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Old 07-14-2008, 03:05 PM
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I broke out a roller this weekend. Perfect scenario... I was playing Pinchot's Boulder Woods course and on hole 8, I threw into very dense young woods. There were a million thin little trees (almost like a bamboo forest) around me. I could never toss out and the canopy was too low for a hammer/tomahawk. So, I threw a nice roller... and it got out into the fairway about 30 feet off the basket. Very happy with that play.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:00 PM
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Also, "Wikipedia doesn't say round things roll so they must not," is the funniest argument I've seen in a long time.
haha, wow dude you are so smart because that was my exact argument. I was simply showing the definition of a frisbee, i never once said what you said i did. Good job bud
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:35 PM
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my favorite 150 was a raven (i wrote NEVERMORE on the back of it, in case anyone found it) ... unintentionally , it would roll like crazy at the end of my terrible throws
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:53 AM
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While it is true that they check Wikipedia, they only delete what is intentionally listed as false. If I where to go on the "frisbee" page and add that it will obviously roll as easily as it flies because it is round, they would be unable to dispute this and would leave it.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:11 PM
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While it is true that they check Wikipedia, they only delete what is intentionally listed as false. If I where to go on the "frisbee" page and add that it will obviously roll as easily as it flies because it is round, they would be unable to dispute this and would leave it.
Not only as easily, but farther, too.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:19 PM
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haha, wow dude you are so smart because that was my exact argument. I was simply showing the definition of a frisbee, i never once said what you said i did. Good job bud
So your argument is that just that a definition of Frisbee exists on Wikipedia?

In case you're wondering, most definitions of Frisbee from dictionaries inlcude both throwing and catching:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/frisbee

If you're all into these definitions so much, why argue that a golf disc is a Frisbee when clearly they are not intended to be caught? Frisbee is also a tradmark of the Wham-O corporation. Any disc not made by them, by definition, is not a Frisbee. I haven't found a definition of the word "disc" that includes anything about them not being intended to roll.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:51 PM
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i feel like rolling is the equivalent of putting the whole way down the fairway in golf. if it is the only shot possible then i understand but people who roll on every hole i don't think that is fair.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:28 PM
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I will use whatever throw will get me to the basket quickest, by quickest I mean fewest throws so hush lol. I've tossed discs upside down to slide under branches or down snowy holes. Clearly not how they were intended. As to people throwing rollers on every tee ... go ahead I'll beat you. Well as long as the course isn't designed for rollers, or if it's really windy, or if you're really good. But other than that....
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:37 AM
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If you're all into these definitions so much, why argue that a golf disc is a Frisbee when clearly they are not intended to be caught? Frisbee is also a tradmark of the Wham-O corporation. Any disc not made by them, by definition, is not a Frisbee. I haven't found a definition of the word "disc" that includes anything about them not being intended to roll.
Yo garubla whatever the hell your name is, please tell me you have friends that call a frisbee a "flying disc"...no, i didnt think so and if you do then you need to find some new friends. it has been adapted as the name for pretty much all flying discs as well as a trademark of a corporation.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:00 AM
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In any case, the best way to learn to roll is to go to a soccer field or something and practice. The courses I play in Philadelphia / Allentown / Delaware are rarely well groomed enough to make the roller a favored shot, but there are a few low canopy holes at Tinicum where the roller is by far the best option. I use a Kite but many people favor the Stingray; both are well balanced and will roll straight assuming you land them properly.

In any case, this video shows some of the technique in slow-mo. For the backhand roller, you'll usually need a sharper angle to get it down to the ground quicker... his long flight has a lot of room for error. http://youtube.com/watch?v=H1QVLQriAlM
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