Throwing and catching games are the most simple fun you can have in the park. But can anything out there beat the good old fashioned Frisbee for chucking around with friends and family? Contrary Life decided to try out a few different options and see.
The first thing we tried was the Nerf Vortex Pocket Howler, a sort of cross between a small rugby ball and a rocket. Being small and light makes it ideal for taking out to the park or beach. It has a spiro-flight tail fin, which means the Vortex Howler spins as it is thrown. There are also 3 whistles attached to the Howler with the aim of making a cool sound effect, however when we threw it around we found it hard to get much more than a bit of a whistle out of it. Maybe my throwing skills are at fault but I couldn’t make it howl. All in all it’s handy but with limited appeal.
Next we tried the Klutz Sonic Foxtail which is a baseball with a tail. It also has 4 whistles built into the ball part, but again we found it hard to make it do more than a slight whistle. The tail is made up of coloured sections of material and you score different points depending on which bit of the tail you catch it by. This is quite a nice idea and I found it more tricky than I thought to score the top points! Again it is small and light so easy to take along to the park or beach, but I don’t think I’ll be leaving the Frisbee at home any time soon.
More info: The Nerf Vortex Howler costs around £10 and the smaller Nerf Vortex Pocket Howler around £5. The Klutz Sonic Foxtail around £12. Both are available from Cotswold Outdoor