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    Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    Hi,I have been playing Frisbee for around 2 years in China, and the game has been spring up acorss the hole country, and I am totally enamoured of it. It is a game mixed of style of basketball and football. All you need to have is a pair of cleat, a disc and a field, then you can get start.There are many open tournaments and mix games (aka hat game) every year in this Country and friendly matches and scrimmages in my city. I also have a university team called postman, where I and my teammates go through ebb and flow and exiploit the happness of this game.
    Have you ever heard about this charming sport in your country? And since it is a game coming form the USA, could you tell me what exactly the current situation is in there.

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    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    I've heard of Frisbee, but Ultimate Frisbee has escaped me. (UK)

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    #3

    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    Wow! Team GB is a competitive team.

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    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    I'd say it's a fairly minor sport in the US. The Wikipedia entry cites 5.1 million players in the US, compared to about 13 million for soccer, 9 million for American football, 24 million for basketball, 23 million for baseball/softball, 43 million bowlers, 3 million for ice hockey, 10 million for volleyball, and 680,000 playing lacrosse.

    Those are just some comparable team sports. It's harder to gather numbers on individual sports.

    Those numbers are cited from this Wikipedia entry.

    More data at the US Census website. This file, from 2009 indicates similar numbers, including 32 million anglers, 34 million hikers, 24 million hunters, 8 million skiers, 24 million recreational shooters (non-hunting), and something like 8.6 million skiers of various types (both alpine and cross-country).

    It seems to be in line with sports such as water skiing, paint-balling, muzzle loading, mountain biking, and archery, all of which have numbers in the 5-8 million participant range.

    So, although it's a team sport, you'll see that Utimate has numbers that are more on par with individual activities. Compared to other team sports, it's not played that widely.
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    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    As it's Ultimate Frisbee, it seem to be different from simply chucking a frisbee around, which is the sport as I would know it.

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    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    As it's Ultimate Frisbee, it seem to be different from simply chucking a frisbee around, which is the sport as I would know it.
    It certainly seems to be more than our shared understanding of just throwing a frisbee from one person to another.

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    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    Ultimate Frisbee (or more commonly just ultimate) was quite popular in my little American college town about thirty years ago. I don't know how it has fared since then.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    Even though I'm interested in sports, I have never heard about the Ultimate Frisbee. (Russia)
    But sometimes I see people throwing a disc to each other, which is, of course, not the same. :)

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    #9

    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    My nephew was on his college's team and traveled throughout the northwest playing other colleges.

    It's not that popular among the general population, but the people who play it are very passionate about it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is Ultimate Frisbee popular in your country?

    The stereotype of Russian male, on the Chinese internet, is a strong man naked in the winter gulping vodka. Well, no offense, but I am curious about what is the most popular sport in Russia?

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