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I'm going to say a word of advice. Try not to fling 4 or 5 disc down the fairway even if you are "practicing" ( not saying that you do that ) . I've lost too many disc because of it. You can remember where your first or second shots landed. If you rip some nasty shots into trouble for the last three disc... you might end up losing a couple. When it comes to water shots.. It's really down to how bad you want your disc back. Just watch out for leaches. ha ha.
We use our height 6'5" to see in the tall grass and to reach those discs in the trees. Maybe some stilts or a ladder will help ya out if you don't mind carrying them around :P
Seriously though, try the brighter discs and keep your eyes on the disc and watch where it ENTERS the bushes. For example, I ripped one WAY OFF course yesterday and just kept my eyes on it and watched it where it entered the tree. Remember THAT SPOT and THAT TREE. Only took 20 seconds to find it. It took a minute to actually get to the disc but we still found it rather quickly.
Or just play it safe and throw with less power and more accuracy.
Hope that helps.
Hmm, finding lost discs. Yeah, that's common. Like a few other people said, follow the path of the disc even if you shank. I find it helpful to pick out a tree or bush that's close to where I last saw it. The other thing is to really know the flight path of the disc and how you threw it. Could it have stood up and rolled? Would the disc hyzer/anhyzer after you last saw it? Discs sometimes do crazy things after they hit a tree, a rock, a branch, practically anything. Even though you may loose sight of a disc, it doesn't mean that the disc landed soon after you lost sight of it. So knowing the flight path of a disc is important. Other than that, hopefully luck and observant eyes are on your side!