Before we get into this, let’s be clear on a few things. Tossing a frisbee is great! It’s fun and lighthearted, a wholly reasonable way to bring people together in an inclusive, non-competitive fashion — perfect for, let’s say, making friends down at the quad.
Frisbee sports, on the other hand, are terrible. Like, so terrible that I feel fine leaving that statement entirely unqualified. Frisbee sports are right there around slacklining and listening to ska, speaking purely in terms of things I do not want to do.
You can disagree, but for the sake of the jokes in this article, you’d be wrong.
This is what I thought at least, until I saw professional frolfer Ricky Wysockiy score a round rating of 1100 at Shady Oaks Park for the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Classic, all of which, apparently are things.
Like, oh my god, what is even happening? Why am I here? And why is this so freaking good?
Here’s what I know: Ricky Wysocki is a man, maybe 160 lbs. He’s tall, but not remarkably so. He dresses like a golfer, though I can’t confirm if he, you know, actually golfs. He is, however, really good at throwing a frisbee (disc?). The weather is overcast.
But just listen to his feet scrape against the cement tee box, or the clank of metal as the frisbee reaches the basket. Let yourself be overcome with the satisfaction of a slow arcing drive. This is basically the next great genre of ASMR videos — you know, the ones where people film themselves slicing vegetables?
The full video is here. I highly recommend you check it out.
And if you’re not convinced of my insanity, here’s another clip of pro-frolfer Philo Braithwaite hitting a a 850-foot shot. IT IS LIT!