For me, the single best thing about playing disc golf at night is that it’s fun. To be specific, it is 1.7 metric tons of fun. If you’ve never done it, you are seriously missing out.
There are two types of understable disc in the world. Those that start their life as a stable or overstable disc and then lovingly beat in to buttery smooth turnover goodness. And those that are understable out of the box… Kind of like a few people I know.
Ken Climo and many other pros have been quoted as saying the hardest shot in disc golf is the dead straight controlled one. A big part of that is skill. But at least some of it is having the right disc. Ken and Barry have the luxury of having beat to perfection Rocs that they’ve had for years. Very few discs can come close to those flights right out of the box. For me, the Evidence is one of those discs.
Breaking story from the AP news wire… Today, a public outcry was heard from the disc golf community. Disc golfers from around the country are rallying together behind a common cause. They are speaking out in unison against a wrong that has been done to them over the last several years. This outrage has been growing … Read more
I learned a long time ago that the only time to make a judgement about a disc is after you, specifically, have thrown it. Not before, not after. The Bard would turn out to be no different. This is the story of how I met the Westside Discs Bard. I had bought tickets to see … Read more
One of my favorite things about big tournaments is a nice sized flymart. There’s nothing quite like getting to browse and fondle rows and rows of new plastic. For me, I much prefer buying discs when I can pick them up and check them out first. If you already have a good stack of back ups for what you already throw, the problem becomes, what to buy?
Last week, I wrote a post about why it’s important not only not to bash a particular disc maker, but also why it’s important to keep an open mind and try new stuff from new companies. That left the question of what discs one might want to try.
On Friday, we posted the first half of a list of discs that are worth at least a throw or two on your part. We didn’t want to keep you waiting too long for the second half of that list. So for your Monday reading and on line shopping enjoyment, here it is.
Last week, I wrote a post outlining my top ten reasons no one should ever bash another company’s discs. It is currently my most read post with over 4014 views so far. I got some great feedback both here on the blog as well as back channel. First, thanks to everyone who took the time to read that post and pass it along to friends. Second, thanks for the mostly positive and supportive feedback. Seems like we have all run into the jerk that I described in that post.
I was also encouraged to see how many people out there throw a mixed bag. There was a time, not too long ago, where that didn’t happen on the scale that it does today. While a lot of disc golfers still stick to just one company or family of companies (in the spirit of full disclosure I’m of one of them, but more on that in another post), more and more people are dipping their toe into the really rewarding waters of new plastic.
I have a sickness. I have an unexplainable need to buy and try almost every new disc that comes out. That includes all plastic variations, all new rim configurations, and even new runs of discs that I hear fly different than previous ones. I love new plastic. I love throwing new molds. I love feeling the plastic and blends that the newer companies are putting out there. Like I said, I have a sickness.
Well, that said, I thought I’d share a list of discs you might like to try. This isn’t a disc review article. It’s just a list of discs that I’ve tried and thought were exceptional. I think all of the companies deserve a try and I think they all make at least a few really great discs. If just one person finds a new disc that saves them strokes, it will have been worth the time it took to write this! Without further blabbering on my part, here is part one…..