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Old 04-09-2016, 08:13 PM
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I haven't been playing too long, but something that I have run into is people playing disc golf with Ultimate discs. As someone who started out playing ultimate before turning to disc golf, I find it much easier to throw a disc golf disc farther and more accurate. Are there any benefits or significant disadvantages to playing with an ultimate frisbee?
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:14 PM
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More Par 4 and 5 holes.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:39 PM
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They had a small event here last month where the only disc permitted was an Ultra Star. The big arms still threw them further.
Putting was my biggest problem, it's a lot different with an Ultimate disc, but it was fun.

They have another one planned.

Beyond that I haven't noticed them much on the course.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:47 PM
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As it was, and Steady Ed meant it to, and ever shall be, shine on, lid, shine on.
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I see it from time to time, it can be fun and a few are even PDGA approved.

But as said above putting is terrible with them.
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Rather than make baskets smaller, perhaps all we need to do to make putting tougher for Open division is require Ultra-Star class discs for putting inside 10m?
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Rather than make baskets smaller, perhaps all we need to do to make putting tougher for Open division is require Ultra-Star class discs for putting inside 10m?
Yes................bring back the 71 mold!!!!!
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Rather than make baskets smaller, perhaps all we need to do to make putting tougher for Open division is require Ultra-Star class discs for putting inside 10m?
This is actually a tremendous idea. Would love to see an event experiment with it. Might help Innova sell more Pulsars if McBeth starts canning 30-footers with them.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:21 PM
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When I started playing in '84 all I had was a whammo 165gm giant lid. I got to where I could par a fairly tough long course. Since I'm over 50 now with a shoulder that isn't as fond of me as it used to be I'm very glad to have my 154 Scorpious. Don't think I could still the old lid as far.

Major drawback that I remember, our course had alot of asphalt and concrete on the fairways. Rim would get chewed up, would tear up your index finger until built up a callous. I skipped a ton of classes in college to play, good memories. :-)
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I find it much easier to throw a disc golf disc farther and more accurate. Are there any benefits or significant disadvantages to playing with an ultimate frisbee?
Yeah distance and putting are the main problems. I dont know many people who can break 300 with a Ultrastar. And the big diameter makes them spit out of the baskets more often.

I love the ultrastar to play catch. You can shape any line with it that you want. But that's about it.
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