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Rosedale / Re: Down Under League 1/14/17
« on: January 21, 2017, 11:45:50 AM »
Our mission is to make disc golf great again! Haciendo el disco golf grande otra vez!

Ten cuidado Arturo!

Tournaments / Re: Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 1st, 2016
« on: October 03, 2016, 01:14:32 PM »
I hope this event went well. While it was Disc Golf World's sincere intention to sponsor the KC Juniors Open
, the coupons ($5 off a 10 buck purchase) and the schwag never made it out there. It's too late now for the schwag, but we are glad to offer the coupon to any tourney entrant or for that matter, any junior-aged person who stops by the store.

Disc Golf World has graciously donated swag which will go towards the raffle, CTP, and ROF.  Plus to sweeten up the players packs, they added coupons for each youth competitor to redeem at their new location in the north land.

Sweet players pack again this year.  Thanks DGW, Innova, PDGA, and DD.

Tournaments / Re: 32nd Annual Mid-America Open - June 24th - 26th
« on: June 16, 2016, 12:47:09 PM »
The MAO party Saturday night will feature the induction of the first class of the Missouri Disc Golf Hall of Fame: Tom Ingle #107, Ace Mason #1735, Bob Waidmann #2077, Rick Rothstein #2458, David McCormack #2873.

General Banter / Re: discs stolen, riverside
« on: June 06, 2016, 01:42:03 PM »
 I have your discs at Disc Golf World. An adult (in his 20s) came by the store Saturday, asking if we bought discs back. I told him that we buy discs (as long as they don't have anyone else's name on them) but that we don't give very much for them, and prefer trading for store credit. That he wanted money only  (now after reading your post)  appears to have been a tell that he was not on the up and up.. When I looked at them to check for names and that there were none (not on the Yellow challenger either), was another tell. Tell number 3 that he might not have been a real disc golfer was his eagerness to take the $15 I offered him.  He muttered something about moving from Oklahoma and giving up the game. We are now located in our new store at 2408 NW Vivion Rd in Northmoor (right next to Riverside). I would prefer getting my money back, but they are your discs and I will hold them here for you.

I have a basket in my back yard and I usually keep it stocked with ~10 putters.  I went out to mow today and they were all gone save one which looks like it was dropped in my side yard as whoever took them ran away.  The distinctive ones are:

- white Lake Shawnee stamped wizards
- glow wizard
- yellow meteor
- orange MD2
- yellow challenger that should have info for Paul Straub written on the underside

Now that school is out I've been seeing some extra traffic from kids walking up the street from the skate park in riverside.  That is my guess as to where they went.

Found and Lost / Mike Edstedt
« on: April 25, 2016, 07:13:01 PM »
Some of the older Throlathens remember Mike "Mikey" Edstedt. I've not see him for years and the number in the database has been disconnected. I've found his PDGA membership mini #5978 and would like to get it back to him. His last listed address was in Fort Scott, but he hasn't been active with the club since 1993.

General Banter / Re: Distance Record Smashed...Again!
« on: March 29, 2016, 12:03:58 PM »

I get the sense from the article linked above that this was not an Innova event nor an invitational. I know that Prodigy sponsored players Garret Gurthie and Alex Geisinger were in attendance. It would be nice to see the numbers from everyone who threw. I don't know statistics well enough to understand what you're saying in the last sentence.

I wonder how many players were invited Rick besides Innova Team?

Did any pros participate, regardless of sponsorship?

It's a skewed record then off the normal S-curve for extrapolation. ;)

General Banter / Re: Distance Record Smashed...Again!
« on: March 28, 2016, 04:21:54 PM »
I've no proof for this assertion, but I believe that there is incredible skill to be able to project the disc high enough to take advantage of the wind, and of course, angling the disc optimally for massive distance. I would hazard a guess that the same guys and gals who are setting records would hold the records in an indoor setting, if and when we can find a venue for this.  While I believe that Tracy's "hurricane" scenario makes some sense, I will continue to argue that just not anyone can throw a disc far in high winds.

The official word now is the wind was closer to 40MPH, and disc weighed in at 154.

I wonder what the legitimate record might be? (with wind under, say, 5mph)  Somewhere under 700ft, 600ft?   

The eventual problem with the wind aided system is that at some point, a competition, somewhere, is going to get into a situation where 1100ft will be silly short.  And from then on the record will stand as an unbreakable "event."   Like the MTA toss in 1984 mentioned by Stork in the article   

It's much more interesting to figure out and maintain a wind speed threshold system so that we can see the true distance record and a progression of it based on improved skill and technology over time.  It would not be as difficult to manage as Stork would have you believe.

General Banter / Distance Record Smashed...Again!
« on: March 28, 2016, 01:46:11 PM »
Apparently, Simon Lizotte's distance record of 903 feet, set on Saturday, has been pulverized today by David Wiggins, who reportedly threw a 150-gram R Pro Boss 1,109 feet. WTF?  As the wind may have been howling at close to 60 MPH (on the ground), the naysayers will be back in force.

For some perspective on this, here's a good read. One of the many cool things about Flying Disc Sports is that it is so young that many of the people who created them are still alive. Here is the origin of flying disc distance competition from Dan "Stork" Roddick, the man who epitomizes all things frisbee, as his selection in the Frisbee, Ultimate, Freestyle, and Disc Golf Hall of Fames attest:

General Banter / Re: Just curious...
« on: March 28, 2016, 01:30:36 PM »
they do make 180 wizards, just not destroyers, but man i wish they did......

Yes, they let some of those discs that are not legal for PDGA play out the door. PDGA max for a Wizard is 176.

General Banter / Re: PDGA RENEWAL
« on: February 16, 2016, 12:29:04 PM »
ok. Thanks for the info.  There is an option to input a discount code.  So, there is a code floating around somewhere.  Just trying to locate it.

For the Club to benefit, we need to process the PDGA memberships. Jeff, you can pay for your membership at either DD or DGW. Once I get the forms, I process the memberships.

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: February 08, 2016, 01:13:01 PM »
This article is lengthy and old...from 1997...but I've liked its idea for team golf. However, to my knowledge, no community has ever pulled it off. KC is one of the few towns where we have enough bodies to pull it off, or will in three years, when there will be at least two legend age guys in town.

Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl 2016
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:28:46 PM »
Am I assuming correctly that if we show up at a satellite and sign up there, they will have the full options of disc choices available as were listed on the ice bowl flyer?

Not necessarily. We've included most models to this weekend's events, but in some cases, there was only one or two of a model. Also, we don't get more Cryztal Z Buzzzes in until next week. Your best selection is at Ice Bowl World Headquarters, housed in Disc Golf World.

Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl 2016
« on: November 10, 2015, 11:16:06 AM »
Maybe we can find a tent sponsor.

Bag Tags / Re: 2015 Bag Tags
« on: September 15, 2015, 02:55:19 PM »
All 2015 bags are spoken for. We have two pre-sold ones left: #8 for Jordan Hinck and #111 for Jake Bowen.

Tournaments / Re: Roc Vs Buzzz, Sept 20th, 2015
« on: September 15, 2015, 02:53:23 PM »
If only Dave and everyone else were 100% correct in spelling my last name once in a while....ooofta. 

Haha can't wait for this event; glad I finally have the chance to play it.  The only Buzzz about this year is going to be how bad they got ROC'D!

Hey Jordan, Your 2015 #8 tag is still waiting for you to pick it up. You may want to have on your bag to tempt a Buzzzer into thinking you'll relinquish it.

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