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Title: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 10, 2012, 09:22:27 PM
Okay. Picked up a 134 gram Blizzard Champion Destroyer this evening. I took it to a nearby park and without warming up, tossed it close to 550 feet on the first throw. No joke. It wasn't downhill, and it was WITH the wind. I threw it at Shawnee Mission West. I was standing in the field next to the parking lot and threw it toward the football field. It carried over the length of the football field. It had to be pretty close to 550 or better... Amazingly, it held up in the wind on the throw back. It carried about 500 into the wind. It tried to flip a bit, but held up. It behaved like any Champion Destroyer but with a whole lot more glide. A whole bunch more. Other than the odd feeling it has in the hand from being so friggin' light, it is pretty awesome.

So all of you souls out there who prefer lighter, this has just leveled the playing field quite a bit. I am going to try for over 600 tomorrow.

I'm stunned. I hear it floats.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: dickthediscparker on February 10, 2012, 09:45:19 PM
What did Minna think of the Wraith?
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 10, 2012, 10:18:34 PM
No clue. She wasn't there to throw hers.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Peter Bures on February 10, 2012, 10:42:47 PM
That's enough of an endorsement for me. They are available at DGW?
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 10, 2012, 11:08:06 PM
Yep. Wraiths, Katanas, Bosses, and Destroyers.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: sirbronco on February 11, 2012, 09:31:43 AM
Loomis, I think you just sold me on a couple of new discs.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: coops on February 11, 2012, 10:00:33 AM
But what weight is best? I used to just get max weight because it was easiest...
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 11, 2012, 10:20:13 AM
I don't know which weight works best. Dickie P said he picked up a 150 BOSS, but i went with the lightest weight Destroyer I could find. Word on the street is that David Wiggins tossed a light weight BOSS and a KATANA over 800 feet.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: KCVinnie on February 11, 2012, 11:13:54 AM
I was trying to minimize changes in my bag, but this sounds like a must try.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 11, 2012, 01:50:09 PM
Okay. So tomorrow is another day.

Dick brought out his Boss, and Minna and I brought the Destroyer and Wraith. I got the Destroyer from #4 at Rosedale to the teebox on #1. Maybe a few feet short.

Minna got the Destroyer working for her and was clearing about 350.

I really couldn't get the Boss working.

I will say this... You MUST finesse the disc to get it to go. Otherwise a heavy-handed thrower is going to flip these suckers over. It took Minna about 10 to 15 throws to get it working for her. So take your time and you should see it work out.

Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: coops on February 11, 2012, 02:51:31 PM
From where 4's pin is now? That is what you mean right?
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 11, 2012, 03:00:32 PM
yes.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Peter Bures on February 11, 2012, 03:20:09 PM
I thought you meant from the #4 Pad to the #1 pad lol.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: eeastwood 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?   
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: KCVinnie on February 11, 2012, 06:21:36 PM
I threw a 137 blizzard destroyer today.  If I put max power into it, it turned and burned. When I did get a smooth release went a little further (15 ft) than my pro destroyer.  Might get better results with better form...
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: ekolk on February 11, 2012, 08:10:13 PM
Word on the street is that David Wiggins tossed a light weight BOSS and a KATANA over 800 feet.

He threw two discs at the same time and they went 800 feet?! Awesome is that even legal?  :)

Joking aside, I picked up one of these blizzard plastiques today and look forward to finessing it into distances yet unknown to me.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 11, 2012, 08:17:29 PM
I throw full weight Pro Destroyers and then only the small "P DS" ones. They are not overstable but they hold a good line. When there are too many trees, I throw a full weight Star Destroyer. It mimics the Pro Destroyers but holds it's durability longer. When I throw into a heavy headwind or need my drive to finish hard LEFT, I throw a 163 Star Destroyer. It's much more stable than most of the Xcals or Firebirds I have used in the past.

I don't know if the lighter weight stability rules will hold true with this blizzard plastic. I do know that you need to take some time to get used to it. The extreme weight makes them super flippy if you are used to a serious SNAP at the end of your throw. And by serious snap I mean that you release the disc off the "snap" of your index finger and thumb "pinch." If you throw the disc where the disc comes off of your two middle fingers, it holds the stability better. It will take some getting used to. It took Minna about twenty minutes, but when she got it, she was crushing it.

I can't say that all lighter weight discs are more stable than their full weight counterparts. I think it's unique to each disc. I think the "stiffer" the disc and the "domey-er" the disc the more stable it will be.

The jury is out on the blizzard until warmer weather and a full volley of throws allow for a full review. For now - I have chucked it a ridiculous long way in the cold and it doesn't suck.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Jake B on February 13, 2012, 10:21:42 AM
I bought a 145 Destroyo and a 153 Boss. So far I've only got to throw them a handful of times, and my feelings are mostly, meh. I was under the impression from reading Dave Dunipace's original posting on these, that they were supposed to have the same flight characteristics as their big brothers (even with max torque).  I found that they are much more fickle than their heavier counter parts. And while the advantages might be greater on a hot calm day or with a tailwind, as yet to be tested, they seem likely to end up in my 11 yr old's bag. However, not until I'm sufficiently dissatisfied.

I will note that the Destroyer I got was flatter than any of the others at DGW.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 13, 2012, 10:52:26 AM
It takes some getting used to, but once you figure out the snap, it has an incredible amount of glide. You can torque it, but you have to know the limits to make it work out correctly.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 13, 2012, 12:09:37 PM
I bought a 145 Destroyo and a 153 Boss. So far I've only got to throw them a handful of times, and my feelings are mostly, meh. I was under the impression from reading Dave Dunipace's original posting on these, that they were supposed to have the same flight characteristics as their big brothers (even with max torque).  I found that they are much more fickle than their heavier counter parts. And while the advantages might be greater on a hot calm day or with a tailwind, as yet to be tested, they seem likely to end up in my 11 yr old's bag. However, not until I'm sufficiently dissatisfied.

I will note that the Destroyer I got was flatter than any of the others at DGW.

i think you're going to have to learn to tone that power down big guy!
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: jamidanger on February 13, 2012, 01:22:50 PM
for distance nikko promotes the cannon <designed by the rico bros.> in this recent clip, makes me a believer in those high lines the youngsters are taking these days

http://youtu.be/nXwEdnh7EBw
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: TPalmer on February 13, 2012, 04:11:29 PM
I like the stuff Rico and Legacy Discs are coming out with.  Waiting for the Cannon to be released in Protege plastic.  The initial release in Icon plastic seems to be limited to 174 or 175 grams which is too much for my weenie arm.

If anyone wants a First Run Blue Rampage in Pinnacle plastic 174 grams, hit me up.  I'll let it go for 5 bucks.  Only been thrown a handful of times. 
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Jake B on February 13, 2012, 04:36:31 PM
I'll give you 5 for it. PM me
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: KCVinnie on February 13, 2012, 09:03:14 PM
Played an entire round today with only my Blizzard Destroyer and a putter.  Figured out that if I throw it like my max weight Roadrunner on a hyzer flip it will fly straight.

Off subject, but the course I played today in West Virginia made Water Works look flat.  Not sure there is a flat piece of ground in this entire state.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 13, 2012, 09:04:57 PM
You try throwing a tomahawk with it yet Vinnie?
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: KCVinnie on February 13, 2012, 09:13:51 PM
Not yet, ball golf trip to RTJ trail is this week and I don't want to throw out my back before it.  :)
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: savagesam on February 16, 2012, 04:43:12 PM
Just bought and tested 2 Blizzard Boss's (137,138) out at SMP. Beautiful day out there. Hardly any wind. Now my main drivers are an 172 ESP Nuke and 170 Champ Orc. Both pretty straight, the Nuke slightly understable (no wind). I found these discs very easy to throw. Slightly more stable than my seasoned Orc. For me they were very consistent. No adjustment at all. I had 3 or 4 holes where I threw my longest drives ever on those particular holes. I'm not one that usually jumps on the "Latest and Greatest" Bandwagon but you might want to give one of these a try.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: ekolk on February 17, 2012, 09:42:26 PM
After four rounds of throwing a 150 blizzard wraith, I have noticed a steady fifty foot improvement from the tee. Sometimes longer, some shorter, but east to throw and fairly consistent. This disc is not for big arms though. I am throwing a fan grip with a bit of snap instead of a  tight, fast  power grip.

This technology may help to level the playing field for all but the highest divisions. But again, I do not think these are for power drivers at all. If you grip and rip, this will flip every  time.

All in all, it isn't going to replace my control drivers but it will be in the bag.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: bbjon on February 18, 2012, 07:57:26 PM
I'm not sold on this plastic.  I got a 130 ish Katana and have only gotten two shots that didn't flip over.  Granted I played waterworks, and that may have been a bad course to test on.  I threw my buddies 150ish boss and had better results.  Playing swope tomorrow, but I'm thinking i won't be spending much time or energy on this disc.  Good concept, and for some people it will probably work great.  I'm not sure its for me though.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: skinner on February 19, 2012, 11:07:44 AM
it seems the real light weight katana is super flippy but all the other discs are closer to their max weight counterpart.  the 150g boss does really well but the 137g katana flipped so hard i sold it 2 days after buying it.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: andyportwood on February 19, 2012, 12:41:11 PM
Just played two rounds at swope with my 134g katana and it took me a while to get used to it flipping but about midway through the second round I was 400-500 ft bombs. My 134 destroyer was hitting about the same as my 150 Nuke. Both were holding lines with great glide. I'm sold!
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: bbjon on February 19, 2012, 03:23:51 PM
I had better results with my Katana today. When i wasn't hitting trees, and used more of a putter grip, I got good glide.  I still can't het any distance out of it, though because as soon as I put any power behind it, it flips over and i can't control it.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Jake B on February 19, 2012, 08:23:49 PM
Thats because its a Katana. Get a Boss or Destroyer and make sure they're domey.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: coops on February 19, 2012, 09:23:42 PM
Has anyone noticed any differences in the blizzards with respect to bubble placement? I have a couple destroyers (134 and 144) with no bubbles in the middle and have seen some promise with them but am far from convinced. The thought occurred to me that if there are more bubbles in the middle (and hence less weight stolen from the rim) they may be easier to keep the speed up. Also, since in mine the bubbles are all towards the outside it seems to make the wing rougher, not smooth and glassy like you would expect from a champion disc. Doubt that does too much but it overall just feels different.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: WrongfulLeaf on February 20, 2012, 08:20:39 AM
I saw alot of people out at beer league throwing them yesterday, so I gave them a shot after the round with April's 133ish boss. I threw from pad 3 and parked it at 1 at Swope. It flipped but it was pretty much flat throughout its entire flight. I also tested a 150 boss at Rosie in the afternoon and had mixed results. I was throwing it along with my max weight boss and destroyer just to see the differences. It was usually further than my max weight discs but I had an issue with releasing it at too high of an angle so it lost a lot of life. I'm going to pick up a light weight boss and a 150, and just play with them only for a while and see how it goes. It seems like if you toss max weight along with them the release is a little different. Oh and I was using full power throws with the 150 boss and never had any issues with it flipping as long as I did not roll my wrist at the end. But I must say by watching everyone at BL yesterday.......this does extend your game! April was throwing really well with them, Gabby was throwing a great round, and Chris and a few others are still learning them but you can see the distance improvement on a number of holes.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: andyportwood on February 20, 2012, 09:10:41 AM
It was usually further than my max weight discs but I had an issue with releasing it at too high of an angle so it lost a lot of life.

I noticed the high release. That was the hardest thing to correct for me once I learned to muscle down a little...
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 20, 2012, 09:27:36 AM
A couple things that might help you make the transition to the lighter weight...

1. The first throw you make with it, and maybe the first ten throws, should be standing still and with half speed. Get used to the weight and the flight before you start walking into the throw and using your full power.

2. To make sure you're throwing it correctly, first take your regular driver and throw it LEFT handed (for you lefties, I'm sorry, there is nothing that can be done for you. You're evil and that's that.) Throw leftie for a few holes and pay attention to what you're doing in your technique. This should help you slow down and use proper technique RIGHT handed.

3. This is not a TORQUE disc. You can use torque, but you have to be really comfortable with "low, hyzer" releases to do so. Until then, you have to under-power the throw.

4. If you are having issues with "flipping" try releasing the disc with your two middle fingers in the power grip and NOT the "pinch" of the forefinger and thumb. This should keep the spin down until you get the low-hyzer flip technique under control.

5. If your drive is coming out HIGH RIGHT. You're trying to kill it. Slow down.

I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, I would be glad to come work with you.


Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 20, 2012, 09:50:33 AM
A couple things that might help you make the transition to the lighter weight...

1. The first throw you make with it, and maybe the first ten throws, should be standing still and with half speed. Get used to the weight and the flight before you start walking into the throw and using your full power.

2. To make sure you're throwing it correctly, first take your regular driver and throw it LEFT handed (for you lefties, I'm sorry, there is nothing that can be done for you. You're evil and that's that.) Throw leftie for a few holes and pay attention to what you're doing in your technique. This should help you slow down and use proper technique RIGHT handed.

3. This is not a TORQUE disc. You can use torque, but you have to be really comfortable with "low, hyzer" releases to do so. Until then, you have to under-power the throw.

4. If you are having issues with "flipping" try releasing the disc with your two middle fingers in the power grip and NOT the "pinch" of the forefinger and thumb. This should keep the spin down until you get the low-hyzer flip technique under control.

5. If your drive is coming out HIGH RIGHT. You're trying to kill it. Slow down.

I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, I would be glad to come work with you.


 Maybe you can give me some pointers.... bahahahahahahahaha.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 20, 2012, 10:05:34 AM
don't you usually just throw Rocs from 500 and in, Mike?
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 20, 2012, 10:30:45 AM
don't you usually just throw Rocs from 500 and in, Mike?

Yep.  ;)
 I just thought I could use some pointers from the"self proclaimed authority" on dgolf.  How much was he charging an hr?
 Who were some if his students? I'd like to get some reviews from them.
 Its between him and Don G lover.. ::)
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: TPalmer on February 20, 2012, 10:41:17 AM
Had a skip ace yesterday on hole #3 in Olathe with my 132 g Blizzard Destroyer.  I think I'm going to keep this thing.  :-)
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 20, 2012, 11:37:44 AM
don't you usually just throw Rocs from 500 and in, Mike?

Yep.  ;)
 I just thought I could use some pointers from the"self proclaimed authority" on dgolf.  How much was he charging an hr?
 Who were some if his students? I'd like to get some reviews from them.
 Its between him and Don G lover.. ::)

Knowing both, I think I'd go with Loomis.  No offense Dong Lover, I mean, Don Glover.  ;D
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 20, 2012, 01:50:56 PM
I made no such proclamations about my authority or my abilities. Nor do I have a list of "students," I wasn't aware that it was necessary to have references to offer help to those who might be looking for it. And I also didn't say there was a fee for my assistance. But If you need some help, I'm sure we can find you some.

And I guess if you need a student reference, you could ask Minna. I taught her how to play two years ago. She won Bowling Green last year.





Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 20, 2012, 01:55:37 PM
And Mike, If you disagree with my suggestions, I would love to hear some of yours. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would love to hear some advice from you about how to play? You've been playing a long, long time right? Certainly you have information you can share which would be helpful to others...
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 20, 2012, 02:12:05 PM
And Mike, If you disagree with my suggestions, I would love to hear some of yours. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would love to hear some advice from you about how to play? You've been playing a long, long time right? Certainly you have information you can share which would be helpful to others...
I dont have a long list of credentials like yourself. So I dont offer up a bunch of unsolicited help.
  ::)
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 20, 2012, 02:14:41 PM
Again, there are no credentials given, just a willingness to help. I'm sure you are just as willing to help. You sound very altruistic.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 20, 2012, 02:24:10 PM
Again, there are no credentials given, just a willingness to help. I'm sure you are just as willing to help. You sound very altruistic.
I am. But it's not my duty. (Thats what you meant right?)
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 20, 2012, 02:27:29 PM
Again, no one said it was a something you have to do. You do it because you want to be helpful. Hence, not asking for money.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 20, 2012, 02:52:35 PM
Again, there are no credentials given,
No credentials?? A bunch of 1st ,2nd and more top finishes in the  PDGA am. division dating back to 2008 to present.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: jack on February 20, 2012, 03:26:52 PM
you 2 are bored huh? ;D
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Leo D. on February 20, 2012, 04:43:58 PM
Who woulda thought 150 weight plastic would cause such a stir!
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: andyportwood on February 20, 2012, 05:00:33 PM
Hey, if Loomis is offering up lessons sign me up!  ;D Haha
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: coops on February 20, 2012, 05:09:15 PM
Loomis

Let's play sometime. I'm getting the blizzard to do OK things, i.e. it is easier to get to max d than max weight, but it isn't producing the earth-shattering results experienced by some. If these things really are a gamechanger, I need to make sure to know how to throw them when the situation demands it.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 20, 2012, 05:29:03 PM
No worries Cooper. Let me know when you're free.

And I think the credentials you listed look to be from another thread, is that right? I don't remember making any such statement as a determining factor in this regard. Or are these your credentials?

Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Ken Franks on February 20, 2012, 11:20:43 PM
I'm throwin dis Chit, 600 feet!!!
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 21, 2012, 06:33:01 AM
I'm throwin dis Chit, 600 feet!!!
Someone with an actual skill set.
 Not a mediocre career sandbagger with no intentions of ever dipping his toe into the open pool. :P
 I like chinese food, I've sampled it all over the U.S. That doesn't make me an authority on it, or a food critic.
just sayin
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 21, 2012, 06:51:44 AM
The opinions expressed by Mike D., are not the opinions of the KCFDC or its members. ;D
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 21, 2012, 09:06:40 AM
Mike, I can tell your willingness to open your mouth before you know what you're talking is equal to your disc golfing talent. You know less of me than I know of you. How come I don't know much about you? Oh yeah, you're not involved in touring disc golf other than just a casual game from time to time. When was the last time anyone noticed you (other than just locals)? Perhaps you're just not relevant to the conversations anymore. I guess you're just one of those local heroes now. Someone everyone knows can play, but washed up. Bitter and wearing that high school letterman's jacket until it complete fades out. I hear you used to play a lot of tournaments, then what? You get caught up in something like a bunch of kids or a lousy job and now the only way for you to find glory is by playing the same courses with people you know you can beat. Are you still trying to suck some of that former "what could been and should been glory" out of the game? I guess you can't quite do it if you're stuck here all the time. I guess you should just tear down everything around you so you look that much taller.

I eagerly await your next allegory.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: dickthediscparker on February 21, 2012, 09:20:43 AM
Please you two.  Quit while your not ahead.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 21, 2012, 09:25:06 AM
I offered assistance, then the thread was hijacked by mr. Allegory. I shall refrain from posting further comment about said burn out.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 21, 2012, 09:30:09 AM
Ur right. I'm a washed up never has been. That doesn't play tourneys anymore.
 I'm just not out there pontificating all my wealth (or lack theroef)  of information.
I apologize to all the kcfdc members for muddying this thread. I guess if you have something else to add. Take it to pm.
 Or better yet lets discuss it next time you see me? I'm a pretty level headed guy. Just ask around. ;D
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: dickthediscparker on February 21, 2012, 09:58:10 AM
ugh...
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 21, 2012, 09:59:15 AM
Andy, how would you know what I do or don't do? I realize you and general Tao are buddies, but you and you can vouch for him. But you don't know anything about what I do around here. This sounds a lot like your whiny little snivel about how I didn't play local events. Which was also untrue. Put down the pipe, Andy. It's messing up your vision. 
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: mikedopen on February 21, 2012, 10:05:31 AM
Oh wow? Again I apologize.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: jack on February 21, 2012, 10:08:41 AM
So I threw the 150 Katana yesterday pretty darn far, probably an extra 50-60'.....I didn't have as much luck on the Destroyer (also 150)......I had to throw it about 80% and it was ok, when I started to try to crank it (#13 @ cliff) it went straight across the street (yes thats a $1.....) I found it really good though throwing it up to original #18 (now the Orange basket), and it travelled fairly well on #7, but it didn't go past the pin, and I can get there with my regular plastic already....

Jury is still out, but it was fun to throw, and I really want to see what Women may do with this stuff as well......many times their technique looks better than guy's do, so hopefully it will help them balance the field in terms of distance for the majority of them.   (I do of course realize that many women can already throw farther than myself.....)
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: Loomis on February 21, 2012, 10:15:32 AM
You're missing one. But yeah, those work.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: TPalmer on February 21, 2012, 11:23:05 AM
Jack, them Buzzard discs ain't got nothing on Millenium plastic right?  Bwahahaha.......
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: jack on February 21, 2012, 11:33:21 AM
Hmmmmmm......I like the QMS, its not a driver, I prefer the alk to the JLS (even though they are the same thing basically....) so I have only done the QMS with them to date, I didn't mind the Putters as well, loved the super soft back int eh day, but then again my putting doesn't rely on putters, its horrible in between the ears, and the discs shouldn't matter, but they do......DOH!

Suffice it to say, I'll try what ever it takes to not get beaten like the red headed step child that I am by all the youngsters out here.....
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: ekolk on February 21, 2012, 02:21:27 PM
If we could only get this kind of feedback on say...the mission statement, or Board meeting minutes.

My two cents,
E
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: jack on February 22, 2012, 10:13:57 AM
If we could only get this kind of feedback on say...the mission statement, or Board meeting minutes.

My two cents,
E

With rants et al?
 ;D ;)
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: otter on April 16, 2012, 08:21:53 AM
Not sure it's official, but while trying to watch some of the GBO Live they announced that David Wiggins threw a 135g Boss 255m = 836' in the desert near Las Vegas.  Previously(?), a DX Valk owned the D record at 250m.

Equivalent: Would be pretty cool to throw a drive past the basket, and likely across the street at #17 long @WyCo.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: jhinck2 on April 16, 2012, 10:32:04 AM
Rumor has it some kid threw a 150 blizzard boss at WYCO from 3's tee to 17's fairway.  Clearly it was a piss-poor shot and ended in a 5 on the hole, but quite the chuck nonetheless...darn Kansas wind...
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: otter on April 16, 2012, 04:23:46 PM
Yeah, that's clearly a pretty good 5.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: robm on April 17, 2012, 12:14:15 PM
Rumor has it some kid threw a 150 blizzard boss at WYCO from 3's tee to 17's fairway.  Clearly it was a piss-poor shot and ended in a 5 on the hole, but quite the chuck nonetheless...darn Kansas wind...

I watched him do it.  He was driving in that direction on purpose to have extra room while waiting for the tournie results.  Proly didn't hurt that EMac was sitting around watching.
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: jhinck2 on April 17, 2012, 12:20:29 PM
No, it was during the tournament. And I definitely carded a 5...and was not happy with the result, far as the throw may have been...
Title: Re: De Blizz-erd Plas-tique!
Post by: robm on April 17, 2012, 12:51:25 PM
My bad, I must be thinking of something else....