US$31.56 excl GST
A good reliable straight disc, this will easily hold a line and with the glide is sneaky long.
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The idea of having an Atua (Māori Gods) series of discs came about when practicing throwing discs and trying to connect to the disc. As a hunter and gatherer in Aotearoa (New Zealand) when I hunt or dive, I connect to the land or the sea and it brings peace and a tranquil sense of belonging allowing me to reset. I wanted to connect to the disc and visualize its path of travel slowing it down and almost pausing everything around it. This was the catalyst for connecting the discs to the Atua. We had to think of what Atua was appropriate for the disc which is where Tāne Mahuta came in. The disc itself was called the Pīwakawaka (fantail) that you will find chatting to you as it passes through the forest. The colours of the disc are found in the forest. Tāne himself in Māori mythology separated his mother and father to bring light into this world and now also bringing light of our people to you using this story on the disc. If you scan the QR code and you can discover more of Tāne. Perhaps its safe to say that no other Atua is more aspired and revered than Tāne. His relevance to us has remained throughout the generations and his character continues to inspire us in our daily lives. All the more, we need to pass on the stories of his unmatched persistence and his level-headed disposition. His persistence and determination is unmatched, as it emanates in the narrative of how he pushed his parents apart. The story of his bravery and boldness inspires us, especially in the story of how he acquired the three baskets of knowledge in spite of all the challenges and obstacles. He inspires us to maintain harmonious relationships amidst differences in order to achieve a common goal.
The making of Tāne Mahuta disc 1 of the Atua series of collectors discs. https://www.facebook.com/rpmdiscsnz/videos/389082683339925
Māori blessing of this taonga https://www.facebook.com/rpmdiscsnz/videos/387126893584749
About the Piwakawaka
THE PIWAKAWAKA AS A MID RANGER
The RPM Pīwakawaka is a good reliable straight disc, will easily hold a line and with it’s extra glide is sneaky long. Watch the video above to see our disc expert, Jackson Sullivan, review the Piwakawaka.
- Model #: MR1
- PDGA Approved: Yes
- Diameter: 216mm
- Weight: 155-178g
- Speed: 6
- Glide: 6
- Turn: -3
- Fade: 0
- Plastic types: Strata / Cosmic / Atomic / Magma / Glow
THE PIWAKAWAKA – THE NEW ZEALAND FANTAIL
Pīwakawaka is the Māori name for this energetic bird native to New Zealand, also called the Fantail. Known for its friendly ‘cheet cheet’ call and energetic flying antics, the aptly named fantail is one of the most common and widely distributed native birds on the New Zealand mainland.
The fantail is one of the few native bird species in New Zealand that has been able to adapt to an environment greatly altered by humans. Originally a bird of open native forests and scrub, it is now also found in exotic plantation forests, in orchards and in gardens. At times, fantails may appear far from any large stands of shrubs or trees, and it has an altitudinal range that extends from sea level to the snow line.