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Old 09-29-2008, 03:51 PM
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Well let me start off here. I like playing Night Disc, and often times I only have time to play after it's dark. I used to use those fishing glow sticks. One night I had a drive that hit the ground and rolled. I never found it, I imagine the Disc just flipped over and I didn't see the glow stick. Well I saw a Roc in Glow Plastic at my 7/11 and was wondering if I should pick it up. I would love to be able to play Night Disc again, since I won't play anymore with the glow sticks. How long does it hold a glow? What's the best way to charge it? etc.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:57 PM
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Pick up one of these to charge it up before you throw. The glow lasts a good while, but it's always best to just charge it up to max each time so that it shines bright. The glow plastic companies use are great for night golf. I have a putter and a driver just in case it gets dark while I'm playing and they work great.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:59 PM
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Great thanks... have you ever lost a Disc? Or been close to losing one because you couldn't see it? Would a Camera flash work good?
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I too have been attempting night throwing and have given up on taping anything to the surface. I tried painting a couple discs with glow in the dark paint. Surprisingly it didn't throw off the stats of the discs.

But to answer part of your question, UV light works best to charge. You can buy UV bulbs that are designed for labs, but they can be expensive. Black light bulbs have a high amount of UV output, but compact fluorescent bulbs work really well too. In fact most fluorescent bulbs have a decent amount of UV output.

I've never used a glow disc before, but I've heard they don't hold charge that well. Having painted a disc I can say that glow discs probably hold charge just as well as painted discs. You'll spend more $ on glow discs, but they will fly like they're supposed to, and they'll still be PDGA approved.

I don't think a camera flash would work all that well because it's a short burst of light. I've used a flash light on the surface and it will hold through the hole. I usually give it a bit of a boost before every drive.
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I night golf sometimes at Buffalo Grove in IL. I've always used the Thill Nightbright fishing lure lights & I've never had a problem. I tape them to the bottom of the disc using Strapping Tape. I find it to be the stickiest of the tapes out there. It's the tape with the string in the tape.
I also have a Glow Orc that Innova sent me over the Holidays that I use, I've found that a camera flash doesn't charge the disc. The portable black light works nice. Last year we played a lot of night golf at Clark Park when the moon was full & we didn't use lights or glow discs at all. We could spot our discs from the glow of the moon on the disc, once your night vision kicks in after about 20 minutes, you can see everything.

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I would get a portable black light to charge and use glow discs. It is fairly easy to find and better than using your favorite disc. Just don't get too attatched...you are throwing in the dark.
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Portable black lights work great, plus they don't draw a lot of attention if the park your disc golf course is in "technically" closes at dusk. Camera flashes=neighbors calling the Cops.
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Camera flashes also disrupt your eyes' adjustment to the darkness.

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how would a Petzl headlamp do? i know flipping it on and off again could disrupt your eyes / but if its on your head and you use it sparingly - you can play hands free if you're only using one disc.
also good to negotiate rough terrain.

how many discs do people typically use in a glow round? I'm thinking minimal 1-3 discs would be the best way to go.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:04 PM
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Yeah I'm planning on using one Disc as long as I can find a Roc. I'll probably be charging it with a flashlight for now, but may invest in a Black light. I have 4 stores I can go to for Discs, hope I find some Glow Discs. (2 7/11's, Play It Again Sports, and a little store this lady runs that I like giving her my business rather than to a big company like 7/11.
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