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Old 09-28-2008, 12:57 AM
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People accuse me of drifting threads all the time, but I have never drug a discussion of a golf disc into a conversation about middle-earth.
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:44 AM
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People accuse me of drifting threads all the time, but I have never drug a discussion of a golf disc into a conversation about middle-earth.
LMAO, but contributing to it by mentioning it is a completely different thing altogether, right?
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:39 AM
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People accuse me of drifting threads all the time, but I have never drug a discussion of a golf disc into a conversation about middle-earth.
Yeah but how cool would it be to play a course through the mines of Moria?

If your disc gets melted by the Balrog it's a stroke penalty and you play from wherever the biggest puddle lands.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:48 AM
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P.S.- After Frodo destroyed the ring it was really a Roc, not an eagle, that saved him and Sam.
Wha, wha, what!?! Did you just spoil the ending for me??
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:23 PM
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There is also the Ching roc or "full color" roc. This is a dx disc that has a stamp on top in full color and tends to have a slightly flatter top for this reason. These fly great. Oh, also glow rocs fly great as well.

Nothing beats a nice beat in roc.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:34 PM
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I am a newbie, six months deep into this sport. I have been using skeeters since I started as I found them great for putting, driving, mid-range. The skeeter puts like a lazer, from thirty feet out I still aim just left of the pole and it goes straight in.

However I was looking for something a little more stable than my skeeter for forearm shots and I wanted to try out a roc.

I got a Star Ontario Roc from a friend today. Going to try it out and probably buy it off of him. It is an X-out that was purchased at innova in Rock Hill.

Now is this roc going to be more on the stable side or more overstable? I can't really tell yet from throwing it as I threw it only twice in the round today and had two terrible shots! Not the discs fault, I was just playing bad.
Also what would be a good price to offer him for it?

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Old 12-29-2008, 07:50 PM
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I have a hard time sidearming a dx roc with any power. A star roc should be slightly more stable. I use gators and drones for midrange forearms as they are overstable enough to handle some snap. Fair price new $10-15.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:54 PM
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Thanks, I may look into a gator or a drone then. I need a mid range that I can flick as I play in wooded courses and many times do not have the room for a backhand.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:36 PM
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it takes a lot of finesse to side arm a roc

rocs are good because they will teach you what your doing wrong when throwing a disc - if you release with a little wobble, the roc will show it to you (drives are usually good at hiding flaws in your form; wobble being one of these) - learning to throw a roc properly will mean improving your form, which allows you to throw drivers better and farther - people who can not throw rocs, usually do not have good form, and can not throw them very well, which is why they do not like them

throwing side arm uses more spin, which generally causes more wobble than a backhand throw - if you can learn to throw a roc side arm with no wobble, you will be really impressed with what you can do with it
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:12 PM
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I have to put a lot of hyzer angle on the release sidearming a roc and it still turnsover and flies left or rolls. I also don't find the roc comfortable in my hand as a two finger flick.
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