Do you have any cracked Discraft Ultra-Star lying under your bed because its broken?
Well brush off that dust bunnies and give your dying Frisbee/Disc a second life!
I just want to share this 'ible to my fellow Ultimate players and Frisbee/Disc owners who keep on cracking their Frisbee's/Discs for unknown reasons and are about to throw em away. and another reason for doing this is because of the price of this is too damn high! I live in the Philippines and the city I live in does not sell this kind of brand. So i need to order online add on shipping and etc etc..(I'm a thrifty person by the way)
so here it is. the 'ible hope you share this to your fellow mates! Mabuhay!
(note: repaired disc are only used for drills and exercises and not in the real game)
(note 2: sorry for low quality pictures)
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Step 1: Tools
These are the tools used to fix your Frisbee/Disc
1. Modified soldering Iron (or anything that can melt plastic and make a hole (e.g paperclip + fire = hotrod)
3. Blade/Swiss Knife
5. Blunt head pliers or Scissors (i used blunt head pliers because i had a hard time cutting the nylon/fishing line with ordinary scissors)
6. Nylon/Fishing line (not too thick or too thin, and the resistance must be high
Step 2: Find a Cracked Frisbee/Disc
i found this Frisbee/Discs along with the other broken ones under my bed
Clean it with soap and water, clean the cracks also while your at it.
Step 3: Make Your Mark
Make your marks straight and clear. its to your preference on how near or far the holes are. explore!
Step 4: Heat and Hole
Heat your Iron ( or paperclip ) and make a hole where you place your mark.
hold the iron straight and no sudden movements, it might cause more damage.
Step 5: Scrape
Scrape off the excess molten plastic.
Step 6: Stitching
grab your nylon/fishing line and cut a length to your desire.
in stitching the Frisbee/Disc you could use the given pattern i have attached for your convenience.
Step 7: Now Comes the Fun Part. Tightening the Strings
So your done with the stitching eh?
now we are here to tighten the string, grab your forceps and try to tighten the strings by pulling each section one by one until the end. repeat until there are minimal or no movement/friction on the cracks. to make life more easy, pull the last piece of string while tightening the sections so you can tighten it even more and more and eliminating friction and movement. i might be difficult at first but you'll just get a hang off it.
Step 8: Knotting
knot the end of the string making sure that its really sturdy, secure and wont slip off. cut the excess string. and you are done!
Step 9: End
I have repaired numerous Frisbees/Discs and use it for drills and practices , these are the disc that i repaired for our team, we are currently saving for to buy a brand new Frisbee.
regarding to the "aerodynamics","weight" and others.
they still can fly straight like the real thing
the weight is still the same
they hold up for a quite a long time (or until a new crack has appeared)
so this is the end of my tutorial. comment and share.
this is my first 'Ible by the way. please be kind in the comments section and sorry for some wrong grammars