Flying disc freestyle, also known as freestyle Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name, is a sport and performing art characterized by creative, acrobatic, and athletic manoeuvres with a flying disc. Freestyle is performed individually or more commonly in groups, both competitively and recreationally.
Every year, The Freestyle Players Association holds a world championship with divisions in Open Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Open Co-op, and Women’s Pairs. Competitive freestyle is usually judged on execution, difficulty, and artistic impression by a panel of players.
Freestyle is performed indoors and outdoors, on fields and on the beach. The style and technique of players often depend on the conditions they play in, especially the wind. Freestyle jams, as they are called, involve anywhere from 2 to 15 people, but most hover between 2-5. A jam with more than 4 or 5 is often called a “mob-op” as opposed to pairs (2 players) or co-op (3 players).
Freestyle is performed with a lighter, usually 160 gram disc. The disc is generally sprayed with some kind of lubricant for facilitating the nail delay such as silicone spray. Most advanced players wear fake nails made out of acrylic, some organic materials like bones or antlers, and other plastics, which are glued onto fingernails during play.
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