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Old 06-30-2013, 02:57 AM
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the case for or against ramps to make roller aces possible

in 1973 a hubcap fell off a caprice classic on the highway and continued rolling straight, eventually turning to the left into oncoming traffic where it hit a semi truck carrying radioactive waste causing a 27 car pileup. 5 deaths and months of clean up later the frisbee roller shot was born.

since that magical moment disc golfers have been throwing roller shots no matter how many beers they drank that day. dave fendberg threw a roller in sweden in 2006 and everyone went nuts, but now the question beckons:

should we put ramps in front of baskets to allow for roller aces?



for over 38th years disc rollers have been discriminated against on achieving true perfection of discs in chain basket. i think its time we allow these people to make their dreams a reality, and really grow the sport.

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Old 06-30-2013, 03:01 AM
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hole 18 at kentwood is a downhill shot but right before the basket is a little dry creek bed; but right before the creek bed is this natural little ramp thing. i've tried numerous times to roll one down and jump the creek and ace it. it almost happened once....

so yes i'm for this.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:06 AM
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Skip ace off of the ramp trumps roller ace. What if the roller ace hit the center post and kicked out or cut all the way through and kept rolling?
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:23 AM
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Skip ace off of the ramp trumps roller ace. What if the roller ace hit the center post and kicked out or cut all the way through and kept rolling?
I agree. there's no way that disc would stay in the basket.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:34 AM
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Quakers challenge in pa has a ramp on a downhill roller friendly hole. I've toyed with the idea to add some fun but I worry some damn kids will use it as a bmx ramp and it's just not worth the risk.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:03 AM
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They did that at an Ace Run tournament in Salem. I don't think anyone aced off it, but they still talk about how much fun it was to try.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:41 AM
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After I saw Nikko try three rollers that all went ob and cost him the championship - I decided rollers are bad. Discs are supposed to fly, rollers are ridiculous.

Other than that - it would just increase prices for baskets even more.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:42 AM
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one time i got a roller ace with a beat up magnet. probably the coolest thing i've ever done
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:52 AM
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hole 18 at kentwood is a downhill shot but right before the basket is a little dry creek bed; but right before the creek bed is this natural little ramp thing. i've tried numerous times to roll one down and jump the creek and ace it. it almost happened once....

so yes i'm for this.
Mark this as the first time Kentwood has been brought up in a legit disc golf discussion. Ever.


<3 that ****ty chucker course. I played my first rounds there.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:59 AM
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Barsby got a roller ace at DeLa in the Master Cup a couple years ago. No ramp needed. If you throw the roller you just have to know that you will have to count on a good bounce to get an ace. The ramp is not necessary and should only be brought out for an Ace Race type of event. Otherwise, it just seems silly and insignificant.
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