Fixing Frisbees With Hot Water
I like to play Frisbee golf with my Discraft Ultimate frisbees, and they tend to get warped and dented over the course of a few holes. This leads to wobbles in flight, reduction in accuracy, and a generally frustrating experience. Worst of all, I tend to smack a brand new Frisbee into a telephone pole within the first ten throws!
I stumbled around the Internet and found that hot water made the difference. The 4 frisbees I recovered were warped and basically un-throwable. They wobbled all over the place and they dropped out of the sky like rocks.
After doing this process, all of my Frisbees flew like new. This method obviously won't mitigate physical cuts, scrapes, and other damage that your Frisbee will take. But you'll at least be able to get your Frisbee back to throwing condition - I had a trunk full of warped Frisbees that were saved with this method.
- Put Frisbee lid-down on a flat surface.
- Heat water to boiling/near-boiling.
- Fill each Frisbee 1/3 full with the water. Immediately place some sort of weight on the Frisbee. (I used some plates that happened to be the exact size of the Frisbees, you can use anything that uniformly applies pressure to the Frisbee)
- For heavily warped Frisbees, put a heavy weight on the Frisbee. I used a plate plus a full jug of olive oil.
- Repeat until Frisbees fly smoothly. Some Frisbees will only need one session with the water. Stubborn, badly warped Frisbees may require 3-4 attempts.