Q. Hey Gear Guy, I don’t play the traditional sports offered at high schools. I’ve never really been interested in football, basketball or baseball. I prefer the game of Ultimate Frisbee.
The only problem is this: While the other sports that I listed have been around for many years, Ultimate is a fairly recent sport. You can ask practically anyone about what type of gear you need for baseball or football. But nobody knows anything about ultimate. There is no one to tell you what type of shoes to get or what type of disc to use.
Could you please do something on Ultimate Frisbee?
– Jumpin’ John, Kennesaw, Ga.
A. Hey John. Thanks for the note. Ultimate is a really fun game! And it involves lots of elements of other popular team sports like basketball, soccer and football. One of the best parts about Ultimate is that it requires very little gear. All you need to play is a 175-gram plastic flying disc like the Discraft 175 gram Ultra-Star ($10; discraft.com). Beyond that, many guys who are serious about the game wear soccer-style cleats or turf shoes, long soccer-style socks and moisture-wicking shorts and tops like the Under Armour Heat Gear Long Sleeve Compression T-Shirt ($35; underarmour.com), which helps keep your muscles warm and protects your arms when diving for the disc.