I'm the only person I know that has retired every ACE disc I have...I have witnesses sign it on the front and then I never throw the disc again. I will have a great ACE disc collage on display one day!
Here's my first ACE...
I would never want to retire an ace disc. But, in this particular case of mine, I wished I would have retired my First Run Flash. This disc was heaven to my hand with two aces in one week. About a month, I have no idea how it happened, but one day I was at the course looking in my bag and it's not there. At that point, I thought to myself that I should have framed it before this had happened :-(
When a disc works well enough to have aced a hole, it's seems far too difficult to hang it up. Let it keep doing great things. If you lose it, you were meant to. The disc gods speak for your discs every now and then. It pains me to quit using a multi-ace disc since I know it does it's job so well. At the same time, I would hate to lose such a great performer, so I inevitably retire the disc. Right now I have 3 or 4 ace discs in my bag.
I guess that an Ace is much more valuable to me than to most people. Hince 6 in 15 years. I just don't ever run for aces, my idea of a great shot is too be right in front of the basket without going past it. So when an Ace happens it was actually a bad shot that got lucky. So I try and save those lucky "bad shots" now!
By the way I love everyones Dark side references. It's amazing how many people in the world know Star Wars like that. It's the sub culture that is totally fictional but almost anyone at any time or place knows what you are talking about!
Since my 1st (and only) ace, my game has changed a bit and I don't often need to carry my Blurr, but when I could use it I kinda find myself a bit hesitant to take it out and I talk myself into using a different disc for that shot. I guess this discussion has made me realize...the force is strong with me...and the Blurr is unofficially retired.
To each his own...
In regards to its attempt to get back in my bag, I suppose my Blurr could quote Yoda...
"Into exile I must go. Failed, I have."
I've thought about this myself recently, I've only been playing for less than 6 months and have done pretty well. I bought a Z Buzzz and got my first ace ever, then a few hours later I got my 2nd one ever...two in the same day. Then just yesterday I got another ace....three in less than two weeks. I hit all these aces with different discs and thought about retiring them, but yeah....I think I'll just retire my first one and call it good. I like the nostalgia.
i retire my midranges,mostly rocs,,some of my biggest birdies were from out side putting range,mostly 70+ ft-120ft,and my only eagle on a par 4 was with a midrange,a roc,,and i have some old ones boxed up,and a couple ace disc boxed up also