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Forum: Discs 09-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,366
Posted By Alcuin
I think Giants do come out more OS than you're...

I think Giants do come out more OS than you're looking for. Perhaps a King would be more suitable for you if you want to try out some Westside.
Forum: Discs 09-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 89,741
Posted By Alcuin
Totally. Most people don't even know it's...

Totally. Most people don't even know it's possible to throw that kind of line. I love to show off the power of Comet control to unsuspecting chuckers.
Forum: Discs 09-04-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By Alcuin
If you're coming in on a steep hyzer, the disc is...

If you're coming in on a steep hyzer, the disc is going to have a chance to roll no matter what it is. I have seen a lot of new players heaving their discs out on a hyzer and not making the disc fly...
Forum: Discs 09-02-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Alcuin
Agreed. I also don't think the Zone is a...

Agreed.

I also don't think the Zone is a good disc for cycling. It's too much of a utility mold, and I think you'd just be shoehorning the disc into that role.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,533
Posted By Alcuin
Collecting doesn't affect anyone but collectors. ...

Collecting doesn't affect anyone but collectors.

I throw 10yr Buzzzes because I picked up a few and I like them. I've even bought some here when the price was right and I'll spend up to $20 on a...
Forum: Discs 08-11-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,874
Posted By Alcuin
Get a more stable GL River: domey, max weight, in...

Get a more stable GL River: domey, max weight, in stiff plastic. The River seemed to work for you, so why not just use that?

Otherwise, you can learn to do throw the shot you're looking for with...
Forum: Discs 08-09-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Alcuin
There's no reason to force yourself to choose...

There's no reason to force yourself to choose between them if they both do something different for you that you like. The idea that all overlap is bad and the more ascetic the mold minimalism the...
Forum: Discs 08-08-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,195
Posted By Alcuin
Just get an X Comet, throw it a lot for about a...

Just get an X Comet, throw it a lot for about a month or two, and you'll be there.
Forum: Discs 08-07-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By Alcuin
FAF Firebirds died out long ago in my area.

FAF Firebirds died out long ago in my area.
Forum: Discs 08-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 52,421
Posted By Alcuin
It's the harder (I think officially called...

It's the harder (I think officially called medium) Proton. I got it after MVP changed Proton to a candy type plastic, but before they released Neutron.

My putting putter is a Neutron Ion that I...
Forum: Discs 08-04-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 52,421
Posted By Alcuin
You can beat an Ion into flippyness. The first...

You can beat an Ion into flippyness. The first Ion I ever bought has more turn that a fresh PA2 or Magic, but it needed more than two years of almost daily play to get there. Once it's there though:...
Forum: Discs 08-04-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,136
Posted By Alcuin
I love throwing putters and you really can't go...

I love throwing putters and you really can't go wrong with any of them. Magnets, Aviars, Magics, Wizards, Ions, Anodes, Envies, PA4s, Judges, Pures: they are all good.

I used to throw Wizards and...
Forum: Discs 08-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 37,943
Posted By Alcuin
That was my impression when I threw it. I...

That was my impression when I threw it.

I didn't throw it head to head, and only got a handful of tosses with the Buzzz OS, but it struck me as a Hornet with slightly less glide and a superior...
Forum: Discs 08-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By Alcuin
I bag both regular 12x and FAF Firebirds. The...

I bag both regular 12x and FAF Firebirds. The regular 12x is 166g, beautifully pearly, and sports a very slight dome. It easily flies farther than a Banshee for me -- you should try a slightly domey...
Forum: Discs 08-03-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alcuin
I think Gold Line from Lat 64 is the worst....

I think Gold Line from Lat 64 is the worst. Second place goes to new Proton from MVP. The funny thing is, I throw only one Lat disc and it's a GL River and one MVP disc and, except for the putting...
Forum: Discs 08-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,990
Posted By Alcuin
I do think the gyro effect of the rim is minimal,...

I do think the gyro effect of the rim is minimal, but it is there. When it comes down to it, sometimes tiny fractions of difference do come into play in a sport. This is true of any sports equipment,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,207
Posted By Alcuin
There's no way the flatness of a disc is going to...

There's no way the flatness of a disc is going to create an appreciable increase in speed. If that's the case, then my FAF Firebird must be speed 11 wooo! I've been waiting for a speed 11 FB and now...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-31-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,207
Posted By Alcuin
Flight numbers are a good guide for newer...

Flight numbers are a good guide for newer players. They're also a marketing device. When you realize that every disc is unique though, flight numbers cease to be as useful.

With the speed 8 rating...
Forum: Discs 07-27-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 52,421
Posted By Alcuin
I think the Electron bit comes from this old...

I think the Electron bit comes from this old quote from Marshall St when the Ion was coming out:



They're calling the overmold Electron plastic. Where they got that, I do not know. But they...
Forum: Discs 07-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Alcuin
I throw a 168g and it's just fine. When I got it,...

I throw a 168g and it's just fine. When I got it, I could throw it as hard as possible and only see a tiny bit of turn (just more glide really).

It's really domey though, and probably more...
Forum: Tournaments 07-21-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Alcuin
Yeah Finnish has a really different rhythm...

Yeah Finnish has a really different rhythm doesn't it? It's rare to hear a non Indo-European language that isn't an Asian language.
Forum: Tournaments 07-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Alcuin
Dutch is actually one of the closest languages to...

Dutch is actually one of the closest languages to English. But Frisian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisian_languages) is the absolute closest.
Forum: Discs 07-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,636
Posted By Alcuin
I'll add to the broken record: I carry a Zone, an...

I'll add to the broken record: I carry a Zone, an FAF Firebird and a slightly domey 12x that I can actually throw.
Forum: Tournaments 07-21-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,283
Posted By Alcuin
The language is Finnish, which interestingly has...

The language is Finnish, which interestingly has no relation whatsoever to Irish or English. Finnish is not an Indo-European language, which comprises many languages. You can trace English, Irish,...
Forum: Discs 07-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 79,297
Posted By Alcuin
I love my puddle top Ions. I have a beat Ion...

I love my puddle top Ions. I have a beat Ion that's there, my putting putter is getting there, and my newer (still a year old) Ion is starting to develop some puddle top too. They all feel and fly...
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