Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Ten Commandments of Frisbee

From a 1978 publication, here are the "The Ten Commandments of Frisbee"

There are those who claim that the Frisbee represents not a game, but rather a way of life. Below are the rules by which that life is controlled. Together they form a concept of prediscenation upon which the Frisbyterian religion is based.

1. The most powerful force in the world is that of a Frisbee straining to land directly under a car, just beyond reach. (This term is technically called "car suck")

2. The higher the quality of a catch or the comment it receives the greater probability of a crummy re-throw. (good catch; bad throw)

3. One must never precede any maneuver by a comment more predictive than, "watch this!" (Keep 'em guessing)

4. 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 negative)

5. The best catches are never seen. (did you see that? … What?)

6. 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)

7. The most powerful hex words in the sport are: "I really have this down – watch." (Know it? Blow it.)

8. In any crowd of spectators at least one will suggest that razor blades could be attached to the Frisbee. ("You could maim and kill with that thing.")

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

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

Page 118 of Frisbee Players' Handbook]

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