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Old 03-07-2019, 01:40 PM
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Default The Newest Crush Boy is an ANIMAL.

So the other day, I'm minding my own business and clicking around to see what's new on the yootoob subscriptions, and settled on the CCDG coverage of the 2018 Mid America Open, having no idea my mind was about to be blown to smithereens.

Scrolling through, something caught my eye- There was a toddler on a card! I clicked on it, thinking there must be some mistake, but NO! It was for real! Zack Arlinghaus is 14, but looks like my 12yo, maybe even younger- but is legit 916 rated! So I popped some popcorn and watched intently, waiting to see what babyface was going to do...


THIS. KID. ABSOLUTELY. CRUSHES!!!!!!

THROWS 425+ ON A DIME!
GORGEOUS TURNOVERS!
OFF-DOMINANT HAND FOREHANDS!
SMASHING PUTTS WITH AUTHORITY!


This kid is the future. I mean, guys like AB and Calvin are new-school freaks of nature but this kid looks like he'd get turned away at Six Flags for most of the rollercoasters and he straight up smashed the course. Zero visible physical advantages, yet execution on par with the best anywhere. I couldn't believe my eyes! Sickeningly well rounded, and cartoonishly young. If you haven't seen the coverage, make a point to check it out tonight. It was the most captivating performance I've seen in a long time. Mark my words, this kid is going to OWN the sport in a few years! Count me in as a HUGE fan! GO ZACK!!
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:45 PM
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That was a fun card. With the kid and the senior... both playing very well.

I was so happy to see that tourney after the first two big “hyzerfests” to start the season on YouTube.

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Old 03-07-2019, 01:48 PM
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That was a fun card. With the kid and the senior... both playing very well.

I was so happy to see that tourney after the first two big “hyzerfests” to start the season on YouTube.
Yeah, the juxtaposition of the Masters champion and the little kid both crushing simultaneously made it one of the most fun rounds to watch in a long time for me- and not one "famous" person on it!

My wife came into the room and was like "what's going on, why are you yelling??" because I was literally cheering for the kid.


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If this kid ever goes through a growth spurt, the tour will be in trouble.

Even though he is a boy who crushes, can he technically be a Crush Boy if he is sponsored by Dynamic Discs rather than Dicsmania? In all seriousness, DD has done a great job of sponsoring young up and comers: Zack Arlinghaus, Isaiah Esquivel, and Cynthia Ricciotti all appear to have bright futures in disc golf.

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I remember just a few short years ago when I competing against Zach in Rec, lol...

He is now rated 968 and has 8 1000+ rated rounds already in his career... My highest ever round was 951, lol...

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I remember talking to his dad back when Zach first started getting serious. He said he would come home from school and spend the afternoon in the backyard running 50-75ft putts...

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but is legit 916 rated!
Not 916, but 961 at Mid Am!

Just looked and he's now 968. So that level of play he showed on video isn't some kind of anomaly, kid is a baller!

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I remember just a few short years ago when I competing against Zach in Rec, lol...

He is now rated 968 and has 8 1000+ rated rounds already in his career... My highest ever round was 951, lol...
So you were playing against him when he was 11? How'd he do in Rec as an 11 year old?
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Not 916, but 961 at Mid Am!

Just looked and he's now 968. So that level of play he showed on video isn't some kind of anomaly, kid is a baller!


Oops! My bad!!

Baller indeed, more impressed with him than literally anyone else right now. Can’t wait to see what the future brings for him!
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So you were playing against him when he was 11? How'd he do in Rec as an 11 year old?

I couldn’t help feeling like I wouldn’t stand a chance against him. I’ve been beaten by a 13yo before, but I feel like I’d have to go home and have a good long cry after a round against Zack lol

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