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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,054
Posted By Shmacka
We played daily on an object course that began on...

We played daily on an object course that began on the fire escape of our frat house in Illinois. We chucked ultimate lids, and wandered around campus having a good time. Fast forward a couple of...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 07-28-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By Shmacka
Too many discs created a problem for me: I never...

Too many discs created a problem for me: I never really learned a single disc well. Every week was something new (to me, that is, after wading around the pond for abandoned discs :) )

I did learn...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 07-28-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Shmacka
I have yet to see anything (here, at stores,...

I have yet to see anything (here, at stores, promotional items, talking with local hotshots, etc.), anywhere that resembles objective, replicable analysis of disc flight.
That being said, the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,683
Posted By Shmacka
At Valmont, in Boulder, the tall grass made...

At Valmont, in Boulder, the tall grass made rounds SUCK as you spent half your time looking for errant discs. The park staff mowed, but did not raze the entire thing. Fairways are more defined, and...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-24-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 136,858
Posted By Shmacka
SOME discs WANT to be in the water. They have a...

SOME discs WANT to be in the water. They have a way of letting you know...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By Shmacka
I've removed the smell of death/swamp goo from...

I've removed the smell of death/swamp goo from some nastynastynasty smelling discs by soaking them for a day in baking soda water. Very highly concentrated. They smelled so bad my daughter made me...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,496
Posted By Shmacka
Yay! Swamping thread! My favorite pond goes...

Yay! Swamping thread! My favorite pond goes through weird phases where I'll find several discs of the same mold, then none. The lineup changes. Earlier this spring:champ leopards. I gave them to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,439
Posted By Shmacka
Another groovy story: THe local pond I swamp is...

Another groovy story: THe local pond I swamp is FULL of Grooves. REmembering my old experience, I pull them out and sigh, "Yuck, another freakin' Groove." Because they are champion plastic, they...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,439
Posted By Shmacka
A groovy story: I heard this guy coming up the...

A groovy story: I heard this guy coming up the hill to hole 2 at Valmont in Boulder. He was pissed; griping, moaning, bitching and whining the entire time. He paid full freight for a Groove at a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Shmacka
Confidence, young Padawan! On the green you must...

Confidence, young Padawan! On the green you must look first!
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-28-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,931
Views: 87,024
Posted By Shmacka
I came out -11 at Valmont in Boulder on Saturday....

I came out -11 at Valmont in Boulder on Saturday. A short course, I know, but my home, nonetheless. I have NEVER hit that number in front of people, let alone on our weekly Junkyard Shootout...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-31-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 101,150
Posted By Shmacka
Great Horned Owl at Interlocken

This fellow scopes you out as you walk up to your tee shot on hole 4. At night, he (?) and his (?) partner hoot all around the park. Several trees east of his nest is where he (?) disgorges his fur...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,466
Posted By Shmacka
A lefty likes it just fine, thank you.

The first 7 holes at Valmont, inBoulder are lefty friendly. 1 and 6 in particular require anhyzer or FH throws for righties. The back 11 are open, And available to many lines. I suppose this is...
Forum: DGCR Announcements & News 03-02-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,249
Posted By Shmacka
A Swamper's Tale (abridged)

"My" pond has plastic going into it almost daily. Lots of people tell me about a disc they hope I'll find, but I (almost) never find the disc they want back. I found a boss one evening, about neck...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,165
Posted By Shmacka
Throwing a disc from the tee to the basket in one...

Throwing a disc from the tee to the basket in one motion is pretty special. I commemorate all of my tee-to-basket shots by recording the details on my disc. I've done it 7 times on my (short) local...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Shmacka
I'll throw distance discs on short holes IF I...

I'll throw distance discs on short holes IF I know how they'll move. I don't have the arm speed to get an OLace out 350-400 feet, but at slower speeds, it moves a LOT, and I can get it to sneak...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-23-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 99,701
Posted By Shmacka
This thread kicks butt. Give it more love!

I bet you didn't know that they had DG back in the Nefut Desert during the first world war. Sharif Ali talks a lot of smack, but he backs it up with a lot of "crush it!"
...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-08-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,221
Posted By Shmacka
I swamp my local pond weekly when the weather is...

I swamp my local pond weekly when the weather is nice. Maybe not again until summer.

There is a sign there that says not to dredge, so I go in barefoot. Yes, it hurts like heck when your feet...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-23-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,561
Posted By Shmacka
Valmont, in Boulder, CO. Hole 6 is a 201',...

Valmont, in Boulder, CO. Hole 6 is a 201', lefty-friendly hyzer hidden behind a stand of untended Siberian elm trees. I was showing an experienced PDGA guy through my home course, and I was pretty...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-22-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 31,377
Posted By Shmacka
Valmont, Hole 5 (the shorty on the hill)

ALone, cubby, RFF Wizard. Down the hill to the left of the nasty little snagging bush, floaty, glide-y and KACHING. I whooped out loud, hoping the kids in the projects on the other side of the...
Forum: Discs 09-16-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,134
Posted By Shmacka
I joked that the PA4 I picked up was a terrible...

I joked that the PA4 I picked up was a terrible color, and felt like a playskool teething toy for sticky-fingered tots.
I threw it into the chains of a bullseye basket from across the room at...
Forum: Tournaments 09-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Shmacka
A great show, crappy weather.

I was psyched to caddy for this event, but the weather and family obligations conspired to keep me off the links for the WHOLE FLIPPIN' WEEK!

I missed my chance to play CHU, and the temp course at...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 09-11-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,763
Posted By Shmacka
Perfect practice makes perfect!

I like the discraft putting confidence clinic video(s?) hosted by Mark Ellis. Check them out on YouTube. Rather than teach you what to do with your hands, body, eyes, etc., they focus on making...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-10-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,743
Posted By Shmacka
When you hit that perfect line, and you know you...

When you hit that perfect line, and you know you hit it, and the disc is flying where you want it to be, and everything around you fades into obscurity but the disc, its line, and maybe the basket in...
Forum: Tournaments 09-03-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 47,409
Posted By Shmacka
I promise to be good.

I'll look up how to post video links when I'm not on an eyepad. That's my excuse!
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