This instructable was created out of my frustration that the average frisbee is too bulky to travel with all the time.  In my frisbee-less time I recalled a happy meal toy from years ago; it was a small fabric disk with a rim full of plastic pellets.  It then occurred to me, "Why not make one myself?"  and so the F4 sport disk was born.

So, what do you stand to gain by making this instructable?  While I can't promise you fame or glory, you will get a rather nice flying, soft, easily catchable frisbee.  It is a blast to play catch with, as it wraps around your hand, and never hurts you; unlike its harder counterparts. Then once your done frolicking in the sun, just give it a half twist and a fold, and it will be small enough to disappear in your pocket. 

As I mentioned before, this is not completely my idea, it was modified from a happy meal toy. However, a year after I made my first one, I found that some companies had already been selling a similar product to mine. The designs varied though, some had sand, others had rigid foam.  While I have never thrown one myself, I believe that my design is stronger. And since the fabric that I used is lighter, it will probably fly better too. Unfortunately, the last time I checked, I could not find any on the market; if anyone ever finds them again, please let me know. (this is the closest that I can find)

*Note, while this plan may not be very complicated (it only uses three pieces of fabric), there are many places that you can wrong if you are not experienced... take your time on the curves*

Time for the most used phrase on all of instructables:
This is my first instructable, is you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to let me know.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Gather your materials and tools, that would be… 

-A sewing machine, if you don't own one you probably should've consider this instructable.

-Soldering iron , spare tip, or a Hot  cutter  (although I have not used the latter)

-Drywall compass   (not necessarily, there are other ways; i just prefer this tool over other methods for its accuracy)

-Thread , although most threads will work fine, this is what i use

-A heavy metal straight edge; mine was from an adjustable  t-square, but you could probably pull this off with cardboard

-Sand, courtesy of your local park or beach. look for medium sized grains, not ultra fine (will all except), and not pebbles (will never fill)


-A sharpie, or any other heavily bleeding pen

-Various odds and ends; tape, straws, papers

-And the big thing: rip-stop nylon. You'll want 75g fabric (this is the most common), if your local fabric store is big enough they might have it, otherwise you will have to cannibalize a kite, or order it online (expect 8-12 dollars a yard)

---I happened to just have this stuff lying around, but should be able to find most of the supplies locally 

There are two ways that you can do this: with, or without the lining. 

Without lining:
one roughly 9” by 9” piece of rip-stop, a strip of rip-stop that is at least 25.5“ by 2”,
-Simpler and easier
-Durability, the first thing to wear out is the rim; especially if you have poor aim and frequently fly into trees.

WIth lining:
a roughly 9” by 9” piece of rip-stop, a piece of rip-stop that is at least 27“ by 5”,
-Twice as durable
-One more thing to do 

Have you experimented with a larger size frisbee? I wonder if it would fly further or if the extra sand form a larger size would bog it down. <br>Thanks for the instructions!
I actually made a full size &quot;ultimate&quot; Frisbee once. It worked great and was fun to play with (more fabric = higher chance of a good catch), but it was harder to throw (more mass on the rim to accelerate), it took longer to make, and it wasn't as portable. It might have flown a little bit farther, but it wasn't enough to outweigh the downsides. It's still around here somewhere, I just might have to dig it back out and check.
If any one ever takes the time to make this, I would love to see it! If not, oh well, the ones made in China aren't that bad; I guess....
Hey there Retro!<br><br>i had one of these when i was a kid, and they DO still make and sell them. when i was younger they were called Flippy Fliers, and a google search for that will give you what you are looking for. Enjoy!
Thanks! These are definitely one of the ones that I've seen before, but then lost track of.
Time to learn how to use a sewing machine properly...
I have one of these from the Denver Zoo, but I couldn't find them anywhere else, thanks for the instructable! You won my vote.
Thanks for the vote! It's weird though, all the frisbees like this that were on the market have all disappeared, everything else is like the oogoo frisbee or for pets.
For those of you who would be so bold, vote for me in the toy challenge. For any that do vote for me, thanks. For any of you that don't, oh well, I'll never know about it...
While I would still use a regular frisbee to play Ultimate with, I think this would be perfect for a day at the beach or on vacation. Great job!
Thanks! Though, truth be told, I don't use it for ultlimate. Howerver, it is my favorite disk for playing catch. Capture the flag is another good use for it (if you cared to make two).<br>

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