The ultimate game of catch!
A palm-sized cylindrical
object that when thrown properly can travel distances of 600
feet or about three football fields.
The X-zylo contains a gyroscopic rim at the
leading edge of the cylinder body, which allows it to maintain
its projected direction and attitudinal orientation.
The rims angular momentum prevents it from
nosing down as a response to the force of gravity. As long
as the angular momentum is adequate to offset disturbing torques,
such as gravity or air turbulence, the X-zylo will hold its
orientation and fly forever!
In 1993, an amazing flying gyroscope, the
X-zyLo, flew onto the outdoor recreational scene as one of
the most exciting games of catch. It was invented by Mark
Forti, a Baylor University student, and refined within the
aerospace industry. X-zyLo was met with immediate acclaim.
In 1994, X-ZyLo unofficially broke the existing
world flying disc distance record when it was thrown 655 feet.
NASA scientists, renowned aerospace engineers and academic
institutions have met with the makers of the X-Zylo and studied
X-Zylo's fascinating flight technology. Yet no consensus has
been reached on how X-Zylo actually flies!
X-Zylo has been featured on many television
programs such as Beyond 2000, Science Times as well as in
numerous national and international news publications including
the "L.A.Times" and "New York Times."
Skilled throwers can commonly achieve distances
exceeding 200 metres!
Check out the video for some amazing action!