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General Banter / Re: Kansas City Corp Challenge
« on: February 12, 2012, 06:50:35 PM »
I've played it in this for the last 4 years.  It's not my favorite tournament, but it's still fun and worth it if your company is part of it.  The setup at swope is about as easy as it gets, which I don't like.  I wish some of the holes would give even good players a chance at some fours.  But it's pretty much deuce or die type tournament and designed to maximize the flow of the large number of teams that have to play.  For me though, the biggest benefit, is that it is likely many peoples (including myself) first exposure to tournament/competitive disc golf.  And since then I have played many other tournaments, leagues, and am now part of the club.  I've been playing since '95 and I was pretty much a weekend chucker and now if I don't play at least once a week (even during the winter), I get pretty grumpy.  I attribute my current disc golf experience to two things.  One was finding a champion valkyrie which I could instantly throw at least 50 ft further than the DX Gazelles that I have been chucking for 10+ years and two, the KCCC tournament.  Honeywell will likely by in A.  See you all out there. 

General Banter / Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
« on: February 11, 2012, 05:44:31 PM »
So I have a 166g Star Destroyer that I got at the 2011 KCWO and since Innova says they make Stars in 168-175 (and Pro), I thought I would give it a try. 
After throwing it, I found it to be the most stable Destroyer I have every thrown.  It's definitely feels light when thrown, but meat hooks almost every time with a hard fade.  Somebody told me the lighter destroyers were more stable than heavier ones, which makes no sense to me.  But appears that I have provided some evidence that it does occur.  I'm curious as to what happens with the blizzard technology and you reduce the weight even more.  Do you guys feel that it's as stable or more stable than the "normal" weight counterparts?  How much further are you throwing with the blizzard vs. the reg. plastic for the same mold?   

Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:50:44 AM »
a 51 is 1015? whats my 42 rated?

I didn't play, but it's 20 holes and not the normal setup.  It's difficult to compare the two rounds (apples to oranges).   I would like to know how ratings were calculated.   

General Banter / Re: New Dynamic Discs Store
« on: January 27, 2012, 09:16:41 PM »
too bad they're not moving near a good bbq joint. oklahoma joe's absolutely sucks. it's too sweet and i'll be damned if the best bbq in kc is from oklahoma.

Actually that's in Kansas.

Found and Lost / Re: Bag tag at Wyco
« on: January 24, 2012, 05:26:13 PM »
Didn't you catch it her name "it was Wyco".   I could go look for it, but I would probably spend $5 in gas driving over there with no guarantee I could find out.  I guess I will have to go to the candy store and purchase a replacement.  Last time I was there, I got out of there with only paying for my PDGA dues.  I don't think I will this time.  I saw some sweet Z Surges that might need trying out. 

Found and Lost / Bag tag at Wyco
« on: January 22, 2012, 03:42:10 PM »
Lost my bag tag at Wyco this past Friday.  Pretty sure somewhere on the back nine.  I just got the darn thing and I think it's 159 or so. 

General Banter / Re: Blue valley is a winter wonder land
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:18:48 PM »
Yep.  Those were mine.  Ask Jay, I tend to lose gloves. 

I'll play, offer to vague to post. 

Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl 2012
« on: December 05, 2011, 08:43:44 PM »
Do you think we wouldn't?
If we don't, I'd be surprised.
Its only the most popular event we do.

I don't see it here.

Tournaments / Ice Bowl 2012
« on: December 05, 2011, 04:30:19 PM »
Is KC going to have an Ice Bowl in 2012?  Haven't seen anything yet.

Found and Lost / Re: Found: Flat top Valk at WW
« on: November 30, 2011, 10:28:49 PM »
Champion plastic, Juliana Korver stamp , Orange and Yellow tie dye. left at PHill about 2 years ago.  Worth a shot. Maybe some loser who walked off with it then, lost it too.   

Swope / Re: Swope Park Shootout of the Century
« on: October 08, 2011, 12:43:22 PM »
In order to change peoples perspective on three of our parks. I propose a name change.
Swope Park will be named Martin Luther King Park.
Kessler/Cliff Drive Park will be named Martin Luther King Drive Park
Blue Valley Park will be called Martin Luther King Valley Park

According to Chris Rock ""You know what's sad? Martin Luther King stood for non violence. And I don't care where you are in America, if you're on Martin Luther King Boulevard, there's some violence going down."

Tournaments / Re: TWO MAN SCRAMBLE BLIND DRAW TOURNAMENT October 1st 2011
« on: September 25, 2011, 12:20:44 PM »
Its blind draw.
That means you won't know who your partner is till its drawn.

You could make sure they are on the same card though. 

Tournaments / Re: 30th KCWO Think Tank
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:56:25 PM »
Jack, thanks for what you do.  I don't want you to think that just because I don't like how you do everything in a tournament, that I don't appreciate what it takes to run a tournament.  It's tough being in charge.  And there will always be complainers, but I'm also of the mindset that if you don't say something then those that put on events won't know how you feel.  These are just my thoughts and what I felt about the 2011 KCWO.  Take them for what they are worth. 

As far as 3 discs and 2 shirts go, I would say that it is a pretty good deal.  But right now, I'm not looking for a good deal.  I have lots of discs and lots of t-shirts.  I would prefer better quality and better selection.  If I only got 1 great disc (that I picked out) and 1 good shirt that I wore often for $40, then I would be happy. 

For the PDGA membership, it was a factor in my decision.  I know not everyone is in the same situation as I am.  I am very involved in my kids sports (coaching, etc.) and I don't have time to play in every tournament.  The KCWO actually falls on a weekend that I don't have any other commitments and it's the largest KC tournament so I definitely want to play in it.  I wasn't forced to play in the KCWO, but if I wanted to play in it I was forced to have a PDGA membership.  I personally know others that were planning on playing in the tournament until they found it was going to cost them $100 to play.  To say that it wasn't a factor, is false. 

If the trophy only issue wasn't why Ams didn't participate, then why were the numbers down in 2011?     

Tournaments / Re: 30th KCWO Think Tank
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:04:29 PM »
Jack kept saying wait until you get your player's pack and you will see. "player's packs will be stocked with items that will make everyone glad that they came to the event."  Well I got it, and I frankly was underwhelmed.  I'm not sorry I played this year, but next if next year's event is the same way, then I likely won't.  It's about value for my money.  Looking forward (before the tournament) it seemed reasonable, after getting my hands on the player's pack, it didn't. 

I like some of Rick's ideas, that's a good compromise.   

To answer your questions Timko, why should Ams have to play for prizes?  Why can't they just play for a title?  You should offer prizes to Ams so that more players will come play in the tournament.  You can't argue that the number of participants was down in 2011 because it was a trophy only event.   

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