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Old 06-22-2018, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for posting!
Can you please tell us the compressed/packed length of the 10 ft & 20 ft poles?

I was wondering why anyone would want to put a camera on one. Attaching a camera to search for a disc might help in situation where pond scum/growth make it hard to spot from the surface...but I have to wonder how well you'd be able to see a disc given the lighting in those situations. Usually such condition are a rather murky as well... but I'm sure that varies widely from one body of water to the next.

Are there blue tooth Go Pros that sync with your phone so you could remotely see under water?
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:26 AM
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Waders and a rake. Screw the gadgets.
My question is, do you find it difficult to do your x-step in a pair of waders? Seriously though who carries waders and a rake with them on the course. I have a huge homemade rake for when I lose a disc that is not retrievable with my disc gator. The only problem id it is extremely bulky and heavy. You have to make a special trip to the water hazard to use the rake.
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:57 PM
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My question is, do you find it difficult to do your x-step in a pair of waders? Seriously though who carries waders and a rake with them on the course. I have a huge homemade rake for when I lose a disc that is not retrievable with my disc gator. The only problem id it is extremely bulky and heavy. You have to make a special trip to the water hazard to use the rake.
Thanks for the necrobump.

I never implied that I bring that gear with me. I'll come back to the course with waders and a rake if I want my disc back that badly.

The image of someone playing in Waders is awesome.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:13 PM
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I use for trees a few Golf Balls or a Tennis Ball I found, all of them found. For water I use a floating disc Dragon and I should get a Disc Gator like thing to get that out of the water and discs in less deep water that are not floaters.
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:07 PM
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I use for trees a few Golf Balls or a Tennis Ball I found, all of them found. For water I use a floating disc Dragon and I should get a Disc Gator like thing to get that out of the water and discs in less deep water that are not floaters.
Thats a good idea
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:22 AM
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Thats a good idea
Yes but I do not like how the Disc Gator is always sold out. and for a while the price kept me from buying it. The Golf Balls and Tennis Ball work, I busted a cheep giveaway water bottle in the 2000's trying to get a disc down. Since then I have had something be it a golf ball sized rock, first thing or a actual golf ball about 95% of the time I am playing. I also had thought about recently putting a screw in a tennis ball and tying string/soft nylon rope to it to use it to bring floating disc back to shore.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:33 PM
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I bag a Disc Gator w/11' tent poles and a Golden Retriever. The Gator is deployable in a greater variety of situations, and almost always quicker to use. The only situation where the GR is a better option is when the disc lands in the water more than 12' or so from the shore, and it's clear enough to use. By clear enough, not only do I mean visibility so you can see where to throw it, but also lack of submerged obstacles like rocks, branches, and vegetation that a GR can get hung up on, or that can redirect a GR around your disc as it draws near.

Gators also work great for trees, thorny lies, under fences, etc.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:07 AM
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Thanks for the necrobump.

I never implied that I bring that gear with me. I'll come back to the course with waders and a rake if I want my disc back that badly.
Effective at a local course, but not so great for road trips.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:10 PM
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I am liking the Instep Kwik Stix. For those that have had one for a while how does it hold up?
I was thinking of getting one of these - do you still like it?

Golden Retriever is an art at which I am no good.
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I have been using one of my DG buddies. It works great for 10 foot grabs and is easier to use than the Golden Retriever. However, the Retriever works very good for discs you can see and are able to throw it past them.
So far it is holding up quite well. It has been used quite a bit to get discs out of the creeks where we play and it works on trees too as long as the disc is less than 15/16 feet above your head.
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