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Forum: Technique & Strategy 02-22-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By art_vandelay
There's nothing inherently 'wrong' about using a...

There's nothing inherently 'wrong' about using a putter for drives. They are often good choices on short holes or holes that absolutely require that you stay in the fairway.

Because most are...
Forum: Discs 02-10-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 167,669
Posted By art_vandelay
GYRO. Get Your Rotation On

GYRO. Get Your Rotation On
Forum: Discs 02-09-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By art_vandelay
Here's the thing in my opinion. Just about...

Here's the thing in my opinion. Just about anybody can get putters and mid ranges up to speed (maybe not the super overstable ones) so that they can fly their intended route. So then it just comes...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-30-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,814
Posted By art_vandelay
I don't think there is a general rule for mids...

I don't think there is a general rule for mids and putters. Stating the obvious, some shots require nose up and some nose down...it depends on a lot of things like wind, distance uphill or downhill,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-27-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,713
Posted By art_vandelay
I was standing next to Nikko's newish girlfriend...

I was standing next to Nikko's newish girlfriend waiting to tee off at our weekly Sunday Nooner. I heard her say that he is moving back to St. Louis from California. Don't know anything more than...
Forum: Discs 12-29-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,027
Posted By art_vandelay
You'd be so close to the basket, you'd just use...

You'd be so close to the basket, you'd just use the Roc. Ok, you can have a putter but I'm raising it to 98% of the time.
Forum: Discs 12-29-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,027
Posted By art_vandelay
I'll see your 4 molds and raise you to 3 molds...

I'll see your 4 molds and raise you to 3 molds and 95% of the time. Give people a dx Roc, a dx Teebird and a star leopard or (maybe champ Roadrunner) let them adjust to those, and there would be...
Forum: Discs 12-28-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,027
Posted By art_vandelay
This issue is not black and white. If all discs...

This issue is not black and white. If all discs flew the same within a mold family life would be easy. But we know there can be fairly big difference in flights between the plastics making each one...
Forum: Discs 12-27-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By art_vandelay
Some people believe it never happened, some think...

Some people believe it never happened, some think they were yelling something else that sounded like "my life". "stop thief" was suggested. The thread is worth a read if you are bored but I hope this...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-26-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,426
Posted By art_vandelay
It's not really a downward trend in the number of...

It's not really a downward trend in the number of new courses. The number of courses is still going up, but the increase is slowing down. The downward changes may not be statistically...
Forum: Discs 12-23-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By art_vandelay
My Life!

My Life!
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-21-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,001
Posted By art_vandelay
Ya, a lot of weird and funny, at least to me,...

Ya, a lot of weird and funny, at least to me, shots happen when you start getting into the 20 to 30 mph range. You see putts that end up behind the putter, throws that turn into rollers that get...
Forum: Discs 12-19-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By art_vandelay
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.p...

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11552
Forum: Technique & Strategy 12-19-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 129,497
Posted By art_vandelay
I feel like the progression is: Learn to throw a...

I feel like the progression is: Learn to throw a putter straight to about 200 to 225. Because you were able to do that, you now should be able to throw a comet about 50 feet more throwing about the...
Forum: Form Analysis/Critique 12-18-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By art_vandelay
Don't know what to tell you about knee...

Don't know what to tell you about knee pain...that's one issue I've never had. What helped me learn the standstill was starting out with putters until I was doing okay with them. Then concentrate on...
Forum: Form Analysis/Critique 12-18-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By art_vandelay
Almost all of my shots are from a standstill. My...

Almost all of my shots are from a standstill. My accuracy is up and my distance is up. The x step did not help me with distance and just hurt my accuracy because more moving parts. I'm not as cool as...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-17-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,001
Posted By art_vandelay
Sounds like you are a snob mr smoot. So the OP is...

Sounds like you are a snob mr smoot. So the OP is just out of luck until he gets better? Sheesh. The truth is there are a number of things you can do right now help yourself in the wind. Keep the...
Forum: Bags / Carts / Straps / Tags 12-16-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 45,247
Posted By art_vandelay
If you consider the superhero heavy you many not...

If you consider the superhero heavy you many not like the ranger. It's not that it's heavy, but it's solid like a quality piece of luggage. It has good balance and feel when on your back but if you...
Forum: Discs 12-15-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By art_vandelay
My point earlier was that these discs are...

My point earlier was that these discs are marketed as easy distance discs which appeals especially to beginners and slower arms. But they don't come with a warning label and People don't want to hear...
Forum: Bags / Carts / Straps / Tags 12-15-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 45,247
Posted By art_vandelay
I love the smell of victory in the morning. It...

I love the smell of victory in the morning. It smells like...soki bomb. Mine started off with sort of a new car smell but that wore off after a couple of weeks. I like the ranger because it's solid...
Forum: Discs 12-14-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By art_vandelay
I was especially salty about Terns when I wrote...

I was especially salty about Terns when I wrote about those discs and their ilk. I had just spent an hour the day before helping look for someone's Tern that got lost in the jet stream. Of course...
Forum: Discs 12-14-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,512
Views: 292,100
Posted By art_vandelay
Someone gave me a dx Gator. I didn't know I...

Someone gave me a dx Gator. I didn't know I needed it until I had it. I love when that happens.
Forum: Discs 12-13-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,566
Posted By art_vandelay
:( Having just pulled one out of the closet, the...

:( Having just pulled one out of the closet, the rim is so shallow I can't get my index finger tucked under it. What are you supposed to hold on to? I'll try to throw one of these again to see what...
Forum: Discs 12-12-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,736
Posted By art_vandelay
Nobody was slapping or screaming. What you said...

Nobody was slapping or screaming. What you said was totally out of left field for most of us. I'd be interested to know why you said what you said. You might have a point but if you don't explain...
Forum: Discs 12-12-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,566
Posted By art_vandelay
I have a bunch of elements that I've gotten in...

I have a bunch of elements that I've gotten in player packs over the years. They are hard to avoid here in STL. I love the way they feel in the hand but they kept slipping out of my hand. Not very...
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