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Default Anyone heard of this 16yr old distance record holder?

Austin Spradlin

http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local...w-world-record


I didn't see any mention of this last year and have never heard of this kid. Watch the video, his putting form looks superb too.
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:47 AM
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Throwing 500' at age 10?

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Old 02-27-2017, 12:07 PM
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It sounds cool until you remember there was insane winds like 40+ mph when all these records were broken. Still a feat but meh
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:15 PM
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It sounds cool until you remember there was insane winds like 40+ mph when all these records were broken. Still a feat but meh
970+ft is definitely a feat, doesn't matter the winds.

Reading that article was painful. Leaving HS in favor of home schooling so he can have more time to focus on disc golf? That doesn't sound like the best idea.

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Old 02-27-2017, 12:20 PM
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I've thrown in 30+ mph winds. Definitely didn't add a couple hundred feet to my throws.

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Old 02-27-2017, 01:39 PM
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Those winds were WAY over 30 mph, the players were having trouble standing up. The fact that the old record was beaten by hundreds of feet makes that competition laughable.

Last years distance competition needs to be deleted for the integrity of the record and so it will be attainable down the road. Boo on everyone that allowed that to happen for the sake of 30 seconds of fame.

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Yeah, seems legit. He also just seemed to throw it straight up and let the wind do the work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pY-JIZjm6Y

Remember when it was showed to ESPN and they laughed and laughed???

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Yes the winds were crazy -- for everyone -- but only 2 others threw further, and they are top pros. This is a 16 yr old unknown, so I was surprised it wasn't mentioned anywhere.
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...Remember when it was showed to ESPN and they laughed and laughed???
I didn't see that...they showed the clip on air, and the hosts laughed?
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970+ft is definitely a feat, doesn't matter the winds.

Reading that article was painful. Leaving HS in favor of home schooling so he can have more time to focus on disc golf? That doesn't sound like the best idea.
This kid could potentially make hundreds of doll hairs.

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