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Old 11-22-2017, 04:32 PM
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After watching one of my buddies step in a tick bomb and get literally covered in them at my local course, I always ask myself how much I'll really miss that disc if I can't find it pretty quickly...

Going along with that, even the most erratic throw from a disc you aren't that fond of will always land in a nice clear spot of the rough. Your favorite disc can land 1ft from the fairway and become invisible.

Im hoping now that the weather is cooler and some brush is thinning I'll be able to find a couple discs that went astray this summer. I miss my hot pink buzzz
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:42 PM
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After watching one of my buddies step in a tick bomb and get literally covered in them at my local course, I always ask myself how much I'll really miss that disc if I can't find it pretty quickly...

Going along with that, even the most erratic throw from a disc you aren't that fond of will always land in a nice clear spot of the rough. Your favorite disc can land 1ft from the fairway and become invisible.

Im hoping now that the weather is cooler and some brush is thinning I'll be able to find a couple discs that went astray this summer. I miss my hot pink buzzz

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Old 11-22-2017, 05:42 PM
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After watching one of my buddies step in a tick bomb and get literally covered in them at my local course, I always ask myself how much I'll really miss that disc if I can't find it pretty quickly...

Going along with that, even the most erratic throw from a disc you aren't that fond of will always land in a nice clear spot of the rough. Your favorite disc can land 1ft from the fairway and become invisible.

Im hoping now that the weather is cooler and some brush is thinning I'll be able to find a couple discs that went astray this summer. I miss my hot pink buzzz



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Old 11-22-2017, 06:26 PM
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Critters most certainly do not bother me. When I was a kid I used to swim the golf course ponds looking for golf balls to sell and get into the disc golf course ponds to retrieve discs but I usually kept those. I used to do a lot of backpacking and have slept in some crazy places in some crazy conditions. I've almost been bitten by a timber rattle snake and have come across more copperheads than I can count. I would literally belly crawl through hell's fury looking for a disc I like. Its a feel thing for me. Sure the disc can be replaced, but losing a vital disc that is broken in perfectly really sucks!
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:28 PM
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One tip I'd give to players is to ditch the headphones/earbuds. If you can't hear it is much more difficult to judge where exactly your shots go, especially if you're out practicing and throwing multiple shots. Being able to hear is huge because it gives you context in where your disc is going.
This. I think people need to pay close attention to the sound a disc makes after it goes out of sight. You can often tell the difference between a solid tree hit and one that is more of a deflection. You can hear it hit the ground or something concrete sometimes or whether or not it landed in leaves. If you hear nothing, its probably stuck up in a tree. If you hear someone scram you may have hit a person, LOL. That combined with walking back to the tee pad to visualize the route are the best clues for me to find the wayward disc. As I've gotten older, my ability to judge distances have gone down hill but my hearing is still excellent.

Or, I call this one friend who has this uncanny ability to walk right in to a lost disc situation and find it in like 2 minutes.

Sorry for the long post but one more thing. If it's a course you play allot, you'll start to see a pattern of where discs tend to collect i.e. certain ditches and walls of vines etc. I always look there first. If I don't find my disc, I'll sometimes find someone elses'.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:10 PM
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:40 AM
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Or, I call this one friend who has this uncanny ability to walk right in to a lost disc situation and find it in like 2 minutes.
I've played a round or two with guys like that. They don't even see the throw but magically find it under a pile of leaves deep in the rough in about 30 seconds
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:22 PM
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I'll second the recommendation to listen. Once I threw deep into the tall grass and I'm sure the only reason I found the disc was because I heard it hit one of the only downed logs laying out there.

Also, for some reason many of my lost discs end up being in a better position than I thought. Closer to the basket or fairway than I thought, sometimes by quite a bit. I think this is mental. I must assume that since I threw away from the line I wanted, it must be a bad shot and I start looking farther away from the fairway/green than I should.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:55 PM
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I've played a round or two with guys like that. They don't even see the throw but magically find it under a pile of leaves deep in the rough in about 30 seconds
I play with that guy almost every round.

2 weeks ago he pulled another buddy's disc out of the pond at night after about 20 seconds of poking around with a stick. Disc had no light and the Finder didn't even watch the throw.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:12 PM
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I play with that guy almost every round.

2 weeks ago he pulled another buddy's disc out of the pond at night after about 20 seconds of poking around with a stick. Disc had no light and the Finder didn't even watch the throw.
Conspiracy, time to call Alex Jones lol. That is actually pretty lucky IMO.
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