“Frisbee Rob” McLeod is a motivational speaker and a frisbee ambassador. Rob has six (6) Guinness World Records, is waiting for approval on three (3) GWR, and will be attempting three (3) more this summer.
The dates will be July 24 & 25, 2021.
Event details: Rob will throw, skate, and catch a frisbee on Inline Skates. He currently holds three (3) GWR for Frisbee on Ice Skates and will be the first person to ever attempt these records on Inline Skates.
Rob was featured on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet in 2017, so you can get an idea of who he is, and what the records will look like (although on concrete instead of ice):
This summer, I will be attempting to break the three world records for Self-Caught Flight on Inline Skates. This is my specialty, and the event in which I have 5 consecutive world championships. I also hold all three world records on ice skates. Self-Caught Flight includes two events with the intention of throwing the disc in a high boomerang flight allowing the thrower to then catch it – with one hand!
In Maximum Time Aloft (MTA), a player aims to accumulate a maximum number of seconds between the throw and catch; in Throw, Run and Catch (TRC), the object is to accumulate a maximum number of meters between the throw and catch. To get good results, players must be adept at gauging the wind, “reading” the flight of a disc and employing good catching techniques.
- Maximum Time Aloft (MTA)
- Throw, Run and Catch (TRC)
- Self-Caught Flight (SCF)
Maximum Time Aloft (MTA)
The intention is to have your disc stay in the air (aloft!) as long as possible and then catch it with one hand before it reaches the ground. The time that the disc remains in the air is measured with a stopwatch. Players get five attempts and the best time counts. For an accurate timing, three stop- watches are used. The median or middle time of the three times is used. At the moment the world record on ice skates is 14.14 seconds.
Throw, Run and Catch (TRC)
The player throws, and then runs to catch the disc with one hand. The distance between the circle where the disc was thrown and where it was caught, is measured. Players get five attempts and the best one counts. At the moment the world record on ice skates is 92.4 metres.
Self-Caught Flight (SCF)
MTA (Maximum Time Aloft) and TRC (Throw, Run & Catch) are often combined into one event by having players throw five attempts of each discipline. The SCF score is derived by taking the TRC result in meters and adding it to the MTA time in seconds which is multiplied by a factor 5.5. This is because the general rule of thumb is that 1 second equals 5.5 meters. At the moment, the world record on ice skates is 163.77, which includes an MTA of 14.14 seconds and a TRC of 86 metres.
No matter what, let the wind guide you.