choice for safety goggles, bullet proof windows, and football helmets.

What material is the Orbiter boomerang made out of?

The Orbiter boomerang is made out of a soft rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer surrounding a hard but flexible polycarbonate backbone.

Soft edges make comfortable catches, but why else are they important?

Besides being great for catching, soft edges on flying sport toys provide a better grip for throwing and they also make our products more durable. Hard plastic and wooden boomerangs can develop scratches and splinters after hitting hard objects such as rocks and trees. The soft edges of the Orbiter boomerang protect it from damage when it hits hard objects.

Why don’t you make the Orbiter boomerang float?

We would love to. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find materials to make the Orbiter boomerang float that would not sacrifice flying performance. (We are unwilling to sacrifice flying performance. Maybe someday the right materials will be invented.)

Why don’t you make a glow in the dark boomerang?

We could easily make a glow in the dark boomerang but, even when freshly charged, a glow in the dark Orbiter boomerang would be hard to see because of its thin profile. As the glow faded between charges, the boomerang would become almost impossible to see. We feel making a glow in the dark boomerang would encourage playing in the dark and playing with any flying object when it’s hard to see it coming is dangerous.

What is the record for the most consecutive throws and catches of the Orbiter boomerang?

To our knowledge the record is 720 throws and catches, as set by Professor José Drummond in Brazil. See here for Professor Drummond’s story.

I’m left handed. Can I throw the Orbiter boomerang?

Yes, you can! See “The Throw” part of the Orbiter boomerang throwing instructions in the question above: “How do I throw the Orbiter Boomerang?” for tips on how to throw the Orbiter boomerang left-handed.

Can you recommend some good spots to play in my area?

Public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and backyards are among our favorite spots. Check out our “Fun places to throw Aerobie products” page for a list of suggested locations in your area. If you have a great spot to suggest, please let us know so that we can include it!

Why is there a warning on the Aerobie ring and Orbiter boomerang packages about birth defects?

Aerobie rings and the Orbiter boomerang have hard centers made of polycarbonate, a tough engineering grade plastic that contains bisphenol-A (BPA). Because it is very strong and tough, polycarbonate is the material of choice for safety goggles, bulletproof windows, skateboards, football helmets, and many other products where strength and toughness are important. Polycarbonate is essential for maintaining the shape and therefore the flying performance of our rings and boomerang.

California’s Proposition 65 requires a warning statement be associated with any product that contains one or more of the many materials on the State’s Prop. 65 list. BPA is on the list. The mere presence of BPA in our products triggers the need for the warning statement because our products are sold in California. It is not necessary for there to be a likely way for the material in question to leave our products and enter one’s body. In fact, we can’t think of a way the BPA in the polycarbonate core of our products could enter your body. Nevertheless we choose to comply with the law.

Aerobie Pro Ring

Can you recommend some good spots to play in my area?

Public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and backyards are among our favorite spots. Check out our “Fun places to throw Aerobie products” page for a list of suggested locations in your area. If you have a great spot to suggest, please let us know so that we can include it!

How do I throw an Aerobie Pro ring?

Aerobie rings should be thrown with the printed side up. If you want an Aerobie ring to fly straight, release it level. People who throw Frisbees tend to release them sloping downward to compensate for the Frisbee’s tendency to roll. With Aerobie rings, this compensation is not needed so throw them level if you want them to fly straight. You can throw an Aerobie ring sloping to the left if you want it to curve left and sloping to the right if you want it to curve right. You can throw an Aerobie ring with either a backhand or a forehand throw. The backhand throw is more popular because it is easier to throw accurately. Grip the ring with several fingers inside for easy control.
Throwing Aerobie ring

My Aerobie Pro ring fades to one side when I throw it. How do I make it fly straight again?

If your ring won’t fly straight, it probably needs to be adjusted (we call this “tuning” the ring). Aerobie rings occasionally need to be tuned to maintain their straight flight. A collision with a solid object can knock a ring out of tune. If a ring turns left after being thrown level, it needs to be bent very slightly downward (see image). With the top side of the ring up, hold the ring at opposing points in your two hands and bend the outer rim of the ring downward a couple times. Then rotate the ring 90 degrees in your hands and repeat the process. Throw the ring to see if more tuning is needed. If the ring is turning right, the adjustment process is identical with the exception that the outer rim is bent upward. The instructions for the tuning process are printed on the ring packages and also on the rings themselves. These instructions are for a right hander throwing backhand. Reverse the instructions for a throw that spins the ring in the opposite direction.
Tuning Aerobie ring

Why does the Aerobie Pro ring fly farther than any other thrown object?

There are two key reasons Aerobie rings fly so far. First is their thin profile. Aerobie rings are only about 1/8 of an inch (3mm) thick so when thrown, they slice through the air creating very little drag. A typical Frisbee is over an inch thick.

The second reason is that the proprietary spoiler rim design keeps the center of aerodynamic lift at the center of an Aerobie ring throughout the different speeds of a typical throw. In layman’s terms, the rings fly straight at the highest velocity at the beginning of a throw all the way to when it slows at the end of the throw. This is not true for conventional flying discs which often veer off course as they slow.
Aerobie ring cross section diagram

Would a bigger ring fly even farther? Why don’t you make an even larger ring?

Yes, it is probably possible to make a bigger and heavier ring that could be thrown farther if thrown by a strong thrower. Unfortunately, the economic realities are that we must make products that will sell enough to justify their required investment. Most of us are not world class throwers and even those that are enjoy playing with our current size rings and are not necessarily trying to throw the maximum distance most times out.

A larger ring would also be difficult to get placed in retail stores. A larger ring would require larger peg board display space and would have a high price. A retailer demands more sales from a product that occupies a larger area in his store and yet a higher price would probably reduce sales volume.

Do you make a smaller version of the Pro ring?

Yes, the Aerobie Sprint flying ring is 3″ (7.62 cm) smaller in diameter than the Pro ring. It is still a spectacular flyer but is suitable for a smaller area of play.

What material is the Aerobie Pro ring made out of?

The Pro ring is made out of soft rubber surrounding a hard but flexible polycarbonate backbone.

Do Aerobie rings have a metal ring at their center?

No, and they never have. Aerobie rings have always been made with a durable center of polycarbonate, a tough engineering grade plastic. We then mold rubber edges onto the inside and outside of this durable center. The polycarbonate is essential for maintaining the shape of the ring and the rubber edges make the ring soft to catch. Polycarbonate is expensive but very tough. It’s the material of choice for safety goggles, bullet proof windows, and football helmets.

Soft edges make comfortable catches, but why else are they important?

Besides being great for catching, soft edges on flying sport toys provide a better grip for throwing and they also make our products more durable. A conventional flying disc thrown on pavement will develop scratches and even sharp burrs on the edge. The soft edges of Aerobie flying discs and rings do not even show that they have landed on pavement.

Where did the inventor, Alan Adler, first get the idea to make a flying ring?

Initially Alan’s objective was to invent a better Frisbee. It was only after a few years of work on improving flying discs that he came upon the idea that a ring has inherent advantages. A flying ring flies through the air like two airfoils, a leading one and a trailing one. The center of lift of the two airfoils is closer to the center of the ring, making a flying ring more stable than a Frisbee disc. Alan’s first flying ring, the Skyro, set a Guinness World Record for the farthest throw. By adding a spoiler rim on the outer edge of his flying rings, Alan was able to more precisely center the aerodynamic lift and make the ring even more stable and accurate at all speeds during a throw. The new ring with the spoiler rim was named the Aerobie ring. It set a new Guinness World Record.

Why don’t you make Aerobie rings float?

We would love to. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find materials to make a ring float without sacrificing flying performance. (We are unwilling to sacrifice flying performance. Maybe someday the right materials will be invented.)

Can you recommend some ring games?

Catch, AeroStep, AeroSpeed, AeroGoal, and Aerobie Golf are among our favorites. For instructions about how to play and a more complete listing of Aerobie ring games, please visit the Aerobie Clubhouse. If you play a different game with your Aerobie rings, we hope you’ll let us know so we can add yours to our list!

Is there a reward for setting the next Guinness World Distance Record?

Aerobie, Inc. offers a $1,000 reward to the first person to set a new Guinness World Record for throwing an Aerobie Pro flying ring. The record Aerobie ring throw in 2003 was 1,333 feet (406 meters) and was accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest throw of an object without any velocity-aiding feature.” This record replaced the 1986 world record of 1,257 feet (383 meters), also set using an Aerobie Pro flying ring.

To qualify for the $1,000 reward, the thrower must set a new world record and have it accepted by the Guinness organization. Please visit the Guinness World Record website for more information on how to set and document a world record: www.guinnessworldrecords.com/set-a-record/individual/

Why don’t you make a glow in the dark ring?

We could easily make a glow in the dark ring but, even when freshly charged, a glow in the dark Aerobie ring would be hard to see because of its narrow profile. As the glow faded between charges, the ring would become almost impossible to see. We feel making a glow in the dark ring would encourage play with the ring in the dark and playing with any throwing toy when you can’t see it coming is dangerous.

Why is there a warning on the Aerobie ring and Orbiter boomerang packages about birth defects?

Aerobie rings and the Orbiter boomerang have hard centers made of polycarbonate, a tough engineering grade plastic that contains bisphenol-A (BPA). Because it is very strong and tough, polycarbonate is the material of choice for safety goggles, bulletproof windows, skateboards, football helmets, and many other products where strength and toughness are important. Polycarbonate is essential for maintaining the shape and therefore the flying performance of our rings and boomerang.

California’s Proposition 65 requires a warning statement be associated with any product that contains one or more of the many materials on the State’s Prop. 65 list. BPA is on the list. The mere presence of BPA in our products triggers the need for the warning statement because our products are sold in California. It is not necessary for there to be a likely way for the material in question to leave our products and enter one’s body. In fact, we can’t think of a way the BPA in the polycarbonate core of our products could enter your body. Nevertheless we choose to comply with the law.

Rocket Football

Can you recommend some games to play?

Pretty much any game you can play with a regular football can be played with an Aerobie football. If you’ve come up with a new game to play with your Aerobie football, please let us know so we can add it to our website!

Why does the Rocket football have curved fins?

Unlike straight fins that slow the spin rate, the Rocket football’s curved fins accelerate the spin rate, increasing the stability and accuracy of throws. The shape of these curved fins drives the Rocket football into making perfect, tight spirals every time you throw.

Football and Rocket football trajectory

Do you make a bigger version of the Rocket football?

Yes. The Aerobie football is the same shape as the Rocket football, but it is 9 inches (23 cm) long. Its bigger size makes it perfect for older kids and adults.

Can I throw a Rocket football with my left hand?

The Rocket football’s curved fins spin the ball in the direction of the spin imparted by a right handed throw. When you throw the Rocket football with your left hand, the fins work against the spin imparted by your left handed throw as they try to spin the football in the opposite direction. This results in a weak, wobbly throw. That’s why the Rocket football is intended to be thrown with your right hand.

Will you ever make a Rocket football for left handed people?

Unfortunately, no. Left handed people only make up about 10 percent of the population. Even if we did manufacture a football for left handed people, we would have trouble convincing retailers to carry it due to the small market size and the potential for confusion. Customers might end up buying the wrong model.

What material do you use to make the Rocket football?

The Rocket football is made of soft, durable foam.

You manufacture all your other products in the USA. Why not the footballs?

Originally we did manufacture the footballs in the USA. When the cost of producing them increased significantly, we had to choose between manufacturing the footballs overseas or discontinuing them. We opted for overseas manufacturing.

Skylighter Disc

Can you recommend some good spots to play in my area?

Public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and backyards are among our favorite spots. Check out our “Fun places to throw Aerobie products” page for a list of suggested locations in your area. If you have a great spot to suggest, please let us know so that we can include it!

How do I throw the Skylighter disc?

See here for instructions on how to throw Aerobie flying discs: How to throw Aerobie flying discs

Does the Skylighter disc need batteries?

Yes. Two commonly available lithium CR2032 3 volt batteries are included with the Skylighter disc. They should last a long time, but you can replace them when they eventually do stop working. To make sure your batteries last as long as possible, remember to turn off the lighting nodule when you cease playing with the Skylighter disc.

What materials do you use to make the Skylighter disc?

The Skylighter disc is made of a soft rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer rim surrounding a firm clear plastic center. A durable plastic LED light module is sonically welded to the underside of the disc.

I have small kids and the Skylighter disc is a little too big for them. Do you have any smaller lighted flying discs?

Yes, we make a glow-in-the-dark version of the soft, flexible Squidgie disc that’s great for kids as young as five.

Rubber edges make for soft catches, but why else are they important?

Besides being great for catching, soft edges on flying sport toys provide a better grip for throwing and they also make our products more durable. A conventional flying disc will develop scratches and sharp burrs on the edge after landing on pavement or hitting hard objects like rocks and trees. The soft edges of the Skylighter disc protect it from damage when it hits pavement or other hard objects.

Sprint Ring

Can you recommend some good spots to play in my area?

Public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and backyards are among our favorite spots. Check out our “Fun places to throw Aerobie products” page for a list of suggested locations in your area. If you have a great spot to suggest, please let us know so that we can include it!

Where did the inventor, Alan Adler, first get the idea to make a flying ring?

Initially Alan’s objective was to invent a better Frisbee. It was only after a few years of work on improving flying discs that he came upon the idea that a ring has inherent advantages. A flying ring flies through the air like two airfoils, a leading one and a trailing one. The center of lift of the two airfoils is closer to the center of the ring, making a flying ring more stable than a Frisbee disc. Alan’s first flying ring, the Skyro, set a Guinness World Record for the farthest throw. By adding a spoiler rim on the outer edge of his flying rings, Alan was able to more precisely center the aerodynamic lift and make the ring even more stable and accurate at all speeds during a throw. The new ring with the spoiler rim was named the Aerobie ring. It set a new Guinness World Record.

Why don’t you make Aerobie rings float?

We would love to. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find materials to make a ring float without sacrificing flying performance. (We are unwilling to sacrifice flying performance. Maybe someday the right materials will be invented.)

Can you recommend some ring games?

Catch, AeroStep, AeroSpeed, AeroGoal, and Aerobie Golf are among our favorites. For instructions about how to play and a more complete listing of Aerobie ring games, please visit the Aerobie Clubhouse. If you play a different game with your Aerobie rings, we hope you’ll let us know so we can add yours to our list!

How do I throw an Aerobie Sprint ring?

Aerobie rings should be thrown with the printed side up. If you want an Aerobie ring to fly straight, release it level. People who throw Frisbees tend to release them sloping downward to compensate for the Frisbee’s tendency to roll. With Aerobie rings, this compensation is not needed so throw them level if you want them to fly straight. You can throw an Aerobie ring sloping to the left if you want it to curve left and sloping to the right if you want it to curve right. You can throw an Aerobie ring with either a backhand or a forehand throw. The backhand throw is more popular because it is easier to throw accurately. Grip the ring with several fingers inside for easy control.
Throwing Aerobie ring

My Aerobie Sprint ring fades to one side when I throw it. How do I make it fly straight again?

If your ring won’t fly straight, it probably needs to be adjusted (we call this “tuning” the ring). Aerobie rings occasionally need to be tuned to maintain their straight flight. A collision with a solid object can knock a ring out of tune. If a ring turns left after being thrown level, it needs to be bent very slightly downward (see image). With the top side of the ring up, hold the ring at opposing points in your two hands and bend the outer rim of the ring downward a couple times. Then rotate the ring 90 degrees in your hands and repeat the process. Throw the ring to see if more tuning is needed. If the ring is turning right, the adjustment process is identical with the exception that the outer rim is bent upward. The instructions for the tuning process are printed on the ring packages and also on the rings themselves. These instructions are for a right hander throwing backhand. Reverse the instructions for a throw that spins the ring in the opposite direction.
Tuning Aerobie ring

Why do Aerobie rings fly so far?

There are two key reasons Aerobie rings fly so far. First is their thin profile. Aerobie rings are only about 1/8 of an inch (3mm) thick so when thrown, they slice through the air creating very little drag. A typical Frisbee is over an inch thick.

The second reason is that the proprietary spoiler rim design keeps the center of aerodynamic lift at the center of an Aerobie ring throughout the different speeds of a typical throw. In layman’s terms, the rings fly straight at the highest velocity at the beginning of a throw all the way to when it slows at the end of the throw. This is not true for conventional flying discs which often veer off course as they slow.
Aerobie ring cross section diagram

Do you make a bigger version of the Sprint ring?

Yes, the Aerobie Pro flying ring is 3″ (7.62 cm) larger in diameter and flies even farther than the Sprint ring! In fact Erin Hemmings used a Pro ring to set a Guinness World Record in 2003 for furthest thrown flying object (1,333 feet/406 meters).

What material is the Aerobie Sprint ring made out of?

The Sprint ring is made out of soft rubber surrounding a hard but flexible polycarbonate backbone.

Do Aerobie rings have a metal ring at their center?

No, and they never have. Aerobie rings have always been made with a durable center of polycarbonate, a tough engineering grade plastic. We then mold rubber edges onto the inside and outside of this durable center. The polycarbonate is essential for maintaining the shape of the ring and the rubber edges make the ring soft to catch. Polycarbonate is expensive but very tough. It’s the material of choice for safety goggles, bullet proof windows, and football helmets.

Soft edges make comfortable catches, but why else are they important?

Besides being great for catching, soft edges on flying sport toys provide a better grip for throwing and they also make our products more durable. A conventional flying disc thrown on pavement will develop scratches and even sharp burrs on the edge. The soft edges of Aerobie flying discs and rings do not even show that they have landed on pavement.

Why don’t you make a glow in the dark ring?

We could easily make a glow in the dark ring but, even when freshly charged, a glow in the dark Aerobie ring would be hard to see because of its narrow profile. As the glow faded between charges, the ring would become almost impossible to see. We feel making a glow in the dark ring would encourage play with the ring in the dark and playing with any throwing toy when you can’t see it coming is dangerous.

Why is there a warning on the Aerobie ring and Orbiter boomerang packages about birth defects?

Aerobie rings and the Orbiter boomerang have hard centers made of polycarbonate, a tough engineering grade plastic that contains bisphenol-A (BPA). Because it is very strong and tough, polycarbonate is the material of choice for safety goggles, bulletproof windows, skateboards, football helmets, and many other products where strength and toughness are important. Polycarbonate is essential for maintaining the shape and therefore the flying performance of our rings and boomerang.

California’s Proposition 65 requires a warning statement be associated with any product that contains one or more of the many materials on the State’s Prop. 65 list. BPA is on the list. The mere presence of BPA in our products triggers the need for the warning statement because our products are sold in California. It is not necessary for there to be a likely way for the material in question to leave our products and enter one’s body. In fact, we can’t think of a way the BPA in the polycarbonate core of our products could enter your body. Nevertheless we choose to comply with the law.

Squidgie Ball

Why is the Squidgie ball shaped that way? Do the fins make it more aerodynamic?

We are often asked this question because of our reputation for far flying sport toys. No, the Squidgie ball does not have any special aerodynamics. It flies just like any other ball. The Squidgie ball’s fins are shaped that way to make them easy to grip. (Also, the soft squeezable material feels great – pick one up and you won’t want to put it down.)

Does the Squidgie ball material contain latex?

No, Squidgie balls are latex free.

Does the Squidgie ball material contain phthalates?

No, Squidgie balls are phthalate free. They pass the “bite test”!

Does the Squidgie ball float in water?

Yes, it’s perfect for the pool, beach or bath.

Is the Squidgie ball safe for young children?

Yes, it is non-toxic and recommended for kids 9 months and up. Yes, it passes the bite test.

Squidgie Disc

How should I throw the Squidgie disc?

Check out instructions here!

Does the Squidgie disc material contain latex?

No, Squidgie discs are latex-free.

Does the Squidgie disc material contain phthalates?

No, Squidgie discs are phthalate-free.

Does the Squidgie disc float in water?

Yes, it’s perfect for the pool or beach.

My dog loves to fetch. Is the Squidgie disc a good disc for dogs?

Aerobie manufactures three flying discs that dogs love: the Squidgie disc, the Dogobie disc, and the Superdisc. The Squidgie disc and the Dogobie disc are both soft and flexible. They are made using the same mold but different materials. The Dogobie disc material is tough and durable but it sinks in water. The Squidgie disc is not as tough as the Dogobie, but it floats. If you are looking for a disc that floats and are willing to sacrifice some durability, the Squidgie disc may be a good choice for your dog.

The Superdisc is larger and more rigid than the Dogobie and the Squidgie disc, but it still has a soft edge that is gentle on teeth and gums. It’s the ideal high performance disc for dogs so it’s often the choice of professional disc dog entertainers like Chris Perondi, star of the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show.

Keep in mind that flying discs are throw and fetch toys, not chew toys.

See Chris Perondi and his stunt dogs perform at the 2014 Rose Parade.

Extreme Canines Big jump

Superdisc Ultra

How do I throw the Superdisc Ultra?

See here for instructions on how to throw Aerobie flying discs.

Is there a smaller version of the Superdisc Ultra?

Yes. The Superdisc is 2 inches (5cm) smaller in diameter than the Superdisc Ultra.

Does the Superdisc Ultra float in water?

Yes, it’s perfect for the pool or beach.

Do you make a glow-in-the-dark Superdisc Ultra?

No. However, we do make two flying discs that are visible at night: the Skylighter lighted flying disc, and a glow-in-the-dark version of the soft, flexible Squidgie disc.

What materials do you use to make the Superdisc Ultra?

The Superdisc Ultra is made of a soft rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer rim surrounding a firm clear plastic center.

Soft edges make comfortable catches, but why else are they important?

Besides being great for catching, soft edges on flying sport toys provide a better grip for throwing and they also make our products more durable. A conventional flying disc will develop scratches and sharp burrs on the edge after landing on pavement or hitting hard objects like rocks and trees. The soft edges of the Superdisc Ultra protect it from damage when it hits pavement or hard objects.

My dog loves to fetch. Is the Superdisc Ultra a good disc for dogs?

The Superdisc Ultra is a little too big for most dogs. However, the smaller Aerobie Superdisc is great for dogs. It has a soft edge that is gentle on a dog’s teeth and gums. It’s a great high performance disc for dogs so it’s often the choice of professional disc dog entertainers like Chris Perondi, star of the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show. Conventional hard plastic flying discs can develop sharp points from biting which pose a risk to a dog’s gums and teeth. They can also knock out a dog’s teeth. Even if you don’t buy our Superdisc, our Dogobie, or our Squidgie disc, all of which are great for play with dogs, please don’t play with your dog using hard plastic discs.

Keep in mind that flying discs are throw and fetch toys, not chew toys.

Superdisc

How do I throw the Superdisc?

See here for instructions on how to throw Aerobie flying discs.

Is there a bigger version of the Superdisc?

Yes. The Superdisc Ultra is 2 inches (5cm) larger than the Superdisc. The Superdisc Ultra was developed in response to Superdisc fans’ clamor for a larger, heavier version. The Ultra weighs 162 grams and is more controllable in wind than the Superdisc.

Does the Superdisc float in water?

Yes, it’s perfect for the pool or beach.

Do you make a glow-in-the-dark Superdisc?

No. However, we do make two flying discs that are visible at night: the Skylighter lighted flying disc, and a glow-in-the-dark version of the soft, flexible Squidgie disc.

What materials do you use to make the Superdisc?

The Superdisc is made of a soft rubber-like thermoplastic elastomer rim surrounding a firm clear plastic center.

Soft edges make comfortable catches, but why else are they important?

Besides being great for catching, soft edges on flying sport toys provide a better grip for throwing and they also make our products more durable. A conventional flying disc will develop scratches and sharp burrs on the edge after landing on pavement or hitting hard objects like rocks and trees. The soft edges of the Superdisc protect it from damage when it hits pavement or hard objects.

My dog loves to fetch. Is the Superdisc a good disc for dogs?

Yes. The Superdisc has a soft edge that is gentle on a dog’s teeth and gums. It’s a great high performance disc for dogs so it’s often the choice of professional disc dog entertainers like Chris Perondi, star of the Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show. Conventional hard plastic flying discs can develop sharp points from biting which pose a risk to a dog’s gums and teeth. They can also knock out a dog’s teeth. Even if you don’t buy our Superdisc, our Dogobie, or our Squidgie disc, all of which are great for play with dogs, please don’t play with your dog using hard plastic discs.

Keep in mind that flying discs are throw and fetch toys, not chew toys.