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davetherocketguy 02-11-2020 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TheOtherBill (Post 3547149)
That's my regular course and 18 is pretty dang long, plus you can't cut that corner much at all. Going wide like that is 350+ in the air. I can get BH out to 300 on a good day and have gotten within 50 feet once (missed the d@mn putt tho).

The distances are certainly messed up - rolling them out with a measuring wheel is on my to-do list once the weather clears up.

However, he will need to practice A LOT to putt from the rough on that course in the spring/summer. Tons of stinging nettles, thorns and fire ants to avoid. I don't wear shorts out there anymore, plus the back 9 has very narrow fairways when mowed and weeds up to 6 feet tall.

300' tape is cheaper and more accurate BTW. They can be had for ~$30 and for holes longer than 300' bring a friend so you can leap-frog measure easily.

Gotta say...after watching that solo round video I'm impressed with how quickly he is picking up the game especially the terminology and executing the shots. Much much quicker than most newbs I run into and especially quicker than I did. :|

I'm kinda becoming a Brodie fan. Is this something I should worry about? Should I see a doctor?

TheOtherBill 02-11-2020 12:42 PM

"300' tape is cheaper and more accurate BTW. They can be had for ~$30 and for holes longer than 300' bring a friend so you can leap-frog measure easily."

Good advice but I already have the measuring wheel ;)
$9 at Harbor Freight, collapses into my disc bag - https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-f...eel-95701.html

TheOtherBill 02-11-2020 12:45 PM

And yes, I am too becoming a fan too, even without meds. It seems like he understands his new audience, is respectful of the sport and has the physical tools to succeed.
Plus. it'd be awesome to see an MPO top finisher using a stand-still BH.

Jay Dub 02-11-2020 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by TheOtherBill (Post 3547199)
And yes, I am too becoming a fan too, even without meds. It seems like he understands his new audience, is respectful of the sport and has the physical tools to succeed.
Plus. it'd be awesome to see an MPO top finisher using a stand-still BH.

I missed this. When did he finish top in a tournament?

Halcón 02-11-2020 03:03 PM

I like standstill myself, but has Brodie mentioned why he is using it? Or is he planning on incorporating a run up?

DiscFifty 02-11-2020 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Halcón (Post 3547274)
I like standstill myself, but has Brodie mentioned why he is using it? Or is he planning on incorporating a run up?

He's just working on his short game for now(publicly at least), primarily mids/putters with a splash of fairways. He's already shown he can throw 400-500ft with a full x-step/driver. With his years of Ultimate domination why should it surprise anyone he can throw slower speed discs well from a stand still? While it's great to see him doing well early on, this is not a case of a total noob throwing discs. The typical ultimate throw is after all a hyzer flip. ;)

wolfmandragon 02-11-2020 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3547270)
I missed this. When did he finish top in a tournament?

He was attempting to use future tense with the "it'd".

aredoubles 02-11-2020 04:39 PM


F. Howl 02-11-2020 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Halcón (Post 3547274)
I like standstill myself, but has Brodie mentioned why he is using it? Or is he planning on incorporating a run up?

He mentions that he will in the above video.

disco40 02-11-2020 07:25 PM

Watching the Vegas vid. Goodbye turbo putt, hello scoober? Make it happen imo. Fun to see Brodie getting worked a little and making mistakes that I make.

DiscJunkie 02-11-2020 07:51 PM

Sure, he's got a lot to learn.
Stuff that took us a while, like rules, flight nuances, shot shaping, alternate lines, straddle putting, distance control, etc.
But man, he can hit a line! Not always perfectly, not every time, but he can hit his lines way more often than not.
He seems somewhat unpretentious, and like others have said, seems to understand his disc golf audience.

Color me impressed and cautiously optimistic.

MaxFlight 02-12-2020 12:30 AM

Give him 2 seasons, and he'll be a real threat.

Jolt 02-12-2020 08:11 AM

Insane to me to throw max drives stand-still. . i would kill my body if i did that
Just a small walk-up and everything in my throw feels so much smoother

I just can´t use stand still beyond 150ft

Halcón 02-12-2020 08:53 AM

In that video from Sunset, on one of his approach shots he said something like, "I can do an ultimate throw."
He needs to eventually rely on that strength, and have a strong short game. He's Brodie Smith, not Paul McBeth. And maybe it's because it's he's just starting out, but I have to say that I miss the old Brodie. He needed a few more yells in there. Show some of that emotion. Obviously he shouldn't be yelling during tournaments, so maybe he's practicing being reserved. Not sure. It's interesting to watch this unfold.

wolfmandragon 02-12-2020 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Halcón (Post 3547538)
In that video from Sunset, on one of his approach shots he said something like, "I can do an ultimate throw."
He needs to eventually rely on that strength, and have a strong short game. He's Brodie Smith, not Paul McBeth. And maybe it's because it's he's just starting out, but I have to say that I miss the old Brodie. He needed a few more yells in there. Show some of that emotion. Obviously he shouldn't be yelling during tournaments, so maybe he's practicing being reserved. Not sure. It's interesting to watch this unfold.

The yells would cause me to tune out ASAP. One of the reasons I like disc golf is the lack of hooligans in our hobby.

Please keep the hooligan antics over on the soccer field.

DiscFifty 02-12-2020 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Jolt (Post 3547526)
Insane to me to throw max drives stand-still. . . I just can´t use stand still beyond 150ft

Looking forward to seeing his progress with high speed drivers / xstep. But throwing mids/fairways 350 from a stand still will be a great tool for him. You can see how much height/spin he's putting on those slower discs, that's the key (especially the spin) to getting putters/mids out further. If you're only throwing putters 150 from a stand still, I'm guessing you're relying on arm speed more than spin. Put a little more snap (spin), height on those slower speed discs and their glide increases dramatically.

DiscFifty 02-12-2020 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Halcón (Post 3547538)
In that video from Sunset, on one of his approach shots he said something like, "I can do an ultimate throw."
He needs to eventually rely on that strength, and have a strong short game. He's Brodie Smith, not Paul McBeth. And maybe it's because it's he's just starting out, but I have to say that I miss the old Brodie. He needed a few more yells in there. Show some of that emotion. Obviously he shouldn't be yelling during tournaments, so maybe he's practicing being reserved. Not sure. It's interesting to watch this unfold.

Bring on the emotion.. after the throw, not before or during. lol...

Cap Tan 02-12-2020 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3547597)
Bring on the emotion.. after the throw, not before or during. lol...

I'm all for emotion. As long as it's not a distraction to others. One of the things I really like about watching disc golf is that the players seem to really like each other and are happy for one another when they do well. You don't see that sort of interaction a lot of that in other sports.

JuanA 02-12-2020 02:35 PM

I run into a group of 6 guys that play casually on my home course from time to time. They're not doing anyone harm and just having a good time, but they all scream like grade school kids after each one of them makes a shot.

It does get old after about 3-4 holes, so I just chuckle and try to stay on the other side of the park from them.

Hampstead 02-12-2020 03:00 PM

There's a pitch and putt here, longest hole is around 280', anything close to 200' is a course par 4. I'll never forget the day I was focusing on my putt and a loud and enthusiastic voice yells out "Eagle!" as somebody took a 2 on a 220' par 4.

davetherocketguy 02-12-2020 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Cap Tan (Post 3547599)
I'm all for emotion. As long as it's not a distraction to others. One of the things I really like about watching disc golf is that the players seem to really like each other and are happy for one another when they do well. You don't see that sort of interaction a lot of that in other sports.

Have you seen Paige and Cat play together recently?

davetherocketguy 02-12-2020 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Hampstead (Post 3547715)
There's a pitch and putt here, longest hole is around 280', anything close to 200' is a course par 4. I'll never forget the day I was focusing on my putt and a loud and enthusiastic voice yells out "Eagle!" as somebody took a 2 on a 220' par 4.

Come play Madeline Bertrand sometime. Almost the same thing there. It's an old Steady Ed course and is a ton of fun but it sure is easy. Course par is 60 and I see these bros who think they are ready for the PDGA tour when they score -6. Its almost cruel to break the news that a 54 there is like barely a 850 rating...

There's a 190' hole that's got some tight gaps that I toss my Challenger on and I parked it one day. Heard one of the bros on the card ahead of me waiting at the next tee exclaim, "OMG HE THREW A PUTTER UP HERE." That gave me quite the chuckle...

TheirTheir 02-12-2020 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Dcinmd (Post 3547091)
Paul Ulibarri did a video about this subject last year. Its not even an original idea.

Oh sick he did it with Brodie last year? Talk about foresight! Send me the link.

brutalbrutus 02-12-2020 05:55 PM



Whatever else people have to say about Brodie, he is definitely a smart man. Get the wife to love the game too and it will save you a lot of headaches about how much you play...:D

Jay Dub 02-12-2020 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3547791)

Whatever else people have to say about Brodie, he is definitely a smart man. Get the wife to love the game too and it will save you a lot of headaches about how much you play...:D

I bet the fact he brings money home from playing with discs has something to do with her allowing him to play.

brutalbrutus 02-12-2020 06:26 PM

Damn man... I know you have a better sense of humor than that...

Jay Dub 02-12-2020 06:48 PM

I do....when I read humor. :popcorn:

brutalbrutus 02-12-2020 07:00 PM

Oh sorry, I forgot this is the thread where your grumpy oldmanness is on display... smh

Jay Dub 02-12-2020 07:01 PM

No, that's just how the super fan boys take any comment that doesn't totally agree with theirs.

brutalbrutus 02-12-2020 07:10 PM

umm..hmm..:rolleyes:

Hampstead 02-12-2020 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3547803)
I bet the fact he brings money home from playing with discs has something to do with her allowing him to play.

There are dudes that need permission to play? Sad.

davetherocketguy 02-12-2020 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Hampstead (Post 3547927)
There are dudes that need permission to play? Sad.

Yeah I don't have that issue with my wife. I'm just that dang good.

Step your game up fellas.

prerube 02-13-2020 08:11 AM

64 pages late to the party. I think Brodie is a great addition to the sport. Anyone who gets positive attention is an asset. I remember 8-9 years ago thinking Cubby hurt the sport because of his videos making disc golf look easy and not legit. Yep, THEE Carl Cubbage, one of the greatest ambassadors to our sport. People will come around to Brodie, or he will fade away.

Keller 02-13-2020 08:31 AM

^who's this new guy?:D

TheOtherBill 02-13-2020 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3547791)


Whatever else people have to say about Brodie, he is definitely a smart man. Get the wife to love the game too and it will save you a lot of headaches about how much you play...:D

The drive uphill on #2 and birdie putt from outside the circle was pro-level discin'. The video doesn't really show the incline and that corner is the windiest part of the course. His drive on Dash's #18 might be circumspect distance but #2 is a hole I've never birdied.

I wouldn't take my wife there, however. BB is probably the most sketchy course in DFW (although Mountain Creek comes close) - needles left on the ground near teepads and benches, homeless dudes living by the creek and lots of dealing going on in the area.

davetherocketguy 02-13-2020 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Keller (Post 3548055)
^who's this new guy?:D

Wait...Prerube isn't just a verb? It's an actual DGCR user?

jakebake91 02-13-2020 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by davetherocketguy (Post 3548086)
Wait...Prerube isn't just a verb? It's an actual DGCR user?

One of DGCR's finest!

Flick Maniac 02-13-2020 01:48 PM

Its when you become a verb is when you know youve made it.

Like Xeroxing stuff. Although... I dont think there ever was a Lance Xerox or whatever

brutalbrutus 02-13-2020 04:03 PM


Cgkdisc 02-13-2020 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Flick Maniac (Post 3548239)
Its when you become a verb is when you know you've made it. Like Xeroxing stuff. Although... I dont think there ever was a Lance Xerox or whatever

I knew I found a home when I first heard about 'chuckin' a disc.


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