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Old 09-14-2013, 09:57 PM
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it's hard to put every hole at 200-250 and give everyone a fair shot. Which is the idea of an ace race.
The longest hole at my Race was just under 200 feet. Most players weren't even close. It's very difficult to get an ace at that length, much less with a disc you've never thrown before.

Don't forget most disc golfers can't throw a disc 250 feet at all, much less ace at that length.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:59 PM
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I think the tee placements for this is hard. All previous disc have been putters and mids. So having to rethink the way the event has traditionally been done makes it hard. And it's hard to put every hole at 200-250 and give everyone a fair shot. Which is the idea of an ace race.
No one is going to be happy.

At our AR, the old people complained that the holes were too long and the younger people complained that they were too short.

Our winner? Goldilocks.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:57 PM
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No one is going to be happy.

At our AR, the old people complained that the holes were too long and the younger people complained that they were too short.

Our winner? Goldilocks.
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!



I feel like that was too easy...
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:24 PM
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THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!



I feel like that was too easy...
Did not anticipate the "That's what she said". I usually anticipate the "That's wheat she said". I blame beer.

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:28 PM
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Don't forget most disc golfers can't throw a disc 250 feet at all, much less ace at that length.
I agree, and I think that's especially applicable to the intended audience of the ace race. Discraft really wants to get new players involved in competition, and having 100-175' holes really allows new players and young players to be competitive and have a reasonable chance of getting some aces and metal hits. I would much rather see the experienced players (including me) struggle at a shorter length than have longer holes that those new players had no chance of reaching.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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The Ace Race I attended (at Moraine) had holes that were 100' or so in average length.

It was tough to power down the disc enough… but the winner didn't even try, and when he missed, he was 100' to 200' beyond the basket, he said.

But short holes are more fun for the beginners, indeed. The Ace Race I attended last year with the Zombee had 180' average length holes, and many couldn't reach several of them.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:50 AM
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The Ace Race I attended (at Moraine) had holes that were 100' or so in average length.

It was tough to power down the disc enough… but the winner didn't even try, and when he missed, he was 100' to 200' beyond the basket, he said.

But short holes are more fun for the beginners, indeed. The Ace Race I attended last year with the Zombee had 180' average length holes, and many couldn't reach several of them.
This is exactly what our winner said. He said he "just went balls out for the chains". Three aces and three metal hits got him with win.

Our holes were anywhere from 100' to 180' in length.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:01 AM
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Ours isn't until Oct. 6, but my plan is to spike hyzer everything. Has anyone much success with this strategy??
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:19 AM
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This is exactly what our winner said. He said he "just went balls out for the chains". Three aces and three metal hits got him with win.

Our holes were anywhere from 100' to 180' in length.
That was my strategy last year with the Zombee. Powered down, it would fade pretty fast, so I just cranked it at all of the baskets so that it would hold the line all the way there(It usually held the line about 100 ft. past the basket though lol).
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:24 AM
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^^Not really. If you're playing a real round, you could birdie all day with that throw with this disc, but all of the aces at our event yesterday were directly at the chains. Most holes were 150-200. The winner had 2 aces with about 6 or 7 total.
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