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Added by Bruce Brakel on April 28, 2008 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

Recent dyes

Most of this stuff is re-runs. You've seen other discs with the same thing on them. I've also been doing some free hand stuff but none of it has gotten in front of the camera. Maybe tomorrow the camera girl will get some of the others.

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If you are not a fan of the Buckeyes, just notice how crisp and clean the dye turned out. Be a fan of the technique!…


Added by Bruce Brakel on April 25, 2008 at 12:10am — 5 Comments

Hot stamps

I've been busy dying discs and working up new hot stamps for our tournaments. I like hot stamps that are pleasing to the eye and have nothing to do with disc golf. This one is the labrynth at Chartres:

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If you click on the pics you jump to a bigger version at glowfoto.com, btw. We did it on Surges, Forces, Buzzzes and Predators. If you gotta have one, I only gotta get $12 plus shipping off… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

IOS #1

#1 volunteer, Becky Brakel, blog posted about IOS #1 so I thought I would too. Becky is the #1 volunteer because she runs the registration table and does it error-free most of the time.

I played like crap. I threw two recreational rated rounds. I just could not hit the lines in the woods. I played well at my last two tournaments so I think it is the stress of playing a tournament you're running.

The half-in thing was well received and far more complicated than anticipated.… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 22, 2008 at 10:36am — No Comments

Bee Zee

I've been too busy to post.

I've dyed up a lot of discs for IOS #1, this weekend in Kenosha. I'll put up pics maybe Monday if we have time to take pics. I need to rinse and peel a lot of discs tonight.

I did some of my style of tie dye. I use a wheel to make cirles but I don't spin the dye. I use various styli [styluses?] to manipulate the dye. You'll see. They sell well. They make for good eye candy too. When I had some of my dyed stuff in a chain of stores in Chicago, my… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 17, 2008 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Still losing weight

I'm still juice fasting most of the time. I'm still losing weight. I'm not sure anymore where I started or how long I've been doing this. It has become the horse with no name. I took a break for Bowling Green.

No, March 17 was day 22. So March 31 was day 36. Today is day 40?

I weighed in at 220 this morning at home, and 221 and 222. The home scale likes to give lots of answers. I think I'd be 230 at the doctor's office. I'm down 27 pounds from my heaviest. I'm down ten… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 8, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Tournament Post-Mortem

[Read the Chocolate Bunny Game to understand this post entirely.]

On Thursday it rained several inches in Byron. The course was flooded. On Friday the owner and groundskeepers decided that carts could not go on the course. I did not find out until Friday night when I was setting up. I did what I could do. I told every player before they signed up that the course was too soggy for carts. Fortunately I had the lake on hole 1 as a convenient prop to make my point. Normally there's no… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 6, 2008 at 12:32am — 4 Comments

This is the Force

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Added by Bruce Brakel on April 4, 2008 at 12:56pm — 5 Comments

The Chocolate Bunny game

These are the rules for the chocolate bunny game at the tournament tomorrow:

The Chocolate Bunny Game

There are chocolate bunnies on the course for a side game. During the tournament rounds, if your disc land in the hoop or touching the hoop, you win the chocolate bunny in the hoop. He’s yours. Take the bunny and leave the hoop. Once the hole is completed, it is too late to try to win the bunny. Unless you get lucky on a drive or approach shot, you pretty much have to… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 4, 2008 at 11:53am — 2 Comments


I wrote this as a response to a sandbagging thread but it could be its own blog post with a little work. Jonah Goldberg does this all the time, turning blog responses into LATimes columns!

I run tournaments and play a lot of tournaments in a broad area across the midwest. I see basically zero sandbagging. What I see a lot of is Rec players playing Advanced, or Am 4s playing Intermediate, and then complaining about "sandbagging." We need a derogatory term for that. I propose… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 3, 2008 at 10:28am — 5 Comments

Willow Brook Grand Opening

It is this Saturday, April 5! See the previous post for details. Registration is 8-9. BYO partner doubles. Entry fee is $35, but there are a lot of opportunities to spend more than that.

I've been dying up some specials for the players who play this tournament, including a limited number of First Run Darkside Forces. These discs will have my custom Vader dyed on the dark side of the disc! I'm also doing some new Yodas and some Red Wings. The dyed specials will be cash-only until… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on April 1, 2008 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments

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