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Re: New to the board?

Postby PMantle » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:12 am

Some noob questions that do not deserve their own thread:

What does 3x 11x 12x etc mean on Innova discs?

Is it ok to carry a single tasker disc, or should I learn to make that shot with a disc that has at least one other job?

I know I have more, but drawing a blank right now.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby chunk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:05 pm

PMantle wrote:Some noob questions that do not deserve their own thread:

What does 3x 11x 12x etc mean on Innova discs?

Is it ok to carry a single tasker disc, or should I learn to make that shot with a disc that has at least one other job?

I know I have more, but drawing a blank right now.

people use 3x, 11x, etc to differentiate various runs of a specific disc. for example the original yeti putter had 3x on it because at the time jay yeti was the 3x world putting champ. now that he's won his 4th putting championship yeti putters have 4x on the stamp. the 11x and 12x refer to ken climo's world champtionships with the 12x discs starting i think after 2004.
what would willie do?
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Re: New to the board?

Postby PMantle » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:26 pm

Oh wow. Had no idea there were putting championships.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby bsnone1 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:49 pm

Hey board,

Found you guys about a week ago and have been working diligently on the Incomplete Secret and I've seen fairly awesome small improvements. I've been playing for 4ish months here in Southern AZ and I strung 3 straight birdies together to end my round today.

I'm happily married, work full time at a high school and am also a Math Major at the University of AZ. The majority of my free time is either at the field or one of our two halfway decent courses in Tucson.

Cheers
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Re: New to the board?

Postby JR » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:02 am

Hi three birdies in a row is a good result so early in the career especially if it is not a pitch and putt course.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby PMantle » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:33 pm

OK, another noob question. I see people say "Driving putters". What type of hole does one use use a putter off the tee? Is it purely a length thing?
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Re: New to the board?

Postby JR » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:00 am

Throwing power and having clean enough form and release of the disc from the hand plays a part but the main idea is to get a straighter flight without a lot of skipping for consistent placement and reducing evaluation errors in shot planning because putters are the easiest discs to throw laser straight. With little to no fade. Even at shorter ranges. Sure there are very low fade mids and some fairway drivers and mildly fading speed 10 discs Beast and TD. None of those finish as straight as some putters do especially if you need to throw high. Putters won't bounce off trees as far as faster more gliding discs so there is safety margin in that too. It is much less likely to overthrow a basket with a putter to beyond good make range putting distance.

Power requirement for the putters is high when you need to push beyond say 250' because that corresponds to say 350' with drivers or even a little more with ultralight discs. Even is you don't drive far putters have the advantage of fading later and less than mids.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Wayne Smith » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:16 am

Hello Guys,

I'm Wayne, a newbie here and interested to know each one of you here. I am also willing to share my ideas and discuss it here. Thanks.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby JR » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:31 am

This is a heterogenic and colorful bunch. You might change your mind about getting to know some of us but welcome anyway :-)
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Dan-O » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:27 pm

Howdy fellas,

I'm Dan. I'm a little new, but I've read quite a bit. I've even understood a thing or two. I think.

My noob question:
Blake_T wrote:I don't ever get to a 5 or 6 release point but i regularly get to 4-4:30.

Both the hammer and rail don't yield that late of a release, and the rail is usually closer to 3-4.


What would 12 be pointing toward?
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Re: New to the board?

Postby JR » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:38 am

Where you are aiming at not accounting for the fade. For a flat shot with the basket in front of the center of the tee 12 o'clock would correspond to the front of the tee and the basket. The clock facings on this site are normally referenced for an observer above the tee looking down at the tee and the front of the tee being at 12 o'clock.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby BgWvDave » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:07 pm

Hello all. First post. I've been playing for 8 years now. i play in the pro old mans division and run a few PDGA's at the beach in NC. looking forward to getting to know the boards here.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Solty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:46 pm

BgWvDave wrote:Hello all. First post. I've been playing for 8 years now. i play in the pro old mans division and run a few PDGA's at the beach in NC. looking forward to getting to know the boards here.


hi there!!
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:22 am

Welcome to the cool side of the pillow.
I am dumb.

...and a drama queen.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby fireball42 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Hello everyone,

I am a new player, having started about 4 months ago. I am absolutely hooked and love to play when I can.

I am 24 and currently in Law school. I have already hooked several players to DG including my GF who plays with me and is my chaeuffeur to the courses.

I live in Chicago and unfortunately the closest course even worth playing is a 30 min drive out to the suburbs, wish is especially annoying since i dont have a vehicle.

hope to get to know everyone, learn and give what ever knowledge i may have 8)
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