"During a game of pick-up Ultimate my custom Ultra-Star was thrown into the road to be hit by both tires of a passing BMW cruising at 40mph. I feared the worst, but when I went to retrieve my disc, I found that it was in perfect condition - no warping whatsoever. It was even used as the game disc for the rest of the night. This is the only disc I buy and with good reason. Thanks." - EG, St. Louis
The speed... the spirit... the excitement of Ultimate!
Discraft is passionate about Ultimate, and that's why the Discraft 175 gram Ultra-Star has been the world standard for Ultimate since 1991. Today there are 4.9 million Ultimate players in the U.S. alone, and virtually all of them throw the Ultra-Star.
Discraft's 175 gram Ultra-Star Sportdisc was created and introduced to tournament play in 1981.
Ten years later the Ultra-Star was selected as the official disc for championship play by USA Ultimate, an honored position that is has exclusively held for over 20 years.
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USAU College Championships TV Schedule
A variety of broadcasts will be airing from May 26- May 30. Click the image for details.
Discraft Partners with Nike Ultimate Camps
Discraft is proud to announce a partnership with Nike Ultimate Camps, part of US Sports Camps, America's largest sports camp network with over 500 US and international overnight and day camps for youth.
The goal of Nike Ultimate Camps is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing young players in the sport and giving campers the kind of focused, intensive training essential for improvement. Initial Nike Ultimate camp locations include New York City, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Denver, among many others.
"Discraft has been committed for over 30 years to providing youth with opportunities to learn the healthy joys of playing Ultimate, and the Nike Ultimate Camps are one hundred percent in line with our goals," said Discraft Ultimate Director Pad Timmons. "These camps are helping to build confidence, skills and sportsmanship while simultaneously introducing the low cost and health benefits of Ultimate to new corners of local communities. It was a natural fit for Discraft support, and we encourage players to explore what the camps have to offer."
USA Ultimate and ESPN Announce Multi-Year Agreement
USA Ultimate and ESPN have announced a multi-year agreement to carry the sportís major properties: the College Championships and inaugural Triple Crown Tour, including the U.S. Open and the National Championships.
As part of the deal, ESPN will produce and distribute live coverage of the College Championships, U.S. Open and National Championships on ESPN3 and tape-delayed programs of the College Championships on ESPNU. More...
Ultra-Star 175 Selected as Official Disc of Ultimate Canada
Discraft is proud to have been chosen as the official disc of Ultimate Canada. As the world standard, the Discraft 175 gram Ultra-Star Ultimate sportdisc has been the sport's model of performance and consistency since its release in 1981. As Canadian Ultimate continues to grow, its athletes from Vancouver to Halifax can now compete anywhere with confidence knowing their game disc will deliver outstanding performance on every huck, flick and hammer.
All current UC members, leagues and clubs will also be eligible for 20 percent discounts on custom Ultra-Star and J*Star Junior Ultimate sportdisc orders trough Discraft. Thank you Canada, we look forward to continuing to serve your Ultimate needs.
Jim Kenner and the Discraft Ultra-Star inducted into Ultimate Hall of Fame
Discraft founder Jim Kenner and his most enduring creation -- the Ultra-Star 175 ultimate disc -- have been inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame. The disc was introduced in 1981, just three years after Discraft had been established. Ultra-Star quickly gained a reputation as a superior sportdisc, and became the exclusive disc for USA Ultimate Championship play in 1991, a position it continues to hold to this day.
Jim Kenner went on to create dozens of successful sportdiscs, but Ultra-Star remains most beloved by millions of players worldwide. "It has been my privilege to be part of the Ultimate community for over thirty years now, and to have made a significant contribution to the game and its players. I would like to thank the players for this honor, and more importantly for the friendship and inspiration you've so generously given me over the years."
With the induction, Kenner also joins Dan "Stork" Roddick to become only the second individual to be inducted into both the Ultimate and Disc Golf Halls of Fame. He continues to serve as Discraft president at the company's headquarters in Wixom, Michigan.