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Stardoggy 09-17-2013 12:10 AM

Plus, losing a disc is an excuse to replace it, and maybe pick up something new. New plastic is always fun.

pmatt1969 09-17-2013 12:14 AM

I don't get mad about losing a disc. I get mad about throwing a bad shot. I got what I deserved. I have backup plastic to replace the disc I lost. And I do not carry the anger through the rest of the round. If I am going to get upset over A $15.00 disc, I either cannot afford to play this sport or I have a lack of self control. The better you get, the less plastic you lose. You lose less if you buy all orange like I do... :thmbup:

Kodachrome 09-17-2013 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by pmatt1969 (Post 2173998)
I don't get mad about losing a disc. I get mad about throwing a bad shot. I got what I deserved. I have backup plastic to replace the disc I lost. And I do not carry the anger through the rest of the round. If I am going to get upset over A $15.00 disc, I either cannot afford to play this sport or I have a lack of self control. The better you get, the less plastic you lose. You lose less if you buy all orange like I do... :thmbup:

Until fall here in mn....yuck. that's disc losing season, man.

elmexdela 09-17-2013 12:18 AM

i stopped throwing proto sidewinders because if i ever lost it i would be hella pissed for a few days. a $50 disc gone with one bad toss sounds terrible so i traded mine away. this year the only one i lost that i was pissed about was my perfectly seasoned flat champ sidewinder. its the beat in to perfection discs that you lose that suck. a brand new one is no big deal you just go to the store and find one just like it and start over. it took 2 years to beat that sucker in.

DiscinFiend 09-17-2013 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by mashnut (Post 2173989)
At this point, I throw all easily replace-able discs (except for beat rocs and wizards so I've built up backup stacks of those) and I've lost something like 70 discs in the last 10 years. It's just plastic, I can easily put another one in the bag that will perform just as well.

:thmbup: I throw all production run discs (except my Champion Gators), I also do the same as mashnut & I have backup stacks of Rocs. After I lost a a few CE discs I stopped throwing OOP discs/plastics. Now I don't get nearly as upset as I used to when I lost a disc, I also worry less when throwing. In the past there were certain holes that I wanted to throw a certain disc but I wouldn't because it was rare, expensive or OOP. I no longer have this problem as I now see very disc as replaceable & I'm now more confident with my throwing.

mattc 09-17-2013 07:13 AM

This is why I don't cycle discs
Oh well, I will just grab another one.
The only time it bothered me lately, was at a tourney, I lost a go to driver.
Now I carry backups of my go to discs on tourney days.

dgar 09-17-2013 08:11 AM

Losing disc is never fun, although I've never let it ruin my day or the rest of my round for that matter. As a newbie I have several disc (probably too many) but I don't have back ups to my favorites. My favorite driver for a RHFH tee shot is my CH Wraith.. I need to make this my next purchase I would hate to put this one in the water. Speaking of water, really? who's bright Idea was it to put water shots on a DG course, I get ball golf, golf balls cost 1-5 bucks.. but 15 dollars for a Disc ouch.. Ive been playing about three months and probably lost about six disc all but one in the water! The local course I play most has about six holes where water comes into play off the tee, some require a decent drive to clear.. Many days I just skip these holes :(.. Last Saturday I was playing with a foursome the other three guys were all pretty experienced and between them they lost 4 disc all in the water.. 60 dollars in one round..

Id like to start the campaign to end water on DG courses.. :D

StarFirebird 09-17-2013 08:27 AM

I don't get mad like I use to about losing a disc. A while back I used all of that collectable plastic like the 10x KC Pro plastic,jolly rancher plastics and that old Discraft Plastics.When you lost one of those you wanted to pull your hair out.

Now that we have all these great companies I can easily replace what I have in my bag now. If I lose it I can just get another.

simpletwist 09-17-2013 09:04 AM

I have a motto, "No man (disc) left behind." That said even after some exhaustive searches I have left some behind. Its never pleasant. And rarely have I ever lost a disc I really don't like. I always put my name and number on my discs, and about 1/4 of those lost have been returned.

In the grand scheme of things, I get bummed, but not for long. Just gives me an excuse to buy more plastic. For me its not that big of a deal because I never throw OP or Collector discs. Lose a Champion Orc, it can be replaced. Lose a Z Nuke, easily replaced.

If anything, losing a disc because of a bad throw only increases my determination to throw better.

2002P51 09-17-2013 09:07 AM

I once lost two discs in a single round. One was brand new and being played for the first time. I was having a lousy round anyway, playing poorly, so I got disgusted with the whole thing and walked off the course in the middle of the round. Since then, whenever I play this course, I'm so concerned about losing any more discs that I don't play aggressively enough and usually end up with a lousy score.

But there is karma.

I once lost my all time favorite disc on another course. I spent 45 minutes searching the underbrush with no luck. I was really bummed. I came back the next day and spent another half hour looking for it. I did not want to lose that disc!

A couple days later I found somebody else's disc and called the number on it. The owner was still on the course and I got his disc back to him.

Then 3 weeks after that, I was checking in the pro shop at the course and somebody had turned my long lost disc in and I got it back!


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