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The Disc Beeper is an electronic device that is centrally placed underneath a Disc or Frisbee that allows players to easily find their Disc or Frisbee especially during the sport “Disc Golf.” This device only weighs 6 grams and shows absolutely no noticeable effect on disc flight. Disc Beeper also has a waterproof design. It has 3 distinct modes that allows up to 3 players to play at once. Disc Beeper has a push-button to turn it on requiring 550 grams of force to engage. Once the Disc Beeper is turned on, there is a 45 second delay to allow launch and attempted retrieval, allowing the user to throw it and will beep every 3 seconds until you turn it off. Disc Beeper is rechargeable via included micro usb cord. It holds up to 7-8 hours under 1 charge of 1 hour.
For anyone who plays the game Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf), You have probably lost one of your discs. This is frustrating because these discs typically cost around $20. Disc Beeper is a new product that attaches to the disc of your choice and produces an audible beeping sound that can be heard from over 200 feet away allowing you to find you disc every time!
Disc Beeper is the size of a US quarter and weighs 6 grams so it will not effect the flight of your disc (confirmed by many professional Disc Golf Players). It is waterproof, rechargeable (via micro-USB), and lasts for 6 hours on a single charge. It attaches to your disc with some of the strongest adhesive tape in the world (3M VHB) so it will not come off even after hard tree-strikes.
What do you guys think? The beepers cost $20 and add 6 grams weight to your disc and not PDGA approved for tournaments. Would you consider using them?
I play plenty of "Night Golf" especially since the time changed.
I have glow discs and I have my favorites with a "Glow Dot" that
I use (Glow juice on paper taped to a clear disc). It is not often, but
I have lost discs. Now adding sound to the disc would make things
easier when it comes to finding a glow dot disc in the dark woods.
I might consider using.
At first I thought 6 grams sounded crazy heavy. If it's not perfectly placed and balanced i don't believe that disc flight would not be effected. But with Blizzard and other disc lightening technology I guess you can still throw a target weight. But six grams in disc weight can make an extreme difference!
I never see the PDGA approving these because you cant even put a paint marker or sticker on your equipment under PDGA rules.
In my bag, I would use it only in practice situations for very high risk shots...but would do no good because I would need the same disc 6 grams heavier to repeat the shot, say in a tournament, but with out the confidence of the outcome.
I like the idea and I have often found myself looking for a disc in heavy woods thinking about some better way to locate it. The problem with I see with this beeper is cost, size, and interchangeability.
Cost- Now you have $40.00 flying through the air (disc + beeper).
Size - The size and weight will affect the flight of the disc.
Interchangeability - None.
I might buy one and use it only on extreme high risk shots, but doubtful. Currently I use my old cheap plastic for high risk shots and if I lose it, I'm only out a few bucks.
Don't get me wrong, I do like the idea, it's just not practical for my personal game style.
I will wait for technology to come out with RFID tags that can be easily attached to all of my discs, simply stick them on like a piece of tape and carry a locator in my bag.
a beeper??!! thats kind of 80's if you ask me...
here's a better gadget for those of us in the 21st century...
not available until March; but I'm pretty sure I want some...
I would agree with Mike and David. If I am throwing a shot in a 'risky' area I'd rather lose a $20 disc than a $40 disc/beeper. The majority of discs I have lost have been in water anyway so it would not help me there. I have lost a few discs in high trees so it would not help me there either.
I really do like the idea of an app that can direct me towards a disc with a sticker a lot more than a beeper.
This gaget/product was just posted to my page on fb and would like to know if anyone has purchased,results and what the PDGA thinks.How many times have we all mentioned this while looking for discs not on the fairway and thouhgt it was another pipe dream.
Cost + disc =$$.
Granted it would help find your disc,but you'll be throwing the same disc if applied to only 1 disc.Rather costly when budget is compromised.Becomes an expensive addiction even more so now.My 2 cents.
After a weird past two weeks of minis and a TON of lost discs for some reason with the 2 groups I was in, I am rethinking this thing. I hardly ever lose discs on my home course though, but still.... I might try one of these out.