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Old 09-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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Can We Reach 100 Mph?

According to this thread:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...p/t-25660.html

The top pros were throwing in the high 70's and low 80's.

With improvements in disc tech, and Blizzard, do you think it's possible to throw a disc 100 mph?
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:53 PM
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Yes?
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:55 PM
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The only way I'll get a disc up to 100mph is in a car
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:57 PM
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I didn't know the speeds were so low. I would have guessed that top pros already top 100.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:02 PM
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Is it possible that the guys / gals with the natural athletic ability to get discs to 100mph are more gainfully employed elsewhere in sports? Put a disc in the hands of an MLB pitcher or NFL quarterback, and I bet it hits triple digits. Might not go very far, though. I want to see Brett Farve OH a Predator.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:10 PM
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The guts throw and catch record is now around 135mph.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:10 PM
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Also, I imagine the forms and techniques used in disc golf have the power potential of the form and technique used in the big throwing sports. Pro hockey slapshot, for example, hover near the 100 mph range, and that's with the aid of a 6' lever. Not every sport needs a 100mph value.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:10 PM
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The only way I'll get a disc up to 100mph is in a car


This.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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The guts throw and catch record is now around 135mph.
Ummm... kph, right?

http://wfdf.org/worldrecords/?r_sec=...lass=1&h_his=1

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It was 134 kph when the gun registered the speed and the disc traveled 14 meters (~45 ft). I have the video of the 129 kph throw & catch but stopped filming before the 134 kph throw & catch. Nez and I calculated that if the disc was traveling 134 kph for 14 meters, there would be 11 frames of video at 33.3 milliseconds per frame (30 frames/sec). There were actually 18 frames so the disc slows down quite bit from the radar reading taken maybe 3-4 meters after release. I'll see about getting the video up on YouTube.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:21 PM
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Good catch. I was going to check that but the edit time limit got me. That 134kph works out to around 84mph.
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