Kan Jam

Disc Game

Jam It!

Want to get the gang moving at your next backyard get-together? Break out the Kan Jam.

After getting inspired by a friendly round of garbage-can Frisbee, friends Charlie Sciandra and Paul Swisher set out to refine the game by creating rules, a scoring system and using a less grimy set of cans. Charlie and co-founder Mitch Rubin introduced Kan Jam to a growing fan base that’s active in all 50 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, and even as far away as the U.K, Australia and New Zealand.

The rules are pretty simple.
Players divide into teams of two -- a thrower and a deflector – and the teams take turns throwing the disc. The thrower flips the disc to the opposite goal, where the deflector tries to jam it into the can. If the flying disc hits the side of the can with no help from the deflector, that’s a deuce (2 points). If the deflector knocks the disc so it hits the side of the goal, that’s a dinger (1 point). If the deflector slam-dunks the flying disc and it goes into the goal, that’s a bucket (3 points).

The first team to reach 21 points wins. Or, a team can win instantly if one of the players manages to throw the flying disc through the narrow slot carved out of the front of the can, without any help from a teammate.

Kan Jam (which is manufactured in Buffalo, New York) is easy to learn and fun for all ages. Most of us don’t have the height to dunk a basketball. But jamming a Kan Jam disc? Yes, you can!

— Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mitch

    Hi fun-loving people. I hope you are ready for summer and summer's hottest game - KanJam. This game started with just a couple of guys throwing a Frisbee into a can and has turned into a revolution. That doesn't happen unless some serious fun is being had in between. We'd love to have you as part of the KanJam community, too. I'm Mitch, one of the co-founders of KanJam, LLC. I am here to answer your questions.

    Peace, Love and KanJam!

    6/1/2011 12:49 PM

    ok....so what makes this so much different from disk gulf (other than a friend interfering with your throw)?

  • Mitch
    Mitch – Special Guest
    6/1/2011 1:20 PM

    @LINDA: Kan Jam is actually closer to horseshoes with a flying disc. The game is fast paced and played to 21. The skill is based on your ability to throw and deflect the disc in to the goal to score points. In addition, Kan Jam can be played just about anywhere and is completly portable.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/1/2011 1:07 PM

    I will let Mitch expand, but you wouldn't need a course to play this game. Teams throw back and forth between the two Kans. You're right, there's the additional element of being able to deflect or slam your teammates throw into the Kan. There are nuances in the scoring based upon how your disc enters the Kan. I would bet that if you enjoy playing disc golf, you would enjoy using your disc throwing skills with KanJam as well.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/1/2011 4:49 PM

    My sporty teenage son sees a lot of Grommets come and go through our home and office so he is pretty choosy about the ones he really wants to try or buy. He had played with the Kan somewhere, briefly, and when he saw the samples in our office he made a big point of asking to be a tester with his friends. It made a fun weekend activity....and a bunch of new Kan Jam fans.

  • Emma
    6/7/2012 11:07 AM

    kanjam is a really fun game! my friends play it all the time, and my family is going to have a tournament when we go on vacation in august. check out my kanjam tips if you'd like! i hope they help someone! http://www.squidoo.com/kan-jam-summer-mania-10-tips-to-build-a-winning-pair

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