The Ten Commandments of Frisbee

I
The most powerful force in the world is that of a disc straining to land under a car, just beyond reach. This force is technically called “car suck”.

II
The higher the quality of a catch or the comment it receives, the greater the probability of a crummy throw. (Good catch = bad throw.)

III
One must never precede any maneuver by a comment more predictive than, “Watch this!” (Keep ’em guessing.)

IV
The higher the costs of hitting any object, the greater the certainty it will be struck. (Remember: the disc is positive – both cops and old ladies are clearly negative).

V
The best catches are never seen. (“Did you see that?” – “See what?”)

VI
The greatest single aid to distance is for the disc to be going in a direction you did not want. (Goes the wrong way = Goes a long way.)

VII
The most powerful hex words in the sport are “I really have this down – watch.” (Know it? Blow it!)

VIII
In any crowd of spectators at least one will suggest that razor blades could be attached to the disc. (“You could maim and kill with that thing.”)

IX
The greater your need to make a good catch, the greater the probability your partner will deliver his worst throw. (If you can’t touch it, you can’t trick it.)

X
The single most difficult move with a disc is to put it down. (Just one more.)

 

About Dan "Stork" Roddick

Dan "Stork" Roddick is a long-time disc sport champion and organizer in both the U.S. and internationally. He has been inducted into all 4 of the Flying Disc Hall of Fames (Ultimate, Disc Golf, Freestyle, Frisbee). Stork was an early star of the game of Ultimate with college champion Rutgers University (with a record of 45-1), where he was Irv Kalb’s favorite scoring target, and he was a winner of national and world championships in individual events including disc golf, freestyle and accuracy. Stork was one of the driving forces behind promoting and supporting Ultimate and all other disc sports through his role as head of Wham-O’s sports marketing department from 1975-92, ensuring sufficient financial support for the UPA in its first decade of existence. Besides providing direction and support to TK (Tom Kennedy) and others for their efforts in the U.S., he also was instrumental in the international arena, serving as World Flying Disc Federation President from 1986-1992 and as secretary from 1998-2003. An Eagle Scout in his youth, Stork has written numerous articles and books on disc sports. He is credited with framing Ultimate’s defining "Spirit of the Game" philosophy which has guided play for the past 40 years of competition.

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