Have you ever received a cheap frisbee as a present or bought one in a toy store? And did it feel stiff, light weight and break easily? Then it was made of PVC or a material mixed with PVC.
Frisbees made of PVC are bad for our planet in more ways than one. They break easily and end up as trash; this means that it repeatedly costs money for the supplier to make more and for the customer to buy them. The customer also risks injury due to the sharp edges of the plastic and on top of all that the frisbee barely flies!
These are all reasons to stay away from foam frisbees, rubber frisbees and hard PVC. Do not buy a frisbee that costs just a couple of bucks, because such a low price is a telltale of a terrible frisbee. On the other hand, also beware of cowboys that sell junk frisbees for a high price.
At Frisbeewinkel we only sell products that we trust and are of high quality. Of course our products also have an impact on the earth, but we take care to keep this at a an acceptable level. A good frisbee lasts more than 10 years and is made from recyclable PE.
A frisbee of high quality is like a leather football: if you use it properly, it will last you more than 10 years of fun. Once it finally breaks, it can be recycled, because a good frisbee is made of 100% PE.
PE is a slightly flexible material. This keeps the frisbee bendable for a long period of time. This flexibility is a big plus, because it allows you to easily bend your frisbee back in shape if it becomes curved. A frisbee made of PE feels good in the hand when throwing and catching.
At Frisbeewinkel we only sell products of high quality. This also means that we are critical when it comes to our suppliers.
Which frisbee you’re looking for depends on the type of game you want to play:
- For playing catch with your friends, you need a 175 gram Daredevil competition frisbee.
- Do you want to play frisbee with your kids in the summer? Then you need the 140 gram Daredevil frisbee.
- For very young children, it is recommended to take a softer Sofflite frisbee.
Do you want to play Disc Golf? Click down here at “Which Disc Golf frisbees are suitable for beginners?” or continue reading here.
A competition frisbee is approved for use in one or several of the official frisbee sports. There are several organizations that regulate these criteria worldwide: WFDF and UPA specialize in Ultimate Frisbee, USDDG & UFO in Dog Frisbee and the PDGA in Disc Golf.
UPA approved discs are automatically also approved by the WFDF. WFDF approved discs are automatically approved by the PDGA. In practice this means that you are officially allowed to play Disc Golf with disc golf discs, but also with Ultimate frisbees, junior Ultimate frisbees, DDC frisbees and Guts frisbees.
Frisbeewinkel introduced the term ‘competition frisbee’ in the Netherlands, but the term is not copyrighted. To our disappointment we see that some companies in the country now try to sell their PVC junk by labeling it as ‘competition frisbees’. Do not be fooled!
This mostly depends on your age and partly on your motoric development.
Below some general tips:
For adults the 175 gram competition frisbee for Ultimate is the best frisbee. This frisbee lets you experiment and discover all the different styles of throwing.
Kids aged 11-13 should be comfortable with a 175 gram competition frisbee as well, unless they are anxious to catch discs or less motorically skilled. A slightly lighter frisbee in weight (140 gram) is more easy to throw at this age, but because the frisbee will last you for years we’re more inclined to recommend the 175 gram variant: you will enjoy it more in the years ahead. Around this tipping point in age it’s a personal choice.
For children aged 7 to 11 and families, a lighter frisbee is more suitable, such as the 140 gram junior disc by Daredevil. Because adults also handle it easily, the 140 gram frisbee is ideal for families. This frisbee fits in your bag more easily than its 175 gram counterpart.
In this age category you could also choose an even lighter and less expensive alternative, like a Guts frisbee, DDC frisbee or even a standard Dog frisbee. Do take into account that the lighter your frisbee is, the more wind-sensitive it becomes. Playing throw and catch on the beach is more difficult with lighter frisbees.
For children younger than 9 years old, a Guts frisbee is a good and affordable option. You can also go for a standard dog frisbee. A DDC disc is also worth considering: it flies the best for kids around this age, but is also more sensitive and cracks more easily upon impact (so be careful with it!).
Are you 65+ of age and do you want to discover frisbee? Then the Frostie winter frisbee could be the disc for you, a variant of the 175 gram competition frisbee. If you have vulnerable hands and limited reaction speed we recommend going for lighter frisbees in order to minimize injuries. Depending on how vulnerable you are, move down the ladder from heavy to light: 175 gram, 140 gram junior disc, 120 Guts frisbee, 110 gram DDC, standard Dog frisbee (85-100 gram).
Click here for a table with information about all throw and catch frisbees.
You can play frisbee anywhere you want, provided that there is enough space and that you are careful with your surroundings. Frisbee is most often played in the park, on sports fields or on the beach.
If you are very enthusiastic and would like to meet other frisbee players, we are happy to get you in touch, on your request. Unfortunately we cannot do this proactively, since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) forbids it.
For your convenience, we’ve gathered the places where you can play frisbee in the Benelux on a map. Here you can find the frisbee clubs and Disc Golf courses near you. When you order in our store, we always add a printed version of this map to your order.
The most well-known throws in frisbee are the backhand, forehand and overhead (also known as the hammer throw). There are many more styles of throwing to discover.
A frisbee needs spin in order to fly. The faster it spins, the better it flies. Part of the fun in playing frisbee is to be creative and try new ways of how you can make the disc fly.
Other known styles of throwing are: thumber backhand, thumber forehand, scoober, butterfly, inside-out forehand & backhand, outside-in forehand & backhand.
A frisbee flies because it spins. The more spin a frisbee has and the faster its rotation is, the more control you have over the disc and the farther you can throw. A frisbee with too little spin wobbles in the air and falls to the ground quickly. A frisbee with lots of spin flies smoothly and maintains its line of direction in the air. So, as a beginner it’s easy to see if you’re on the right path. Does your disc still wobble in the air? Try to give it more spin!
For Disc Golf discs specifically, the rule of thumb is that the more spin you are able to generate, the more heavy and overstable of a disc you can throw. Most beginners don’t generate that much spin and opt for lighter and more understable frisbees. These require less spin to fly properly.
We get this question a lot. Of course it’s awesome to throw far and catch the disc from a distance. Answering this question is a bit tricky though. Our answer always starts with a question: how well can you throw?
The thing is that frisbees that fly the farthest are not made for catching. You also need to have good technique and a powerful arm to generate the speed that is necessary for such fast discs. For Disc Golf frisbees the rule is: the more speed a disc has, the more skill you need to throw it properly. If a beginner uses the fastest frisbee in the world, this doesn’t mean that he/she will throw far.
Ultimate competition frisbees: these frisbees are designed to play catch and can be caught safely. After some throwing practice you’ll be able to reach 30 to 40 meters. Ultimate frisbees allow you to throw different curves consistently, because they float well in the air and hold their line. A well-trained Ultimate frisbee player can throw a distance of about 80 meters.
You can find more advice on throwing and catching frisbees here.
Disc Golf discs: these discs are not made for catching and require a well-developed throwing technique. We strongly discourage playing catch with these discs, as you can injure yourself. Apart from hurting your hand, throwing disc golf discs in the park is dangerous for others. Especially distance drivers have a sharp shape and are sturdy, so you should avoid hitting someone in the head with them at all costs.
If you have enough space and handle them wisely, Disc Golf frisbees are fantastic to throw. The discs that are designed for throwing far are called fairway drivers and distance drivers. These are flat discs that are suitable for experienced throwers. Before buying a Disc Golf driver, get some proper advice: it’s quite a science to find the right distance driver for you that fits your skillset. More info about choosing the right discs can be found here.
Picking up Disc Golf as a new hobby is possible with either just one disc or a starter set of three. Depending on your budget and goals you can discover Disc Golf the way you want.
Have a look at our starter products here.
You can already play Disc Golf with just one frisbee. The advantage of just one disc is that you learn the way it flies and get to try all the different types of throws with it. Important for this approach is that you pick a versatile disc: a putter with speed 1 is too slow and a fairway driver with speed 5 or 6 doesn’t allow you to putt properly. A disc with a speed of 4 or 5 and a turn and fade around 0 is ideal. Think of a Wombat, Mako 3, Skeeter or Svea.
If you expect to broaden your arsenal in the near future, based on that first disc, then we recommend to go for a putter with speed 2 instead, for example a Polar Bear, Beaver, Aviar or Reko. Later you might want to add a midrange or fairway driver to your bag, or one of those two.
Feel free to visit our warehouse for inspiration. We will gladly take the time to give you personal advice. Of course we’d also be happy to advise you through email. Are you enjoying a particular disc and are you looking for something similar? Or are you looking for a disc that fits your level of sportiness? Shoot us a message and we’ll hook you up.
Have a look at our Disc Golf page designed to help you out
If you choose to start with just one disc, we recommend to take a putter with a fade of 2 at most, or a midrange with speed 4-5 and a fade of 0. With such a disc you are able to throw all distances, from far throws to putting at the basket from up close. Putters have the advantage that they are the most ‘neutral’ discs in Disc Golf, which means that they fly in a predictable, straight line.
When you learn to throw a putter at different angles and the way that influences the direction of the disc, you create the solid fundamentals of your game. Once you have those fundamentals down, you can start trying discs that naturally want to bend more in their flight, such as midranges and drivers.
Disc Golf has such a huge variety of choice that for each type of disc, there might be multiple options suitable for you. Do not make the mistake in thinking that, because there is such an abundance of choice, there is a ‘best’ one. For more information, have a look here.
General tips concerning the weight of the disc and target groups
- For children, we recommend Disc Golf discs of 150 gram to 160 gram at most. Some discs are even made in 120 gram variants (Lite). If you’re looking for one of those, please shoot us a message.
- For averagely athletic and explosive players, and for female players we recommend discs of 165 to 170 gram.
- For powerful, explosive players discs in the range of 175 grams are best. When it comes to midranges sometimes even 180 gram is desirable.
General tips concerning types of discs and plastic
For a putter, having a good feel is important, but with your first putter you’ll grow into it. You will slowly learn how to hold it and what is comfortable for you. If you are tall, heavy and sturdily built with big hands, this usually means that you prefer putters that are thick and sturdy as well.
The same thing goes for midranges. At the start we’d discourage going for a midrange with too much fade. Discs with a speed of 4 to 5 and a fade of 0 or 1 are an excellent choice.
When it comes to fairway drivers (speed 6, 7 or 8) it’s most important to look at their turn. Experienced throwers generally prefer a turn of 0 or -1, but beginners often throw better with a fairway driver with a turn of -2 or -3. If you are a fanatic and sporty beginner, then we’d recommend to immediately choose a disc with a turn of 0 of -1. Beginners often prefer their fairway driver in slightly lighter weights than their midranges and putters.
For drivers, flexible types of plastic are often preferred by beginner players.
Distance drivers and extreme distance drivers are best to avoid when you are just starting out. If you give these a shot anyway, then go for light weight.
If you have any questions, please send us an email. We’d gladly take the time and give you personal advice.
When you’re just starting out with Disc Golf, you’ll hear lots of terms specific to the sport, such as: hyzer, annhyzer, dropzone, casual water, etc. Don’t worry about this, do your thing and just have fun.
Overstable and understable are terms that refer to the direction a discs wants to move during its flight. Overstable discs like to bend to the left, while understable discs turn right (from the perspective of a right handed backhand throw).
For more detail on these terms, read below about Speed, Glide, Turn and Fade, or click here for our explanation of the Innova Stability System.
Speed, Glide, Turn and Fade are terms that describe how a Disc Golf disc flies. Each frisbee has its own characteristics and these are specified by numbers (that are often printed on the discs).
Speed (1 to 14) expresses what speed the frisbee has been designed for. Extreme drivers are the discs with the highest speed (14).
Glide (1 to 7) shows how good a disc is at staying aloft: a disc with a glide of 7 stays aloft longer than a disc of a lower glide and the same amount of speed
Turn (+1 to -5) describes the tendency of the disc to bend towards the right in the initial part of its flight: a disc with a turn of +1 bends to the right the least and a disc with -5 bends to the right the most (from the perspective of a right handed backhand).
Fade (0 to 5) describes the tendency of the disc to bend towards the left at the end of its flight: a disc with a fade of 5 hooks to the left the fastest (from the perspective of a right handed backhand).
If you’re looking to build a Disc Golf course by yourself, either permanently or temporarily, give us a call for advice. Once we know your plans concerning location and intended users, we can give you personal and tailored advice.
We have lots of experience when it comes to setting up new courses and can provide you with the necessary tools and products. You are also welcome to make an appointment with us in Laren, Gelderland, so you can have a look at the products in our warehouse and make an educated decision.
There are several options for different circumstances:
- Fully Mobile: foldable and movable frisbee targets.
- Semi-Permanent: movable steel frisbee baskets to leave in place for one season.
- Permanent: permanently installed professional Disc Golf baskets.
- Removable Permanent: permanently installed Disc Golf targets, with removable modules underneath, for parks where space must be made on occasion (in case of events).
Often we install the latter two in combination with the construction of a DiscGolfPark. DiscGolfPark is a ready-made Disc Golf concept that meets the highest standards of quality and safety. We supply a professional designer who takes care of everything for the permanent setup:
- The pre-scan and preliminary investigation.
- The course design.
- The foundations and the frisbee targets.
- The teepads.
- Informative signs per hole (tee signs).
In the Netherlands and Belgium we have created new Disc Golf courses in Nieuwegein, Hoogeveen, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Zoetermeer, Hechtel-Eksel and Berendrode. We have trained professional Disc Golf Course designers who can explain everything and guarantee quality and safety.
More information on the DiscGolfPark concept: www.discgolfpark.com .
Feel free to make an appointment with us to meet up and discuss your ideas.
If you look to use or install Disc Golf in multiple locations, foldable targets are usually the way to go. We have those in stock in large numbers, as well as bags and discs. We can guarantee to still have them in stock half a year later, so you are sure to replenish your stock of frisbees with the same type or color that you’re looking for.
When you order products from us for the organization of a Disc Golf course or event, we will gladly give you personal advice free of charge. We’d like to help you bring your plans to fruition in a good and safe manner.
If you want to dive deeper into the organization of Disc Golf, consider also investing in a clinic for your helpers or staff members. Frisbeewinkel works in close contact with www.frisbeeclinics.nl and are often able to combine the delivery of products with a clinic for your organizing team: material and instruction in one.
When a frisbee gets damaged, in most cases you can repair those damages. You can sand sharp edges away or heat them up with a lighter, melting the plastic back in place. It is common practice to repair dog frisbees in this way.
The plastic that frisbees are made of hardens over time. This hardening process is sped up by UV radiation and fluctuations in temperature. A classic no-go is to leave your frisbee on the shelf in the back of your car. The right way to keep your frisbee safe and sound is by storing it in a dark place with moderate temperatures.
A good frisbee can easily be bent back into shape when it becomes curved. There is a little trick for this: turn the disc around so you face the hollow side of it. Then spin it until you see the same gully on the front and the back. Then you know which two sides you have to bring together. Turn the disc a quarter, bend it and it is as good as new. For the people who don’t have a carpenter’s eye: put the disc on a flat table, then you should also be able to spot where the disc’s shape is warped.
There are various brands that make frisbees for the different frisbee sports. Some brands compete on price, others simply offer absolute quality. You can vary endlessly with the design of a frisbee and brands often copy each other.
The brands we sell have such a wide range that anything you might look for in a frisbee can be found in our assortment.
Choosing the highest quality of product is better for your wallet and for the environment.
We do not accept brands that compromise on quality. Neither do we accept brands that only want to sell for profit, without paying attention to the environment or the working conditions of their employees. For example, in 2021 we ended our relationship with a supplier that did not communicate openly about his production process in China.
Yes, that’s possible. There is an old-fashioned way of doing so and a modern way.
The old-fashioned way uses a stamp that melts a foil into the frisbee. This is convenient for large numbers, but also entails a minimum order of frisbees and limitations in the number of colors that can be used in the stamp. The delivery time is usually long as well (transport overseas), unless you work with express mail (more expensive).
The modern way uses a UV printer to print full color designs on your frisbee. Frisbeewinkel custom prints discs this way since 2020: great examples are our Murugandi prints. The advantage of this technique is that it’s fast and does not require a minimum amount of frisbees to be printed for it to be feasible and affordable: it can be done with 1 frisbee or with as many as you’d like. These full color prints are beautiful, but the price per frisbee is also slightly higher.
No. Cheap promotion frisbees are harmful for our sport and for the environment.
Have a look at our standard discount packages for schools.
We distinguish between packages for primary school and high school. In most cases, high school students are comfortable with Ultimate frisbees of 175 gram, while the upper grades of primary school like to play with 140 grams competition frisbees.
Because these preferences vary for kids aged 12-13, schools often buy packages from us that are specially put together. Playing frisbee in the gymnasium is very doable with 140 gram discs, also for the upper grades of high school. For elementary school it’s better to have a variety of frisbees in different shapes and weights.
Not all standard discount packages are suitable for every situation. We are glad to advise you on this personally. Please fill out our information form and let us know what you have in mind, what the invoice address of your school is and other relevant information. Please indicate when you can be reached by phone. We will call you for the details and you will receive a personal quotation afterwards.
For teachers, buying on account is the standard with us. If you’d like tips for how to run your frisbee classes in school, we are happy to make suggestions on how to prepare. Good frisbee lessons at school form an important basis for the promotion of our sport.
In 2021 we will introduce a new disc for the lower years of primary education, and start marketing special sets of frisbees from The Ultimate Teacher . When you buy these frisbees, a lesson package comes with it free of charge. The lesson package will be published in 4 different languages.
There are several ways to offer frisbee lessons at school. Generally, the enthusiasm of the teacher is what counts most.
One way to teach frisbee during physical education classes is by inviting members of a frisbee club. Usually these people are very enthusiastic about their sport, and like to share their enthusiasm with the kids. Keep in mind though that a frisbee club often focuses on one specific frisbee sport (Dog frisbee, Disc Golf or Ultimate Frisbee). Usually this translates into the lesson, limiting it to that specific sport.
A broader, all-round approach that pays attention to the wishes and perception of the pupils is often better. After all, the goal is for the kids to move and have fun and not to train them in a specific sport.
If you hire someone from outside, take teaching qualifications into account and educate yourself on their method of teaching.
We have good, but unfortunately also some bad experiences in this area. Not every frisbee trainer is a good classroom teacher, and not every good classroom teacher is a good frisbee trainer. We can highly recommend the frisbee professionals from Frisbeeclinics. They are qualified frisbee teachers and also give clinics to classroom teachers on how to teach frisbee at school.
If you want to resell frisbees, we welcome you to our dealer store. For this a valid VAT number is required. We deliver quickly and efficiently from stock so that you will not experience any stock management pressure. We invest in our mutual relationship through good advice so that we can grow the sport together. #Growthesport is a commonly used term in the frisbee community, but we can achieve that together if we leave each other space and respect each other’s wishes. That is our vision when it comes to retail cooperation.
Yes, we do, but only if we feel like we can make a tangible contribution. This means that we don’t join events just to fill a paid stand. We love to promote our sport, give advice and organize clinics. If this combination of sales-stand and promotion is possible, we are interested.
Important to us are the location of the stand, the walking routes of the participants, the type of audience and the physical space that is available for us to make people enthusiastic about frisbee. A closed wallet is our goal.
Sometimes we offer discounts to frisbee associations we hold dear. If you want to qualify for this with your association, please send us an email. If we agree, we’ll ask you to make a mention of Frisbeewinkel on your website.
The discounts are not huge, because we try to offer a good price for everyone to promote the sport. If we were able to give away huge discounts, it would mean that our prices are too high, right?
Hans Krens, the founder of Frisbeewinkel, has a degree in environmental science. Hans is aware that Frisbeewinkel has an influence on its environment. That is why he takes the environment and sustainability seriously in all aspects of Frisbeewinkel’s business operations. Below some more detailed information on this matter.
Relationships with suppliers
We choose companies of which we know with some certainty that they will deal with their environment in a responsible manner. For example, in the past we ended our relationship with a Texas supplier when he proudly talked about the “cheap Mexicans” he hired for odd jobs! Apparently he thought he was a good businessman. We thought otherwise.
Of course we cannot be informed about everything, but we do not go for quick profit and like to build relationships with our suppliers.
Purchasing and bulk transport
Our suppliers are located far away. The frisbees therefore have to be transported over great distances. It is tempting to do so by airplane, because it would be the fastest way. The costs of transport by air are also not much higher than those or transport by sea, but that is – as any sensible person knows – because kerosene is not taxed. The actual price we pay for air transport is an enormous bump in CO2 emissions, air pollution, noise pollution and particulate matter.
Sea transport is also far from clean, but increasingly more attention is paid to sea transport’s fuel oil problems and CO2 emissions. We therefore generally opt for sea transport, even though it means we have to wait longer for our supply. Sometimes products are sold out on our website, because they are still on the way. That’s just the way it is. We are happy to make this concession in order to pollute the planet a little less.
Frisbees are made of plastic. And plastic is made from petroleum. We will have to get rid of this in the future, but there are no good alternatives yet. Until then, we choose to sell frisbees that are made of plastics that do not harden too quickly (lose thermoplastics) and can also remain in the grass or in water for three years until they are found and can be used again. We do not sell promotional and short-lived frisbees.
We do not compromise on these quality requirements. When a frisbee is at the end of its life, it must be recyclable and therefore made of 100% PE.
Packing and shipping
We know that the parcels we send do not always look as good as those from other large online stores. This is because we reuse as much as possible, which also applies to boxes, envelopes and packaging materials. As a result, we do not buy loose bubble wrap or pull film at all, but reuse everything we receive. On principle, we do not use Styrofoam flakes and the like. We ask our suppliers to limit plastic packaging and use unbleached and compostable cardboard instead.
We separate our own waste. We compost material that is compostable ourselves. Food leftovers go to the chickens. Plastics are recycled as a product or otherwise as a material: plastic waste goes into the plastic container for reuse. We reuse cardboard boxes for shipping and if that is not possible, we use the cardboard in the garden. If that is not possible, we offer it to the paper recycling. Refuse, Reduce, Re-Use, Repair & Recycle!
The shipping costs are generated by the website based on the weight and size of your order. For orders within the Netherlands that are above 45 euros, we ship for free. For orders below that number the standard fee is 5.75 euros.
Different rates apply for different sizes and weights for each country. We often charge the customer slightly less for the shipping costs than we have to pay ourselves.