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Just today I received a brand new 162 gram Wraith to replace one I'd lost. I am on vacation this week so I decided to throw a solo round at North Water Tower park here in Sarasota. less than halfway through my round the new wraith found it's way into middle of the crown of fronds topping off a cabbage palm. With overlapping fronds blocking out thrown objects from the bottom and sides I was about to give up. I thought about things and it occurred to me that a telescoping fishing pole, (the kind made for bobber fishing for panfish)  would be very handy. Less than 30 minutes later I returned to the spot after a quick trip to Wally World's sporting goods department. I got a 13 foot Shakespeare Durango fishing pole for about $8. It worked perfectly to reach up between the fronds and to lift the disc by the rim. Later on I was doubly happy because one of my drives sent the same disc into the clutches of a Live Oak branch which looms about 12 feet above the fairway. The kids accross the way were already discussing how they'd get it out later when I arrived with my handy dandy walking stick and got it down. When not telescoped It's about 4 feet long, and very lightweight.

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telescoping painters pole
Sounds like something I've been missing for a long time. I've lost three discs in my career and two of those could probably have been saved by a gadget like that. The water where I lost my first disc, has a layer of ice on top now, so I would probably need a pick-axe as well :)
Good old sling shot works well for those discs waaaaaay up there.
Baseball been berry berry good to me.
PIctures please
A necessity around a watery course like ours...except for now...some of our ponds need mowing....but still handy for palm trees. Many of our local guys carry poles...mostly golf ball retrievers modified for discs. There are a few styles and lengths to chose from....mine extends to 15 feet...I've sen them out to 36...all are telescoping.

I've seen many inventions for the actually retriever end...the simplest to make is using a 3/16 ish lag hook...remove the ball retriever end and screw the lag into the aluminum tube and secure with small automotive hose clamps. You can custom bend the hook end or even grind it down to fit your needs.
I would love to see a photo of that!
The cabbage palm would have been a challenge with the baseball, I hurled couple baseball sized stones, but it was nestled in the top center crown of the fronds which are very tough and springy kept deflecting projectiles.
Explosives?

Hey, whatever works. I actually lost a baseball once by sticking it in a tree that I could not then climb. Your device would have worked better for sure.
What I used is similar to the item described in this link from Bass Pro Shops. I was unable to find the exact Durango pole anywhere online, but this is the same basic idea. I only have it to allow me to reach up and assist discs out of trees within about 20' of the ground, however, if I made up some sort of water retrieval tool like Duane described I might be less hesitant of playing the overwater holes at Lakeview park here in Sarasota.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_1...
I like the idea, but damn, one more thing to carry around. When I come down to Sarasota in the spring, can I just borrow yours?
Yeah, I thought to myself, "Now I'll have to carry this thing with me all the time." It actually is so light, that it's no burden, and acts as a walking stick. Sure, I'll come along for a round when you're in town. and bring the disc knocker downer LOL.

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