WFBF presents Rules of Ultimate for Masters

We are proud to collaborate with the World FlatBall Federation to present this new set of rules for Ulltimate, specifically thought for Masters. This official version will be effective from Apr. 1st 2024.

“Never lose a call again”


This new set of rules specifically for Masters Ultimate was created with the goal of capturing and recording some of the most usual behaviors of master players before they forget them. 

Please remember not to lose composure when performing these calls. Your attitude will be a major factor in your call being accepted. Also remember to speak loudly, in case the other player has forgotten their hearing aid.

Download the full rule set here


1. Bruised Ego

1.1. A Masters player can call “injury” at any time, resulting in sending the disc back to the action before the bruised ego was caused.

2. Complacency Pick

2.1. When a younger player performs a cut that is too good, the Master player can call “pick” irrespective of the position of the two players (i.e. there is no maximum distance criteria).

2.2. This allows the Master player to poach as much as necessary.

3. Hammer Travel

3.1. In a situation where an older Masters player performs a pivot and throw, where a hammer was possible, the mark can call a “travel”.

3.2. This call is highly encouraged when the throw results in a score.

4. Effort Violation

4.1. When a younger player is trying too hard, “violation” may be called. The player in violation is required to either complete a full cross-field sprint, or chug a beer before they may resume play.

5. Uniform Exception

5.1. Masters players are allowed to wear gray jerseys instead of a jersey matching the color of the rest of their team, as long as the jersey is so old that it has naturally faded to gray.

6. Mandatory Doping

6.1. Tournaments must keep on hand and provide a candy bowl full of Vitamin I (Ibuprofen) to any Masters team that is moving too slowly to the field for their Sunday matches.

7. Alternative Flip

7.1. As an alternative to flipping the disc to determine which team starts with possession, Masters teams may use the following method to determine initial possession:

7.1.1. Each team points at three players from the other team.

7.1.2. The total number of visible scars from ultimate-related injuries and surgeries on those players is added up. Any scar can be visible if the player is brave enough.

7.1.3. The team with the most total scars starts with possession.

7.1.4. In the case of a tie, the total length of the scars will be the tiebreaker.

8. Line Calls

8.1. Because older players need to go to bed earlier than younger players, any player who can show an original Ultimate Players Association membership card can skip to the front of the line for food, drinks, or party entrance.

9. Back in my days

9.1. A Masters player can recall or contest any rule that has been modified since they have entered the Masters category by starting their call with the following words: “Back in my days” and then explaining the former rule (e.g. “Back in my days games were to 17 so get back to your line, this game is not over yet”)

Download the full rule set here


  1. For clarity of this document, we have gathered under the Master denomination the following age groups: Masters, Grand Masters, Great Grand Master, Legends, Scary Campfire Ghosts
  2. A younger player denotes a player that is in a younger age category than the calling player. An older player denotes a player that is in an older age category than the calling player.
  3. Please keep in mind that:
    1. Warm-up is cheating, stretching is doping.
    2. Running sucks, poaching rules.
  4. Masters rules calls must be communicated clearly, loudly and with as many pretexts as necessary. The call does not need to form a coherent explanation. 
  5. Making Masters rule calls will result in the calling player to be forthwith known by all as the Masters player or any synonyms thereof (e.g. “the old fart”, “the old one”, “the slow one”, “Mc Hammer”, etc.).
Download the full rule set here

Maintain your cleats – Rainy day edition 🌧️

When playing ultimate, your cleats can get dirty and wet. That is totally fine, but your cleatss will llast longer if they don’t stay muddy and wet for too long.

TOKAY cleats were designed and made to be durable, and taking care of them will help them last even longer.

Here are our recommendations to make them look better for longer, and (more importantly) keep them in better working condition.

Our cleaning guide to maintain your cleats after a rainy game or practice :

 – Let’s start with the 🚫 don’t:

⚠️ DO NOT use any kind of solvent

⚠️ DO NOT use a washing machine or a dryer: that would harm the materials, moisten the inner foams and help the growth of bacteria.

 – You can now follow these steps:

Step 1 – Clean your cleats right after practice

Step 2 – Remove the mud under the outsole
Mud gets into the fabric pores and over time this affects the breathability, flexibility and therefore also the durability of your cleats.

Step 3 – Clean your pair with a towel or at the faucet if they are already soaked
Simply use a wet towel or sponge to remove the mud off of your cleats after a muddy training or tournament. You can either clean directly at the faucet if they are already soaked.

Step 4 – Remove them from the bag
For many of us, just taking our cleats out of our bags after practice is a good first step in the right direction. The most important step!!

Step 5 – Remove the insoles
You can also remove the insoles from the shoes straight after your game. Insoles are made of foam and absorb a lot of moisture. Removing them will help the rest of the shoe dry faster.

Step 6 – Insert paper into your shoes
If your cleats are very wet you can also put some balled-up newspaper paper into them in order to absorb most of the moisture. Just remember to remove it after a few hours to allow natural ventilation.

Step 7 – Let the cleats dry naturally
Encourage your cleats to dry naturally by placing them in a dry and well-ventilated area.

reducing our impact on the planet

In our last article, we spoke about the impact we want to have on our community. Now it is time to talk about the impact we don’t want to have on our planet.

Since the early days of TOKAY, limiting and reducing our environmental impact has been a constant focus. Here is what we’re at on every aspect of the company: production, logistics, and operations.

Longer lasting cleats

Durable Ultimate frisbee cleats

TOKAY Flight’s junction between the sole and the upper is reinforced.

Improving the durability of our products has been our main product development focus since the release of the TOKAY Flight in 2019.

Ultimate is a very demanding sport. Our powerful cuts, executed at high speed, apply more pressure on the studs and the upper part of the cleats than most sports. We constantly use customer feedback and returns to improve our design and the materials we use.

In addition to improving the overall quality of TOKAY Flights, improving durability distributes the environmental impact of production and end-of life over a longer period of time.

Thinking the entire lifecycle.

Material selection is a critical part of product development.

Most of the environmental impact of a pair of cleats comes from production, and materials selection may be the most critical step in that process.

Although they can look the same, not all materials are equal regarding their environmental impact. Some of them require chemicals during production that pollute the air and water. When these products are discarded, those chemicals will be released in the air if burned or in the water if buried. When creating the TOKAY Flight, we carefully sorted the materials we used with their environmental impact in mind.

In 2019 we led an internal study to analyse better the impact of our products over their entire lifecycle. This study showed that avoid using PVC – a common material from the footwear industry – in our design reduced our impact on human health by 30% .

Our socks and beach socks are already produced in Europe. From our projections, producing our cleats in Europe would also be sustainable, although we’re still missing some key partners to make this project a reality. This change would have a positive impact on our carbon emissions.

The challenges we are facing today are more related to the end of life of our products. As we want our cleats to be light, materials must be glued together, making them hard to recycle. To our knowledge, there is no process able to recycle cleats. Creating our process would imply worldwide logistics that would have a high environmental impact.

If you have information about this, please shoot us an email!


Plastic bags are used for just a few minutes and take 500 years to break down. 

Plastics in packaging are not just the ones you see when you receive your product. Generally, products are wrapped together or individually into plastic bags to prevent them from being lost or damaged during transportation. 

Thanks to our short supply chain, we limit the use of plastics to:

How to transform your cleats box into a disc holder.

  • The film used to wrap our cartons together onto the pallets (approx. 10g/pair).
  • The duct tape of the box (approx. 2g/pair).

Did you know you don’t have to throw your box away? Instead, you can reuse it as a disc holder!

Optimizing Logistics

Our supply chain is quite simple, the cleats ship from the factory to the warehouse and are then sent individually to the players.

In 2019 we opened a warehouse in the USA in addition to our European warehouse to optimise our supply chain. With most of our customers based either in North America or Europe, we can now limit shipping distances by shipping your pair from the closest warehouse.

Our warehouses are based in France and the USA.

To limit shipping back and forth, we have also implemented a few other actions, such as offering:

  • Local return options in some cities,
  • When a pair doesn’t fit, the possibility of finding a teammate interested instead of systematically shipping it back,
  • Repair options when possible.

Grouping orders together is also an excellent way to decrease the impact of transportation, and it offers logistics discounts that we give back to the customer in our group order options:

Group orders

A state of mind

Don’t worry, we’re very close to the post office.

When you care about your environment, taking care of it is a state of mind. Our day-to-day operations are by far the less impactful part of our activity, but still not a reason to neglect it.

We limit travels to their minimum, choosing train or car over plane when possible. We come biking to the office most days.

Furniture and equipment at the office are made of recycled materials or were bought secondhand. The computers are carefully maintained to last as long as possible.

Come build a better world with us

We have a vision of making our tiny world a better place, but what does it mean exactly for you? And how does it benefit the community?

Of course our purpose is to create footwear made for Ultimate that you’ll enjoy wearing every time you step on a field (and I heard that’s quite often), and even there we started to make things differently, like when we made our cleats better then  unisex.

Why are our cleats better than unisex?

Generally in the footwear industry, women cleats are just mens cleats made narrower (and pinker) because statistically women tend to have thinner feet than men. 

As I was looking for a way to create a gender neutral pair of cleats, I came with the  idea of including 2 pairs of insoles – a thinner and a thicker one – to adapt to wider and thinner feet.

This innovation received a lot of positive feedback from players whose feet didn’t fit the statistics and that could finally find a good fit outside of the industry standards.

But the product is not the only thing you care about right? 

“What if you could have a bigger impact by choosing TOKAY?”

When it comes to gender there is no difference to be made.

These words should not be a statement, they should be an obvious reality. Unfortunately, the sports community is also impacted by our patriarchal society.

There is still a lot of work to be done before we reach gender equity. At TOKAY we have set a few rules that help us make sure we have an equal representation and benefits:

  • Have more women than men represented in our communications: Instagram, emails, website and prints.
  • When giving away cleats – for raffles, reviews, prizes or contests – always make sure a player of both genders receives a pair
  • Maintain the gender balance with our female ambassadors

We also work in that sense with our partners and help high projects such as the European Ultimate Gender Equity Manual.


We’re not doing ads anymore outside of the Ultimate community. Which means that most of our marketing budget goes to Ultimate Frisbee organizations, projects or players.

I don’t know what you think about online ads, but I personally don’t like them. And thinking that someone paid to waste your time…

When I started TOKAY and tried to set up ads, I was recommended to spend up to ⅓ of my revenues on ads (⅓ of your money!). I didn’t really get the point of that until the pandemic hit and I stopped the project. When life came back, I realized I didn’t need to do ads because players just enjoyed the product so much they talked about it to their teammates, and that’s how we grew in 2021. 

Our booth at Us Nationals 2022

Now that TOKAY has a real marketing budget, most of it goes to the Ultimate Frisbee community. So when you buy TOKAY, a significant part of your purchase goes to an organization or a project that will help someone play somewhere.

No fast fashion

“The 2 versions of TOKAY we’ve made”
Credit Guillaume Turcotte

Have you realized this year how fast the Halloween decorations were changed for Christmas stuff? Our product line lasts for years.

The fashion industry doesn’t have just a winter and summer season anymore but loads of events throughout the year in order to boost their marketing and rush us to buy more and more.

At TOKAY we don’t want to push anyone to overconsume. Our products line that last for years, and we do sales only when there’s a good reason, like the  Discontinued JET right now. 

We don’t do Black Friday, because although it looks like Black Friday is full of good deals, those discounts have to be compensated elsewhere. It means that if you buy a product outside of the sales season you’ll be paying for the discount someone else will get later. At TOKAY you get the right price all year long.

Looking for a good deal? We have a group offer, that lets you benefit of the savings we make on logistics for bulk orders.

Chanting our chant

Our community has its own vibes, it’s fun and cheerful, but it’s also committed to creating a better world. As a brand, we love to be part of that.

This year facing the terrible invasion of Ukraine by Russia, we created the “STOP WAR” for our Beach Socks and gave 100% of the revenues generated to “Médecins sans Frontière”, a french Association that helps refugees from the war. 

Beach Socks design

Thanks to you, we could give back 835€

We have also created the “Projects we love” section to highlight projects that we think help build a better world.

Sharing the Spirit

“Happy GRUT at WUCC 2018”
Credit Ingeborg Kuijlaars

The very thing that makes our sport and our community unique is Spirit of the Game. Personally, being my own referee helped me understand how much I am responsible for my actions, and had an impact on my entire life. But how can it influence a business?

Self-referring helps us value honesty, a positive attitude and clear communication. At TOKAY we strive to apply these values to our customer service in order to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible.

We’re a startup and make mistakes, we’ve had defective products and lost parcels, but we’re able to understand when we make a mistake, understand when this is our fault and find a fair resolution. If we’ve made mistakes, please let us know.

no black friday

We  have decided we won’t be participating to black Friday anymore. This event was created to liquidate the stocks of low quality, or fast fashion products, encouraging over consumption. This is not our philosophy.  At TOKAY we rather like to maintain the right price all year long for all of our clients.

We encourage everyone to only use what they need.

If you are looking for a light, comfortable, grippy cleat to accompany you at your trainings and games all year long, then you can rely on our TOKAY Flight:

Forget you're wearing cleats with TOKAY Flight

Only using what you need is an environmental commitment. At TOKAY we have made the choice to encourage this by proposing permanent products to our catalog instead of collections that would participate into the fast fashion and increase unnecessary purchases.

Looking for a discount?

Group orders allow us to make significant cuts into our logistics costs, that we are happy to share with our clients. This deal is available all year long on:

Discover our group offers

Happy Thanksgiving!

Instead of looking for the “best” deals, after sending this email I will close my computer and go for a long time waited family weekend.
Hope you have the opportunity to do the same and celebrate what really matters.

Con10ent: The All Black Tour

More than a Tour, Con10ent is a masterplan, imagined by Shanye Crawford, Founder and CEO of Disc Diversity, to build support and create a safe space for black players into our community.

A radical change

“Rather than fixing a broken system, in a community that’s already like none other, let’s be radical”

Shanye Crawford

To make our sport more inclusive, Con10ent pursues 2 goals:

“Affording current Black players every imaginable support White players have had in order to raise up the absent Black leaders the ultimate community needs.” A tour is a unique opportunity to raise the future leaders in our sport by creating visibility and role models. As Crawford says “I believe that by uplifting black players in this way we will inspire the absent leaders that the ultimate community requires but that black players don’t have to be”.

“Bringing Black youth into an unprecedented support system… at a time like this! Let’s offer ourselves as a refuge in which Black children and Black parents can thrive!” to shortly expand our community in a meaningful and lasting way. Black parents don’t feel safe to bring their kids in an all white environment as they’re not sure how well they’ll be welcomed. We need to actively show them the Ultimate community is a safe place.

The Tour

To accomplish this meaningful task, here is what Con10ent has set up for all of us.

The tour will take place in fall 2021 and mark 3 stops in Philadelphia, the Bay area and Seattle. Each stop will see a game between 2 teams composed of a core of 5 Black women’s players and 5 Black men’s , picking up an additional 20 local players — 10 youth and 10 adults — in each host location. Each team will be coached by some incredible pairs of coaches:

  • Amel Awadelkarim and Khalif El-Salaam
  • Opi Payne and Christian Boxley
  • Jasmine Childress and Yusuf Abdullah
  • Chupzi Lema and Trent Dillon
  • Shanye Crawford and Jesse Bolton

Community projects

Each stop will be organizing a 6 week paid youth summer program in every host cities organised around a community project of their choosing targeting 5 topics:

  • Education
  • Play
  • Mental Health
  • Politics
  • Music & Art

The projects will be presented before each game.

Apply to local summer camps here

How to support the tour

Like similar showcase tours in the past, Con10enT is attempting to crowdfund the resources necessary to make the event possible, setting an initial goal of raising $50,000 from the community.

The project has already crowdfunded $37,664.08 thanks to their sponsors, donations and the jersey bid war.

Read more and donate now

The money raised will help fund the following tour components:

  1. Core
    1. Transportation: airfare & local
    2. Per diem
    3. Lodging & meals
  2. City
    1. Media team & promotion: traveling + remote crews
    2. Venue(s)
    3. paid 6-week summer ambassador program for 15 youth in each city

For now only donation option is available, but a new bid war jersey will be available soon.

Visit the bid war jersey page

[NEW PRODUCT RELEASE] The best friend of your best friend

We all know Ultimate is a dog sport. So over the last year, we have been working hard to present the cleats your family was missing, your best friend’s best friend.

To satisfy every dog owners we worked with a dog expert doubled with a dog lover: Klára Lipertová (you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram)

Introducing the TOKAY Doggo Booty

Endless fun, endless love

While you and they would never stop playing, you don’t want them to get injured.

Protect their paws under any weather conditions, they boots are ideal for hiking on hard rocks, snow sports, jumping and barking of course.

Just look at this beauty

I know you’re picturing Kira running in slowmo right now.

Your dog could have the same shine at the park.

Unleash their potential

Your companion is the most beautiful and talented dog that ever existed on earth, that’s for sure.

With the light, breathable and grippy TOKAY Doggo Booty they will feel more confident than ever and prove you they still have a lot to show you!

About this collaboration, Klára said: “I am proud I participated into this project that will for sure help all of us staying safe. They fit perfectly!! Helps Kira fly higher than usual ❤️”

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TOKAY Flight ‘n stuff

We also make Ultimate dedicated cleats, socks, some pedicure kits and stuff… Some people say they forget they’re wearing cleats with their TOKAYs on.

Discover here what we spend our time on all year round!

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Picture credit: Klára Lipertová (you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram)

Frizbay – Give your Ultimate jerseys a second life

Frizbay helps you sell or buy Ultimate gear, with all the benefits going to a cause chosen by the seller.

Whether your shelves are cracking under the weight of your old jerseys or you’re looking for a beautiful jersey to brag with when Ultimate restarts, Frizbay’s got you covered.

Buy on frizbay

Just scroll all the jerseys and Ultimate SWAG other players added.

You may find that jersey you never managed to trade, or get some new shorts while supporting a beautiful cause! When purchasing you’ll be able to see which cause the benefits of the sale will go to.

Shop on frizbay

Sell on frizbay

To sell on frizbay you just need to:

1. sign up and register as a seller. It takes 2 minutes!
2. Choose a cause, or just give to the cause of the month
3. Upload the jerseys you want to sell

Sell on Frizbay

About the project

Frizbay is getting started, and they are looking for potential partners, developers, idea-makers and people to help spread the word.
And of course for buyers and sellers!
If you’d like to work with Frizbay, get in touch with them: or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Good Shipping News

With an always growing number of orders in North America, we decided last year to open a warehouse in the USA. Which allowed us 2 cool upgrades: Less CO2 emissions, by making most of our deliveries now by truck instead of plane, and a pretty strong cut into our delivery time and fees.

Lighter, Stronger, more Breathable, still Grippy as hell, that’s all the features of the TOKAY Flights that will make you forget you’re wearing cleats to concentrate only on your game. Discover more at TOKAY-ULTIMATE.COM

Wondering what your size is? Check it here.

Corona Virus Warning

So far CoVid-19 doesn’t affect our logistics as our products have been stored in Europe and the USA before the desease appeared.

If any change was to happen, it would be explained here.

New Shipping Costs & Time

The following charts present our new shipping prices and time in our main geographical zones.

The free shipping column indicates from how many shipping is free in each country.

North America

New shipping time in North America is:

  • 2 – 4 days within the USA
  • 4 – 5 business days for Canada
Country  NEW
Shipping Price ($)
Shipping Price ($)
Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
USA  $ 5,88  $ 14,36 3
Canada  $ 10,41  $ 15,61 3

Central & South America

shipping time announced by our shipping company in Central & South America is set as 4 – 5 business days, we haven’t have enough data yet though to ensure there won’t be variations depending on countries and regions.

Country  NEW
Shipping Price ($)
Shipping Price ($)
Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
Mexico  $ 12,08  $ 50,01 3
Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republica Dominicana, Uruguay  $ 19,22  $ 50,01 5

Asia & Oceania

shipping time announced by our shipping company in Asia & Oceania is set as 4 – 5 business days, we haven’t have enough data yet though to ensure there won’t be variations depending on countries and regions.

Country  NEW
Shipping Price ($)
Shipping Price ($)
Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
Australia  $ 21,95  $ 45,91 5
China  $ 11,87  $ 44,58 3
Hong Kong  $ 17,54  $ 45,91 3
Japan  $ 16,91  $ 45,91 3
New-Zealand  $ 21,95  $ 45,91 5
South Corea  $ 17,54  $ 45,91 3


The shipping conditions remain unchanged in Europe.

Country Shipping Price ($) Free Shipping
From X pairs ordered
France € 5,7 3
Germany, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom € 8,46 3
Austria, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Sweden € 8,52 3
Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovenia € 9,76 3
Norway, Switzerland € 10,71 3

[EUROSTARS] Building a team

The EUROSTARS stunned the Ultimate world with their results last year, bringing by far the Americus Cup to Europe. This results is even more astonishing when you realise how little time they had together to build a team. We sat with Bex, to talk about that.

What were the main milestones to build this team?

Putting together the team is broken into various parts: Scouting and selection is an in depth and lengthy process.
This is followed by the hefty tour logistics and the final component is the actual playing strategies that only happens when everyone is together on the tour.

How did you recruit the players?

There is an application process that begins with an open call. This is a very important aspect because reaching less connected but equally amazing players is at the root of the EuroStars mission. These types of players are less well known and hard to find but the impact on their playing career and their communities is bigger because of it.

Video footage is essential for the application process and players submit footage of two games, highlights reels are not accepted as they don’t provide enough accurate information. After the shortlist is announced an even more in depth scouting process continues with further video scouting (on non submitted video) references are contacted and opinion sought from elite players across europe and previous EuroStars. The final few team spots are always really difficult to fill because direct comparisons are difficult to make. A tryout would be much easier! Footage where players are marking known elite players is invaluable for this.

How did you build the team?

Once the selection is finalised the logistics take over. There is no playbook preparation before the tour because the subtle style and focus of each movement in strategy is vital and full team understanding is crucial as there is no time for the team to ‘work it out’. A crystal clear vision delivered with nuance is really important.

Because there is usually a large portion of the team I have never met before there are challenges in bringing out the best in players you are trying to get to know quickly. I have enjoyed this challenge of bringing in and pulling together strangers with multiple cultures and playing experiences and providing a professional experience that is unmatched particularly in Europe.
On the first jetlagged night we have a meeting, we meet each other, set out expectations, logistics and professionalism. THe next day is our first practice and here we focus on offense. The team is divided into 2 but in the first day combinations are moved around quickly to assess compatibility of natural playing styles. A lot of trust is required from players you have just met.
A system of plays and an overall playing style is introduced and enforced in a way that hopefully promotes clean offence without stifling players. This is usually a work in progress through the entire tour. What is clear is the vision. The style of play and the mechanism that players are expected to perform in. What is different about this team is the expectation of mental concentration. It is extremely high. There is no time for lapses. The players themselves are highly motivated players so this isn’t an issue normally but it can be challenging. It is an entire Season squashed into 2.5 weeks. Added challenges are that players are outside their normal playing position, english may not be their mother tongue, it’s hot, jet lagged is a factor and players maybe homesick.
Each game there is a very specific game plan and the training before each game we often introduce a new strategy that will be executed that night. This fast and specific turnaround is something that I know the players were surprised by, challenged by and ultimately enjoyed (I think)

Can you tease us a bit about the plans for next year?

EuroStars is just beginning to start preparations for 2020. It will look similar to previous cycles with a tour in mid to late August. Perhaps the last time in this format. Stay tuned on insta, facebook et twitter and for further announcements.
If you are interested in helping with running aspects of the tour, fundraising, marketing or are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email

TOKAY is proud to sponsor the EUROSTARS. Get the perfect pair of cleats for your Gameday with a discount and Support that awesome project by ordering at with the coupon code: EUROSTARS