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When I was younger as a family we used to go Camping a lot and had great wide open spaces to play in, we were shopping one day whilst camping and my dad came across the Aerobie 13 Pro Ring, it was so long ago, but I think it cost around £14 at the time. They came in different colours, orange, pink and yellow, we opted for the orange one.
The Aerobie 13 Pro Ring is a Frisbee equalivant it is a circular shape but has a hollow centre section like a ring. It is 33cm across and has a width of only 0.6cm and the reason it has such great flight is that it only weights 150 grams. It comes in the colour of your choice and then has a black ring in the centre of the ring.
The Pro Ring is designed with a flexible rim made of soft rubber to give you a straight and accurate flight path, whilst also being soft enough to catch comfortably in your hands.
On the packet when we purchased it, it also stated that it had won a Guinness World Record for being the farthest distance an object had been thrown at over 400 meters.
I found with a lot of other Frisbees that you have to be fairly close to whoever you were playing with as they did not normally do a great distance or even have a great aim, but the Aerobie Pro Ring is great and in a league of its own travelling a longer distance and with fantastic precision.
It takes some getting used to when you first start off using it to make sure that you get the right positions but once you have it is great fun. It really does put to shame the old standard plastic Frisbees as a waste of plastic and money.
When using the Aerobie do not throw it too hard otherwise it will travel a very long distance and you will spend more time chasing after it. It requires minimal force to throw and due to its circular hollow shape it is easy for your opponent to catch.
I recommend when using it for the first time you make sure that you use it in a wide open space for practice, if you are in a small back garden you may lose it and then have to go to the neighbours down the road to retrieve it.
We had used the Aerobie every summer for at least five years and it still worked perfectly and looked as good as new. Unfortunately this had been misplaced and a few years ago I purchased a new one off the Aerobie site for when we were away at the beach and it is still the same great product. In looking on the Aerobie site they cost under £10 which I think is a worthy investment for any family that like playing outdoor activities and have the space available to play.
My boyfriend will not lay on a beach unlike myself who will happily bake on a towel for hours! He bought the pro ring Frisbee so we could play on the beach, the design of it means it will float in the sea and the ring shaped design is much easier to catch.
==Price and availability==
The pro ring frisbee costs £9.99 and it is stocked at sports shops and gadget shops. I have no idea where my chap bought it from as I probably would have made him put it back if I'd been there.
The frisbee comes in different colours and is made from a lightweight plastic. It is smooth and easy to hold. There is probably some science used in designing this ring but to me it is just a bit of donut shaped plastic.
This is a great toy for children or for bigger kids we call boyfriends. It flys really well which is part of its appeal and apparently you can throw it over 400 m. The ring only needs a slight flick of the wrist to send it sky high and rather than moving in a rainbow movement it sort of cuts through the air so you can aim it more strategically. When playing with my boyfriend on the beach, I did enjoy it. It is really easy to catch so it makes it much more fun when you are not chasing it all over the beach! I like how fast and streamlined it is, honestly you only need to slightly flick your wrist and it goes for ages. It is really easy to catch due to the design as you get hold of the ring with your fingers. This is why it would be really good for children though as their smaller hands will be able to grasp it tightly.
I probably wouldn't pay a tenner for it, it really is not worth this sort of money. It is, after all a piece of plastic! It has been played with quite a few times and due to its size it is great for taking on holidays as it is relatively flat. It has a few nicks out of it but on the whole it is in good condition and keeps well.
==Aerobie 13 Pro Ring==
Last month sometime we were going out down the park but on the way decided to stop off in the toy shop and have a little look around what there was on offer. Seeing as we weer heading out I thought a Frisbee would be a great idea to help Jack with his throwing and catching abilities.
This Aerobie 13 Pro Ring was on a bit of a special offer at £5 having a few pounds off and I decided this looked far better than a lot of the other Frisbee's that the shop had for around the same price. Jack was keen to get it so I snapped it up and I am so glad I did because we have played with it so much since when we purchased it.
This Aerobie 13 Pro Ring is a little different from most other Frisbee's in the fact that it is a ring rather than a disc of plastic. The ring is said to fly a lot further and be suitable more for adults to have a game with as well as the children.
The game is simple and Jack has picked up how to throw the thing with relative ease and finesse. This Frisbee seems a lot easier to catch than a regular one because of the hole in the middle it means that there is more chance of looping it over the hand than having to struggle to catch a disc of plastic.
The flick of the wrist produces a really good smooth glide of the Pro Ring and takes little effort to actually throw whilst still giving a good distance at a relatively fast speed. The bright red colour of the Pro Ring that we bought makes it easy to spot as it is flying through the air and the length of the throw is truly amazing even with just a slight flick.
The way it glides is really second to none and I think this not only makes the game more enjoyable for the whole family to play but also means it is slightly easier to catch as it seems to not go off course as much as a regular plastic Frisbee would do.
The game not only encourages Jack to be outside in the fresh air and getting some exercise but will also help his ability to throw and to catch and aid him with his judgement. Working out when is the best time to reach out and catch the ring as well as if he will need to jump or dive has got to be beneficial and far better than sitting in front of the box all day.
It really is a great item and we could play it for a good hour or so without becoming bored of it. We all really like it and even me and Himself have played without Jack and have had a great time. I really can't fault this item and because of that I feel that a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is well deserved!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
We all like to throw a few shapes now and again here at gadgetshop HQ. But when we tire of rolling a phat one and having it large, we take to the park to throw a shape of an entirely different order. It's at times like these we rely on the truly amazing Aerobie. Pioneered by those American johnnies it's like a Frisbee without a centre. At heart, it's a brightly coloured plastic flying ring with a rubber edge for easier catches. Now, more than a decade after the world-conquering debut of the amazing Aerobie, the Pro Super model continues where its revolutionary predecessors left off. Capable of over four hundred metres of uninterrupted flight, it's well within your powers to comfortably play with a chum at a distance of 100 metres or more. Just don't expect any conversation to be easy. Holder of the Guinness World Record for longest throw, it remains a stunning breakthrough in aerodynamics, not to mention aesthetics. So it's no surprise to learn that its patented high-performance design is matched by equally exacting manufacture, enabling the ring to simply cleave through the air - ideal for long and ever-so accurate throwing and catching.