Disc Golf

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dnthmn2004, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Just thought I would share one of my next favorite past-time after firearms. After spending money on a video camera equal to a 1911, I decided to get going on some videos. These are the first videos I have created. I'm still experimenting with video editing software, and I decided to combine a previous career of audio to add some music. Hope you like it, and feel free to comment or add constructive criticism.:)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpOk_8-G_4Q"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpOk_8-G_4Q[/ame]

    For those of you who don't know what Disc Golf is Disc golf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This course is at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/tul/tulhome.htm
     
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  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I love disc golf, since about 1997. I never really took it seriously enough to get past amateur though.

    I like how there was a music break at like 5:10 when dude slips trying to drive. I've never played in snow; i'd need to use a different putter.

    Nice job on the vid. A number of times, the music matched the action very well; it's no Dark Side of Oz, but cool nonetheless.
     
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  3. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    That was me slipping btw, thank you. Im still amateur too. I don't get out enough to ever make it to pro.
    I like it mostly for the exercise I get hiking around in the woods. Playing a skills sport is just a bonus.
     
  4. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I find it incredible that you guys can throw a disc that hard through the woods without hitting the trees. I know you probably hit them occasionally but if I didn't it I'd end up with a busted disc within a minute or so. A guy I used to work construction with used to play alot of frisbee and he could throw one further than I ever saw anybody throw one before. Pretty creative sport too.

    Also, are they just standard frisbees or are they special competition discs?
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    you guys are for real? This is like college kids playing quidditch (Hary Potter game)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jew6EyNvBfI]YouTube - Vassar Quidditch Team[/ame]

    I guess to each there own.
     
  6. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Yes, we do hit trees occasionally. But the discs are designed to hold up to A LOT. It is very hard to break them. The discs do more damage to the tree than vise-versa.

    They are special discs, they have to be PDGA approved, you can't just go out and use any old beach frisbee. The two biggest manufacturers of PDGA approved discs are Discraft and Innova.
    Disc Golf Products from Discraft
    INNOVA Champion - #1 in Disc Golf
    There are many different discs that will fly certain ways and different distances, similar to real golf. So you would "tee off" with a driver disc, then throw a midrange disc to get closer to the basket, then a putter to finish up.
     
  7. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I almost spit out my coffee on that. I couldn't finish watching the video. That is a whole different level of geekdom. To each his own is correct.

    But unlike "quidditch", in order to play disc golf and be somewhat good at it, you need to have a lot of hand-eye coordination skill and be physically fit to actually make it around the course. Each round is equivalent to a two mile hike. cpttango, if you play a few rounds a day for a couple weeks, you'll lose that beer belly in no time.:rolleyes:

    I was a smoker for 7 years and decided to quit because I wanted to become a PO. I kicked it cold turkey but my lungs were f*cked. Just being out on the disc golf helped me get my lung power back. I used to only be able to play 9 holes and now I'm up to two rounds of 18.