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On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Robert “Frisbee Rob” McLeod broke 6 World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) World Records for Self Caught Flight on Ice Skates at the 2018 Silver Skate Festival.

The records are:

MTA on Ice Skates: 14.14 seconds

TRC on Ice Skates: 92.4 metres

SCF on Ice Skates: 163.77 (14.14s MTA, 86m TRC)

Each record is an Open and Men’s Over 35 record (for a total of 6)

Rob was joined on the ice by Jennie Orsten who was attempting the Women’s World Records, and although she came up just short, she had some huge throws and fought for every catch, despite the strong winds. Well done Jennie!

Thank you for all of the support these last few months and a huge thank you to Kelly Lockwood & Rodney Winchester from The Skating Lab, Sean Cheffins from Pro Skate, and Erin Topshee-DiLoreto from the Silver Skate Festival.

Huge thank you to the volunteers who helped make this event happen – Jason, Rob, Aaron, Raymond, Rod & Emily.

Also, a huge thanks to Rob’s sponsors: Charlesglen ToyotaInnova DiscsWorld Health CalgaryHBI CalgaryHorizon Heating.

About Self-Caught Flight

Self-Caught Flight (SCF) includes two events with the intention 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 ofseconds between the throw and catch; in Throw, Run and Catch (TRC), the object is to accumulate a maximum number ofmeters 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.

Throw, Run and Catch (TRC)

The player throws, and then runs (skates) 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.

Self Caught Flight (SCF)

MTA and TRC 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. Therefore, a 40 m TRC and 7.3 second MTA would result in an SCF score of 40 + (7.3 × 5.5) = 80.15.

About the WFDF

The World Flying Disc Federation is the international sports federation responsible for the world governance of flying disc (frisbee), including Ultimate (Grass & Beach), Disc Golf, Freestyle, Guts, and Overall. WFDF is a federation of 78 member associations which represent flying disc and their athletes in 76 countries. WFDF is an international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a member of ARISFSportAccord and the International World Games Association (IWGA), and it is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Colorado, USA.

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