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Old 10-01-2018, 03:16 PM
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Old school Climo would be classified with the MJ's and Philo's of present:
Working every dang angle on a beat up mid to get all the lines.

That method is clearly still viable, but these days, most of the top-tier guys can hit some lines more easily with a FH.

It can be done either way, but now there's at least more basis of comparison. Back then it was just Climo winning everything with backhand, backhand, backhand. It's not like forehand throws didn't exist back then...they just clearly weren't necessary for The Champ.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:45 PM
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That is the what age group now in new set up? the 55 to 60 or the 50 to 55 category?
Ken is 50 years old

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Old 10-01-2018, 09:09 PM
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FYI, Climo is playing in the USDGC this year so it will become easy to compare things this next weekend.
Pump him up with some Nugenix and Ageless Male.

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Old 10-01-2018, 10:31 PM
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This question, like most of its ilk, is ultimately unanswerable. I will say that if Ken Climo came up today I suspect that he would recognize the need for a sidearm to compete at the top level and develop a sidearm.

There is an lcgm8 video of the distance competition from the 2009 President's Cup. Ken Climo was left off the American team because he wasn't the biggest arm. After the competition he went 3 for 3 in hitting the target. Let me try to embed a link - Kenny's throws start around 4:50.


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Old 10-01-2018, 11:31 PM
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The one thing that everyone forgets is that Ken was mentally solid. He didn't make mistakes. Every throw was the right throw. Paul, Ricky, all of them have mental lapses. Ken didn't seem to. I think that gives him an advantage.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:42 PM
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Kenny played killer golf and won a bunch of masters championships from 2010 - 2015 throwing with new tech, his name is on the Wraith but if you watch the YouTube you will see him throwing a whole lot of Star Katana shots.

Like how Barry's name is on the Beast but real golf nerds know he's been mostly throwing a Star Boss for years. The old school guys adapt just fine it seems
any time i have ever heard it mentioned Barry throws a R-Pro Boss. considerably less stable and better for his arm speed.

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Old 10-02-2018, 12:10 AM
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The one thing that everyone forgets is that Ken was mentally solid. He didn't make mistakes. Every throw was the right throw. Paul, Ricky, all of them have mental lapses. Ken didn't seem to. I think that gives him an advantage.
Yeah but he also used mental tactics that some of them are fixed with more modern rules. others just seem dirty to me as I feel others now would find ways to train for a distraction lik that. Also the mental lapses from modern top players is due to the fact they do not feel like Ken who in the 1990's-2000's felt like he was going to win mostly everything in site as the level of pure disc golf fitness around these modern players is better due to the science of training for disc golf specificity being better now

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KC in his prime vs today would kill. dude could/can actually throw frisbee shots which are 10x harder vs today. imagine if he came up on what all of many of us are just to lucky to had in the bag. it is why I love throwing those older molds to this day.

Illl toss it out there being perpetuate as hell but KC is prolly the best disc golfer ill be able to accurately reference legit vs any other after him. sure some b4 but not after.

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KC in his prime vs today would kill. dude could/can actually throw frisbee shots which are 10x harder vs today. imagine if he came up on what all of many of us are just to lucky to had in the bag. it is why I love throwing those older molds to this day.

Illl toss it out there being perpetuate as hell but KC is prolly the best disc golfer ill be able to accurately reference legit vs any other after him. sure some b4 but not after.
damn auto correct got me. preposterous not perpetuate hahahaha
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In today's game, Climo=Cale Leiviska.
way off... look at those older videos again. dude was ripped and can control a disc unlike many newer age dudes even back to early 2000s. I loved the coming up of dave Feldberg or emac etc but cale would dream to even be close to a KC level and know he would agree.
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