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"Hey Hans, As you know, not all Teebirds are the same. Back in the day I threw the 2nd run flat top CE TL's, which were superb. I never liked the domey versions of Teebirds (or pretty much any domey disc). So depending on which version of…"
Jun 29, 2009
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"I know you probably don't know Innova discs as well as you used to, but I'm looking for the Discraft version of my Teebird. I'm finding my Discrafts to be consistent in look & feel but not having that luck with the Innovas. I do…"
Jun 28, 2009
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May 13, 2009
windsurf17 replied to stpitner's discussion A positive influence on the disc golf community in the group Disc Golfers for Jesus
"Coming in very late here, but I wanted to reply to the original post... I don't think you can do much about the disc names. I had to go look up what "wraith" meant because I didn't know. So, it's a "ghost" or…"
May 8, 2009
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"Good games. Those and a thousand variations will help your game. Play them with better players as often as you can."
Apr 28, 2009
windsurf17 left a comment for mark ellis
"One more thing: when I play solo (AKA, "when I play with myself" lol), I play "worse" shot (as long as it's not crowded). That forces focus and I definitely have improved my consistency since then. I shoot 4-9 strokes worse…"
Apr 27, 2009
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"Have you ever played this format: 4 players, best shot, rotating doubles Assume a simple 9 hole round: Plyr1: 2, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2, 3, 2 - 2D Plyr2: 2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 2 - 3D Plyr3: 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2 - 3D Plyr4: 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3,…"
Apr 27, 2009
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Mark Ellis Putting Clinic

For a month, starting January 19, Mark Ellis is going to transform the putting game of 10 disc golfers of varying abilities who all share one desire: To Improve their putting game.
Apr 22, 2009

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Saw some guys in a park in Billings, MT in early 80's; playing myself since 1992 with a 12 year gap in there
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At 10:47am on November 6, 2009, Gene Fackler said…
I like Grants Pass and have a really good friend down there. It is a little warm for me in the summer but would probably suit you just fine. There are some fun courses there and in Northern Calif, and Roseburg has a great course @ Whistlers Bend. Lots of nice country to wander down there also. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you before now. I don't get on here as much as I used to... Any ? just holler. You can also email me at smerf@nu-world.com Take care and thanks for the prayers. It is healing slowly but it would help if I would stop playing Disc Golf and stay off it... Hard to do.
At 12:35am on June 29, 2009, mark ellis said…
Hey Hans,
As you know, not all Teebirds are the same. Back in the day I threw the 2nd run flat top CE TL's, which were superb. I never liked the domey versions of Teebirds (or pretty much any domey disc).

So depending on which version of Teebird you are replacing, Discraft models which replicate some of those flight patterns are Rogues, Surge SS's, 1st run Z Trackers or the new Z Stalkers.

I used the CE TL's for long range anhyzer drives. Currently the Rogue fills that spot. I find the Rogue has a very similar turn (and stability) but better glide. For shorter anhyzers I have a seasoned Z Tracker (which resembles CE Leopards in flight).

Rogues and Surge SS's are very similar discs. Rogues are made in a candy plastic blend. Surge SS's come in Z (pure candy).

The Z Stalker is an intriguing disc. It flies just like a Buzzz but farther. So that tweener shot that looks a bit farther than a midrange shot but shorter than a driver is what it covers. The Stalker had a prototype run, sold out, and has not yet been run again.
At 8:14pm on April 28, 2009, mark ellis said…
Good games. Those and a thousand variations will help your game. Play them with better players as often as you can.
At 12:24pm on March 27, 2009, John Anderson said…
I just stumbled across your page here... both of us obviously don't have enough WORK to do! hahaha
At 12:38pm on March 26, 2009, Scot Lambert said…
Thanks for the heads up about the follow thru. Did get some prtty peppy pain in my shoulder and hip after more than 20 holes but kinda blew it off. Gonna wirk on this huge..thanks
At 4:35pm on December 21, 2008, Donny Olow said…
Hello Hans !!!!

Greetings , I hope you and your Family have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!!

Hope this message finds you well and your enjoying the Holiday Season !!!

Welcome to this Cool Website for Disc Golfers from All over the World !!!!

Enjoy !!!!!

Your Friend from the SouthWest !!!!

Donny Olow
San Diego , CA .
At 10:19pm on November 2, 2008, mark ellis said…
Hans, that is a darn ambitious plan. For kids that young it may not require much expertise to start them out. So long as you have lightweight discs, make sure they don't throw them at each other and have fun it is probably all good.

I view golf (and disc golf) as more mature sports. Few kids are going to love golf as much as the running, jumping, action sports. Starting kids off with throwing and catching discs is good. I'm not sure they need to learn putting and how to control anhyzers. But I could be wrong.
At 7:57am on October 22, 2008, mark ellis said…
Hans, a controlled anhyzer is the toughest shot to master. As your question mentions, there are different way to make the disc flip over. Depending on the shot, I might use any or all of them. Generally what works best for me is to tilt the wing up at release. Anhyzers are touch and feel shots because the margin of error is so small. They require a lot of practice to find the touch.
At 4:23pm on September 24, 2008, mark ellis said…
Like you, I play a lot and grow callouses. You have three choices, ignore them, sand them down or prevent them. If you ignore them, eventually they will grow enough so that they tear off and leave a bloody gash. You can regularly sand them down with a finger nail file or emory board. Or you can prevent them by taping the area before you play (paper tape works best). I tape my finger and never grow the callous in the first place.

I have tried gloves of all sorts. The thinner and tighter the glove the better it works (racquetball type was my favorite) but as soon as the glove gets wet you can't dry it so you have to change gloves. And no glove gives as good a grip as stickum. Stickum is PDGA legal and my favorite is called Pow'r Tac.

Hope this helps.
At 1:59am on September 24, 2008, Eirik said…
It's in the first aid section of most drug stores right next to the gauze tape. It is much better than gauze or band aid's.

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