Originally Posted by Mr. America
Ultimate seems more like Rugby to me. Rugby with frisbees would be pretty awesome.
In the 1980s we "invented" Ultimate independently. Just as people threw Frisbees at trees, we started to play Frisbee Football and were quickly bored, and the Ultimate concept is very simple. We played a lot of it, sometimes 2-on-2 or 3-on-3, which involves a LOT of running. For reasons forgotten, it struck us as being like rugby, and we called it "frugby".
Which might sound really stupid, or even frolfy, but if we'd realized it was more like soccer we'd have been calling it "froccer" or "sugby", words that should be pronounced carefully in polite society.
I don't know if Ultimate has greater female participation in competitive play or not. But as a team sport, it has the opportunity to require
co-ed teams, which would affect the balance.