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Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Stringbean » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:56 pm

Was going to do a poll but holy shit! 53 new discs were approved by the PDGA so far in 2013!!! And we still have three months left in the year! So please vote manually on the following:

1. Favorite Disc released this year
2. Best Putter
3. Best Mid
4. Best Driver
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Stringbean » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:19 pm

1. Prodigy M2
2. DGA Breaker
3. MVP Tangent
4. DD Suspect
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby zeike524 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:33 am

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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Stringbean » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:44 am

Make that 54 discs approved in 2013...

DGA - Proline Breaker
Discmania - MD3 - Midrange Driver
Discmania - P3 - Putt & Approach
Discraft - Crank
DMI Sports - Assault
DMI Sports - Sabotage
DMI Sports - Vendetta
Dynamic Discs - Truth
Dynamic Discs - Verdict
Dynamic Discs - Renegade
Dynamic Discs - Suspect
Eurodisc - Delivery Organic
Eurodisc - Transition Organic
Eurodisc - Transporter Organic
Gateway Disc Sports - Rage (retooled)
Gateway Disc Sports - Mystic (retooled)
Innova-Champion Discs - Nova
Innova-Champion Discs - Atlas
Kastaplast - Rask
Latitude 64 - Stiletto
Latitude 64 - Fury
Latitude 64 - Mace
Millennium Golf Discs - Mortar
Millennium Golf Discs - Tank - Panzer
Millennium Golf Discs - Omega SuperSoft Putter Big Bead
MVP Disc Sports - Resistor
MVP Disc Sports - Tensor
MVP Disc Sports - Tangent
MVP Disc Sports - Shock
Prodigy - D5
Prodigy - F1
Prodigy - F2
Prodigy - F3
Prodigy - F7
Prodigy - M1
Prodigy - M2 (originally the M3)
Prodigy - M3 (originally the M2)
Prodigy - M4
Prodigy - PA1
Prodigy - PA2
Prodigy - PA4
Prodigy - D1
Prodigy - D2
Prodigy - D3
Prodigy - D4
Prodiscus - Laseri
Salient Discs - Prometheus
UB Disc Golf - Hand Candy - Procul
Vibram - O-Lace
Vibram - unLace
Westside Golf Discs - Giant VIP Air (VIP Air Vipunen1)
Westside Golf Discs - Stag VIP Air (VIP Air Hiiden Hirvi1)
Westside Golf Discs - Sword VIP Air (VIP Air Kalevan Miekka1)
Westside Golf Discs - Warship VIP Air (VIP Air Pursi1)
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby veganray » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:54 am

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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:03 am

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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:42 am

Brief threadjack here guys:

Hey Chuck, I have a rule question for you. When teeing off, do all points of contact of the body with the ground need to be within the surface of the "teebox"?
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Stringbean » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:24 pm

Chuck Kennedy wrote:Make that 57 discs so far in 2013:
http://www.pdga.com/documents/pdga-approved-discs-pdf


Approved as of 09/25/13...

Legacy Discs - Bandit
Legacy Discs - Gauge
Legacy Discs - Mongoose
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:28 pm

Yes, all contact points with the playing surface must only be touching the tee pad when the disc is released. In theory, you can have contact with stationary items above the ground behind the pad or touch items above the ground in front of your lie on your follow through but hopefully no tee pad has items above ground that close to the tee pad.
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Jeronimo » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:11 pm

This doesn't make sense to me because it would seem like the front of the teebox would constitute a "lie". In my mind this would mean that as long as your leading contact point is touching that surface. So why couldn't you have one foot off the edge of the box? Much like a straddle putt stance.
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:48 am

Because the tee pad area itself is already much larger than where you can have your contact points when taking a stance in the fairway. It's also a hole design issue where the designer has specifically indicated the options where you can locate your contact points upon releasing your throw.
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Jeronimo » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:53 am

That seems totally asinine to me. I could so easily screw with many, MANY teepads to completely change the shot for any groups behind me just by changing the direction of the mat (assuming not a hard tee). Not to mention I could completely screw with players if I designed my own course with tees that only had 3 bricks for them to step on in their run up. This really seems like an oversight on the rules committee to me, there's so much potential to abuse this. Perhaps you could argue the same if you allowed throwers to have a stance with an appendage outside of the tee but I can't picture a really negative situation out of that.


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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Stringbean » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:56 am

I disagree with you Jeronimo. It would be assinine for you to screw with the group behind you. You could move the teepad around but why would you want to? I could understand a provision to the rule where an adjacent area could be used if the tee had some sort of safety hazard (ice during the winter or mud/puddles on a dirt tee).

The teepad was designed for you to throw from, not next to. Why would someone want to design a course with the intent to screw with the players? This isn't an oversight at all. It is a logical rule.

I do respect where you are coming from, I am pretty sure I have seen pros break this rule without penalty. There are ways around it, a lot of people release the disc after their rear foot lifts off the ground, in which case you would be within the rules as the front foot would be the only point of contact upon release.
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Jeronimo » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:11 pm

Stringbean wrote: There are ways around it, a lot of people release the disc after their rear foot lifts off the ground, in which case you would be within the rules as the front foot would be the only point of contact upon release.


That is a good point.

I just frequently play on courses where the tee's are nothing more than a 6'x4' rubber mat laying on the grass. I've seen them get moved around just from people stepping on them and then from the next league group coming up to the tee and "fixing" it. I guess I'm just frustrated that I can't put my lead foot on the tee box with my push off foot slightly off to the side so I can get a better angle on a stand still tee off.
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Re: Best Disc Released in 2013?

Postby Stringbean » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:55 pm

Why do they have rubber mats everywhere in Maine? The only ones I have played on were on a temporary winter course.
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