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Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
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Socsavvy replied to Ryan S. Flahive's discussion Whats Going On With the Pros and their Sponsorships?
"This is awesome! I wonder if Nate will love this as much as the rest of the disc golf community will..."
Jan 7, 2013
Socsavvy replied to Ryan S. Flahive's discussion Whats Going On With the Pros and their Sponsorships?
"Here's a big announcement from Prodigy Discs:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui5xK9d8qms"
Jan 2, 2013
Socsavvy replied to Ryan S. Flahive's discussion Whats Going On With the Pros and their Sponsorships?
"Announcements are starting to hit social media, and will likely increase as we the New Year approaches.  As I just tweeted: BIG sponsorship announcements by #discgolf pro's today. First @dgliz youtube.com/watch?v=EsIw4T… Then…"
Dec 28, 2012
Socsavvy replied to Ryan S. Flahive's discussion Whats Going On With the Pros and their Sponsorships?
"Wow!  If even half of this is accurate, there is indeed a BIG shift underway for professional disc golf.  Given the level of commitment being demonstrated by Lavonne et al. it is also safe to say that will carry through into the Am/sales…"
Dec 21, 2012
Socsavvy replied to Ryan S. Flahive's discussion Whats Going On With the Pros and their Sponsorships?
"Interesting...are there more details you can share?  It seems that Nikko left Innova pretty quickly (and quietly), but I don't know about any other player/sponsor departures."
Dec 20, 2012
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Oct 25, 2012
Sean Duggins replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"David, there is an enormous difference in glide also.  Especially with putting and max distance.  At elevation, I have found that things drop a lot more.  I am not sure if it is due to more gravity or thinner air or any particular…"
Aug 2, 2012
Rob Liebman replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"I would really recommend playing Aspen while you are here. If you can't make it over there Beaver Creek has a course too, right next to Vail. Winter Park has a fantastic course as well.  As for the stability, I just got back from Worlds…"
Jul 24, 2012
in the face disc golf club replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"Ben is very right. Ive thrown at 6250 for years and had to adjust goin to sea level. In altitude your discs will go farther and come back with more predictability. Also in high altitiude you can throw HARD as it will be more forgiving to perfect…"
Jul 23, 2012
david swamp thing black replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"what about the other factors- glide speed fade- how do they vary at different levels?  "
Jul 23, 2012
JP Pulley replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"I live in Utah and play mountain courses all the time. Im not sure what's in your bag now but don't think you have to make a huge change. I throw valks , Wraiths , destroyers, katanas ect up there all the time. At least the courses…"
Jul 23, 2012
Socsavvy replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"Hey Ryan!  Thanks for the response.  I was actually hoping/expecting to heard from you, so your input is much appreciated.  The mountains my discs will be slamming into faster are the Rockies...I'll be in Colorado next month and…"
Jul 23, 2012
Socsavvy replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"Thanks Ben.  I was 90+% sure this was the case, but its nice to hear it from someone definitively.  Hopefully yours and Ryan's answers will be useful to others as well."
Jul 23, 2012
Ryan S. Flahive replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"here is a Q & A on the topic I submitted to a Marshall Street contest a few months back: Hoey!Please enlighten me with you brilliant wisdom and insight. Can you explain to me why discs become so much more stable at higher altitudes and how…"
Jul 23, 2012
Ryan S. Flahive replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"Hey Steve! Which mountains are you planning to play? The simple question is: yes--altitude affects a discs flight. Where I live in New Mexico, at 7,000 feet, my 171 Sidewinder might fly flat, heliz a bit, and then fade reliably. If I were to throw…"
Jul 23, 2012
Ben Calhoun replied to Socsavvy's discussion Do discs fly more or less stable at increased altitude?
"Discs are most overstable at higher altitudes- it should have something to do with less air= less resistance where resistance= unstability. I have played from sea level to 12,500ft and I know at even 5,000ft elevation I had to get some more…"
Jul 23, 2012

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65201
Be real. If your identity is a nickname, share your real name.
Steve Barnard
Do you normally drive forehand, backhand, or other?
Backhand, thumber, a forehand here and there
When did you discover and begin playing this best of all sports?
Summer 2007. Although my father and uncles have been playing since the early 90's, I only played once or twice when I was in high school--late 90's. A buddy of mine re-introduced me to it during grad school, and I've been hooked ever since...
City Where You Live
Columbia
State or Province Where You Live
MO
Country Where You Live
USA
How many Aces have you thrown?
4
What is your PDGA player rating?
908 (for now)
What is your "home" course?
Albert Oakland Park
What are your Top Five courses?
Horning's Hideout, North Plains OR
Pier Park, Portland OR
Sioux Passage, St. Louis MO
Vista Del Camino, Scottsdale AZ
Indian Hills Park, Columbia MO
How many discs do you own?
over 100
What is your favorite disc golf-related website?
cdgc.org; discaroo.com; dgcoursereview.com
How many rounds of disc golf have you played in the last 12 months?
101-150

Courses Played

Arizona
Buffalo Ridge - Phoenix, AZ

Vista Del Camino - Phoenix, AZ

Colorado

Adventure Ridge - Vail, CO

Illinois
Douglas Park - Springfield, IL

Lincoln Park (South) - Springfield, IL

Moorman Park - Quincy, IL

Prospect Park, Moline, IL

Rockspring Park - Alton, IL

Iowa
Ewing Park - Des Moines, IA

Walnut Ridge State Park - Des Moines, IA

Kansas
Rosedale Park (Top) - Kansas City, KS

Shawnee Mission Park DGC - Shawnee Mission, KS

Prairie Center Park - Olathe, KS...My First PDGA Win! (AM2)

Missouri
Albert Oakland Park -- Front Course - Columbia, MO

Albert Oakland Park -- Back Course - Columbia, MO

Arnold City Park - Arnold, MO

Bluebird Park - St. Louis, MO

Cedar Ridge (Aaron McGee's) - Higbee, MO

Columbia Country Club (temp course) - Columbia, MO

Creve Coeur Lake Park - St. Louis, MO

Dave Kennon's - Columbia, MO

Endicott - St. Louis, MO

Flower City DGC - Palmyra, MO

Garverland - Columbia, MO

Huckleberry Park DGC - Hannibal, MO

Indian Hills Park - Columbia, MO

Indian Foothills Park - Marshall, MO

Jason Stone's - Higbee, MO

Jefferson Barracks - St. Louis, MO

Jokerst Memorial Park - Festus, MO

Joseph C. Miller DGC - Jefferson City, MO

Paul A. Schroeder Park - St. Louis, MO

Quail Ridge - Wentzville, MO

Rothwell Park West - The Woods - Moberly, MO

Rothwell Park East - The Lakes - Moberly, MO

Sioux Passage - St. Louis, MO

Swope Park - Kansas City, MO

Veteran's Park - Fulton, MO

Water Works Park - Kansas City, MO

Watson Trail Park - St. Louis, MO

White Birch Park - St. Louis, MO

Oklahoma
Dolese Youth Park - Oklahoma City, OK

 

Oregon

Horning's Hideout, North Plains OR

Orchard Park, Portland OR

Pier Park, Portland OR

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My First PDGA Ace!

I threw my first PDGA ace yesterday (fourth ace overall) at the Jefferson City Open C-tier. I pretty much played terribly all day, but one shot made up for it all. Once again, my ace came from throwing the trusty ol' thumber. For the second round hole #4 was set up short (260ish?) and left, a completely blind shot tucked behind a row of cedars. I knew it looked good, and I was just hoping not to hear cedar, when I heard a solid and resounding "CHING." Our entire group's eyes lit up as we ran up… Continue

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

My First PDGA Win! (AM2)

This weekend I won my first PDGA sanctioned tourney, playing Intermediate! It was the Old Settler's Open at Prairie Center Park in Olathe, KS--a one-day C-tier on 9/4/10. I had never played the course before, but the prospect of playing a Dynamic Discs Tourney at a new course led me to drive the 2+ hours each way to play. Boy, was that drive worth it. I've been pushing for my first PDGA win all season, and I finally got it with a few months to spare. Given that my goal was to win at least one… Continue

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Big day for tags!

I played in singles league yesterday (7/19/10) at Indian Hills and had a great time! I shot even par--with 5 birdies--and placed 1st in our Am division. (I would have placed 2nd in Pro if I had followed through on the move-up talk I had when registering.) My highlight came on my first hole (#3) when I threw in a Wizard from about 125'+ for a birdie two and a skin on the tough deuce hole--my first ever two there. But after the round came an even cooler reward. I am currently in possession of the… Continue

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 5:14pm

Ace #2!!

I just got back from a single round "club flight" mini tourney and I must say I have a smile on my face :). Mostly that's because I carded my second ace in a round--first in a tourney--on hole 12 at Albert Oakland's Back Course! Once again my ace came from a thumber that bounced/skipped up and in. This time I threw a 169g Z Avenger. As an added bonus, it was also my first time winning our club's Ace Pool!



Unsurprisingly, carding a "1" was also a key point in my round, as the ace… Continue

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

My First Ace!!

I threw my first ACE today at #16 on Albert Oakland's bottom course here in Columbia, MO!! I used a 174g Champion Monster, threw a thumber, and it bounced up and straight in. I've been wanting that one bad and I threw an identical shot that missed a foot left just yesterday, so it feels that much better. The best part was that twelve people witnessed it!! After so many close calls, I must say it feels good to finally join the Ace Club!

Happy Hucking!

Posted on May 31, 2009 at 5:22pm — 3 Comments

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At 6:49pm on February 14, 2011, Michael Bozik III said…

Thanks everyone for the B-day wishes. We are looking to release a lot more DVD's this year, and cover a few tournaments. Hope to see you all there.

Boz

At 7:31pm on November 20, 2010, Ryan S. Flahive said…
hey steve,
I have a couple seats open in my rental car (acquired solely for disc golf purposes) if you and another player want to join my buddy and I next Friday--I'm staying off of Harvester and Caulks hill.

I'm around most every morning this week until the 30th for rounds--my cell is 505-501-0664--give me a hollar..

ryan
At 5:39pm on November 8, 2010, Ryan S. Flahive said…
Hey Steve,
Are you planning on playing the annual Turkey Toss Tourney at JB the day after thanksgiving? If so, would you like to carpool? I'll drive.

Ryan In Santa Fe
At 1:58pm on October 22, 2010, Ryan S. Flahive said…
Ah, a Chesterfield native--I married a Parkway girl and know the area well--I always make it a point to play Quail, even though its so far out...
At 1:32pm on October 22, 2010, Ryan S. Flahive said…
Great, I will keep you updated on where I intend to play on a given day--I will be staying in St. Charles--so the new course at Lindenwood (one of my alma maters) will be where I play most of the time--but Sioux, Quail, Birch, Enicott, CC are all on my list--but I do plan on playing the turkey toss at JB on the Sat after thanksgiving.

so I must pose the real STL question...where did you go to high school?
At 9:43pm on June 12, 2010, Trae-Bear said…
Thanks for the congrats
At 10:46am on May 13, 2010, Trae-Bear said…
Happy B-Day!!!
At 2:03am on May 12, 2010, Jack Moore said…
…Happy B-Day… hope you enjoy your day with friends and family
At 4:48pm on January 6, 2010, Myheartpumpsoil said…
Great to meet ya, get a hold of me if you come this way. We'll go play a round or five.

-Derek
At 2:33am on April 13, 2009, James Hendrick said…
i couldn't agree more
 
 
 

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