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Old 08-20-2020, 06:05 PM
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Hole 10 Watson Lake, Prescott Arizona. Normally a right to left wind heading to the lake.

That hole has it in for me. I'm a RHFH thrower, I know the line I need, but every so often....that wind catches my disc just wrong, the disc becomes a kite, and it's on its way to the lake. Most times it ends up short and recoverable....but, then there are the other times. A Witness, a Sidewinder, and recently an Escape....all resting on the bottom of the lake somewhere (not too far from the edge....but not easily recoverable).
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Old 10-03-2020, 11:21 AM
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Lost a first run McZone yesterday. Bad shot that landed 60’ short of the basket, then I threw a few more and forgot to grab the Zone. That feeling when I just randomly remembered 2 hours later at home, then ran out to check my bag and it wasn’t there...

I would’ve gone back but it was out in the open at a busy course, no point. Kept checking my phone for texts but I know it’s gone.
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Old 10-12-2020, 11:46 AM
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An almost lost disc story for me and a lost disc story for someone else...

A while back, I was out on course. I've got a wide open 200-225'ish foot approach shot. I grab my favorite Roc (yellow DX, stock stamp) and push something out to the right of the target. It flies straight as an arrow and fades just past the basket, landing about 10 to 15 feet away. Basically, the shot that I visualize when I think about playing disc golf.

This older guy, who had finished playing earlier, was walking by the hole and stopped to watch my shot. He is maybe 50 feet from where it lands, so we are about 275 to 300 feet apart. He yells at me. "Hey is that a Roc?" I yell back that it is, thinking the we are going to share a Roc moment together. Nope. This old guy walks over and grabs my disc off the ground and starts to walk off.

I start yelling and chase him down, asking what he is doing. He says that his yellow Roc fell out of his bag earlier. I tell him that it is mine and it is inked. He flips the disc over and of course his fingers are covering my info. At this point, we are both tugging on the disc. He lets go and tells me to enjoy my Roc.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:11 PM
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Just, Wow!
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:12 PM
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Lost one of my favorite discs today. 1st time I played a true water carry. 260' hole, probably 200' water carry. Easy! Decided to club up just to make sure I made it. Must have been in my head too much yet. Shanked the drive and knicked a small tree branch just out from the tee. Sent the disc almost straight up into the air. 100' out into the water. Seriously was about to go swimming. But it's 35 degrees in WI this morning.

So. Rip my beloved beat in proton insanity. You were my second longest tenured disc in my bag, and a real game changer for my game early on. You will be missed!
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:54 AM
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I threw a disc in the water yesterday. Broke out my golden retriever to try to recover it. It is a really tough spot to even throw a retriever into the water, so people typically don't fish discs there. I don't get mine back, but I pull in 4 discs in a couple of minutes. I also see a disc that floated up to shore. It is a DX Dragon.

Number on back, so I text it. Guy tells me that he lost that disc 15 years ago (sure enough it is PFN).
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Old 11-10-2020, 12:51 PM
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Oh dang! So I moved from the Prescott AZ area (5200ish feet) to Scottsdale (100ish feet). Not good enough, knowledgeable enough to know that my discs wouldn't fly the same. In Prescott, I used mainly understable discs (ie. Sidewinder 9/5/-3/1). Played a round at Vista and lost 5 discs in the water - in ONE round (four others also ended up in the water, but I got them back right away). Then I got the knowledge about discs being more understable at lower altitudes. I think I'm going to have to switch up to more stable or even overstable discs. And hope that my lost discs find their way to Spinners On The Green's Lost and Found so I can get them back.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:01 PM
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Follow-up....I played Vista again, but this time with stable/overstable discs. Only had ONE go in the water and that was because I got it too much nose up. Hard to believe that the elevation affects stability that much...but it appears to do that. Now I need to have a set for 'sea-level' and one for higher altitude.
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Old 11-14-2020, 12:30 PM
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Follow-up....I played Vista again, but this time with stable/overstable discs. Only had ONE go in the water and that was because I got it too much nose up. Hard to believe that the elevation affects stability that much...but it appears to do that. Now I need to have a set for 'sea-level' and one for higher altitude.
I wonder if people go in those lakes and retrieve discs. There has to be thousands of discs at that course in the water....
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:53 AM
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There are folks that 'rake' the lakes (really ponds). Some turn discs into Spinners, but they only offer store credit...others turn them in to Play-It-Again Sports since they can get cash there. PIAS doesn't call anyone about lost discs showing up, which is a shame. I asked them it they would start the policy - call the owner, tell them they have 7 days to claim the disc at the sell price, and if it isn't claimed in 7 days it will be put up for sale to the public. Some discs I wouldn't mind paying the 'sell price' just to get it back. But they said no. My fingers are crossed they show up at Spinners and not PIAS. Spinners has a Lost and Found webpage so you can see if they have your disc and, if they do, get it back from them.

There are people that wade in the ponds and get discs, but they are taking a couple of chances...one, it is illegal and they can be fined for doing it; secondly, the water isn't clean and I've heard of people getting infections from going in the water with cuts (always....I know someone it happened to. So I'm not sure how much it's true).
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