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3.1 Discs


This article is from the Frisbee Dogs FAQ, by Kevin Robair with numerous contributions by others.

3.1 Discs


Here are several key characteristics of flying discs:
1. Shape
2. Weight
3. Material
The ideal canine disc is light, thin, and made of soft but rigid
material Types Flexible/Floppy Flexible/Floppy discs are great for
starting out, for dogs that have dental problems, or show dogs that
cannot afford the slightest risk of a broken tooth. While tennis balls
and bones pose more risk of tooth damage than Fastback Frisbee discs,
some folks may still want to use these flexible types:

1. Floppy Disc
A cloth/nylon disc with a rubber outer ring. Nice because they float!

2. Nylabone
These are closer to 'regulation' than Floppy Discs, and are probably
just as safe. Be aware that there are some version of the Nylabone
disc that are harder than others. Make sure you get the flexible,
rubbery type. Note that there is a Gumabone model with a bone shape
extending out of the top of the disc. While safe and easy for dogs to
pick up, these discs fly like bricks.

3 Frisbee Fastback
This is the disc of choice for most Frisbee dog enthusiasts. The
Fastback Frisbee disc is a 107 gram disc made out of a soft PVC type
plastic that a person can actually mar with a fingernail quite easily.
They don't last as long as the harder types you can find in pet
stores, but that means they are less damaging to the dog's teeth.

4 Other discs
Any other discs used should be soft, have no protrusions, and should
not be much heavier than 110 grams. In other words, the hard, generic
'doggie discs' one can sometimes find in pet stores or be given as
promotional items should be avoided, as should 185 gram freestyle
discs and especially golf discs. Finally, any flying object with a
metal core, such as the Aerobie flying ring should not be used in dog


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