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Katanas Don’t Slice through Trees

Posted by randomtiz


…Only if they could. This month has been compromised of two of the worst rounds of disc golf I’ve ever had. I’ve lost my two best drivers (Katanas) about two weeks ago and almost lost a third this evening. All on the same two holes.

Patience is key in disc golf; I’ve so learned wholeheartedly these past few weeks. After I get off work, I only have a mere hour and a half before sunset. Time is of the essence.

Upon arriving at the course I notice a larger group already on Hole 1. I play fast. It’s not always that a slower group has the courtesy to ask if you’d like to play through. Mistake #1, not asking them first. So, with the sun’s descent ticking, I jump to #13, the back 6–Sequoyah’s “Gauntlet”–to jump ahead. Mistake #2.

First throw, BAM. Blow to near tree less than 30 yards away. Ok, let’s call that practice. Next throw, tree limbs. Roughly same distance but lands on gravel fairway. I’ll have to take that. Bogey that hole. Next hole, teeing off over pond. Par shot threw down to basket 5 ft lower than from where I’m standing. Overshoot, damn, bogey. +2 after 2…awesome.

#15. Super fast drive level drive. Brand-new Katana smashes into tree in middle of fairway. Sure didn’t slice it… Ricochets way off course into deep, marshy ravine. Search Party. Mistake #3, playing solo. I search high and low, through knee-high weeds, spiderwebs, and inches of mosquito-infested mud. I’m not seeing it. It’s brand new. No disc left behind. I keep surveying and replaying my throw from the vantage point of the tee pad, carefully calculating the elevation, spin speed and degree at which it could have possibly ricocheted off. I kept telling myself, “If I find this, I’ll quit. Just let me find it.” After 40 some odd minutes, sweaty, bugs in hair, half soaked shoes…I see it. A glimmer of the yellow neon peaking through the weeds, half buried into the mud halfway out into the marshy creekbed. Holy crap there it was. So I reached for it with a stick, grabbed my gear, and walked away. 2.5 holes. 1 hour later.

-jt

Do you see it?
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Discraft Nuke SS for Sale/Trade ($11)

Posted by randomtiz


dcnukess

This Discraft Nuke SS Z-line 174g Disc is nearly a brand NEW disc. I’ve literally only thrown it a handful of times. It is a Z-line model plastic which means it’s the most durable, has truer flights, and last 2-3 times longer than other discs. This disc is great for beginning players because it allows you to get the distance of much more advanced players with less power. It hooks a lil much at slow speeds for my taste, but it must just be how I throw. I’ve got a few friends that love Nukes. This high-vis yellow Nuke SS has no dings at all. It has a minor surface scratch on underside of rim and has some ink on the back. The stamp on top is perfectly intact. Great disc. It says it’s a 174g and I’d rate its condition as 5/5.

I’m willing to trade this disc as well. I’m looking for brightly colored Innova Pro Katanas between 167-172g weight. Let me know!

Condition description:
5 = Nearly perfect (only thrown a few times)
4 = Very lightly used (One or two minor dings or scuffs)
3 = Normal used (normal amount of dings or surface scuffs, will look like most discs people have in their bag).
2 = Moderately Used (a couple larger dings/scratches and/or a slight misshape)
1 = Heavily Used (disc has seen a lot of use but still has some life left in it)

-JT

Discraft Nuke SS

Discraft Nuke SS 174g


Innova DX Aviar Putter for Sale ($6)

Posted by randomtiz


inndxaviar

I bought this early on when I first started playing but haven’t ever gotten the feel of it down. I know lots of people use these, but I still use my heavily-banged up, “trusty” Leopard to putt with–go figure. Anyway, this disc hasn’t seen much use in years–or really at all for that matter.

It’s fairly clean with light scratches on the stamp and few scuffs around the rim. I’d rate its condition at about a 4/5. There are no dings nor ink! This DX Aviar Putter is 170g and flies great. It flies straight if thrown at the right speed. Its numbers are 2|3|0|1. Contact me if you’re interested!

Condition description:
5 = Nearly perfect (only thrown a few times)
4 = Very lightly used (One or two minor dings or scuffs)
3 = Normal used (normal amount of dings or surface scuffs, will look like most discs people have in their bag).
2 = Moderately Used (a couple larger dings/scratches and/or a slight misshape)
1 = Heavily Used (disc has seen a lot of use but still has some life left in it)

-JT

Innova DX Aviar Putter

Innova DX Aviar Putter

Innova DX Aviar Putter

Closeup View of Underside and Rim


Innova DX Wraith for Sale ($4)

Posted by randomtiz


inndxwraith

I like the Wraiths. I’ve thrown them in the DX, Pro, and Star models and love their performance. I’ve had this Innova DX Wraith for sometime now although I never threw it near as much as the Star model I had. Now it’s taking up room in my bag and I’d like to sell it.

This DX Wraith is 169g and its condition I’d say is about 2.5/5. It has normal scuffs and scratches on it will a ding on the rim towards its top edge. The stamp on front is weathered a bit and it does have ink on the back. This is a good long, stable distance driver that performs really well with tailwinds. Great for any skill level.

Condition description:
5 = Nearly perfect (only thrown a few times)
4 = Very lightly used (One or two minor dings or scuffs)
3 = Normal used (normal amount of dings or surface scuffs, will look like most discs people have in their bag).
2 = Moderately Used (a couple larger dings/scratches and/or a slight misshape)
1 = Heavily Used (disc has seen a lot of use but still has some life left in it)

-JT

Innova DX Wraith

Innova DX Wraith 169g

Innova DX Wraith

Closeup View of Scuffed Edges


Innova Champion Groove for Sale/Trade ($9)

Posted by randomtiz


innchgroove

I’ve got an Innova Champion Groove 167g Disc for sale for $9. I would rate this Groove’s condition at about a 4/5.

This is a great, high-speed disc that throws long and straight. It has a cupped underside “groove” on the rim that allows this disc to be made into lighter weights than its other fellow wide-rimmed drivers. It can be thrown low or high and sidearm or backhand. This disc has not been thrown too many times. It has a few minor surface scratches but no major scuffs of dings. It does have a tiny nick in the rim but does not affect the flight. Great disc.

I am also willing to trade for a new Katana (preferably brightly colored 167-172g) Let me know if you’re interested.

Condition description:
5 = Nearly perfect (only thrown a few times)
4 = Very lightly used (One or two minor dings or scuffs)
3 = Normal used (normal amount of dings or surface scuffs, will look like most discs people have in their bag).
2 = Moderately Used (a couple larger dings/scratches and/or a slight misshape)
1 = Heavily Used (disc has seen a lot of use but still has some life left in it)

-JT

Innova Champion Groove

Innova Champion Groove 167g

Closeup View showing Grooved Rim

Closeup View showing Grooved Rim


Robbed from the DGB forum….

Posted by alphagenerator


 

Champion Clinic/Doubles – Sunday, July 8, 1:00 PM

Join Disc Golf Birmingham and Innova Champion Discs as they host the DGB edition of Champion Clinic/Doubles.

3X Women’s World and U.S. Champion, Des Reading
4X Putting and Doubles World Champion, Jay Reading
Sunday, July 8 @ George Ward Disc Golf Course
FREE Skills Clinic for all skill levels 1:00 – 2:15

Optional Random Draw Doubles afterward 
$10 Buy In with 100+% payout in cool custom merch from around the country 
Includes Ace Prizes, CTP, and Farthest Putt 

Jay is celebrating his 4th Putting World Title in a row and will have exclusive Custom 4X Yeti Pro Aviars by Nevada artist Skot Meyer.

Des has very limited 2012 Innova Champion Team Star discs available.
Come out to the park on Sunday and join us for the fun!

 


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