Archive | January 2013

The Prodigy Dilemma | Disc Golf Adventures

 

 

20130130-224506.jpgThe new Prodigy Golf discs have got to be the most hyped of new discs ever. A company that came out of nowhere and immediately formed a team of all the top disc golfers in the world, has to make some amazing, revolutionary, discs right?

 

That’s what they say. But until I actually get to test these discs for myself, I’ll just assume they are just another golf disc.

 

And this brings up the dilemma.

Most disc golfers haven’t even touched a Prodigy disc. Even those who want them can’t get their hands on them because there just isn’t enough supply of these things. I (and my one year old son) happen to be among the select few who have actually touched Prodigy discs already. I can say that they really do feel good. Like a gummier champion plastic. But, I can’t throw them to see how they fly. My problem is that there is literally two feet of snow on the ground right now in Logan Utah. Sure, I can still throw a disc in the snow, but the chance of not being able to find it are very, very high. With discs as valuable as Prodigy’s I can’t risk losing them

via The Prodigy Dilemma | Disc Golf Adventures.

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Disc Golf Adventures | It’s All About The Plastic

I started a new Blog Just About Disc Golf. Here is the First Post:

About a year ago, a disc golf course was built in my area, and to say the least, it has changed my life.

Now I had payed disc golf a few times when I lived in other areas, but never really got “into” the sport. A year ago, I didn’t own a single golf disc, and had never even heard of Innova or Discraft. Now, I not only know of just about every disc manufacturer out there, but actually own nearly all of their discs. I play disc golf every week, even though it’s bitter cold and there is more than a foot of snow, and practice putting in my basement almost daily. Life changing… Absolutely.

It all started with a course that was conveniently located near my in-laws house. I started playing with my father in law, and before I knew it, it was all I could think about. Every time I went to their house, I wanted to throw frisbees around. I even wanted to go to my in-laws because of the nearby course!

As I began learning about different discs, different plastics, and they way they fly differently, I had to have more. My co-worker Kirk started playing disc golf with me, and out of the blue we decided to make a disc golf review website, just for fun. So we did.

In no time we started getting hundreds of hits each day to the site. When a local retailer went out of business, I thought, why not buy them out, I love disc golf. Well, the owner of the previous company was less than competent, and wouldn’t negotiate with us, so we ended up simply starting our own online disc golf store.

via Disc Golf Adventures | It’s All About The Plastic.

Filling The Void With Disc Golf

Why Play Disc Golf

Disc Gofl BasketI have always loved sports and competition. Growing up I constantly played sports with my friends. There is great satisfaction that comes from mastering something, and the thrill of winning is priceless.

My big holdup with the popular sports is that my genetics held me back from ever really having a chance. As a kid, I was small and o so skinny. As a Sophomore in high school I was 5’4” and 120lbs. Not exactly stock to land a position on the football or basketball teams. With my genetic disadvantage I turned my athletic energies to sports like Volleyball (not very popular for boys) and Ultimate Frisbee. I thrived off these sports in college and have several intramural champion tee shirts to remind me of my glory days.

The reality is that even those days are gone. After a basketball injury and knee surgery, I’ve lost the quickness and jumping ability I once had. In addition, as a 33 year old adult, with children and responsibilities, it’s hard to get people together for any sort of athletic event.

I thought my days of sports were all but done from a competitive perspective, that is, until I discovered disc golf.

Disc golf is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone. It can be both an individual and a team sport. There are no size barriers, and can be played by old and young alike. It can be done for pure recreation, exercise, or can get as competitive and serious as you want. You can play a round by yourself, with a friend, or in a tournament.

One of the best things about disc golf, is that it is very inexpensive to get into. You can buy discs for less than $10, and most courses are free. Better yet, you don’t actually even need a course. Frisbee golf can be enjoyed while camping or at any park. Simply select a target and see how many throws it takes you to hit it. Disc golf courses also offer a solution to underutilized space. You don’t need a specially groomed field or fences. In fact, wooded hilly terrain make for more challenging courses.

Disc golf requires decision making and athletic ability. There are literally hundreds of different frisbees to chose from that fly and behave in different manners. One can achieve great satisfaction by watching a flying disc glide the length of a football field.

If you’re looking for a hobby, something to focus on to remind your self that you’re alive, take up disc golf; you won’t regret it.

A New Way To Play Winter Disc Golf

Let’s say you live in a place like Logan, Utah where winters are bitter cold, but you just want to play around of disc golf. Right now it is snowing, and there is about a foot of snow accumulated on the ground; not exactly the ideal conditions for disc golf. Well, thanks to modern technology, there are new ways you can enjoy winter disc golf from the convenience of your handheld device. Yup, there is a new disc golf app available for Ipads and Iphones. Here are the updates from a press release…

Meadville, Pennsylvania – Welcome to Disc Golf 3D, the finest disc golf game on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch! Disc Golf is a fast growing sport and can be thought of as golf with a Frisbee, or Frolf. The object is simple, traverse the course in as few throws as possible, finishing each hole by sinking the disc in a metal basket. Avoid natural hazards such as trees, hills, rivers, lakes, and more. Built off of the amazing Nova Golf engine, Disc Golf 3D is sure to keep you entertained and immersed for countless hours. Disc Golf 3D has everything both casual/hardcore gamers and amateur/weekend disc golfer could want. To celebrate, Disc Golf 3D is available through the iTunes App Store and is at a discounted price of $4.99 for the first week (Reg $9.99).Features Include
* Realistic flight physics – Everyone will enjoy the realism while avid disc golfers will be able to shape every shot using one of many different discs
* Stunning 3D graphics – Disc Golf 3D adapts to each computer/device for the best image quality while always maintaining a smooth frame-rate
* Unique courses – Locations from around the world feature distinct styles of both play and appearance. You’ll know if you’re in the Pennsylvania forest, Arizona desert, or on the Scottish coastline
* Customizable characters – Level up five playing statistics and upgrade equipment while managing each avatar’s wardrobe and physical appearance
* Career mode – Play as both an amateur and professional and progress by winning the required qualifiers and multi-round tournaments
* Multiplayer – Challenge up to three of your friends and play at the same time
* Purchase custom discs upgrades using both virtual currency earned in game or through In-App Purchase
* High replay value – No hole is the same when varying the white/blue/green tees, four pin locations, and three environmental difficulty settings
* Custom music made specifically for Disc Golf 3D
* Best rounds list for each course/difficulty setting

Cheapest Frolf Discs on the Internet | Infinite Discs

On Sale Discs – Cheapest Golf Discs Anywhere!

If you’re looking for the best deal on disc golf discs, this is where you need to be. The discs on this page are marked down from our already low prices. These on sale discs change regularly, due to inventory, demand, etc. If you see an on sale disc you want, buy it while its on sale. For each discounted disc on this page, the price of disc in each plastic is as follows:

Innova

DX – $6.95
Pro – $9.95
Champion – $12.95
Star – $13.95

Discraft

Pro-D – $6.88
Elite-X – $9.19
Z-Line – $12.18
ESP/FLX – $13.55

MVP Discs

Proton – $13.98
Neutron – $14.98
Eclipse – $17.40

Latitude 64

Opto Line – $12.84
Gold Line – $13.74

Vibram

X-Link – $15.98

These prices rock, and all the discs that are on sale are loved by all the reviewers. Super time to stock up on plastic. Too bad it’s so blasted cold outside.

Best Speed Nine Disc Golf Drivers | Infinite Discs

Best Speed 9 Drivers

Speed nine drivers are fast enough that they can go the distance, but slow enough that they can still be used by newer disc golfers. There are sixteen discs on our sites that we classify with a speed 9, and these discs typically have moderate sized rims (1.8-2 cm wide).

When it comes to highly rated discs, there are plenty of them in the speed nine category. Because most of the discs in this speed level can be used by players of all skill levels, they are well liked. Five of the sixteen discs have 5 star — must have, ratings. Here are the top four:

Discraft Predator – This very overstable disc is highly recommended for forehand shots. This disc has a unique groove on top, and Discraft Predatormany consider this the best disc for throwing into wind. From nine votes, the Predator has a rating of 4.89.

JMan Says:

The Predator is THE overstable driver in Discraft’s line. For me it went up against a Firebird I had and beat it hands down. The Firebird was just one giant hyzer even released flat. The Predator would track straight and fade, hard, even in strong headwinds. Great for sidearms as well.

Innova Roadrunner – This understable disc is the perfect first distance driver for newer players. Almost all our reviewers of the Innova RoadrunnerRoadrunner agree that this disc is a star rating of 4.89.

Steve Says:

The Roadrunner is a truly underrated disc. For people with less power, it is easy to get up to speed for straight shots. Put enough snap on it, and you get nice turnover lines. Go huge on it for rollers. The only thing it doesn’t handle well is wind. While many might think it is just for noodle arms, it can truly fit anyone’s style.

Latitude 64 Saint If you’re looking for max distance for average arm speed, the Saint it is. This Latitude 64 disc is all about the Glide. More disc golfers have reviewed the Saint than any other speed nine driver. From 11 votes, the Saint has a rating of 4.82.

Lat 64 Saint - Top rated discMichael Says:

What a beautiful disc, both the plastic and the flight. I picked one up at 168g in Gold Line plastic. From the first toss, I was hooked. I throw this disc in the 350′ range. This disc throws quite a bit like the Flow but with less effort. Power down a bit, snap good spin on it and just put it on a line, then stand back and watch this thing glide effortlessly.

I can’t say enough about this disc, and Latitude as a company as a whole. Their quality, flight paths, feel, durability and glide of their plastic is just unmatched by any other company I’ve come across.

Innova Valkyrie – As the disc that held the world distance record for a decade, the Valkyrie has been a popular selection by disc Innova Valkyrie - 5 Star Drivergolfers of all skill levels. From 13 votes, the Valkyrie has a rating of 4.69.

Mark Says:

This is my absolute favorite distance driver. It give me good distance, I can modify the lines for different holes, and get great accuracy from it nearly every shot. I can throw it backhand or forehand, and it’s OK overhand too. It powers down well, and works great for almost anything. I would recommend this disc to anyone looking at drivers.

I love the Roadrunner and the Saint. Two of my favorite discs that go the distance for me.

If you want more distance, go with speed 9 drivers. They are the bomb. (At least for average players like me).

Good Frisbee Golf Discs for Beginners

Beginner Tips – What Discs To Buy?

Choosing the Right DiscsFor a new disc golfer, determining which discs to buy can be really confusing. There are literally hundreds of different frisbee golf discs currently manufactured, multiple plastic grades, and varying weights.

Which discs and options should you choose?

My advice to beginners is to keep it simple. When you’re first starting out, you don’t need a full bag of discs, a starter set of three is sufficient. It’s more important to perfect your technique while getting used to a few beginner friendly discs.

What discs are beginner friendly?

For distance purposes, light weight understable discs are generally best. Golf discs typically weigh between 150 and 175 grams. Understable discs are easier to control, get more distance, and produce less fade than other drivers for players with slower arm speeds.

Faster is not always better. For beginners, midrange discs may fly farther than distance drivers. A fairway driver like the Innova Leopard or Latitude 64 River will likely perform better than any distance driver. For newer disc golfers, I recommend considering discs with a speed no greater than 9.

At Infinite Discs, we have several tools to help new disc golfers buy the right discs.

Disc Buying Guide
Disc golf has its own terminology. We offer a guide that explains things such as stability, disc speed, fade, turn, plastic differences, disc brands and more.

Find The Perfect Disc Search Engine
Within our “find the perfect disc” search one of the options is “player skill level.” By selecting “beginner” your disc search will narrow down the infinite options to only those discs recommended for new players. Add some options such disc type and star rating, and choosing a great disc will be easy.

Beginner Sets
We have four different disc golf sets designed specifically for beginners. These sets include three different discs: a driver, midrange disc, and putter.

For beginners, you really want to focus on getting a consistent throwing motion. It’s amazing how much difference there is between discs, and the way they fly. If a new player uses too many discs to begin with, it is harder to develop that proper technique and will cause more frustration.

Also, new players need to realize that they don’t have to use the “drivers” for drives. It may be best to just use the mid range disc until you get confident, and if there is less distance from mid range throws, it will be very minimal at first.

Love to see disc golf growing. If you’re a beginner. Buy some discs, you won’t regret it.