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Swope / Swope League
« on: March 30, 2005, 10:34:11 PM »
show up for league and find out. from your posts I'm guessing you have an extremely minor appliance and no backhand of which to speak.

play catch - invent games
to fly, flip away backhanded
flat flip flies straight
tilted flip curves - experiment

Swope / Swope League
« on: March 30, 2005, 08:25:43 PM »
tuesdays, 5.30ish to start. don't worry you'll get to play 18.

step 1. show up
step 2. sign up
step 3. pay yo money
step 4. play yo game
same as it ever was, only better.
more questions?

Found and Lost / 35mm Camera
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:20:29 AM »
Camera lost probably last season or at Wide Open, has spent some time in the Parks dept storage building.
Private email me to identify or steer me in to the owner.
m richard

Swope / Just saw Swope on TV!
« on: March 27, 2005, 06:52:09 PM »
the boy's antenna isn't picking up every channel and cable hasn't made it to his somewhat remote outpost. not to worry, if we keep chiding him about golf he'll find his way back to britney spears' fanclub website.

Beginners / First Beginner post
« on: March 21, 2005, 08:39:49 PM »
what about coordinating a new player's round before the weekend leagues. that way if people want to hang around and see what the locals throw, maybe borrow some technique, they can.
new players, npl can happen. use this forum to pick a day, course, and time.

Swope / Just saw Swope on TV!
« on: March 21, 2005, 08:18:45 PM »
unless your posts on this site take a more appropriate direction you may win the closest to the pinhead award, mark f.
if I am not mistaken, the sponsor of the month has donated a private, gourmet pavement tasting for you and a guest.
oh yeah, one more thing: learn to putt and you'd be an awesome golfer.

m richard

Swope / Spring Renewal
« on: March 15, 2005, 08:10:19 AM »
see page one. let the naming contest begin. let's be serious about the suggestions, after all we are defining the one day process of several people throwing plastic objects at metal sculptures.
it's a new day at swope. it's about playing disc golf rather than just talking about it.

m richard

Swope / Just saw Swope on TV!
« on: March 14, 2005, 01:06:44 PM »
one of my goals for the course this year is zero dead bodies, especially on the front nine.
my brothers and I have been playing the course since 81, even when the course was pulled for a while and the worst thing that has ever happened was a 4th of july drunk who came to appreciate just how cool disc golf was. come to think of it, the goober who now wheelies his motorcycle up and down elmwood is worse than the old drunk.
stuff happens. jack's right, pay attention and all will be well. more golf traffic means more witnesses.

Swope / Spring Renewal
« on: March 10, 2005, 10:16:41 AM »
may 14th it is! seems to fit into the greater scheme of things, wichita is going on that weekend, topeka the weekend before. gateway in st louis the next weekend.
now all we need is a name.

Swope / Course Needs
« on: March 08, 2005, 01:00:33 PM »
anybody out there have any opinions about what we need to do to get Swope ready for the season?
before we get rocking on any more new pin placements why don't we fill in some holes, remove all the old concrete/collar combos that have been sheared off, and stop some erosion? maybe even pick up some trash?
we need all the help we can get out there, if you want to freelance a project let's all get in the same book with the hope of ending up on the same page.
and if you just can't help putting in another placement at least make it plumb.

General Banter / message board
« on: March 08, 2005, 08:32:37 AM »
as if anyone besides pete cares what my dog tells me to think, this site is great. if we're trying to get new players jazzed this offers more than topica seems to.
just like on the course, step up and start doing it.

Beginners / Drive for Show Putt for Dough?
« on: March 08, 2005, 08:24:03 AM »
yes they are easy to lose, but nice to find without a name on them when looking for your own disc.
they don't stand up well to mowing attachnments either if you toss one where the tractor is headed and he gets there before you.

Beginners / Drive for Show Putt for Dough?
« on: March 07, 2005, 10:19:54 PM »
like ball golf the one with the lowest score at the end is the winner. ever notice how the best ball golfers do everything well? if you focus only on one aspect other parts of your game can suffer. and yes, improving your putting can shave a lot of strokes off your score.
fly dyed discs are cool, don't know of anyone doing that around these parts. don't know how easy it would be to do it either. one of their main characteristics is how well camouflaged they can be in the thinnest of local flora.

Beginners / First Beginner post
« on: March 07, 2005, 01:10:12 PM »
man, if you've just started and you're already reaching 450 feet with a 75 foot curve you need to put on the clinics!  if by chance you meant feet rather than yards then the good news is you're still well ahead of the learning curve.
it all really comes down to snap and angle at the point of release. the rotation on the disc from more snap will cause the outside edge to come up as will a slightly different angle. the really cool thing about today's plastic is the infinite possibilities from combining those two factors.
first, get a stable disc, one that flies straight with only a bit of curve at the end of it's flight and maybe an understable disc, one that turns over naturally. a right handed back hand fades to the right instead of the left with an understable or "turnover" disc. throw each one 10,000 times and things will start to get much easier.
go to and and check out their descriptions and rating system for the typical flight pattern of each disc.
in general, the thinner the profile and beveled the edge, the more lift it is designed to get. that makes some of the long range drivers a little twitchy in the most experienced hands.
new player's league(s) don't need to be limited to one night or park. if the interest is there from new players the club should be able to come up with another night or two.
women's league has been on thursday's at rosedale, 5;30-6ish. one of the club's officers is tavish sanders, hopefully she'll be okay with me giving out her email address:

Beginners / First Beginner post
« on: March 04, 2005, 09:36:24 AM »
All three are excellent discs for beginners thru pro. In fact, most of the top players use an Aviar as a putter. Pay attention to what works well for people and keep and open mind when someone tries to sell you on a disc.
It's more important to learn to throw straight before trying the latest and greatest new disc. Good move wanting to get your hands on the plastic before you buy, you want something that feels good pulling it from your bag all the way to watching fly up and hit the chains.
If you like the three you have seek out some in the 160-170 range and see how you like them. Bear in mind that Waterworks is one of the most challenging courses in KC. At Rosedale the ground is a bit flatter, there will be more people out there with a variety of discs, and starting April 4,
the Monday New Players League will start. The lovely and talented Paul Eklund is the host, if you have any questions he can be reached at 913 621-2004.

m richard

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