An Aerobie, a flying ring used to catch recreational fish between two or more people, is similar to a flying disk (Frisbee). The Aerobie is lighter than a disc because it has a ring that measures only 3mm (0.12 inches) in thickness. It can be bent to make it straighter. The Aerobie set two world records for throwing objects.
The Aerobie was designed by Alan Adler, a Stanford engineering lecturer. It has a polycarbonate core with soft rubber bumpers that are molded onto the outer and inner rims. To provide stability, the spoiler is located on the outer edge.
The Aerobie can throw over extremely long distances. It can fly faster and further than a standard flying disk. It can fly straight, "like a puck on an invisible sheet of ice" if it is well-tuned. Aerobies don't roll when they are thrown at the level. To make it fly higher, throw it into the wind. Tossing it with the wind will make it fly lower.
Aerobie's ring shape makes it easy to catch in many different ways. It can be seen with a forearm or head or by putting a foot through its middle. Aerosticks and Aerogoal games are specifically designed for the Aerobie.
Aerobie rings do not float in water. It is easier to lose than a flying disk, especially if it is not visible from the ground. Also, its low profile can make it difficult to see and can get caught on trees more easily.
Aerobies are best thrown on a large open field such as a soccer field or football field. Avoid roofs, trees, roads, and bodies of water. It is essential to have adequate light.