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Old 04-04-2013, 09:04 PM
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Easy home made disc grabber and hook

My buddy and I have been bringing a webster pole with us lately to retrieve discs from water and trees since there usually aren't sticks long enough when you need em. Over the past few weeks I've been playing exceptionally well and haven't had a need for the pole but last weekend my luck ran out. My discs seemed almost magnetized to the water. The pole is great because its extendable and long enough to reach most anything but its not great for grabbing discs and retrieving them from water. I came up with a couple contraptions that should help out. These are made from wire coat hangers and thread onto the end of the pole. They aren't pretty by any stretch but should work just fine. Ill probably think of a bunch of ways to improve on the designs and functionality. Figured I'd share my idea because its super cheap, quick and easy. Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics but they're the best I can do right now.


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Old 04-04-2013, 09:17 PM
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whats a webster pole?
if i am playing a course with known water hazards i bring an extendable golf retriever
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:22 PM
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I gues I shouldn't assume everyone knows what a Webster pole is. Haha. I do commercial pest control so its the lingo. It's just an extendable pole that's threaded on the end. I use them for spider web heads but they make all kinds of tools to attach to them. Similar to a paint roller pole but not nearly as heavy duty.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:24 PM
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I used to use a similiar pole but with a treble hook attached to the end. The treble hook would catch the rim and just let me lift the disc right out of the water
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:12 PM
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The idea behind the longer clamp style one is to be able to grab onto the disc in deeper water or in areas where muck might be stirred up making it hard or impossible to see if you're trying to drag the disc. I'm sure we all know what it's like when the dragging technique goes arye. The hooks are meant for any situation where the disc is in shallow water or on top of vegetation where I can't reach it. They should offer more of a pull and drag capability than a flimsy stick found near a water hazard.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:27 PM
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Great idea. Love that Ruthless also!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:31 PM
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Great idea. Love that Ruthless also!
Thanks. Yeah I'm running a little low on my homebrew beers till my Irish red is ready on Saturday. Thankfully a buddy brought me a case of ruthless for my bday in the mean time.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:01 PM
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Been too long 'since I ran a batch, But the local Draught board folks, and the former president of the home brewers club, are friends of mine. Cheers!
Gotta get busy. Sorry to feck your thread...
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:06 PM
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Been too long 'since I ran a batch, But the local Draught board folks, and the former president of the home brewers club, are friends of mine. Cheers!
Gotta get busy. Sorry to feck your thread...
Not at all. It's good to know there are more home brewers here. I make a batch a week.... Guess that means I drink a bit huh?
So hopefully I won't need to use my new disc retrieving devices, but can almost guarantee that someone in my group will. Ill be sure to post how and if it works along with any mods I feel necessary
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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in the water cooler there's a whole home brewer thread

Seriously give the treble hook a try as one of your attachments, it's wonderful for lifting the disc instead of dragging it
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