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Old 07-24-2011, 05:12 PM
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On the 18th hole of our club round yesterday, on a whim I remembered this thread and tried rubbing my hand on an oak tree. It had rained pretty good for about 30 minutes around the 9th hole. To my disbelief rubbing the tree actually seemed to work. Not as quite as good as a Birdie Bag or a Rosin bag I'm sure, but much better than just using my damp towels lol
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:22 PM
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could a mix of chalk, baking powder, etc work?
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:44 PM
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The Birdie bag is sawdust... Hardwood sawdust to be exact. They might be adding baking powder too, but probably for preservation reasons.

When on the course I find the best grip comes from grabbing eucalyptus tree leaves and squeezing them until they release sap. I'm sure the sap from the leaves of other trees can do this as well, but the sap leaves my hands feeling like they have great grip without having too much. I also rub the leaves on my discs to give them a small coat.

It is also good to remember to wash your discs thoroughly after a few rounds. No matter how well you rosin up your hands, if your discs have oil residue from handling them over time, they won't have all the grip they can achieve when clean.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:05 PM
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I just made a fabric "pillow" of sawdust that I made while crafting some speaker boxes. Works well enough for me
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What about silica non clumping kitty litter 4$ walmart!. Cut up a bunch of running shirts that wick away water.
Made 10 of them already to give away to my DG buds the next time we play.
I tested them today in the rain . Work well!

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What I have used is simply water on the hands, it was too hot to touch the discs and it kept the discs from sticking to the hands. Now with humid hot I have actually needed to use a towel yeah that humid the water from the Mighty Missouri was helping bring the humidity up.
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Some of you are living in a very different part of the country than me. During outside putting practice yesterday, I was wearing a glove on my non-throwing hand and placing my throwing hand in a sweatshirt pouch to warm it between throws.

We're having a heat wave today. 60 degrees F. Get out the bathing suits!

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could a mix of chalk, baking powder, etc work?
I just use a climbing chalk and bag, since I don't use loose chalk it's not messy. It's easy, works well, and is cheap.

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I just use a climbing chalk and bag, since I don't use loose chalk it's not messy. It's easy, works well, and is cheap.
Yep the Climbing or lifting chalk is what you want to use, those chalks are better as they are made to assist more with grip then using regular chalk in a bag but if you have to use regular chalk then get cornstarch to mix in.
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Some of you are living in a very different part of the country than me. During outside putting practice yesterday, I was wearing a glove on my non-throwing hand and placing my throwing hand in a sweatshirt pouch to warm it between throws.

We're having a heat wave today. 60 degrees F. Get out the bathing suits!
I wear gloves well a general Sports set that are warmer and a tiny bit big to have set of thin/lightweight kit gloves under them if need be, they are also used for running but have these mini grip Under Amour logo on the palm and front of fingers for grip. If I did not have those gloves I use now I would buy the slightly padded gloves for running backs in football and used by ultimate players too those ones that are lightly padded on the non tacky palm side a tad larger then I need so I can have thin/lightweight kit gloves on under if need be, keep hands warm.
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