Monday, May 16, 2011
I love Michelle Obama for a lot of things (her intelligence, her sense of fashion, her arms) , but most of all I love her efforts to get the nation's kids exercising and active. If the raging obesity epidemic doesn't convince you that exercise is good for kids, do it for the sake of their minds: Former US Surgeon General David Satcher observes that “children who are more physically fit do better academically.”
This summer we've discovered another fun way of getting some exercise: playing the best game of catch ever, with the Aerobie Sprint flying ring. Aerobie Sport Toys sent us one so we could see how fast and far these babies could travel, and how much fun we could have with them. Keep reading to see why we like them so much -- and enter to win one of your own!
About the Aerobie Sprint flying ring:
The Aerobie Sprint flying ring, a compact version of the world's farthest thrown object, flies twice as far a regular disc for awesome games of catch.
Compact and lightweight, the Aerobie Sprint ring flies twice as far as conventional flying discs for awesome games of catch. Its smaller size is its only distinction from the otherwise identical Aerobie Pro flying ring, which holds the Guinness World Record for the longest throw. Ideal for those who enjoy the incredible flying performance of Aerobie rings but have a smaller area for play, the Sprint ring is great for backyards, parks, playgrounds, beaches, and camping trips. The ring's soft rubber edge makes it comfortable to catch and fun for throwers of all skill levels. Size: 10 inch diameter. Available in orange, magenta, and yellow. Ages 7 and up. Quality made in the U.S.A.
Wow. No, let me rephrase that: WOW. This is no ordinary frisbee. There doesn't seem to be a wrong way to throw it! It glides smoothly through the air no matter how wobbly your throw -- which makes even the clumsiest person seem to handle it like an expert. It stays in the air for an impressively long time, and I can easily believe that the larger Pro version holds the Guinness World Record for the farthest throw. The Aerobie is fairly easy to catch because its path is smooth and predictable. I love the soft rubber material -- it doesn't hurt too much if you miss a catch and it whacks you on the leg, and you don't have to wince too hard if it ends up hitting your car!
Hmmmm. It's fun. It encourages kids to get active. The price ($7) is right. It's easy to store. You can get it on Amazon. Nope, can't think of anything I don't like about it.
The Bottom Line
Forget frisbees and footballs! The Sprint Aerobie is so easy to throw and catch, anyone can do it. Running around in the park never looked so impressive -- or fun!
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Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.