1ST DAY OF SUMMER

The first day of summer is here and it’s probably a little different to how we were expecting it to be.


Still, making these simple sacrifices in the short term to help and protect those around you is not a big ask in the grand scheme of things. Personally, aside from early morning runs, I haven’t stepped outside my house for two weeks. Im not saying that as a ‘look at me and my efforts’ but more highlighting that just your own individual efforts can make huge differences to the numbers of people that this pandemic will effect dramatically. Removing myself from the daily grind has taken a fair slice of interactions off the board. Four trains a day, all the stations and platforms of people, no meetings or inspections, no gym visits and shopping trips to a bare minimum. Just these changes will help everyone and the better we do it the quicker this will all be over for us all.

As an individual it hasn’t overly impacted me and my lifestyle. It’s more adaption to the circumstances, for example there’s no gym facility so I train indoors, yes with limited equipment but this is how it is so adjust your nutrition accordingly. Although I do have some additional timber to shift now.

I am noting that time has become very linear. Weekdays and weekends are starting to blur and because I’m working solely at home I’m working for longer with fewer breaks (none actually). I’m mindful of this so I make sure the weekend days I do things very different to work hours.

Don’t allow this time on your hands to become your enemy, utilise it. Read books, enrol in some online course, learn new skills. You have to keep your mind focused and active, this will be the key to surviving this lockdown period as best we can. Keep a diary of what you’re thinking and feeling and make sure you stay in contact with those important to you as t he y may not be doing so well. Communication is key here, key to our own and our loved ones well being. That’s not to say if you’re having a tough day you can’t scream out your frustrations at the top of your lungs. That’s equally as healthy.

So, enjoy our current unique summer arrangements and remember, it won’t be long until we’re packing our cases again for some more traditional well earned space and down time.

Stay safe, stay busy. SD

INDIAN BBQ MOTORCYCLE

american heritage brands indian motorcycle and traeger grills have paired up to build a smoking hot two-wheeler. with a built-in barbecue the one-of-a-kind bike features a fully functional wood pellet grill attached as its sidecar.

indian’s motorcycle has a built in barbecue so you can grill on the go

 

 

renowned customizer thor drake of portland’s see see motorcycles melded an indian springfield darkhorse and a traeger ironwood series 885 to create the hybrid motorcycle, which comes complete with a full set of grilling tools. the bike features a ‘thunder stroke’ 111cc v-twin with blacked-out finishes and a 10-spoke front wheel that’s exposed by a flared front fender.

indian’s motorcycle has a built in barbecue so you can grill on the go

 

 

the traeger ironwood 885 wood-fired uni barbecue is capable of fitting in 10 whole chickens or seven racks of ribs. meanwhile, other features include a digital controller that controls ignition, preheat settings and temps, double side-wall insulation, and wi-fi connectivity that can be utilized to monitor food from a smartphone via an app.

indian’s motorcycle has a built in barbecue so you can grill on the go

 

 

the motorcycle barbecue grill will make its official debut at the 2019 sturgis motorcycle rally in south dakota. the event runs from friday, august 2 to sunday, august 11.

 

From the “why the hell not” files: the Indian team is hitting this year’s Sturgis rally with a sidecar outfit we’re sure will be popular. It’s a custom-built Springfield Darkhorse with a big ol’ BBQ for a sidecar. Your roadkill will never taste so fresh.

The team isn’t messing about, either – it’s a decent-sized Traeger Ironwood 885 wood-fired unit, capable of fitting in 10 whole chickens or seven racks of ribs. We don’t know what that equates to in squirrels, foxes and deer, but whatever it runs over can be served up with a nice wood-chipped smoky flavor. 

These beasty grills are well known for their excellent performance in cold weather, but there’s no word on whether you’ll be able to do your nine-hour brisket smoking operation on the highway at speed.

Combining two great American passions – motorcycle cruising and smoky BBQ

Combining two great American passions – motorcycle cruising and smoky BBQ
Indian Motorcycle

If you’re headed to Sturgis, you can catch this machine, built by Thor Drake of See See Motorcycles, at the corner of Lazelle and 3rd, where it’ll be serving lunch to anyone that takes an Indian demo bike out for a cruise.

GET THE PERFECT TAN

It’s summertime and we  hope  you have only one worry on your mind: how to get the right tan! It’s surely an issue for those of you who want to look stunning the whole season and make it last at least through the first few weeks of autumn.

A golden -brown tan not only makes your skin look amazing, but also helps you look slimmer. In addition, lying in the sun boosts your serotonin levels and makes you happier, so there’s nothing like having a little fun at the beach and getting a fill of that famous vitamin D.

 

Before you slip into the bathing suit and put on those flip-flops, there are some things you should keep in mind, that will help turn tanning into an art. Here are our 8 tips and tricks to get your skin smooth and bronze and make you stand out from the crowd at the pool parties.

1. Always use protection

Before we talk about tanning, we have to get one thing straight: sunscreen is always mandatory. If you’re afraid it will prevent you from getting darker, think again. Your skin renews itself every ten days so the slower you tan, the longer it will last. Apply the lotion every 2 hours and after getting out of the water. You wouldn’t want to burn your skin, would you?

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2. Exfoliate gently and regularly

Tanning is your skin reacting to the sun. Make sure you exfoliate regularly to avoid build up or to prevent the dead skin from blocking the rays. Forgetting to exfoliate will result in an uneven tan, which you certainly do not want. Scrub lightly so you don’t get all the color out, if you are already darker. If you’re looking for a natural scrub you can make your own and there are plenty of options to choose from: granulated sugar mixed with honey, coffee and olive oil or ground oatmeal chimed with a little bit of salt. 

3. Moisturize before and after

A softer skin looks better tanned. Get your body moisturized the night before you plan to sunbathe and make it as silky as possible. Concentrate on the more problematic areas, the ones that dry the quickest, for they can cause an uneven tan. You can get a moisturizing sun lotion to kill two birds with one stone. Also, make sure you drink plenty of liquids to keep your body and skin hydrated all the while you’re tanning. 

4. Move around

The last thing you want is to have different colors on you, so make sure you turn around to give all of your body access to the sun’s caresses. When tanning your front have your arms up and when you turn on your stomach keep your arms out as well. This way you expose even those parts that are harder to show off. Flip every 15 or 30 minutes. When you’re feeling drowsy curl up under an umbrella so you don’t fall asleep on one side.

5. Protect your eyes

Bright light on the optic nerve stimulates the hypothalamus gland, which produces melanin thus achieving a better tan. But your eyes can easily get burned as well, so the best thing to do is to wear a hat or keep them closed, instead of using sun glasses, while lying in the sun. 

6. Go for the outdoors

Tanning beds being safer is only a myth. In fact it’s much healthier to get exposure from the sun. And that’s because with a tanning bed you get a higher concentration of UVA, as much as 12 times more. The UVA rays can penetrate your skin more deeply and cause more free radical damange n in the long run. So the sun remains the best and healthies choice for the perfect brown skin you’re aiming for.

 

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7. Watch the time 

Doctors recommend to avoid sun bathing between the hours 10 a.m and 4 p.m, even when it’s cloudy outside. The last thing you want is to get burned and damage your skin permanently. Keep in mind that once you burn it will not miraculously turn into a beautiful bronze. Red is definitely not your color and pain is not your game!

8. Shower after

Taking a bath or a shower, either hot or cold, is always a good idea after sitting in the sun, in order to remove all the lotion, oils or salt and sand from your skin to get it looking silky. Make sure you moisturize after or the bronze will become patchy and irregular. You may also use a cooling cream, so you can overcome any chance of burning. Any aloe vera based lotion is soothing and will calm your skin.

 

 

Now that you have the dos and don’ts, you’re ready to go out there and be kissed by the sun. Find yourself the perfect bathing suit, a good book or magazine, remember these tips and tricks and make sure to enjoy every minute of it!

WHITE SANGRIA

SUMMER WHITE SANGRIA
Yields 1
INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 LEMON, JUICED
  2. 1 LIME, JUICED
  3. 1 ORANGE, JUICED
  4. 1 CUP STRAWBERRIES, SLICED
  5. 1 BOTTLE DRY WHITE WINE (PINOT GRIGIO)
    2 CUPS GINGER ALE
  6. 1/4 CUP FINE WHITE GRANULATED SUGAR
  7. LEMONADE ICE CUBES
  8. SLICES OF LEMONS, LIMES, AND ORANGES
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. MAKE LEMONADE ICE CUBES WITH PRE-MADE LEMONADE
  2. COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS IN A LARGE PITCHER
  3. SERVE OVER ICE WITH FRUIT GARNISHES

TOP TEN SUMMER CRAFT ALES

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ALLAGASH
Allagash Brewing Company: River Trip (4.8 percent ABV)

A quarter-century after it was founded, Allagash finally started canning beers in 2019, including its flagship White and the freshly released River Trip. The agreeable, food-friendly table beer contains grains from Maine and Comet and Azacca hops, which add an aromatic gust of citrus and ripe melon.

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LAGUNITAS BREWING
Lagunitas Brewing Company: DayTime Session IPA (4 percent ABV)

Lagunitas sent its citrusy session IPA on a diet, reformulating the recipe to drop DayTime to just 4 percent ABV and 98 calories. Not reduced: the fizzy, nearly clear beer’s magnified aroma of mango and papaya. Buy a six-pack of cans and your summer BBQ is set.

3 of 20

DESCHUTES BREWING
Deschutes Brewery: Da Shootz! (4 percent ABV)

The Oregonians set the linguistic record straight on their brewery name’s pronunciation with Da Shootz! It’s a contemporary American pilsner suited for lunchtime and anytime, thanks to its low ABV and lively aroma of citrus that’s supplied by Lemondrop hops.

4 of 20

DOGFISH HEAD
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: Slightly Mighty (4 percent ABV)

Dogfish Head designed this beer for calorie-conscious IPA lovers with an active lifestyle. Slightly Mighty offers the aromatic excess of your favorite IPA wrapped up in a 95-calorie package packing but 3.6 grams of carbs per 12-ounce can. The secret to the subtle sweetness and surprisingly full body is a bit of monk fruit. 

5 of 20

FIRESTONE WALKER
Firestone Walker Brewing Company: Rosalie (5 percent ABV

The biggest drawback to drinking rosé is its double-digit alcohol content. Firestone Walker fixes that by creating this wine-beer hybrid that’s fermented with a blend of six grape varieties, then finished with hibiscus for rosé’s hallmark pink hue. Rosalie is dry and delicately acidic, with a moderate alcohol content designed for day dissolving into evening. 

6 of 20

HARPOON BREWING
Harpoon Brewery: Rec League (3.8 percent ABV)

The hazy little pale ale raids the health-food store for its ingredients, including better-for-you pantry staples including buckwheat and chia seeds. Sea salt rounds out this pillow-y, tropical pale ale that’s sold by the 15-pack. Consider it a cooler-stocker for the softball leagues everywhere. 

7 of 20

BOSTON BEER COMPANY
Marathon Brewing: 26.2 Brew (4 percent ABV)

This year, Boston Beer Company (the maker of Sam Adams beers) launched the Marathon Brewing spin-off. The first release is the runner-friendly 26.2 Brew, developed with insights from marathon champions Meb Keflezighi and Desiree Linden. The refreshing golden ale is flavored with coriander and Himalayan sea salt, the latter lending post-run electrolytes.

8 of 20

PRIMUS
New Belgium Brewing Company: Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza (4 percent ABV)

Colorado’s New Belgium partnered with Mexican brewery Primus Cervecería to create a riff on Mexico’s agua fresca, a drink made with water and fresh fruit. Mural is made with watermelon, lime, agave and hibiscus, which provide the invigorating beer a glowing-pink tint.

9 of 20

SIERRA NEVADA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: Sierraveza (5 percent ABV)

The legendary California brewery looked to Mexico for this easy-going, cracker-crisp lager designed for good times at the beach and trips to the taco stand. Sure, you can add a squeeze of lime, but the fine floral aroma needs no adulteration.

10 of 20

SOUTHERN TIER
Southern Tier Brewing Company: Swipe Light (4 percent ABV)

Who says light beers need be lacking in flavor? Southern Tier’s brand-new release twins 110 calories (per 12-ounce serving) to low bitterness and an enticing citrus scent delivered by Citra and Mosaic, popular hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest.

FRISBEE

Played by over 7 million people worldwide and pushing for inclusion in the Olympics, Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country. It’s an exciting, fast-paced game that you’ll love! If you’re ready to get started, here’s your complete buying guide to choosing the best Ultimate Frisbee disc for you, plus everything you need to know to play your first game and find your first team!

IN A HURRY? HERE’S OUR TOP PICKS…

Wham-O Ultimate Flying Disc Frisbee 175g

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Weighing in, as it says in the name, at the USA Ultimate regulation weight of 175 grams, the Wham-O Ultimate Flying Disc Frisbee makes our list of best Ultimate Frisbee discs. Esquire Magazine lists a flying disc on its list of “31 Things Every Man Should Own” and the Wham-O disc is the one they’ve chosen.

This disc is ruggedly designed to stand up to rough play and take some hits, in addition to being carefully crafted to fly great distances and float on the air, even on windy days. It comes in three colors and when you purchase it, you get one at random. It’s the kind of disc you can take to the park, the beach, or anywhere you want to round up a group of friends and play some Ultimate Frisbee!

Things We Like

  • Perfectly weighted at the standard 175 grams for Ultimate Frisbee
  • Made from durable plastic to last for years of hard play

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Innova Big Kahuna Heavyweight Ultimate Throw And Catch Disc

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The Innova Big Kahuna Heavyweight Ultimate Throw and Catch Disc weighs in at 200 grams, so while it’s not sanctioned for play in any official Ultimate tournaments, it stands up better to wind and flies further and faster than a lighter disc. It’s great for a rousing game of Ultimate with friends if you want to play in a larger space, considering this disc won’t falter over longer distances.

This disc is great for more inexperienced players. It’s easier to throw and easier to catch. The extra weight gives the edges a bit of added thickness that makes it easier to successfully catch one-handed and adds to the discs lauded durability; and it holds up to rough play much better than thinner, lighter weight discs. The Innova Big Kahuna Heavyweight also comes in a variety of stylish designs and colors, so you can choose the one that fits your personality best.

Things We Like

  • Heavy weight allows this disc to fly smoothly over long distances
  • Stylish colors and designs let you customize your disc
  • Thick and durable plastic stands up to long term play and is great for inexperienced players

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Nite IZE Flashlight LED Light Up Flying Disc

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This popular disc is a bit different from the others on this list. The Nite IZE Flashlight LED Light Up Flying Disc weighs a little bit more than your usual regulation disc, clocking in at 185 grams, and may not have a place on the USA Ultimate Championship Series prestigious list of approved discs, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the most popular discs of the year, with rave reviews from players.

What sets this disc apart from the others is its fiber-optic LED array, which transforms Ultimate from a daytime only activity to a game you can play no matter the time or weather. The lights shine brightly and from every angle, cycling through the colors as you play so that you never lose sight of it. And, while pretty much every flying disc on the market is waterproof, this disc distinguishes itself as an LED disc that is waterproof, floats, and is super durable. It was designed by an Ultimate player to fly as far and as fast as a regular, non-LED disc.

Its players rave about its brightness and durability. The Nite IZE Flashlight LED Flying Disc is a hit! If for some reason you have an issue with it, it comes with a Worry-Free guarantee, so you can buy it without beating yourself up about what-if situations.

Things We Like

  • Flexible and aerodynamic design that flies well
  • Color changing LED array makes disc both visible and beautiful on the darkest nights
  • Excellent customer service keeps us coming back

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Discraft 175 Gram Ultra Star Sport Disc

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If you’re looking for the very best Ultimate Frisbee disc on the market, there’s no argument. The Discraft 175 gram Ultra-Star Sport Disc is what you’re looking for. It’s USA Ultimate approved and the only official disc of the USA Ultimate Championship Series, a prestigious title it’s held since 1991. All around the globe, this is the most popular disc for Ultimate players, having passed (and even surpassed) the rigorous standards of USA Ultimate approval.

This heavy-duty plastic flying disc is made in the USA and features flight rings on the edges for added grip and precision in flight. There’s a reason this is the most popular and highest rated flying disc you can get; it’s aerodynamically designed to fly straighter and further than the competition. People all around the world play with the Discraft Ultra-Star.

It’s available in many different colors, so you can choose what will stand out best against your surroundings, whether you’re playing in a field, at the beach, or in the snow. Discraft also offers a glow-in-the-dark option and the Chameleon disc changes color in the sunlight, so you can play no matter the weather conditions.

Not to mention the affordability; the Ultra-Star Sport Disc is easily within even the most casual player’s budget. Whether you’re playing with friends, in a club, or in a championship, you can’t go wrong with this disc. It’s the highest quality Ultimate Frisbee disc on the market.

Things We Like

  • Tried and tested design means this disc has surpassed the USA Ultimate standards
  • Durable plastic stands up to scuffs and warping with repeated play
  • Flight rings on the edges allow for easy grip and catching

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What Is Ultimate Frisbee?

Ultimate Frisbee, commonly referred to as simply “Ultimate,” is a popular no-contact field sport. It’s a fast-paced and exciting game that combines elements from games like football, basketball, and soccer into an entirely new kind of team sport: one that uses a flying disc (or Frisbee) instead of a ball. It’s played in teams and its popularity is growing all around the world as Ultimate clubs, leagues, and teams pop up everywhere.

You can check this out to get a feel for it.

The Court

A regulation Ultimate court is 40 yards by 120 yards, with 25 of those marked out on either side as the endzone. Of course, the game can be played on a smaller (or larger) scale, so long as both sides of the field are of equal size.

Your local park has a field? Perfect, you can set up a court there! Heading to the beach? No problem! You can play a casual game of Ultimate with friends anywhere. Ultimate Frisbee HQ has some more tips for setting up your court.

How Do You Play?

A game of Ultimate is played by two teams. Each team can have seven people on the field at any given time but, like in many other competitive team sports, you can substitute players during pauses in the game.

The game begins with a “pull,” during which the defensive team throws the disc as far back as they can, towards the offensive team. Once the catch is made the game begins in earnest.

A point in Ultimate is scored similarly to a point in football, the Frisbee has to make it to the end zone. Unlike football, the only way to get it there is to throw it and have one of your teammates catch it in the end zone because once you’ve caught the disc, you have to stop moving.

After catching the disc, you can pivot and throw it to a teammate in any direction, but you can’t take steps anymore and you only have ten seconds from the moment you catch the disc to throw it again.

Typically in a game of Ultimate, the defending team assigns one player per offensive player. The defender, known as a “marker,” is in charge of counting down the seconds from when you’ve made the catch.

If it’s confusing to you, this video might help!

Turnovers

Lots of situations can trigger a turnover, where the defending team takes possession of the disc and becomes offensive. Some of the most common ones are:

Down: offensive team fails to catch the disc and it lands on the ground

Interception: defensive team catches the disc

Out-of-Bounds: the disc goes outside the boundary of the field

Dropped Pull: offensive team touches the disc but fails to catch it during the pull

Foul: uncontested foul occurs

There are additional situations, and some are more complicated, but if you’re going to play you should familiarize yourself with all of the things that cause turnovers. The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has an in-depth list of all of the turnovers here. They also have a list of all the fouls, which you need to know as well because you’re the referee – and so is everyone else on the field.

The Spirit of the Game

One of the most charming aspects of Ultimate is its self-governing commitment to maintaining what they call “the spirit of the game.” In fact, in the very first section of the official rules for play, put out by WFDF, rule 1.4 reads, “Highly competitive play is encouraged, but should never sacrifice the mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed-upon rules of the game, or the basic joy of play.”

Ultimate Frisbee has no official referees. Instead, that responsibility falls to the players, who work to maintain an atmosphere of respect and good sportsmanship, so that everyone remains honest and forthright about mistakes and fouls. WFDF released a video about self-officiating that might help you get in the right headspace.

Since the players are the referees, Ultimate is a great game for teaching children responsibility for their actions and good sportsmanship. Players report their own fouls and really take ownership of both the game and the values of the community they’re building together.

Throws

There are many different ways to throw a disc, depending on how far and how fast you need it to go. A lot of this can be learned by practicing with other more experienced players, but you can get a bit of a head start here!

There are a whole lot of different ways to throw a disc, ranging from the classic throws we’ve all used when playing a game of catch at the park to more advanced and trickier throws. Here’s a great video that shows you all of the throws.

Don’t be intimidated! For all of the most popular throws, there’s a tutorial to help you learn how to throw like a pro! Here’s a playlist with specific tutorials for over 30 different kinds of Ultimate throws.

Join A Group

Ultimate is played in more than 80 countries worldwide, with 56 nation members of the World Flying Disc Federation. Wherever you are, you’ll be able to find a group playing near you. Ultimate is played in high schools, universities, and clubs. You can check out USA Ultimate’s list of affiliated clubsaround the country here!

Things To Consider When Buying Your Ultimate Disc

Weight

The USA Ultimate regulation weight is 175 grams. If you’re planning on using your disc for competitive play in any official capacity, you don’t want to exceed that weight. It’s not a problem; there are tons of discs out there that have had a lot of design and love put into making sure they’re 175-gram aerodynamic works of art.

If you’re playing with new players, just warming up, or want something that can stand up to stronger weather conditions, then you might want to invest in a slightly heavier disc. Sure, you can’t use it in an official competition, but you can still use it in a casual setting and it will fly further and faster than a regulation weight disc, which can mean a lot of fun!

Durability

An Ultimate disc gets a lot of wear, tear, and scuffs if it’s in use regularly. If you get a less durable disc, like many of the small plastic ones you can win at giveaways, it will be more prone to cracking or chipping. This can alter the way that the disc flies, disrupting its flight and making it less predictable. Higher quality discs, like the Discraft Ultra-Star, have been carefully crafted to maintain consistency in flight, even with minor imperfections.

USA Ultimate Approval

If you’re looking for a disc to play casual Ultimate with friends, you can skip this section. This is important only if you want to use your disc for competitive play. Whether you’re playing in a high school, college, or club league, you’ll need a disc that meets with USA Ultimate approval. Their standards are high and all of the approved discs on their list have been put through rigorous testing by advanced players around the country. You can read more about their process here.

Best Brands

Discraft is one of the best manufacturers of discs, for both Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf, in the world. Their discs are the standard for play and have been the only disc of choice for the USA Ultimate Championship Series since 1991.

Wham-O has been making toys for over 70 years and are actually the masterminds behind the original Frisbee! It’s a company dedicated to fun and outdoor sports with a passion that is apparent in their products and customer service.

Nite IZE may not be known for its discs in comparison to its other services, but fun is at the heart of their company and their LED discs set the bar for light up discs.

Innova is a European disc golf company, but their passion for well crafted, high-quality discs is well known around the world and their discs have a growing presence in the Ultimate Frisbee world.

FAQ

Q: Is Ultimate Frisbee a sport?

A: Oh yeah! Ultimate has a national governing body and official rules, leagues… the whole shebang. It’s played in PE classes and at universities. It is just as fast paced and physically grueling as many more mainstream sports, but it can be played with minimal equipment by people of any age. The most convincing argument for Ultimate being a “real sport” is that USA Ultimate, the governing body of the sport within the USA, has been officially recognized by the Olympic Committee as a “sports organization.”

Q: How long is a game of Ultimate Frisbee?

A: Typically the game is played to 15 points, but the winning team must be two points ahead of their competitors. Otherwise, it’s first team to 17 points. Now, if this is taking a long time and the game is dragging on, the game can be ended after 60 minutes – if there’s a team that’s two points ahead. If not, the game continues to 70 minutes, at which point the team with the most points is declared the winner.

Q: Who invented Ultimate Frisbee?

A: Ultimate originated in a New Jersey high school in 1968. It was proposed by Joel Silver and over the next few years rules were written, the first games were played against other schools and four years after the idea, the first game was played at the collegiate level. It spread like wildfire from there!

Wrap Up

Now you’re ready to play! Whether you’re ready to go all in and become an Ultimate junkie, or you’re ready to ease into it and give it a shot, you can’t go wrong with the Discraft Ultra-Star. It’s regulation-sized for those who want to play professionally, lightweight and durable for those who want to play rough, and incredibly affordable. It’s the most popular and best Ultimate frisbee disc on the market. Pick one up and get out and play!

TOP 5 UK BEACHES

Fistral Beach

This cool coast of Cornwall has a perfect blend of swooshing blue waves to surf on, the soft sand to dig your feet under, regular festivals to get your blood pumping and a touch of greenery in the background to create the perfect mix for a great day out at Fistral Beach.

This beach is well known for its surfing advantages. Each surf board compliments the waves. You can buy all the equipment you need right there on the beach. There’s a surf school if you want to start learning and group lessons if you want to try it with your friends.

If you’re thinking this beach deserves more than one day of your time, there’s the Fistral Beach Hotel or other hotels nearby which will help you relax, enjoy yourself with this beautiful beach on your doorstep.

Weymouth Beach

Dorset’s swirling arc creates a sight of relaxation and bliss at Weymouth Beach.

The golden beach sand between your toes and the deep blue sea makes it another great spot for a little dip, some tanning and building sand-castles with the kids.

It is only a few minutes away from the town centre of Dorset where you can visit historic landmarks as well. This three mile beach is a perfect location to bond with your family or simply walk your dog in the quieter seasons.

You can get an idea for hotels nearby and pick one that will cater to your wants, needs and desires. 

Rhossili Bay

Set in Swansea, Rhossili Bay was voted Britain’s best beach by Trip Advisor for two consecutive years, and there is definitely a reason why. In fact, it is named the 9th best beach in the world. So obviously you don’t need to travel all the way to the Caribbean for the perfect beach. 

The green landscape along with the bright blue sea bring each other out perfectly to create this crisp and wondrous beach. Wales’ hills and mountain tops peek across the outskirts of the beach, creating a sense of bewilderment and complete serenity.

This dog-friendly beach is situated near the small village of Rhossili. And its description won’t be enough to prepare you for the phenomenal view you’ll encounter. Hotels may be a little farther away, but it’s certainly worth the walk. 

Portminster Beach

Not only do you get clear, blue water and a sandy beach, but pasta, fish and vegetarian food can fully complete your day out at Portminster beach.

The cafe situated on the beach will be that perfect companion. Sticky toffee pudding or a nice glass of wine at a table on the beach will relieve all your stresses away. You can find a hotel nearby and start planning your holiday.

This Cornwall beach will have you enjoying yourself with your family and friends, while seeing children make sand castles. You’ll also enjoy the unforgettable view of the horizon. That magnificent sight spreads from St Ives all the way to the Godrevy Lighthouse (which was the inspiration behind Virgina Woolf’s ‘To The Lighthouse’).

Perranporth Beach

In another part of Cornwall, excellent water quality and a magnificent scenery is available for you to enjoy at Perranporth Beach.

Rocks reigning across the Perranporth Beach creates a sense of power and magnitude. Give this beach a try, especially if you’re easily inspired by the scenery surrounding a bright blue beach.

The archetypal town across the beach is also available and most facilities are close to the town, so nothing will be too far away. The large spread of sand will give you the impression of a desert-like environment, with sandy hills curling across the entire beach.

Find a hotel nearby and plan a day out with the family or your partner. This is another great beach to breathe in the salty air, refresh your body and mind, and have a little splash in that coral water.