I've lost a couple of Rocs in the last two years that almost made me cry. A few years ago, I found a perfectly broken in 8x KC Roc on our home course CMC Glenwood Springs hole #1. It was just buried in a tree, and I spotted it while playing. Believe it or not, it didn't have a name or number on it. I used it for over a year and then it just disappeared from my bag! I have no idea if I lost it playing or in the practice field. I just hope someone finds it and uses it. It was awesome! And yes, I did have my name and number on it. No calls.
Just after Colorado States in '07, I returned home and upon opening my bag to check it, I found that an old, old DX Roc I had been given by someone was cracked in half. It was an old school DX, the hard plastic, and was broken in to the most perfect turnover midrange I have ever thrown. It was a sad day indeed.
If you decided not to throw the Orange 8x KC ... I would advise asking around the PDGA community to see if you can pick up one that has been used or that someone wants to sell for a reasonable price. A little over a year ago, I posted such a request on the PDGA message board. Justin Jernigan had a few 8x and some 10x he was letting go for much less than ebay prices. I picked up quite a few discs from him at that time and happy I did! Thanks JJ!
I disagree put that thing on the wall B4 it number 3 that ends in horror or you could sell it to me and itd be safe with the rest of my wall Rocs. It's a part of history and a rare one that should be kept not thrown. Or you could make some good money and put it on ebay. I just saw a clear 01 Roc the bid is over $1000 and climbing INSANE
My condolences for your loss. It's like getting socked in the stomach. Maybe the Order should start a therapy group for lost or broken Rocs. "Hi my name is Nitegolfer and I have been without my prized Roc for 67 days now." We could exchange coping mechanisms and tell stories of happier times. Maybe "ROC Anonymous" would be a good name.
Anyway, I find it hard to keep rocs on the wall and I would suggest just keeping it there unless you can find a replacement. Eiether way it is a win win situation. My rule of thumb with my older Rocs is that I do not throw them when it is less than 60 degrees outside. I live in the South and throw different Rocs during colder weather because I've had to find or help find the larger piece of a busted Roc too many times in a tournament.
I too have just lost two ole friends. Both on the same hole during the same tournament in Daytona a few weeks back. One was replaceable but the other was a beat in white Classic that I could throw up and out and it would turn over and glide like a champ. Used it all the time, been in the bag for years.
Any Daytona people find any white classic roc in the small pond on hole 15, let me know. I drudged that thing for 30 minutes after the round and only found 6 other discs (that i turned in) but not either of mine. "-(