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    Using your phone to determine disc speed?

    Average distances by skill-class can be really skewed, but average distances by disc speed give us some pretty good numbers. On average, a 60mph drive will travel about 350 feet. The standard deviation, though, is pretty big. With a great throw, a wobble-free release, and the right disc...
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    Using your phone to determine disc speed?

    Ha! No, I haven't found any VC groups interested in our sport yet, but I'll keep an eye out! I agree on the tech -- I am also looking to see what other tech/gadgets/apps are out there that could be adapted for disc golf. There is a lot around ball golf and baseball, but I haven't found...
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    Using your phone to determine disc speed?

    Thanks -- there's no doubt your idea would be accurate. To clarify, this is not for our internal research -- we actually do use a radar gun for our testing -- very accurate, and it captures max speed vs. average speed over a span. Our goal for this project is to find a way for the average...
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    Using your phone to determine disc speed?

    Thanks for the input! I like the track you are on because it doesn't require any special gear -- making it easy for anyone to do at their home course. Phone, tape measure, and a set of simple instructions. It could work!
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    Using your phone to determine disc speed?

    We are working on a system that helps players find discs that are a good match for their current release velocity. The "easy" way to determine exact release velocity is with a radar gun, but (of course) very few people have one. Does anyone have any ideas on how people can use their smartphone...
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    "Signature" Holes

    Question for all course designers: when you are developing the course plan, do you give specific thought/emphasis to including a "signature" hole, like Blue Ribbon Pines #4?
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    ??How To Get True Colors On Non White Plastics??

    Excellent way to look at it -- well said!!
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    [Vibram] Vibram Disc Golf Thread (Part II)

    Lots of love here for Vibram's high-quality products! :thmbup: QUESTION TO THOSE MOST WHO ARE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED WITH VIBRAM'S PRODUCT LINE: If you had to pick one Vibram disc that solidly outperforms all other discs on the market in the role for which they were designed (e.g. understable...
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    My First Few Spin Dyes

    Very cool! I particularly like how the Leopard dye complements the base color of the disc as well.
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    Does the Putt Count....or not?

    Just wanted to share a quick graphic I made to explain the PDGA's "Holing-Out" rules. This always seems to be a source of controversy, particularly with newer players or at certain courses where they have developed certain "course rules." Hope this helps! :)
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    [Innova] BOSS Love??

    Say what you will about the wind conditions at the Desert Wind, but there is a reason a Boss has held the last two world distance records. Even if the winds produce impossibly far distances, the best distances were with Bosses.
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    DGCR Aces 2017

    246' ace, 165g DX Roc, May 2016, Alimagnet DGC -- what a feeling!
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    How Much of a Headwind to affect disc?

    Exactly right.
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    How Much of a Headwind to affect disc?

    There are three factors to consider: your release velocity, the windspeed, and the stability of the disc. Here's a quick video that explains the science: How to Choose a Driver Based on Wind Conditions Good luck!
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