Eric Rait was born and raised in the US and started playing ultimate in high school in the 1970s, when there were even fewer rules governing the game. He played for a couple years on the Tufts team and then moved to Israel, where he initially focused on growing tomatoes, cucumbers and dates at Kibbutz Lotan. The next time he tried to play ultimate was at Cornell in the early 1990s and the game had changed (so had he apparently) – fouls had specific names, and the game was a bit less laid back than it had been in the 70s. Eric lives in Tel Aviv today, works in the field of organizational and leadership development, and still prides himself on being able to teach anyone how to throw a disc. Oh, yeah, he also loves UP!
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