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Old 06-21-2016, 03:38 PM
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I use a Fatmaxx tape measure. Works great for trees if it isn't too windy, easily reaches 20 feet or more if you lean the tape against lower branches. Also good in water if there isn't too much current.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:17 PM
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I have the disc gator and golden retriever and both work just fine. If a disc is close enough I go with a disc gator as it is faster than unrolling the sting on the golden. I also use the disc gator to get discs out of bushes and trees so it has more use than just for water.

The golden retriever is great in clear water. If you can see the disc in the water I can usually get in only a few tries. Murky water or water with a lot of weeds is hard as you can bury the disc by stirring up dirt.

You can get lucky with the golden sometimes in dark water if you know where the disc is but it works best when you can clearly see the disc.

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Old 09-17-2016, 06:37 PM
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I liked the rexarm at first, but after a few months it's gotten where it doesn't telescope well. I've been very careful with the thing, I try to clean it off before closing it, I don't slam it on the ground to close it. But I've got several sections jammed together that won't open or close. It's not bending like I see gators do, it just won't telescope anymore.
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:52 PM
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Disc Gator is the answer. Simple but effective.

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Old 09-18-2016, 07:09 PM
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The only place you have to worry about losing a disc where I normally throw rounds is up in a tree. Luckily, there are bamboo poles located throughout the courses

A Fatmax weighs the equivalent of 3 to 3.5 discs, which could be a deal breaker if I'm already loaded to the max. Still, I'd probably try one out if I regularly threw on a course with a lot of hazards.
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Disc Gator, because my biggest hazards are cactus.. and snakes.

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Old 09-20-2016, 03:29 PM
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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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When I got the RexArm, I thought it was going to be the one. Has good size, good function, and appears to be durable. However, the telescoping joints are not durable and mine and a friends RexArm did not last more than a few months.

To clarify on the Gator pole, it is worthless in the thick brush. If using it in the open or in water, it functions ok.

I am back to using the Quic Stic. Looking forward to the new attachment coming out.
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:21 PM
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To clarify on the Gator pole, it is worthless in the thick brush. If using it in the open or in water, it functions ok.
Use a paint pole, and it works very well.
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Waders and a rake. Screw the gadgets.
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I use a Fatmaxx tape measure. Works great for trees if it isn't too windy, easily reaches 20 feet or more if you lean the tape against lower branches. Also good in water if there isn't too much current.

I'll second this. I've got a 50 footer and it does weigh a bit in the bag. After you get a knack for extending it without collapsing you can easily get any disc out of a tree.
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