Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Frisbee innovation: the waiter

I invented a new frisbee throw today.
Maybe invented is a strong word. I figured out a throw that I've never seen or heard of before, leading me to think there's a chance I may have invented something. But then, back in 1998, I thought I had invented this shoe that had a grind plate in the middle of the sole, so people like me who weren't skateboarders by culture could do railslides in our shoes. I drew up a diagram and e-mailed it to about 15 of my friends before I was told by a skater friend, that, uh: those already existed. Ouch.

Nevertheless, the new frisbee throw: you rest the frisbee upside down on your fingertips, like a waiter carrying a tray. Then you need to push it forward and flip it over at the same time as you spin it with whatever friction you can get from your fingertips. So the frisbee, resting on, not in, your hand, gets flipped over and spun out, and actually, it works pretty well. Until I think of a better name, I'm calling it "the waiter".

1 comment:

Andrew Heining said...

where's the instructional video!?