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Old 09-30-2015, 05:44 PM
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I almost lost my first ace disc so I decided to retire it, and then when I almost lost another ace disc I decided I would retire all of them (~10 at this point). I have more plastic than I know what to do with, so retiring one disc gives me a reason to take a new one out of the stash. Of course I have only had one ace in the last five years

So retire that baby and buy yourself a new disc as your reward to yourself for the ace!
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:44 PM
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I never understood the need to retire the disc or to mark up the basket or tee sign. I hit my first ace, grabbed it out of the basket and kept playing. I lost the disc long ago. Never once felt the need to have a witness sign a disc and never expected to get paid $5. Only time I care about an ace is if there's an ace fund. But, different strokes and all that jazz.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:51 PM
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If I retired every disc after it got an ace, I wouldn't have a Z Buzzz with ten aces on it.

I do tend to baby my ace discs though. My first ace disc, a 168g 1.1 Sirius Orion LF, has a special spot on my wall, but it gets out regularly, I even took it with me to Highbridge. I only throw it in low-to-no risk scenarios though.

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Old 09-30-2015, 09:40 PM
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We of my circle retire the disc after having it signed . We note the date, course and hole in sharpie on the disc.
Be excited, then throw another one
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:23 AM
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Meggido in Pekin Illinois just got new tee signs for the Ledgestone. On each sign, there are blank areas to sign if you get an ace. The troubling this is, the course has several dinker holes that anyone can ace. The one PP aced on film had 6 aces in 4 days. Once the sign fills up, I'm sure kids will start signing anywhere on the sign. The blank ace spots seem like a good idea to curb tagging, but we really should be discouraging it all together.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:27 AM
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I retire my discs with ace number, date, hole, and witness sigs. I enjoy having the variety of discs I've aced with all together on the shelf.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:37 AM
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I couldn't bring myself to retire a disc at the peak of its career.

I'd be afraid the rest of my discs would start deliberately kicking themselves off baskets, just so they could continue to do what they love most---fly.

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Actually, I mark the bottom of the disc with the date, course & hole #, and continue on. I enjoy the reminder when I'm preparing to throw, and notice the inscription. I may be a little reluctant to lose those discs---contemplating throwing something else on loss-prone holes---but in fact I've lost a few of them anyway.
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:57 PM
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I retired my first 25 aces to the wall. One of them was a borrowed disc and the guy I borrowed it from was not too pleased with the disc I gave him in return.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:36 PM
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The blank ace spots seem like a good idea to curb tagging, but we really should be discouraging it all together.
This seems so ridiculous to me. If you really need to announce that you got an ace, create a course-specific web page where people can go brag. Put the link to the web page on the sign, or even a QR code, and let people put their brags up there. Encouraging them to sign a tee sign seems like complete counter-logic to discouraging tagging.

I think you should have your frisbees taken away from you and be forced to play with only an Epic if you tag ANYTHING on the course. /oldman
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:05 PM
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I retired my first 25 aces to the wall. One of them was a borrowed disc and the guy I borrowed it from was not too pleased with the disc I gave him in return.
i have always played under the assumption that if i let you borrow a disc and you ace with it, its yours. You earned it.
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