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ray1970 10-21-2020 06:34 PM

Kind of on topic, I ordered one of the Brodie stock runs of the Zone.

Not that Iím a fan boy (or a hater either) but Iíve been trying to find a Zflx Zone in a decent, bright color.

McCready 10-21-2020 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3646851)
Kind of on topic, I ordered one of the Brodie stock runs of the Zone.

Not that Iím a fan boy (or a hater either) but Iíve been trying to find a Zflx Zone in a decent, bright color.

Mine just came today and the plastic feels amazing. Canít wait to throw it. Brodie kicking Paul out of my bag sums up 2020 pretty well.

reezyF 10-21-2020 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3646759)

IDK man, fellow Denverite(?) here and every 18holer I've played in town here lately is almost always crowded and slow now. Just makes it even more frustrating when you drive across town to one of those many courses to find it is also mobbed - dont get me started on those damn Tag matches.

Played Westfork this weekend to find multiple families with young kids blissfully unaware of quicker playing groups. Played Fehringer last week when a group of 6 beginners jumped in midway through the course in front of me; they explained they sure as heck werent gonna wait for the group of 9 at hole 1. Heck even the 9-hole community college has been packed the last few times I tried and its literally unplayable when there more than a couple groups.
Oddly enough the only respite is at Beaver Ranch - the best course around.

ray1970 10-21-2020 07:21 PM

I agree all of the courses have generally been more crowded with people playing. Lately I just make sure Iím not in a hurry and exercise patience with people and I can still enjoy myself.

The other trick I like to use is to go early before everyone else gets there. Iíve teed off at six in the morning and didnít see another soul until I was walking back to the truck.

Actually played Beaver Ranch last Saturday. Got there about nine and there were maybe seven vehicles in the parking lot and we played without catching up to anybody and only had to let a couple of solo guys play through. By the time we left the parking lot was pretty much at capacity.

ray1970 10-21-2020 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by McCready (Post 3646856)
Mine just came today and the plastic feels amazing. Canít wait to throw it.


I threw one of the sparkle Zflx Zones all summer. I think itís one of the Ledgestone discs? Mine is black and Iíve had trouble spotting it even on short throws. Ordered an orange one so Iíll set the black one aside when it arrives.

Biggie_Robs 10-21-2020 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3646657)
I've had some problems with new players and people that just won't give you space. We have a 9 hole course where one can logically start at 5 different holes and people will walk up to the hole you are playing and start firing shots at you.

...but my biggest problem is with the influx of non-disc golfing park goers. It was beautiful last Friday afternoon. I go to the same course. I play holes 1 and 2 long. I moved to 3 short because people are playing with their kid in front of the long tee pad. I want to throw multiple shots, but they wander in front of me as my 2nd throw is in the air. I play 4. I play 5. Hole 6 is overrun with geese, so I skip it. Someone is sunbathing on the teepad for hole 7 and a family is picnicking next to the basket. Play 8. Hole 9 has a family feeding geese in the fairway. Circle back to 1 and someone is reading in the fairway shared by holes 1 and 2. And so forth.

So I went to the soccer field down the road. It is at least 1500 by 500 feet. People are on one end, so I walk about 750 feet down and start throwing towards the parking lot. I land about 5 midranges in about a 50 square foot area and this lady lets her kid wander right to where I'm landing discs. So I turn around and start throwing the other direction. Same lady and her kid start walking down the field in the direction I'm throwing, so I have to stop again. Hundreds of acres of public multi-use land and only 3 people on site and they can't give me 250 feet.

Just throw into the geese. They'll move.

autocrosscrx 10-22-2020 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Biggie_Robs (Post 3646876)
Just throw into the geese. They'll move.

I'm not looking to upset their routine.

...and even if I were, people that kill them get jail time/fines. An 18 year old that hit one at this park (not playing disc golf) got a 6 month sentence for Destruction of Wildlife.

ray1970 10-22-2020 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3646971)
I'm not looking to upset their routine.

...and even if I were, people that kill them get jail time/fines. An 18 year old that hit one at this park (not playing disc golf) got a 6 month sentence for Destruction of Wildlife.


You do know he really wasnít talking about actual geese, right?

Although, I imagine the jail time thing would still apply if you killed someone picnicking in the fairway.

DiscFifty 10-22-2020 09:11 AM

With all due respect, why not just ask people to move? Every time I've done this, they really had no clue they were in the middle of a disc golf course. I've never had someone say "yah..I know where I'm at, I'm not moving". I wish more courses would put up warning signs alerting people about flying plastic.

jakebake91 10-22-2020 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3647027)
With all due respect, why not just ask people to move? Every time I've done this, they really had no clue they were in the middle of a disc golf course. I've never had someone say "yah..I know where I'm at, I'm not moving". I wish more courses would put up warning signs alerting people about flying plastic.

This exactly! Multi use parks really ought to do a better job warning park goers of all the "multi uses" going on.

Perfect example.....there was this big fad game called pokemon go. Perhaps you heard of it. One of my local course plays thru a huge city park area. Well it turns out that this game used the baskets/teepads as checkpoints or something (really unfamiliar with the game play haha) for the game. A lot of highschool kids playing this game legit thought that the baskets were there for that reason alone. They had no idea.

I do think that sometimes too, as disc golfers, especially in multi use areas, we have to remember that they actually have just as much of a right to be there as we do. We cant get all upset about people on our courses. Its inconvenient but....what makes our hobby trump theirs? It is a public area.

DatRedDude 10-22-2020 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3646846)
I bet if it were legal everywhere weíd see an explosion of new disc golf courses.

Personally, I donít partake but it is pretty rare that you donít see or smell it out on any given course.

we have a joke in our group anytime the scent comes our way we say "it smells like disc golf out here"

Jay Dub 10-22-2020 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by DatRedDude (Post 3647047)
we have a joke in our group anytime the scent comes our way we say "it smells like disc golf out here"

We were saying that back in the early 90s. :thmbup:

fishballer06 10-22-2020 09:46 AM

Claiming he threw those Roaches 320 and 360ft... lmao

autocrosscrx 10-22-2020 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3647027)
With all due respect, why not just ask people to move? Every time I've done this, they really had no clue they were in the middle of a disc golf course. I've never had someone say "yah..I know where I'm at, I'm not moving". I wish more courses would put up warning signs alerting people about flying plastic.

If somebody is standing in front of a tee box or something and texting, I'll tell them I'm trying to throw.

...but if a mom and dad and 3 kids have a massive 5 course meal picnic spread 20 feet from the basket, I'm not going to ask them to move.

...and if I have to walk 400 feet to ask someone to move and now I'm a few feet from the next hole, it makes more sense to just move on to the next hole. Especially if I'm fighting the clock against daylight. At the end of the day, if I have to play 4 and 7 twice to get 9 holes in, then so be it.

DiscFifty 10-22-2020 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3647059)
...but if a mom and dad and 3 kids have a massive 5 course meal picnic spread 20 feet from the basket, I'm not going to ask them to move.

That's the tough one for sure. I would also just bypass the hole, but for their safety I would tell them what's going on because it's only a matter of time (if they kept eating on the course) that some a$$hat is going to throw on them and potentially hurt someone. As we all know, it's probably easier to get a course removed then put in. !#$%^

btw.. we have 2 beginner courses next to a college, so I'm kind of used to talking to people about moving off the course. lol..

autocrosscrx 10-22-2020 10:07 AM

Yeah. I try to tell people when I can and I usually show them a driver to let them see that it isn't a normal frisbee. I've even told a few people that some people that play the course release them at 60+ mph and throw them 450+ feet.

ru4por 10-22-2020 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3647069)
That's the tough one for sure. I would also just bypass the hole, but for their safety I would tell them what's going on because it's only a matter of time (if they kept eating on the course) that some a$$hat is going to throw on them and potentially hurt someone. As we all know, it's probably easier to get a course removed then put in. !#$%^

btw.. we have 2 beginner courses next to a college, so I'm kind of used to talking to people about moving off the course. lol..

Yup. Last season we had a large group of family/friends (8-10 folks) that had a popup gazebo set up in the fairway. Coolers, they had dragged a couple picnic tables over, blankets, cornhole, music, grills.....

They have every right to use the park, albeit a bad plan. We were not going to ask them to move, we simply teed off next to the gazebo, telling them all about the game. The friendly encounter gave us the chance to warn them that someone was certainly going to throw into them and endanger the children. Playing any hole, is far less important, than any person using the park as they wish.

autocrosscrx 10-22-2020 10:17 AM

It also depends on the course.

Look at the reviews for Morningside Park in Knoxville.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=5113

I'm not throwing around anybody and I'm not telling anybody anything there.

takman 10-22-2020 10:20 AM

I was finishing a round at a course in Goldsboro, NC and in the middle of the 18th fairway, right in the landing zone, was a wedding photo shoot session in full tux and gown. The lights, the umbrella shades, chairs, photographer on a ladder, etc. I imagined shanking a Destroyer right into the mix but I fought the urge and walked around.

brutalbrutus 10-22-2020 10:39 AM

We came across a group on #14 at Boone Woods once that had a garbage bag spread out in a basket filled with ice and beer.

One year there was a guy asleep in his car on the 5th tee at Mt Airy before our local club tourney.

Seen all manner of kids hanging/climbing on baskets like they were a jungle gym.

Jimb 10-22-2020 10:47 AM

Disclaimer... I'm being totally over the top here. :p

In a multi use park, what if someone set up their tent in the nice concrete pad that is the basketball court? Or if they decided to lay out their blanket to sun in the beach volleyball sand? And what about a picnic in a horseshoe pit?

Obviously, I'm being ridiculous intentionally. But if the park has dedicated areas designated for a particular activity, why be so dismissive and allow the total disregard of the disc golf course?

Of course, people might not know what disc golf is or that they're on the course.

Jay Dub 10-22-2020 01:31 PM

Mt Airy in Cin goes thru many picnic areas. We've had to explain the baskets and danger of getting hit a few times. Now most picnickers get it.

brutalbrutus 10-22-2020 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3647217)
Mt Airy in Cin goes thru many picnic areas. We've had to explain the baskets and danger of getting hit a few times. Now most picnickers get it.

We've had a couple instances where we were lucky we didn't injure someone at Airy. On 13, 16 and 17 where people are laying out in the grass on those blind holes. One of those on 16 during a league night, one of the open players missed drilling a kid in the head by a foot according to his mother. We had a friendly conversation with her and her husband and told them about the other side of the park including the big tree house thing. They probably had more fun over there once they knew about it.

Jay Dub 10-22-2020 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3647236)
We've had a couple instances where we were lucky we didn't injure someone at Airy. On 13, 16 and 17 where people are laying out in the grass on those blind holes. One of those on 16 during a league night, one of the open players missed drilling a kid in the head by a foot according to his mother. We had a friendly conversation with her and her husband and told them about the other side of the park including the big tree house thing. They probably had more fun over there once they knew about it.

Hole #7 had little girls hugging the bottom of the pole after we played the hole. Other groups were following. I was pretty sure that was their dad on the grill wearing a Bengals jersey. So after a couple jokes about their play I explained the danger of what the girls were doing and things went smooth.

brutalbrutus 10-22-2020 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3647237)
Hole #7 had little girls hugging the bottom of the pole after we played the hole. Other groups were following. I was pretty sure that was their dad on the grill wearing a Bengals jersey. So after a couple jokes about their play I explained the danger of what the girls were doing and things went smooth.

Yea that can be a bad spot when people are having gatherings there. Those picnic tables are right where a shot that didn't turnover land. 15 has that problem also with that picnic area over on the left at the top of the hill. Chief laced one right over top of a group over there when he had a disc slip out of his hand. I don't think they ever actually noticed it, lol

jakebake91 10-22-2020 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3647236)
We've had a couple instances where we were lucky we didn't injure someone at Airy. On 13, 16 and 17 where people are laying out in the grass on those blind holes. One of those on 16 during a league night, one of the open players missed drilling a kid in the head by a foot according to his mother. We had a friendly conversation with her and her husband and told them about the other side of the park including the big tree house thing. They probably had more fun over there once they knew about it.

Why are people throwing blind shots in a multi use public park with a known pedestrian problem without first checking and/or a spotter??

brutalbrutus 10-22-2020 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by jakebake91 (Post 3647247)
Why are people throwing blind shots in a multi use public park with a known pedestrian problem without first checking and/or a spotter??

Because those areas really aren't known pedestrian or multi use areas, especially on 16 where the nearest parking area is like a quarter mile away. You just come across someone sunbathing/picnicking once or twice a year.

Jay Dub 10-22-2020 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jakebake91 (Post 3647247)
Why are people throwing blind shots in a multi use public park with a known pedestrian problem without first checking and/or a spotter??

There have been no problems at that course. No matter how this discussion looks to anyone who doesn't know Airy everything there is fine between the golfers and picnickers.

Alexplz 10-23-2020 01:37 PM

Wow guys 4+ pages of blathering about avoiding multi-use park goers. How nuanced is this issue really? If you see another human on the fairway, be patient or signal to them somehow. If they refuse to move on, what more is there to say other than "bummer."

I haven't seen Brodie popping up on social much lately, Youtube in particular. Not that he's not putting it out there, but the algorithm is typically pretty smart about showing me what I would be interested in.

Jay Dub 10-23-2020 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexplz (Post 3647586)
Wow guys 4+ pages of blathering about avoiding multi-use park goers. How nuanced is this issue really? If you see another human on the fairway, be patient or signal to them somehow. If they refuse to move on, what more is there to say other than "bummer."

I haven't seen Brodie popping up on social much lately, Youtube in particular. Not that he's not putting it out there, but the algorithm is typically pretty smart about showing me what I would be interested in.

Change your settings and it won't seem as bad.

ray1970 10-23-2020 07:32 PM

So, my stock run Brodie Zone arrived today.

This particular one is very puddle topped. My other Zones are all pretty much just flat. Iíll be curious to see how this thing throws.

Anyone know how a puddle top Zone compares to the usual flat ones?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...d0d2f75c26.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...d86951906c.jpg

brutalbrutus 10-23-2020 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexplz (Post 3647586)
Wow guys 4+ pages of blathering about avoiding multi-use park goers. How nuanced is this issue really? If you see another human on the fairway, be patient or signal to them somehow. If they refuse to move on, what more is there to say other than "bummer."

I haven't seen Brodie popping up on social much lately, Youtube in particular. Not that he's not putting it out there, but the algorithm is typically pretty smart about showing me what I would be interested in.

He has probably been putting in practice rounds on that course in Vegas he's playing this weekend... Didn't do great today though, just under his rating at 989

brutalbrutus 10-23-2020 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3647688)
So, my stock run Brodie Zone arrived today.

This particular one is very puddle topped. My other Zones are all pretty much just flat. I’ll be curious to see how this thing throws.

Anyone know how a puddle top Zone compares to the usual flat ones?

I've had a few different molds from DC with puddles over the years(Chally, Buzzz, Wasp, Hornet) but not a Zone. It usually made the other discs a bit more OS and have less glide.

Jimb 10-23-2020 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3647716)
He has probably been putting in practice rounds on that course in Vegas he's playing this weekend... Didn't do great today though, just under his rating at 989

Did you see James Proctor's score? He's 10 ahead of Brodie at -14 which ended up rated at 1081!!! :clap::clap::clap:

thecandydan 10-23-2020 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3647688)

Anyone know how a puddle top Zone compares to the usual flat ones?

Normally puddle top = more stable.

R-Ogre 10-23-2020 10:18 PM

The puddle top zone I lost flew pretty nice. If I had to compare it I’d say a touch more OS and weirdly a bit more glide than my just-a-hint-of-dome one.

elmexdela 10-23-2020 10:39 PM

idk i had a factory puddle top pro d buzz that was super flippy

zones (like every other mold) need to be measured by plh

dome or not plh is the defining factor

throw it and report back

hempies 10-23-2020 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Jimb (Post 3647732)
Did you see James Proctor's score? He's 10 ahead of Brodie at -14 which ended up rated at 1081!!! :clap::clap::clap:

Proctor is no joke on the course. Heís pretty focused on other things but if he dropped everything and only played disc, he would be very well known.

DiscFifty 10-24-2020 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3647688)
So, my stock run Brodie Zone arrived today.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...d0d2f75c26.jpg

This is my first time seeing the stamp up close, looks great. I can see why these are selling well regardless if you're a fan of Brodie or not. But I am surprised they don't have his name on it. Does he have any stamp with his name on it?

Meillo 10-24-2020 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3647775)
Does he have any stamp with his name on it?

Sure, a lot: anything in Pro-D. :-D


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