There are many things I’m reasonably good at in life, I’d say. I can make a “to do” list for anyone, not just myself (ask my husband about how I try to plan his days for him if he doesn’t plan them for himself…honestly, how does he function without a list???). I am a good mother, and feel confident about most of my parenting choices (after consulting with Aunt Google, that is). And I’m very good at making sure the cogs keep turning for our household by keeping all the bills paid and by setting financial goals for ourselves.
And there are things I’m not so good at, such as dealing with our taxes (blech!), driving (I’m a scaredy cat and will avoid highways whenever humanly possible), getting anything other than my child to grow (I over water EVERYTHING) and throwing a Frisbee.
Today we are going to take a crack at the easiest thing on that list to improve: Frisbee throwing. Why? Because honestly, it is the most fun one, and there are times when we need to buckle down and be serious (something I’m actually quite good at) and there are times when we need to just have fun (admittedly, something I’m not good at…especially if it isn’t on my to do list!).
There’s a very cool company that’s been around since 1984 called Aerobie (pronounced AIR-uh-bee). It uses principles of aero-science to create various sport toys. I had the opportunity to test out the Aerobie Sprint Flying Ring, which is a type of Frisbee. For someone who stinks at sports, pretty much altogether, this is one product that really boosts my confidence. It is literally designed for success. I’m not saying that it is impossible to have a bad throw withe the Sprint Ring, but it isn’t very easy. It goes very far and is very accurate, even for the unskilled thrower, like myself!
I can understand the possible critique that the challenge is gone when you have a product like this that will fly beautifully even without a skilled toss. But my counter-argument to that idea is this: the Aerobie Sprint Flying Ring can successfully get people like me, people who know they stink at Frisbee, off the couch and playing, and perhaps even more importantly, getting my heart rate up for a little while and having some fun. By taking the question of skill and the frustration with the lack thereof off the table, I’m much more receptive to just getting out there and running around a bit! I have no secret goal of being a competitive athlete in this sport, so I’ll take all the help I can get so that I can just play the game and have some fun.
In the same way that this product encourages me to get a bit of exercise through play, it can do the same for kids, as well as for families together. Little ones can confidently play with older siblings or even with their parents with this toy. It truly is fun for all ages. I have to say, I love it!
Buy it!: The Aerobie Sprint Ring can be purchased at many different retailers all over the country (some of which have online stores, too!). Click here for a complete list.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product through The Family Review Network in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have provided.