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distance for a thumber?
Last I knew it was Stokley, I don't remember what it was though and I can not find it either.
I remember how he was telling a story about how he was scheduled to put a clinic on and the poster said something to the effect he was distance record holder but it did not say how (backhand or forehand). It was just after his backhand record was broken so they came up with idea that he would set the forehand record which he did do and the poster wasn't lying he did have the distance record.
The little bit I have been able to be around Scott he was always very enjoyable to visit with.
Scotts 518' sidearm throw would give him third place behind Victor malafrontes 538' and Ken Westerfields 552' Both of their throws were with a 119 gram World Class Frisbee. These heavy weighted disc are better for backhand than sidearm.
Maybe they should try Sidearm throwing at The Big D in the desert !!
Is this actually an event?
He's listed at 518.3 feet. for sidearm.
Today my son threw a sidearm 614.56 feet per the U-Disc app. He did it at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex in North Augusta, SC on the driving range. Will was one of three winners of the 16 and under distance competition at Am Worlds last year too with a 489 ft flick in high winds.
Now that is something with a 119 gram Frisbee (1978)!
What's U-disc, a computer application?
It's an APP on both iPhone and Android systems. You can use it to keep score but there is also a function for using your phone's GPS to measure throws.