Title

The Effect of Frisbee Glove Material on Impact Reduction in Ultimate Frisbee

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The basis of the study was the issue of hand bruising in ultimate frisbee. Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact sport, but there is a great force applied on the hands when catching a disc that can lead to bruising, discomfort, and pain. The purpose of this study was to determine the most effective ultimate frisbee glove to prevent and lessen hand bruising when catching or blocking a disc. Possible solutions to this issue should be explored. The simplest way to study this was by determining which pair of ultimate frisbee gloves would be the best at lessening hand bruising. It was hypothesized that if frisbee glove materials were experimented on in a drop test, then the Friction Warm gloves would have the best force reduction qualities because of the extra inner fleece lining as well as having synthetic leather with a synthetic rubber compound to decrease impact force. In order to test the gloves, a rough estimate of frisbee throw velocity had to be determined using a camera and grid system. From there, a drop test was performed to determine which frisbee glove has the best impact force reduction qualities. It was found that the FD-SPORT gloves had the highest force reduction percentage of 15.7%. Although this was found, the results were not statistically significant between the means of the groups. Therefore, the null hypothesis failed to be rejected. The experiment did not provide sufficient evidence to conclude that frisbee gloves had a significant effect on impact force.

Location

HSS 111

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:30 AM

The Effect of Frisbee Glove Material on Impact Reduction in Ultimate Frisbee

HSS 111

The basis of the study was the issue of hand bruising in ultimate frisbee. Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact sport, but there is a great force applied on the hands when catching a disc that can lead to bruising, discomfort, and pain. The purpose of this study was to determine the most effective ultimate frisbee glove to prevent and lessen hand bruising when catching or blocking a disc. Possible solutions to this issue should be explored. The simplest way to study this was by determining which pair of ultimate frisbee gloves would be the best at lessening hand bruising. It was hypothesized that if frisbee glove materials were experimented on in a drop test, then the Friction Warm gloves would have the best force reduction qualities because of the extra inner fleece lining as well as having synthetic leather with a synthetic rubber compound to decrease impact force. In order to test the gloves, a rough estimate of frisbee throw velocity had to be determined using a camera and grid system. From there, a drop test was performed to determine which frisbee glove has the best impact force reduction qualities. It was found that the FD-SPORT gloves had the highest force reduction percentage of 15.7%. Although this was found, the results were not statistically significant between the means of the groups. Therefore, the null hypothesis failed to be rejected. The experiment did not provide sufficient evidence to conclude that frisbee gloves had a significant effect on impact force.