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Old Jul 14, 2008, 07:59 PM
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I throw "underhand" I get about 150% more distance than an overhand shot.

You place your hand under the disc with your middle finger on the inside of the lip, your 1st finger supports the underside of the disc and your thumb is on the top of the rim. Pull it back behind your right side (left for lefties) rip it as straight as possible past your hip and flick it off of your middle finger to give it spin. For driving I take 2 steps during the throw.

Try it, you'll like it.
Oh, that's just RHFH (Right Hand, Fore Hand) shot. I get way more distance with RHBH (Right Hand, Back Hand) though. RHBH will typically (unless you really rip it) give you hyzer (left bank near the end), whereas RHFH will typically give you (unless you really rip it), anhyzer (fade to the right near the end of flight).
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Old Oct 09, 2008, 04:49 PM
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I play in SE Michigan if anyone happens to want to throw sometime. Just PM me!
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 09:59 PM
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I just started this summer and I love it!!! model airplanes have taken a back seat to disc golf..opps!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:56 PM
Foamy Season is here! MX2#1
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waken up the old thread! I got back into it last spring when My park and corse reopened after being closed 2 years. been fun. my corse is like tree pinball with discs..
Mike
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 11:45 PM
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I'm an avid disc golfer, and have played for years. Unfortunately, one the few local courses is in jeopardy of being cut in half. The course has been in town for over 18 years and is in a very nicely maintained park. It is a professional level course with 18 holes and is beautiful. Unfortunately, because the park is very busy, the city is threatening to cut it down to 9 this spring because of complaints from other people using the park. The sad thing is, the city just made our club redesign the course to alleviate overthrow problems....as soon as it was done, they decided to cut it in half. I see no issues, but people are claiming they don't feel safe there because of the discs. A petition circulated by the club gathered over 1500 signatures, but the city says they won't listen. They did just finish installing a new 18 hole course way over on the west side of town in hopes that it would alleviate the congestion at Edora. Other that this, the only other courses near by are 9 holes or less and very run down. The new course is very wide open and will eventually be a professional course, but it is very barren right now with few trees and flat land (probably 10-15 years before it is like Edora). The club is still trying to negotiate with the city, so hopefully they might be able to work something out. Otherwise, the sport will be losing a very nice DG course.

Garret
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 08:24 AM
Foamy Season is here! MX2#1
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I'm an avid disc golfer, and have played for years. Unfortunately, one the few local courses is in jeopardy of being cut in half. The course has been in town for over 18 years and is in a very nicely maintained park. It is a professional level course with 18 holes and is beautiful. Unfortunately, because the park is very busy, the city is threatening to cut it down to 9 this spring because of complaints from other people using the park. The sad thing is, the city just made our club redesign the course to alleviate overthrow problems....as soon as it was done, they decided to cut it in half. I see no issues, but people are claiming they don't feel safe there because of the discs. A petition circulated by the club gathered over 1500 signatures, but the city says they won't listen. They did just finish installing a new 18 hole course way over on the west side of town in hopes that it would alleviate the congestion at Edora. Other that this, the only other courses near by are 9 holes or less and very run down. The new course is very wide open and will eventually be a professional course, but it is very barren right now with few trees and flat land (probably 10-15 years before it is like Edora). The club is still trying to negotiate with the city, so hopefully they might be able to work something out. Otherwise, the sport will be losing a very nice DG course.

Garret
I build mountain bike trails I have seen this happen with trails also.. its all about the polititions gettign their way, they dont care what poeple think. thats just one of the huge problems in the system. good luck.
mike
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 05:40 PM
EIEIEIO Classic is dway ta go!
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There has been a course in the woods below our flying fields for over 10 years. It is fun but the course needs some clean-up work ...to many fallen trees after last years storms.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 06:01 AM
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Why did I not see this before? Well, disc golf is epic, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise. LHBH here, Hoping to play my first tourney in April.
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I've been playing frisbee golf for around 15 years - longer than I've been flying planes, but the planes have been taking over.

I pay at Aquatic Park in Berkeley, which is tough and famous for discs lost in the drink. My personal best is 2 under (52). I also play a few times a week at lunch at work at the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station where we have an 18 hole target course.

My favorite discs are Katanas, Destroyers and Wraiths.

- Andy
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 08:46 AM
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The problem with maintaining DG courses on public land is it's mostly a volunteer effort. I am fortunate to live where there's almost a hundred regular players to draw sweat-equity from. I haven't been able to attend scheduled work days due to work, and haven't throw for over a year. I will go out this spring, maybe today and have a tour of the near-by courses over the next month. We'll see if my new 2.4 radio works with the latest Innova discs!
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 10:37 PM
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Still tossin' plastic, LHBH getting a little more distance then last year, a lot more then first year. Rockford, IL 4-18 hole and 3-9 hole in area...and two nice flyin fields!

Throw Innova, but like Lat 64, Star Tern, River, Leopard, Eagle
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