Why The “Flight Rings” On A Disc Matter

It’s not just for grip. From Wired Magazine:

In 1955 [Walter Morrison] sold his [frisbee] invention to Wham-O—manufacturer of slingshots and Hula-Hoops—where a product designer named Ed Headrick made the final tweak of rippling the top with concentric ridges. These add turbulence, which holds air against the surface for a longer flight.

Engineers have since validated those design choices.

HT @tondarstruck.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld.You can reach him by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

More from Ultiworld
Comments on "Why The “Flight Rings” On A Disc Matter"

Find us on Twitter

Recent Comments

Find us on Facebook

Subscriber Exclusives

  • Ultiworld’s 2023 Throw Of The Year Bracket (Round 2)
    article with bonus content
  • Out the Back: Ranking the Best D-I College Regions
    Subscriber podcast
  • Deep Look: Pres Day Recap, All-Time College Starting 7s
    podcast with bonus segment
  • Presidents’ Day Invite 2024: Centering Pass Day Three (Men’s Div.)
    Subscriber article