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Old 10-10-2018, 09:18 AM
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Necrobump, specifically because I have a returned disc story to post and I want the choose the best thread to post it in. I searched and didn't find anything particularly to my liking so I thought I'd bump this one to hopefully get some opinions.

Oh, wait... asking for opinions on the internetz, probably a bad idea.
Necrobump with the promise of a story and then no story.....

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:05 AM
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Well I have a short story:

playing City Park in New Orleans, and I would always walk by the water on hole 15 to see if I could see a disc from shore, if the water was clear (this was before the gator sightings). I fished one out one day that just had a number and the name "Meatball". I text the number, contact the guy, we end up agreeing to meet in the city later that evening. I'm waiting at this chicken place with a friend I was already planning on hanging out with, when in walks this 6'2, large man, with a face that's scruffy but still round enough to be kind of a baby face, looks at me (I have his disc on the table), and says: "are you blake?" "yeah, are you Meatball?" "I sure am!"

and to this day he has never told me his real name.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:19 AM
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Well I have a short story:

playing City Park in New Orleans, and I would always walk by the water on hole 15 to see if I could see a disc from shore, if the water was clear (this was before the gator sightings). I fished one out one day that just had a number and the name "Meatball". I text the number, contact the guy, we end up agreeing to meet in the city later that evening. I'm waiting at this chicken place with a friend I was already planning on hanging out with, when in walks this 6'2, large man, with a face that's scruffy but still round enough to be kind of a baby face, looks at me (I have his disc on the table), and says: "are you blake?" "yeah, are you Meatball?" "I sure am!"

and to this day he has never told me his real name.
You don't need a real name when you're called Meatball

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:58 AM
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Since Im not an adult, I have the person drop off the disc at the course and hide it somewhere like under a trash can or a bush.

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Old 10-10-2018, 12:37 PM
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Since Im not an adult, I have the person drop off the disc at the course and hide it somewhere like under a trash can or a bush.
I have done this. I found someone's disc and they lived out of town, but had friends in the area. I texted them a picture of a specific tree near the parking lot with their disc hidden behind it, where no one would think to look.

The burden should be 100% on the discs owner if someone was kind enough to contact them.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:48 PM
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Lets go. I want to hear the story.
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Necrobump with the promise of a story and then no story.....

Well I guess that this will be the thread then.

Sorry about that folks. I'll post when I get home as I have a pic to attach. Don't get too excited, though, it's just a simple story, nothing spectacular.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:25 PM
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You don't need a real name when you're called Meatball
There has never been a more true statement written on these forums. Ever
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:28 PM
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If the Disc does not have enough info on who's it is I keep it but otherwise I will try to give it to the owner. I have found more discs without anything on the bottom except one had only a full name on it that I gave to my mom a 5-6/10 eleven time KC Pro Aviar white with rainbow foil stamp at the time the 12x spelling ones were coming out. I do not use the Aviar molds and thought she could use it for a windy putter since she uses the Classic Grid Aviar mold. I could not give it to a person as It was only a name and did not want to check every phone book with the that had the same name and spelling in the USA and Canada. Most of the discs I have found like the Pro D Drone and others Were discs that had no name on them and were not used by anybody in my family including Aunt's, Uncles, and Cousins. My brother did take a disc he and I found that had the name of the Ski place we were playing, WISP because he wanted a disc with the name of the place and it was so chewed up
WISP would not take it back.

I have recived a phone call last year for an Elite Z XL that was lost for 10 years during the tournament. The Disc was clear and the tournament logo was mustered yellow and a tan/camel color. I told the person to keep the disc as I got right after the tournament a highlighter green one I was using at the time. Now I have a pink Stalker, needed a new XL and found the closet disc that flies more how my ESP XL flies that I still have in the bag. I also got a phone call a week later for a lost stiff Pro D Magnet during a tournament a week after the event but the kid who found it and called me ended up keeping the disc even though he promised to mail the disc to my address that I gave him. Kid age 9-10 at the time even called again to confirm the address when he got home but the disc never got mailed.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:06 PM
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So... since we are waiting on a story I have a small one I thought a bit funny/interesting.

Playing a course ~:45 away there is a long blind down hill with lots of disc losing potential (most of the holes on the course actually have high disc losing potential) a lot of people if playing solo simply skip this hole. So... I throw anyway. Very long hole but also into a pretty decent head wind well headwind or not I throw too overstable and no idea where it may have landed. Leads to wandering in larger and larger circles searching brush and trees and a grown over creek bed. I find a tiedyed Feldberg Boss. No name no number and by the looks of the plastic it may have been there exposed to the elements for a while... though it would have been damaged by recent fires had it been there too long before...

So this course has a kiosk out front, large multi-use park, and a lost and found box I drop it in. Usually if a number on the disc I would text/call to say its being dropped in the box. That was a thursday afternoon.
So... next day friday late morning I am playing my home course. Not far away but far enough it isn't that normal people jump back and forth during the week. I am trying a new disc on a bit of a blind hole and fade way off into high grass. walking over to find my disc I step on... a tiedye Feldberg Boss... no name no number. I can't be 100% sure but it sure looked like the exact same disc, same colors and fading and yellowing of the plastic.

I posted on the facebook lost and found about the disc I found and possible that it was found, picked up and lost and again found at a different course :45 minutes away less than 24 hours later... no responses. I was back in the original town the middle of the following week and checked the lost and found just to see and it was not there.
just a funny what are the chances.

TLDR; I found a bit of a rare disc, returned to Lost and found and the I think found the same disc less than 24 hours later on a course :45 minutes away from the first.

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Old 10-13-2018, 03:34 PM
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I lost a disc on vacation, I had my name, phone# and PDGA# on the inside rim. I got a text the other day from a guy telling me he found my disc. I asked where and he told me. I asked if he would mail it to me I could send the funds to him. No answer. I thought since I hadn't heard and he new I was from out of state he was keeping it. I asked again and he said it had went through some hands in his area and wasn't his to give back. What are your thoughts on return protocol?
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