Episode 43: Dan “The Stork” Roddick – The One and Only Inductee in All the Disc Hall of Fames

Stork doing a constroktionStork is humble…but many consider him to be the Father of Frisbee. He shares how his frisbee journey began, which according to his mother’s records, was at five years old. It was then, in 1953, that he found a Pipco Flying Saucer under the Christmas tree. He started out by playing spaceship games with his dad, an astronomer. They didn’t name it then, but it was really a version of today’s Disc Golf. It wasn’t until 20 years later that he saw there was more than just throwing and catching, and he started to see how many times he could touch the frisbee before he caught it. And 15 years later, it was the Jersey Jam, where he finally saw the nail delay in a routine. Stork says the world is full of Muggle’s, AKA the people that don’t know the magic. In contrast, he says the Frisbee tribe draws in a particular type of person who is open to new experiences, interested, and interesting. Is Frisbee the fountain of youth? Have you seen the aliens walking amongst us?

Read more about Stork in this indepth article.

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for having Stork on! So happy to call him a mentor and a friend!

  2. Wonderful!

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