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Postby Glock23 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:21 am

Chest Waders. Period. Especially in the water at my course, there is so much decomposing bird $%^@, glass, metal, and other crap, that you need something to keep you from getting hurt. Another thing I tried recently was the military style wool socks. They are really thick on the bottom, and grip your feet really well. That way you can feel the discs with your feet, but not get cut by sharp rocks ect.
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Postby ApesOfWrath » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:36 am

how do you feel discs through waders?
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Postby ParanoidPiranhasDave » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:43 am

I've heard of people poking broomsticks up and down in the mud to search.
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Postby Glock23 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:00 am

You have to get the neoprene foot ones. With these you can feel them pretty easily. The bad thing is, these tear and leak after a while. This is from all the crap in the pond, not really the waders fault.
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Postby twmccoy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:27 am

I use waders with built in boots on the bottom. I can feel the discs on the bottom when I step on them as long as there are no rocks around. Most of the ponds I search have flat mud bottoms. Using a stick takes too long.
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Re: waders

Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:47 am

twmccoy wrote:I use waders with built in boots on the bottom. I can feel the discs on the bottom when I step on them as long as there are no rocks around. Most of the ponds I search have flat mud bottoms. Using a stick takes too long.


terry got me doing this similary, it is hard to find discs where theres alot of sticks and such but you get used to the feel of a disc over other stuff even w/ the boots. I carry a broomstick to catch myself w/ incase I slip.
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Postby presidio hills » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:45 pm

the berkeley dude has a raft made out of crates and styrofoam. he stands on it, pushes himself around with a stick, feels for discs with the stick, and has some technique for snatching 'em with the end of the stick.

he might be the sport's forerunner of fishing golf discs out of water... he's there almost everyday doin' his thing.
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Re: disc finding

Postby Mark56 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:57 pm

twmccoy wrote:
garublador wrote:
Mark56 wrote:
dscglfgeo wrote:Now if your throwing over a pond, and the wind grabs your disc and sucks it into the pond, and you see exactly where it lands, and dont go and get it yourself, in that case it is perfectly legit to take that and use it as your own. If they can just give their disc to the pond, the pond can just give it to anyone :)


How do you know that the person didn't search for it in the pond and just couldn't find it?


Most of the discs I find are in chest deep water. Heck, I find discs that have been submerged for years. There are people that search the same lakes as I do and just skim all the discs from the edges. I am the only one that seems to return discs to anyone as well. That said, I have more discs than most retailers do.



Haha chest deep water, all the discs that I dove for were 5-6 feet. In one spot I actually went down probably 10 feet and I found one.
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Postby twmccoy » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:21 pm

The lakes are only neck deep on me. In the summer I will go in all the way and find piles of discs that other people won't go get. One time I went neck deep and was walking on nothing but discs. I probably found 40 in a 15' by 15' area of water. You should have seen the pile on the shore when I was done.
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Postby twmccoy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:41 pm

Went swimming today and here's what I came out with (long list, sorry)

3 champ valks
3 champ beasts (1 of them is a 2X)
1 champ orc
2 champ firebirds
3 champ teebirds (oddly, 2 of them are 150's)
1 CFR wraith
2 star valks
1 star SL
1 star starfire
1 champ banshee
1 11X KC banshee
1 11X KC pro teebird (champion plastic)
1 CE teebird (first one I've ever seen)
1 DX wraith
2 DX beasts
1 DX orc
3 DX valks
1 DX eagle
1 DX rhyno
1 champ sidewinder
1 pro orc
1 DX archangel
1 pro birdie
3 JLS's
1 Polaris LS

3 Z crushes
1 Z avenger (beautiful)
1 X talon
1 X buzz
2 Z predators
1 X cyclone 2
1 dyed Z XS

1 Ching JUJU putter

I found even more discs, but I left all the DX leopards, sharks etc behind because I already have tons of them.
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Postby kvanorsdel » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:08 pm

Man I wish I had some ponds around here. I'm always looking for discs that can be dontated to the kids I mentor. If and when I find a disc with a name I always try to contact them and then after a couple of months if I have been unable to get the disc back to its rightful owner it will go into the box of discs for kids. Any of you finding to many disc that are beginner friendly let me know I'd be more than willing to pay for some shipping to get them in the hadns of at-risk youth.
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Re: disc searching

Postby Mark56 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:01 pm

twmccoy wrote:Went swimming today and here's what I came out with (long list, sorry)

3 champ valks
3 champ beasts (1 of them is a 2X)
1 champ orc
2 champ firebirds
3 champ teebirds (oddly, 2 of them are 150's)
1 CFR wraith
2 star valks
1 star SL
1 star starfire
1 champ banshee
1 11X KC banshee
1 11X KC pro teebird (champion plastic)
1 CE teebird (first one I've ever seen)
1 DX wraith
2 DX beasts
1 DX orc
3 DX valks
1 DX eagle
1 DX rhyno
1 champ sidewinder
1 pro orc
1 DX archangel
1 pro birdie
3 JLS's
1 Polaris LS

3 Z crushes
1 Z avenger (beautiful)
1 X talon
1 X buzz
2 Z predators
1 X cyclone 2
1 dyed Z XS

1 Ching JUJU putter

I found even more discs, but I left all the DX leopards, sharks etc behind because I already have tons of them.



Needless to say, you just owned your pond.
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Postby twmccoy » Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:30 pm

Well, it helps that water comes into play on like 9 holes. Plenty of water to search. It usually takes most of a day to find that many discs.
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Postby jase » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:36 pm

ApesOfWrath wrote:what is the best method for finding discs in a pond?

Moonwalk. Enough Said.

I guess that only works if your pond is just a mud bottom. If there are sticks and rocks, it wouldn't work as good.
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Re: disc finding

Postby Thatdirtykid » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:09 am

twmccoy wrote:Well, it helps that water comes into play on like 9 holes. Plenty of water to search. It usually takes most of a day to find that many discs.


any chance you want to trade those Z preds for anything? (or part w/ for some $)
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