Its new design, patented by Headrick, featured raised ridges the "Rings of College frisbee that were claimed to stabilize flight.
Fred Morrison discovered a market for a light duty flying disc  that could be tossed recreationally in when he and future wife, Lucile, were offered 25 cents for a cake pan that they were tossing back and forth on a beach near Los Angeles, California.
A flying disc in flight A flying disc being caught It is unknown when humans began tossing College frisbee opbjects such as seashells or round stones,  but throwing the discus was an event in the organized Olympic Games of Ancient Greece.
Still a popular toy as well as a sporting good, the Frisbee was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in After learning that he could produce his own disc more cheaply, in Morrison designed a new model, the Pluto Platter, the archetype of all modern flying discs.
The sport was resurrected and made part of modern track and field games, appearing at levels from high school to the modern Olympics. Morrison and Franscioni ended their partnership in earlyand in Morrison formed his own company, called American Trends, to buy and sell Flyin Saucers, which were by then being made of a flexible polypropylene plastic by Southern California Plastics, the original molder.
Upon his death, Headrick was crematedand, as requested by him, his ashes were molded into memorial discs and given to family and close friends  and sold to benefit The Ed Headrick Memorial Museum. Design Patent D, for his product. Inthe first professional model went on sale.
The two of them once overheard someone saying the pair were using wires to make the discs hover, so they developed a sales pitch: Also insome New Jersey teenagers invented Ultimate Frisbeea game that remains enthusiastically played today.
Byafter design modifications and experimentation with several prototypes, Morrison and business partner Warren Franscioni began producing the first plastic discs, renaming them the Flynn-Saucer in the wake of reported unidentified flying object -sightings. Mustered out, Morrison sketched a design for an aerodynamically improved flying disc that he called the Whirl-Way.
Modern discs were made of weighted wood, surrounded by a protective metal band, and weighed several pounds.
Headrick soon redesigned the Pluto Platter by reworking the mold, mainly to remove the names of the planets, but in the process, fortuitously increasing the rim thickness and mass, creating a more controllable disc that could be thrown more accurately.Your official Ultimate Frisbee disc provider.
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