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Cliff Drive / Re: PDGA League in 2013 at Cliff
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:54:49 PM »

General Banter / Re: 90 Days of Disc Golf: The Pictures.
« on: February 20, 2013, 12:36:21 PM »
Just started watching the pictures, Loomis.  I'll be looking at them in small doses so I don't overdose on the eye candy.  Thanks for taking these and posting them.   Love hole 3 at Fly Boy Aviation.  With a name like that, I've GOT to play that course.

General Banter / Re: Lets take A moment of silence
« on: February 05, 2013, 03:11:15 PM »
Oh mannnnnnn ..... damnit.  :(   

That really sucks, Lee.  This news really really hurts :(

I love Cooter and I'm going to miss him very much.  Damnit.  Damnit, damnit, damnit.

I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss.

Rosedale / Re: Glowsdale 6pm tonight
« on: January 23, 2013, 02:50:40 PM »
I'll be there.

Tournaments / Re: 2013 Kansas City Team Challenge
« on: January 22, 2013, 10:39:18 PM »
I want my name on the trophy again.  I'm in.   EAST SIIIIIIIDE!

Winter Leagues / Re: Down Under League 1/5/13
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:39:17 AM »
You sure it wasn't in regards to that blazing round?  ;)

Winter Leagues / Re: Down Under League 1/5/13
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:13:07 AM »
love the question marks beside Tank's name.  :)

Tournaments / Re: Rosedale Winter Wonderland - Unsanctioned
« on: December 12, 2012, 08:41:08 AM »
On the bagger situation... Has anyone thought that maybe the Intermediate guys stepped up to Advanced while the other guys just stayed in their division? I know it isn't as fun to think of it that way but... just sayin.

Sorry, but six of the twelve Intermediate competitors were within one stroke of one another and ten strokes away from the other six.  The top six were clearly playing at another level compared to the bottom six, and that level is the Advanced level. 

Having said that, I don't know these competitors and how they compete on a daily basis.  It is posible and probable for one or two competitors to play out of their minds one day and crush the competition, and based on the results of that one day alone they should not me made to move up to the next level.  Nor should they.  Consistency is the determining factor.  Being in the top 3 over and over again.
But there wasn't one or two.  There were six.  Six competitors playing the lowest level they could with one motive in mind.  To get a win.  They probably felt that they "could not win" in Advanced, so they played Intermediate.  It wasn't about "being competitive" in advanced, for I'm sure they knew they could be. It was about the belief that they couldn't win it.  In my humble opinion.

If one or two of you six is trully an intermediate level player and killed it on the course that day, then I extend my sincere congratulations to you.  Great job out there.

Tournaments / Re: Rosedale Winter Wonderland - Unsanctioned
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:32:06 PM »
Wow.  That's disgusting sandbagging.  That's a crying shame. 

Congratulations to David Steeby, the rightful Am tournament champion.

General Banter / Re: Blue valley is a winter wonder land
« on: December 10, 2012, 12:35:27 AM »
I'm in on Saturday.  Closest course to my apartment and it's the longest course in the US?  Booyaaa!

General Banter / Re: Arkansas City, kansas?
« on: December 07, 2012, 11:48:30 AM »
I've been there but don't know about courses.  Sorry.

General Banter / Re: Grow the Sport
« on: November 19, 2012, 09:24:31 PM »
Smithville isn't proof enough of how that worked? The only way to really test the theory is charge parking at every park. Then you'll see the casual players no longer playing along with several others who may not like extra fees.

You know what I love about Smithville and other pay-to-play courses?  They are clean. You don't see a lot of trash under every bush and the tee signs aren't vandalized. Some have security as is the case with Smithville Park. I like knowing my car will very probably not get broken into.

Pay-to-play courses keep the trash and the riff-raff out.  Who are trash and riff-raff?  People who litter and vandalize.  They will not make the sport grow, so I couldn't care less how many of them take up disc golf.

There will still be free courses to play in.  The increase of pay-to-play courses will not completely eliminate free courses.   

Bag Tags / Re: What tag you got? 2012
« on: November 17, 2012, 12:21:23 AM »
I'd like everyone to know that I don't know what tag I have.  It's one hundred something.

General Banter / Re: We have a Dream...
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:42:54 PM »
I stopped the full reach back from a Hemme suggestion.  I lost some distance, but I gained more command.  I am not as accurate or consistent with a full reach back.  Heck, I am not accurate or consistent.  I would love to incorporate more reach back into my game.  I would love to incorporate more consistency  and accuracy.  I would love...  Suggestions on how the heck Will throws with full reach back and accuracy is appreciated.

It's not a black an white thing, Quinnie.   Hemme is right, but his advice must be taken in context with what you were doing at moment he advised you. For example, was it a wide open 200 ft upshot?

I recently went to the full reach back not to gain power -I could already throw it 500+ ft- but to gain straight line accuracy.  Before learning the full reach back I used a bent elbow technique.  Bent elbow afforded me great distance control.  The drawback with bent elbow is "rounding".  During rounding the disc is not traveling in a straight line as you pull it from the reach back to the release.  The disc is actually traveling in a curve.  Looking at "rounding" from above, you can easily see that if your release point is not perfect, you will release early and throw the disc left of your intended target (if you are right handed) or release the disc late and have it travel right of where you want it to go.  Rounding can spell trouble when you need to hit a gap.  Full reach eliminates rounding.

I still use bent elbow when I need to hit a certain distance, but if I need to hit a line I use full reach back.

As for accuracy, you can only gain that with a lot of practice.  Field practice.  Don't play rounds.  Only playing rounds is one of the worst things you can do for your game if what you want is to get better fast.  You just won't improve much.

General Banter / Re: We have a Dream...
« on: November 13, 2012, 01:28:46 PM »
Yes, I agree, Cooper.  The first thing I noticed is that you don't have a full reach back.

I've gone with Will's method -tought to me personally by Will *cough, cough* :)- and I find it provides increased straight line accuracy and power.

Will Schusterick Slow Motion

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