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Old 10-12-2018, 11:15 AM
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I think that Bucksnort may be more "extreme" than Diamond X in some regards.

There are holes at Bucksnort where there is zero level ground to land a disc. At Diamond X, for better or worse, there are some level spots to lay up. Bucksnort is raw punishment in some areas.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:40 PM
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I think that Bucksnort may be more "extreme" than Diamond X in some regards.

There are holes at Bucksnort where there is zero level ground to land a disc. At Diamond X, for better or worse, there are some level spots to lay up. Bucksnort is raw punishment in some areas.
At the risk of doing Captain Obvious' job, "extreme" can mean all sorts of things to different people. Courses can be extreme in any/all of these ways:
- overall playing length
- difficulty/challenge
- crazy rough
- elevation (hiking up & down)
- elevation (that affects breathing and disc stability)
- risk of disc loss / lots of dicey water in play
- beauty
- rocky & rugged terrain, difficult to traverse
- risk reward opportunities and rollaway potential
- tight and technical

...and some I probably haven't even thought of.

Additionally, what's extreme for some locales might be pretty typical somewhere else.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:40 PM
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Dragon Ridge in Candenton, Missouri is very extreme and features one of roughest sections anywhere. Holes 6-9 have a sign stating that this is a dangerous section and players should be in good physical condition and be wearing proper footwear. So the Valk Kid who failed on both conditions soldiered on. Hole 6 plays down a super steep hill with a goat trail leading down and then 7-8-9 play up this rock strewn ravine filled with the worst jagged rocks one can imagine. Had I had known it was anywhere this bad, I would have skipped this section in a heartbeat.

This hole course is covered with sharp, jagged rocks making walking anywhere treacherous. Previous reviewers tell stories of young, healthy players in their groups twisting ankles and skinning knees.

Back to my experience with this section. I somehow managed not to fall, scrape or multilate my decrepid old body in any way.
My family loves Lake of the Ozarks, and we always stayed in Camdenton when we'd go down there. We haven't been in a couple years though, and I didn't start playing DG until after our last trip to the Lake. Would love to get back down there and try out Dragon Ridge.
It looks awesome!
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:34 PM
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Bring a paramedic with you !
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