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Old 04-12-2013, 10:51 PM
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There is a new product that was just recently made available from the Small Axe Disc Golf Co.

It is a hand drying powder called Chucker's Chalk.

I had the opportunity to try out some of this powder, and the results were instant. The small bottle allows for easy carry in your bag, and less mess than a powder bag. The essential oils have a great scent, and the grip is superb.

I tested it out on Proton plastic, which is notorious for being "slick." The Chucker's Chalk gave a better grip, and less finger slippage. I happen to live in a drier climate, but for those who live in the humid south, or for those who have trouble with hand moisture, this product could become an essential part of your bag. I'll probably pickup another bottle for those muggy summer days, or wetter weather.

I also got my grubby little hands on the Small Axe mini set, the Ratchet mini driver, and the Fat Bwai putter. Both combine to form a stash mini. I got the soft version, and they feel rubbery, nice and grippy.

The first thing you notice about these minis is their weight. They are much heftier than a standard mini. As far as how they fly? Ha. I laugh because the Ratchet is comically overstable. I'm not used to throwing minis, and I couldn't get it to NOT do a barrel roll to the left. I was throwing it with a super anny, and got it out to about 80 feet before it slammed into the ground.

The Fat Bwai putter is also a bit overstable, but MUCH more user friendly. I was throwing it out to 120 feet (is that good?), on a hyzer line. The weight seemed to help it stay on the line all the way to the ground. I would love to play some mini golf now that I have a mini I can throw consistently. The grippy plastic makes it easy to drive as well as putt. (Have you ever tried putting with a mini on an M-14? Talk about spitting through LOL)

The storage is what makes the Small Axe set more unique. Since the minis are larger, you can fit all kinds of little stuff in there. I was able to stuff $18.00 in quarters into the puck, and still close it tight. (My Gateway stash mini set only holds $12.00 for comparison) When the puck is closed, it also floats, due to an airtight seal. I submerged the empty, closed puck in my kitchen sink and it remained sealed even after dunking it several times.

Even after bouncing around the bag, getting tossed on the ground while holding some spare change, the puck did not open up. The seal is tight, but also easy to open when needed.

These two products will be staying in my bag, and getting a lot of use in the coming months. I look forward to chucking the Fat Bwai some more, and trying to figure out that super beefy Ratchet.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:56 PM
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Try using the Fat Bwai on a mini basket. Best putting mini on the market. It was won me a lot of staff mini-golf games at the store. And yes...that Ratchet is the Firebird of minis, pure beef.

Glad you liked the chalk. My hands are still dry from it. Better than any bag or liquid I have used. It isn't your normal chalk. The texture is different and doesn't just make things dry/slick. Its a dry/grip for me. The sifter bottle is what I really like. Being able to easily apply the right amount of chalk, and not having it blow up in my bag or hand
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:25 PM
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Interesting. Any idea how much a bottle will cost?

Might be useful down here in the wet hot south. I swear, between the wind and the heat, the elements make an unusually large contribution to the challenge of playing.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:27 PM
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^^^ I'll have to find a mini basket to test the Fat Bwai on. It putts great, I just have the wrong basket for it. My home course has Discatchers. Even those would be better than the M-14.
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Interesting. Any idea how much a bottle will cost?

Might be useful down here in the wet hot south. I swear, between the wind and the heat, the elements make an unusually large contribution to the challenge of playing.
The chalk is now available on Disc Nation and affiliates

http://www.discnation.com/search.php...tring=chuckers

The large bottle called "Powder Keg" holds 1 oz(net wt) of chalk. It is actually a good deal of chalk, the bottle is 5 inches tall, but the chalk is really light weight. feels like it should last a long time. The powder bottle really does allow you to limit over pouring the chalk. It is $6.99

The medium bottle is the "Blast Cap". It is half the size and priced at $4.99. The Powder keg is a pretty good value for twice the chalk.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:13 AM
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Their stash set is NOT easy to get apart; half the time it flies open and my stuff flies everywhere due to the force needed to pop it open.

Unless you have a different set than me...

Chalk seems interesting
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:16 AM
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Their stash set is NOT easy to get apart; half the time it flies open and my stuff flies everywhere due to the force needed to pop it open.

Unless you have a different set than me...

Chalk seems interesting
I have the soft set. It stays closed, and is easy to open. The best of both worlds.
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I wish mine was easy to open

It's great for storage space though, just sucks when all 12 of my lights fly off ontu the ground when I open it.
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Small Axe changed the plastic blend. They were not satisfied with the hard to open pucks

There are new soft and medium blends that open with ease. They are focused on making the changes needed to satisfy customers.

As someone that has literally stamped thousands of the old hard to open pucks, I am grateful for the plastic change. Better grip, bolder colors, and easier "access".
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I wish mine was easy to open

It's great for storage space though, just sucks when all 12 of my lights fly off ontu the ground when I open it.
I always open mine from the bottom first...so I guess that would be the Fat Bwai side. Seems to work easier that way.
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