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Forum: Discs Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By aphilso1
Pretty sure you're the only guy on the planet...

Pretty sure you're the only guy on the planet still throwing Sparks, so you tell us :)
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By aphilso1
A stamp is the furthest down the pecking order in...

A stamp is the furthest down the pecking order in terms of importance.

1. mold
2. weight
3. plastic type
4. dome
5. color (specifically, bright and easy to find)

Very rarely have I found...
Forum: Discs Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,095
Posted By aphilso1
Apparently I don't try enough new discs. I just...

Apparently I don't try enough new discs. I just perused the PDGA disc list, and these are the only molds that I've tried with an approval date of 2018 or later:

2020 - none.
2019 - Raider. Made...
Forum: Discs Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 250,982
Posted By aphilso1
That's awesome to hear similar stories. It tells...

That's awesome to hear similar stories. It tells me that my experience is not an anomaly. MVP would rather take care of their customers rather than chase a few extra bucks on the margin.

I am...
Forum: Discs Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By aphilso1
Hatchets are what you seek. Throw about a dozen...

Hatchets are what you seek. Throw about a dozen rollers with one, and that tick of extra stability goes away. I always have a Hatchet in the bag as my understable bookend. And I actually will bag...
Forum: Discs Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By aphilso1
I don't think I've ever sat down and made a list...

I don't think I've ever sat down and made a list of best/worst hand feel, but I'm guessing River would make my bottom 5 :)

River, RocX3, Comet, Leopard are the ones that come to mind instantly. ...
Forum: Discs Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By aphilso1
TWM, how would you compare the Catalyst to a...

TWM, how would you compare the Catalyst to a Ballista? Pretty similar?
Forum: Discs 01-18-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By aphilso1
I always felt like speed 7 was the weak link in...

I always felt like speed 7 was the weak link in the Trilogy lineup, but they are low key putting together some nice discs in that speed class. Maverick, Explorer, and now the Evader looks promising....
Forum: Discs 01-18-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 250,982
Posted By aphilso1
I want to give a shout out to MVP's customer...

I want to give a shout out to MVP's customer service. My two year old Voyager bag started coming apart prematurely, and Jessica at MVP stood by their warranty with absolutely no fuss. I explained...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-18-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 967
Posted By aphilso1
I almost snapped my peroneal tendon playing some...

I almost snapped my peroneal tendon playing some rec league basketball in college. I "luckily" only broke a bone that connects to the tendon, which was a much easier recovery.
Forum: Discs 01-14-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By aphilso1
My 'slots' are pretty similar to what others have...

My 'slots' are pretty similar to what others have said already in this thread. I carry 4-5 throwing putters, 4-5 mids, and 4-5 fairways. My utility OS and utility US discs also both happen to be...
Forum: Bag Suggestions & Feedback 01-12-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,009
Posted By aphilso1
Early 2021 Bag. Berg (3) Judge Envy ...

Early 2021 Bag.

Berg
(3) Judge
Envy
Zone
(3) Emac Truth
Tursas
(3) Felon
Getaway
Forum: Discs 01-12-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 250,982
Posted By aphilso1
I'd make sure to go for a premium plastic if you...

I'd make sure to go for a premium plastic if you want an Envy exclusively for throwing. I've bagged Electron Envies too, but IMO they lack that Envy Gyro Magic and are a much less unique putter. A...
Forum: Discs 01-11-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,790
Posted By aphilso1
Yeah. But silver lining -- VIP Stags are on the...

Yeah. But silver lining -- VIP Stags are on the Westside priority list for 2021! :thmbup:

I honestly don't need a VIP-X Stag. I don't have a hole in my bag. But it seems like every off-season I...
Forum: Discs 01-11-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,790
Posted By aphilso1
Thanks. :(

Thanks. :(
Forum: Discs 01-11-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By aphilso1
Glad to know it's not just me getting that...

Glad to know it's not just me getting that impression. I'm picking up a strong snake oil salesman vibe.
Forum: Discs 01-11-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,524
Posted By aphilso1
I reached out to DD this week and asked them if...

I reached out to DD this week and asked them if they plan on doing a run of Bio Felons in 2021. They don't. So just a PSA that if you need a backup workable Felon, you better snatch up what's...
Forum: Discs 01-11-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,790
Posted By aphilso1
Anybody unhappy with their VIP-X Stags? I still...

Anybody unhappy with their VIP-X Stags? I still have "non buyer's" remorse. Really wish I had pulled the trigger when they were available.
Forum: Discs 01-09-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By aphilso1
If you're willing to look at other brands, an FD3...

If you're willing to look at other brands, an FD3 or Felon might be to your liking. Both are basically less meathook-ish Firebirds.
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-08-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,722
Posted By aphilso1
Don't get me wrong -- I'm not trying to encourage...

Don't get me wrong -- I'm not trying to encourage someone to focus on accelerating. That's a recipe for disaster. But his initial question was "what is the mechanical reason for a reach back" and...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-08-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,722
Posted By aphilso1
That's certainly a potential cause. To know for...

That's certainly a potential cause. To know for sure, I'd recommend submitting a form video. Lots of good advice over in this forum: https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44
...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-08-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,722
Posted By aphilso1
No, I'm aware of the difference. Hence why I...

No, I'm aware of the difference. Hence why I said "Similar (although not same) concept with a reach back" and then went on to explain the difference.

But if a lateral acceleration example makes...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-08-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,722
Posted By aphilso1
It's about acceleration. Think about...

It's about acceleration.

Think about dropping a rock from a foot off the ground. Now drop it from the top of a 10 foot ladder. Now drop it from a three story building. Which time did it hit...
Forum: Discs 01-08-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 250,982
Posted By aphilso1
That is the most important step! I never get a...

That is the most important step! I never get a call on a lost disc...unless I just ordered a replacement :D
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-08-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By aphilso1
Considering the blue in the circle is completely...

Considering the blue in the circle is completely different than the blue in the Latitude logo, it appears to be a pretty bad misprint. Worth $11 tops, maybe less.
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