Product Type: Aerobie sports equipment
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You *will* lose it eventually!
Aerobie Superdisc Pro
Member Name: JJJJ
Aerobie Superdisc Pro
Advantages: Extreme distance
Disadvantages: None... except it's easy to lose
If I had a few quid for each Aerobie that i've lost over the years, i'd probably be pretty rich by now. You see, an Aerobie flies such a long way that eventually a good throw will take it out of the field that you're probably standing in, across the neighbouring gardens and allotments, and eventually land in a place which is completely inaccessible to humankind.
A flying doughnut... but not as tasty
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If you hadn't already guessed, an Aerobie is a type of frisbee - it takes the form of a circular disc with a large hole in the middle. Imagine throwing a huge red-coloured POLO mint and you'll get the general idea. Recommended for anybody aged over twelve, the aerobie is predominantly made of rubber, but at its centre is a metallic band which provides it with the weight and rigidity it needs to be extremely aerodynamic. Luckily, the Aerobie has a fairly soft edge, so it probably wont slice the top of your head off if it hits you at close range.
Price & Tips
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Costing £9.99 from Amazon, the Aerobie Pro has been long regarded as the ultimate flying disc - in fact it's in the Guinness Book of Records for the farthest thrown object (1,333 feet!). Obviously, the majority of us mere mortals wouldn't be able to chuck it that far, but the distance it will travel is surprising. The key to Aerobie throwing isn't effort, but smoothness - don't try throwing as hard as you can or it will go off at a funny angle or straight into the ground. Instead, stand sideways to the target, and release the disc smoothly from you hand.
Tales of Woe & Final Word
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The first time I lost an Aerobie, it went straight into the sea from Southsea Common... and sunk. The second one I lost was at a recreation ground on the Isle of Wight - this time it simply went into a tree and disappeared. There have been many more 'losses' over the years, but if I were to chronicle them all we'd be here all day. Luckily, at under £10 the price of an Aerobie means it isn't too costly to replace.
The only real downside to owning an Aerobie Pro is the fact that government's policy of building houses and factories on all the green spaces we have in this country, means that before long the good ol' Aerobie will be too far-flying for UK use!
Summary: The ultimate flying disc