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Old 06-20-2016, 03:08 PM
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Default What is the best/your favorite disc retriever

What is your favorite disc retriever. Ive seen the disc gater, golden retriever, disc dog. What do yall recommend. what is easiest and most efficient.


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Old 06-20-2016, 03:14 PM
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Ive used a couple and haven't like them. Either myself or my buddy's German Shepard are better.

I've talk to a couple people that did like the golden retriever though.
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I take my shoes & socks off, ask someone to keep an eye on my bag and get it manually. Easiest, most efficient. And cheapest.
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I've got a Golden Retriever for water, and have only found it to be a good tool for getting discs out of clear, un-stirred, flat bottomed areas of water. Even then, you have to have the patience of a fisherman (which I don't). A friend of mine has a Disc Gator with extension poles and it works much more efficiently.

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Been through quite a few, still looking for the best:

Disc Gator: Outstanding grip. In fact, the grip is too good when getting discs out of schule. Can get stuck on branches. Side note, the "pole" option they sell is pretty much worthless. Breaks apart too easily.

Disc Dog: Nice that it is lightweight and compact, but I have found that it does not grip as well as I had hoped.

Quic Stic: Very durable and compact. Nub on the end is ok. He is working on a different attachment. Depending on how that goes, this will probably end up being the main one I use.

Orange Ring Golf Ball Retriever: Great option. Used it for about 3 years. Downside is durability. I probably went through 4 of them in the 3 year period. The ring works surprisingly well on discs with no modifications needed.

RexArm: Heard good things about it. I have not used it yet, but have one on order.

If the Rex Arm does not work out like I hope, I will probably find a way to easily swap out between the nub on the Quic Stic with the Gator (Depending on disc retrieval situation) until the new attachment for the Quic Stic comes out.

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The Rex arm pole is a lot more sturdy than the Disc Gators pole. You can tell the difference just by holding it. The hook doesn't grab it quite as well as the gators clip does, but you can usually drag it up to shore easily. It drags the disc fine, it's just hard to lift it with it. I carry a Rex arm and a golden retriever, between the two you can get most anything out.
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From all my research and you guys i think ill get a disc rex.. If anyone has reviews of experiences please post

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I bag a Disc Gator w/11' tent poles and a Golden Retriever. The Gator is deployable in a greater variety of situations, and almost always quicker to use. The only situation where the GR is a better option is when the disc lands in the water more than 12' or so from the shore, and it's clear enough to use. By clear enough, not only do I mean visibility so you can see where to throw it, but also lack of submerged obstacles like rocks, branches, and vegetation that a GR can get hung up on, or that can redirect a GR around your disc as it draws near.

Gators also work great for trees, thorny lies, under fences, etc.
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