Ultimate: The First Four Decades

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Joe Seidler, 2005 - Flying discs (Game) - 200 pages
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Complete history of the sport of Ultimate (Frisbee) from its beginnings in 1968 at Columbia High School in New Jersey to 2005. Includes stories written by the people who lived the history and 100 photos spanning the entire period. Appendix includes unique information about the sport and the UPA including a list of all national champions with rosters.

Note: The very bottom of each page is clipped off due to the scanning by Google. No text is missing.

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While the book is excellent, I was upset to find that the digital copy I purchased was missing the bottom inch or so, of every page.

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As Michael Crighton said: “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
All Ultimate players should have this wonderful book in
their home. It tells their story, even if they were not yet involved. This book makes me so proud to be an Ultimate player, connecting me to the groundbreaking past that laid the foundation for the exciting developments we are witnessing today. Buy it, read it, spread the word.
David Barkan
CEO Ultimate Peace
2010 USAU Hall of Fame Inductee

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Page 1872 - Scoring is contingent on the success or failure of the throwing team. A good throw, without a catch, results in a point for the throwing team and a bad throw results in a point for the receiving team.
Page 1918 - MIT and ran double-sessions near the end of summer. To some more groovy-minded Ultimate players, this was unheard of, almost against the rules. The Rude Boys didn't care for grooviness: They wanted to win.
Page 1877 - Roddick and the others had entered the game that day with very low expectations and left thinking they had found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. "We were blown away,
Page 1960 - A throwing foul may be called when there is contact between the thrower and the marker.

About the author (2005)

Joe Seidler (publisher) was on the UPA Board of Directors 2002-2004. His son played Ultimate at UCSB 1993-1997 and on the Santa Barbara Condors 1995-2004.

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