Hong Kong Ultimate Players Association

[23/06/10] 

Ul-Ti-Mate
Fearless Frisbee Throwing

Ultimate. It’s an interesting word. You can put “ultimate” in front of almost anything, and it goes from mundane to potentially lethal, boring to adrenalin-pumping – Urkle to Vin Diesel in a heart beat. It adds a sense of man vs. nature...

Ul-Ti-Mate
Fearless Frisbee Throwing

Ultimate. It’s an interesting word. You can put “ultimate” in front of almost anything, and it goes from mundane to potentially lethal, boring to adrenalin-pumping – Urkle to Vin Diesel in a heart beat. It adds a sense of man vs. nature, of peak performance dare devils, of brushing your teeth with gun powder and smoking Cubans on an oil rig.

Take Ultimate Frisbee for example. The modern day “Frisbee” (which is a trademark of the Wham-O toy company) was invented by Walter Frederick Morrison, and began production in 1948.

However, the ‘ultimate’ interpretation of this seemingly harmless activity started in 1968 at Columbia High School in New Jersey, when a form of “Frisbee” football became popular. Now there are reportedly 4.9 million players of what’s now simply called “ultimate” (such a powerful word!) in the US, and countless across the rest of the world, including Hong Kong, where the local Ultimate Players Association hosts regular league events across the city.

Much like American football, but without the drug and DIY cases, ‘Ultimate’ is a seven-a-side limited-contact game of territory, typically using a more streamlined Discraft (Wham-O’s competitor) disc.

After all, you need the right tools for the ultimate experience.

Hong Kong Ultimate Players Association
www.hkupa.com

Nuts & Bolts

Ultimate Frisbee Hits Hong Kong


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