Remember how much we have been out playing volleyball? Well now I have something new to do. I received the Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disc. It is similar to the Aerobie Disc I did earlier this year, but this one is designed for those fall evenings as it starts to get dusk outside. The Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disc lights up! We have already played with it several times and it is so much fun!
There is an on/off switch on the back of the disc, so during the day you can use it without the light and then when it starts to get dark there is no need for the fun to stop. Just switch the light on and continue to play!
I was tossing the Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disc back and forth with one of my daughters while we were waiting for one of the boys to retrieve the volleyball. I love the rim because my finger rests right there for easy throwing. The disc is 12" in diameter for unequaled stability. It seriously is my favorite disc. It flies so straight! The powerful LEDs light the entire translucent center of the disc. It is so easy to see in the dark.. We continued playing until it was dark out!
A little about Aerobie:
During the 70′s and early 80′s while working as a consulting engineer and teaching part time at Stanford University, Alan Adler invented toys in his spare time and licensed his ideas to toy companies. Alan was also an avid sailor who taught himself aerodynamics in order to be able to design sailboats. His love of inventing toys and his new found knowledge of aerodynamics led him into the pursuit of better flying toys.
He began his interest in flying toys by studying ways to improve conventional flying discs that are descendents of the old Frisbee pie tins. His analysis and experimental work led him to the discovery that flying rings rather than discs have an advantage when it comes to balancing aerodynamic lift over a wide range of speeds. (See Alan’s paper for a more detailed explanation.) His work led him to a series of flying ring inventions. The first was the Skyro ring that he licensed to Parker Brothers.
Alan designed and built the first prototype of the Aerobie ring with its spoiler rim that balances lift over a wide range of throwing speeds in early 1984. The first throw of the Aerobie ring on Roble Field at Stanford showed Alan he had something special. The ring flew straight and true for an incredible distance, "as if sliding on an invisible sheet of ice." Onlookers were amazed.
Aerobie makes several different flying discs, along with a Boomerang, YoYo, Football, and a Top. One of my neighbors will win an Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disc in this giveaway.