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Sound_man
Aug 25, 2004
Rocking to the 80s

After a few days of unplayable weather I got back on the driving range and course today. It was a bit chilly (like 55ish) but the sun was out.

The next town over has a mini disc golf course and a disc golf driving range that share a parking lot. The driving range has two tee pads and is mostly flat with distance signs out to 650 feet. This is my secound day of really trying to work on my drives. The first time I had 20 discs out, some stuff that was way too fast for me. This time I focused on ten discs between a speed of 5 and 7 to try and work on my form. I seem to be stuck at 200. I'm pretty happy with the grouping but not much got further than 225'. I'm trying to follow Page Peirce and Dan Beto's guide but I'm having a hell of a time getting everything to time out correctly.

I did get my first ace on Thanksgiving day, it was on a 133' hole but it was still awesome. I had hit chains and rimmed out on a few other holes at that course so it felt good to land one.

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cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


Sound_man posted:

After a few days of unplayable weather I got back on the driving range and course today. It was a bit chilly (like 55ish) but the sun was out.

The next town over has a mini disc golf course and a disc golf driving range that share a parking lot. The driving range has two tee pads and is mostly flat with distance signs out to 650 feet. This is my secound day of really trying to work on my drives. The first time I had 20 discs out, some stuff that was way too fast for me. This time I focused on ten discs between a speed of 5 and 7 to try and work on my form. I seem to be stuck at 200. I'm pretty happy with the grouping but not much got further than 225'. I'm trying to follow Page Peirce and Dan Beto's guide but I'm having a hell of a time getting everything to time out correctly.

I did get my first ace on Thanksgiving day, it was on a 133' hole but it was still awesome. I had hit chains and rimmed out on a few other holes at that course so it felt good to land one.

Hell yeah! Nice job! An ace is an ace, no matter the length. My first and only one came on a 95ft hole my first year, now I'm coming onto year 4 and I've been close a few times since. Even chained out of a 300ft skipper just a few months ago. That felt good.

200ft was a huge hurdle for me, mostly because I was trying to muscle the disc too much or because of rounding. You should also check out Drew Gibson's channel, I think he has a lot of great pointers when it comes to form. And of course loopghost for a huge library of learning. Simon Lizotte also has interesting content along with some informative stuff too. You'll get there!

Dr Intergalactic
Apr 21, 2010

CRASH!

AGAIN!


Sound_man posted:

After a few days of unplayable weather I got back on the driving range and course today. It was a bit chilly (like 55ish) but the sun was out.

The next town over has a mini disc golf course and a disc golf driving range that share a parking lot. The driving range has two tee pads and is mostly flat with distance signs out to 650 feet. This is my secound day of really trying to work on my drives. The first time I had 20 discs out, some stuff that was way too fast for me. This time I focused on ten discs between a speed of 5 and 7 to try and work on my form. I seem to be stuck at 200. I'm pretty happy with the grouping but not much got further than 225'. I'm trying to follow Page Peirce and Dan Beto's guide but I'm having a hell of a time getting everything to time out correctly.

I did get my first ace on Thanksgiving day, it was on a 133' hole but it was still awesome. I had hit chains and rimmed out on a few other holes at that course so it felt good to land one.

I'm in the exact same spot with my drive. Realizing that I needed to throw lower speed discs to get my form right was the best thing I've done for my game so far. The timing of everything is truly the hardest part. Congrats on the ace, still chasing my first. Keep it up! (not the nose though)

net work error
Feb 26, 2011

#essereFerrari


I'm finding that my shots are rising way too much when I drive. Does anyone have any tips to try and stay low? I'd also be interested in knowing more about where my feet should be pointing on drives.

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


Feet face about 90 degrees from your target. Also make your front foot staggered with your back one, so that your back toes line up with your heels of the front one

Also try throwing with a nose down angle on the disc. You're likely rounding a bit and pulling on an upward angle so keep an eye out for that too. Definitely film yourself throwing from a few angles to really help visualize it from a different perspective.

Fart Car '97
Jul 23, 2003

o fuk traffic

In addition to rounding, Failing to follow through is also a big part of discs going high, as well as letting your weight stay on your back foot instead of shifting it to your front.

fociP
Mar 28, 2007

There, now the forums will stay open.


net work error posted:

I'm finding that my shots are rising way too much when I drive. Does anyone have any tips to try and stay low? I'd also be interested in knowing more about where my feet should be pointing on drives.

Adjusting your grip might also help if adjusting your footwork and follow through doesn't get you the results you want. Someone described their wrist angle as "pouring coffee" and that definitely helped me get the nose of the disc at the right angle. Also messing with too much different stuff at once can really gently caress you up so don't listen to all three of us at the same time.

Happy new year disc golf thread, several of the events I like to play didn't happen this year but I didn't get covid (yet) and I'll be around to play them next year.

net work error
Feb 26, 2011

#essereFerrari


Played my first big course today (21 holes) with a few par 5's. Beside being absolutely massive it was pretty cool to really try and throw far.

fociP
Mar 28, 2007

There, now the forums will stay open.


The Minnesota tournament scene is nuts this year, big local spring events are filling in minutes on disc golf scene. Even little C-Tiers are filling in days unless you travel out to the rural parts of the state. I can't even imagine how busy it will get this summer. A few locals are talking about creating a flood of new C-Tier tournaments to try to meet the demand, but I guess we successfully Grew the Sport so well during the pandemic that the flood of new competitive players is overwhelming.

I got 2 birdies today on 219 and 245 foot holes. It was above zero degrees for the first time in 2 weeks. Good day.

Fart Car '97
Jul 23, 2003

o fuk traffic

fociP posted:

The Minnesota tournament scene is nuts this year, big local spring events are filling in minutes on disc golf scene. Even little C-Tiers are filling in days unless you travel out to the rural parts of the state. I can't even imagine how busy it will get this summer. A few locals are talking about creating a flood of new C-Tier tournaments to try to meet the demand, but I guess we successfully Grew the Sport so well during the pandemic that the flood of new competitive players is overwhelming.

I got 2 birdies today on 219 and 245 foot holes. It was above zero degrees for the first time in 2 weeks. Good day.

Here my homies won't play if it's under 50

fociP
Mar 28, 2007

There, now the forums will stay open.


One of local TDs delivers mail, they closed the post office for cold temps and high winds two years ago so he went out in -29 F weather to shoot a round.

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


Not a bad score for Woodcrest either!

I am completely out of the loop on MN tournaments after deleting Facebook and Iím still mulling over if I want to get a membership or not, who knows how long itíll be until most people are vaccinated.

Would also loveeeee if they could hold another major somewhere with public viewing. Would have been fun to watch Niko win at the Preserve last year.

net work error
Feb 26, 2011

#essereFerrari


Played for the first time again in month and had the worst round I've ever had. At least the course wasn't busy I guess.

net work error
Feb 26, 2011

#essereFerrari


Had time off yesterday and took some time to go just play and not keep track of score. I ended up playing each hole throwing backhand and forehand and found myself getting less frustrated when throwing forehand so lets hear those forehand throwing tips and tricks.

unbuttonedclone
Dec 30, 2008


This local guy has a good video. He's a math teacher so good at teaching I'd say:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwfD3oLMoKI

Also I've been reading a pitching book someone recommended me. Once I started thinking about hip/shoulder separation more my forehand is getting better. Haven't been doing it too much because I tried to throw some hard the other day and hurt myself.

Final tip I overheard. Puff your chest out at the end. It was told as kind of like pushing a football practice sled (which I've never done) but the whole idea of getting your chest up and out also helps.

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Anyone have good shoe recommendations?

Finally deciding to wear something a little nicer than just "old sneakers that have been retired from gym/running use" and get some dedicated ones (also because said last pair of old sneakers finally bought the farm.)

I've tried several trail running shoes, including a couple Altra models and several from Adidas and I think something else can't remember what.

But every single one has been too small/tight in the ball of the foot area. Or, more specifically, the top of the ball area? If that makes sense? My foot is wide at that point of my foot, and I guess my foot is TALL as well because the one or two sizes that weren't too narrow weren't tall/high enough and the "lace" area on top was too tight and constricting, literally like it was pushing down on my (apparently) fat foot.

I normally wear a 10-10.5, and these "trail runners" are the only shoes I've ever tried on that seem to run so narrow and short. I went up to a 12 in one model and it was still too tight (and also too long.)

So any brands/models that are a little wider and taller than most? Or should I give up on a lighter runner model and just get big ol' clonky hiking boots?

unbuttonedclone
Dec 30, 2008


DrBouvenstein posted:

So any brands/models that are a little wider and taller than most? Or should I give up on a lighter runner model and just get big ol' clonky hiking boots?

I have some Oboz, I'd say there is plenty of room in the ball of the foot and they're the most durable of this stye of shoe I've ever had vs Salomon, Adidas, Columbias. The ones I got are $145 though and most of their line looks pretty technical but they have some low waterproof ones that look mostly like normal trail-ish shoes. https://obozfootwear.com/products/mens-sypes-low-waterproof I did have a hot spot on the top of my plant foot over the ball but it turned out the tongue had a little extra fold in it that got overlooked in QA, once I smoothed it out it went away (and stopped tying that part of the shoe so drat tight, now I only snug them tight higher up on my foot in general on any shoes, feet are much happier.)

My other tip is though: Just wear normal sneakers and save the waterproof trail runners for when it's actually wet outside.

unbuttonedclone fucked around with this message at 17:43 on Apr 2, 2021

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


unbuttonedclone posted:

My other tip is though: Just wear normal sneakers and save the waterproof trail runners for when it's actually wet outside.

Well it's spring in Vermont, so that's gonna be a while.

Currently only a couple places around are open, and they're free courses, which is nice, but because of that less maintenance, especially the tee boxes. Giant mud pits, very little to no gravel, certainly not concrete.

unbuttonedclone
Dec 30, 2008


DrBouvenstein posted:

Well it's spring in Vermont, so that's gonna be a while.

Currently only a couple places around are open, and they're free courses, which is nice, but because of that less maintenance, especially the tee boxes. Giant mud pits, very little to no gravel, certainly not concrete.

I think they sell those Oboz at REI, I would go check them out. They have an aggressive tread, but not too aggressive for concrete when you use those kinda pads. And when you do, the sole has barely "ground" down at all from throwing.

slicing up eyeballs
Oct 19, 2005

I got me two olives and a couple of limes



Are there known supply chain issues for manufacturers or is there another reason I can't find a replacement for my dearly departed Maverick (eaten by forest)

Henron
Feb 19, 2010

Arms held out
In your Jesus Christ pose


Most manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand because 2020 was an extremely good year for disc golf as a sport and demand for discs spiked dramatically.

Also re: shoe talk, I've found that the Merrell Trail Glove sneakers have been a huge boon to my footwork and general comfort level on the course while also protecting me from some of the more gnarly portions of courses.

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DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


slicing up eyeballs posted:

Are there known supply chain issues for manufacturers or is there another reason I can't find a replacement for my dearly departed Maverick (eaten by forest)

Ugh, yeah I'm trying to get a replacement Lucid Thief and nada. I have one now, but it's starting to get dinged up from trees, plus if I lose it I lose one of my favorite discs.

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