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Discraft Ace Race - Swope Park - 09-23-12
« on: August 07, 2012, 09:51:25 AM »
Hello KC,

We are working on the Discraft Ace Race details and hope to have pre-registration up soon.  Last year we had over 150 players and want to break 200 this year.  Once registrations is up, pre-registration will be helpful so we can accurately order enough packages.  As of now, it looks like September 23rd is going to be the day and it will once again be at Swope. 

Keep an eye out for more information really soon!!
« Last Edit: August 17, 2012, 11:57:09 AM by Utz »
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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 10:20:57 AM »
This years Ace Race Discs and Package



The 2012 Ace Race prototype disc is officially classified as a long range driver, but it could be more accurately described as a hybrid driver and is superb for running aces! Faster than a Buzzz but slower than a Stalker, the disc offers players controlled fairway shots. At medium to fast speeds this disc will hold the line to finish with a slight hyzer. Give it a rip!



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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 10:23:00 AM »
I was wondering if we were going to have one. Glad to see you guys stepped up to host it once again!

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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 10:25:51 AM »
I'm all for this one!!
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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 12:13:56 PM »
Sweet, thanks DD! I was a little worried we wouldn't have one here this year. This disc seems like it might be much better for running aces than the putters they have given us 2 of the last 3 years.
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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 06:16:25 PM »
Count me in!  I will keep an eye out for registration.  :)

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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 09:52:10 PM »
..... This disc seems like it might be much better for running aces than the putters they have given us 2 of the last 3 years.

I thought they flew sorta OK last year....  ;D


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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 11:53:09 AM »
Joplin has shot their ace race already!

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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 03:58:57 PM »
..... This disc seems like it might be much better for running aces than the putters they have given us 2 of the last 3 years.

I thought they flew sorta OK last year....  ;D

I know some people are good at driving with putters. I however do not like using putters to drive with. After all they are made for putting. :)
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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 04:03:54 PM »
What do you think people drove with back in the day?  That's right, putters.

Consider an era when your distance choices consisted of the Aero, XD and Aviar.

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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 05:17:13 PM »
What do you think people drove with back in the day?  That's right, putters.

Consider an era when your distance choices consisted of the Aero, XD and Aviar.

So that explains why some of the old timers are so good with them.  ;D

Were they considered putters back then? Or just discs? 

I probably wouldn't complain about the Ace Race using putters if Discraft made decent putters. Their mid ranges are far superior to their putters.
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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 09:51:20 AM »
My first disc was an XD, it wasn't a putter then, it was a disc that was WAY cooler than the frisbees that were being used, but that was in like 84', were you alive then? :P
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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012, 10:42:06 AM »

The Eagle, which was quickly re-tooled into the Aero landed in the Spring of 1983 (although the list below indicates an earlier date of approval). At that time, it was just a disc; there were no putters, mids, or drivers. It wasn't too long before this disc, that would someday be called a "putter," set a new distance record in the 500's. The Aviar came after the Aero, and then then the Aviar XD (extra distance). Below I've listed all Innova Discs that have been approved by the PDGA. The first disc that we can now call strictly a driver was the Phenix. It was tooled using the Aero mold, and the Aero went away for several years before its return as a "putter." The Phenix, thrown by Sam Ferrans, set a world record as well. Subsequent "drivers only" were the larger-diameter Barracuda and Scorpion, followed by the even-bigger Jaguar. The Viper with a 21.7 cm diameter was the first driver that was the same size as the existing midranges as the Shark, Stingray, Roc, Cobra. It wasn't until 1992 and the Whippet that a smaller (21.2) diameter driver showed up. Since then, most drivers have been close to this size.  I think it was in the first half of the 90s that companies started designating discs as drivers, midranges, and putters.


Eagle (old)   01/01/82
Aero   01/01/83
Aviar   01/01/84
Aviar XD   01/01/84
Coupe   01/01/85
Classic Ace   01/01/86
Aviar Putter   01/01/87
Hammer   01/01/87
Roc   01/01/87
Stingray   01/01/87
Cobra   01/01/88
Phenix   01/01/88
Shark   01/01/89
Aviar XD (retooled)   01/01/90
Lynx   06/21/90
Barracuda   09/16/90
Scorpion   09/16/90
Birdie   05/13/91
Birdie (retooled)   05/13/91
Condor   05/13/91
Jaguar   11/05/91
Viper   12/03/91
Whippet   02/07/92
Zephyr   07/06/92
Panther   07/26/93
Griffin   09/22/93
Piranha   10/28/93
Classic Roc   01/01/94
Cobra Classic   01/01/94
Pole Cat   01/05/94
Dolphin   02/21/94
Python   02/21/94
Gazelle   03/08/94
Ram   04/01/94
Gopher   08/09/94
Raven   11/10/94
Apple   08/10/95
Super Nova   08/10/95
Cheetah   10/10/95
Moray   10/02/96
Pegasus   03/21/97
Banshee   01/14/98
Cheetah (retooled)   07/28/98
Rhyno   11/09/98
Wolf   02/14/99
Eagle (new)   03/12/99
Puma   04/05/99
Thunderbird   05/03/99
Leopard   05/12/99
Gator   01/21/00
Firebird   03/21/00
Valkyrie   08/28/00
Spider   01/19/01
CE Leopard   01/29/01
CE Eagle   02/07/01
CE Valkyrie   02/25/01
Dragon   03/24/01
CE Aviar   06/02/01
CE TeeBird   06/02/01
CE FireBird   06/12/01
Archangel   08/21/01
Ace   11/27/01
CE Aero   06/05/02
CE Spider   08/12/02
Beast   12/02/02
Monster   01/26/03
Starfire   05/08/03
Viking   06/02/03
ORC   01/25/04
Hydra   05/10/04
Bulldog   07/08/04
Hero Disc Type 235   07/08/04
Sidewinder   11/24/04
Coyote   06/07/05
Wraith   08/15/05
Roadrunner   08/27/05
Goblin   03/06/06
Tee-Rex   03/06/06
CRO   06/21/06
Skeeter   07/08/06
Max   09/21/06
Firebird L (FL)   01/17/07
Kite   02/11/07
Teebird L (TL)   03/08/07
Gremlin   06/05/07
Starfire L (SL)   06/21/07
Destroyer   06/26/07
Sonic   09/19/07
XCaliber   03/13/08
Pig   05/20/08
Monarch   06/02/08
Pulsar   06/02/08
Boss   08/26/08
Groove   12/05/08
Dart   02/18/09
Mako   09/18/09
Katana   10/18/09
Wahoo   11/19/10
Vulcan   12/09/10
Wedge   12/09/10
Ape   02/18/11
Archon   03/09/11
TeeDevil   08/14/11
Lycan   11/13/11
Dominator   01/22/12
Mamba   01/22/12
Krait   05/02/12



Were they considered putters back then? Or just discs? 

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Re: Discraft Ace Race
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012, 10:45:25 AM »
a walk down memory lane, I remember carrying the Aviar, XD, Gumbputt, Phenix, I think a B-27 Bomber  and Eclipse as my selection in '88...
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 10:52:33 AM »
Very cool information.  Thanks Rick!

I remember the Phenix.  I couldn't throw it.  It was quite domey if I remember correctly.

I do remember carrying a P-38 Lighting.  That disc used to roll forever.
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