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Wham-O use all it’s available moulds and turn them into heavier plastic Midnight Flyers, here’s the classic Fastback Frisbee model (FB20) with the classic number stamp.

Due to its unstable nature, it was great for high, long, curved throws.

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These two glow in the dark Wham-O Frisbees were my main driver discs back in the day! They are SO different to today’s ultra-streamlined plastic, but they worked.

No numbers on these ones, just a simple Wham-O logo hot stamped in the middle. 40A mould (top) and 71C mould (below).

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Here’s a Wham-O 40F mould Midnight Flyer with Trade Mark band in dark green hotstamp.

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Here’s a Wham-O 100E Mould Midnight Flyer with Trade Mark band & Player Line.

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Before there was beveled edged discs and a zillion different models of golf plastic, there was the Night Flyer and the Midnight Flyer. Wham-O discovered that by putting glow plastic in their original molds that the discs became much heavier and thus flew further.

The numbers were like numbers they put on golf balls to help players distinguish each others discs on the course because they all looked the same, on some models, they even added a “Player line” so you could write your name… Just in case someone else was playing with the same number.

Not only they help to progress the game of disc golf, but also made a huge difference to the World distance record. In 1976 Dave Johnson (USA) achieved 125.57m with a normal Wham-O 119g disc, two years later John Kirkland (USA) went 10m further 135.30m with a Wham-O Night Flyer 40 mould. The last record known, using midnight plastic was in 1982 when Pål Broström (Sweden) threw 152.45m with a Wham-O Midnight Flyer 70c mould… After that, the wedge plastic too over and the World record now has gone past 200 meters!

I only have a few Midnight Flyers in my collection, some of them have been heavily used. I wish I had a full set of numbers, in mint conditions like Marvin has.

Here’s a Wham-O Midnight Flyer, 40 mould without trade mark band.

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