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How much money would you pay to get a favorite, lost and discontinued disc back?

My favorite disc was my 1993, Innova DX plastic Pirahna. I didn't know how much it weighed 'cause the number was worn off when I found it at the bottom of a pond a few years ago. But it was about 170-178 grams I would say. This was the only putter I used, I sunk so many nice putts with it, and some pretty difficult ones too. I sunk a 45 foot putt, curving around 3 trees with it once! It was an uphill shot too, it was nice. Well my boyfriend lost it the other day at Penn Valley, in the blackberry bushes to the right of the field you walk across to get to the first tee. We looked all over and didn't find it. I swear it got sucked up into a black hole 'cause those blackberries aren't even that deep, you can walk on them! I don't know ... but I'm really bummed that it's gone. I read that the Piranha was first made in 1993 but I coulda swore my disc said 1991, I don't know. It was from the first year they ever made the Piranha and it was in perfect shape! Only a few little scratches on the edges. It was red by the way, in case anyone reading this happens to go to Penn Valley and find it, it has my name and number on it, so call me if you happen to find it! I know that is a long shot but I gotta try, I loved that disc!
I haven't found any on the Internet but I did find one! I met a guy that has one, it's close to the same year and I'm guessing it's rather heavy, I didn't hold it but at least it wasn't the 150 class. He said it's an old wall hanger, but he's willing to sell it to me ... for $60.00. I wanna say he's crazy but I know if I had $60.00 I didn't know what to do with, I would buy it from him in a heartbeat. But I don't have money to do this so ... how much would you pay if you were in my situation? If your all time favorite disc got lost (by someone else might I mention) and it has been out of print for 8 years ... you find one in perfect condition and just like the one you lost and he wants more money than you can spend on something like that, would you do it? To get your prized disc back? Would you???

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Comment by mr ed on April 3, 2009 at 4:03pm
hey now,maybe if it was in a hostage situation,naw.save your money.Peace
Comment by Tino "SilverBack" Medina on April 3, 2009 at 11:27am
I putt with a Driver, and sometimes put wiht whatever disc is in hand, its not really the putter that makes the shot, its the aim and how you throw it. Don't put to much into one disc and live by it jsut for this reason.
Comment by Yeddie VanHalen on April 3, 2009 at 11:04am
I would say that your boyfriend should be reading this & going to the bank & getting $60.00 so he can buy the disc for you (or find a cheaper one on the net). Then he should take you out to dinner to make up for losing your fav disc. That's what I'm thinking
Comment by mark ellis on April 2, 2009 at 11:13pm
Piranhas are not rare enough to be worth $60. The demand for them is low enough that market value is probably more in the $10-20 range.

Someone on this site likely will read this and hook you up.

A really broken in Piranha might fly quite a bit like a modern day, new Birdie and they will look and feel alike. So I agree that trying Birdie is a good idea. It is possible that a brand new Piranha may not resemble your lost disc's flight much.

When the Piranha first came out there were some which were mis-stamped with the Birdie hotstamp. I collected some of those but a few minutes of searching in my disorganized collection failed to locate them.

To Cary Trotter: if you still have your creased old putter it may be possible to revive it. Take the disc and soak it in very hot water then bend the crease out. Hot water revives the "memory" of plastic and some warps come right out.
Comment by Cary Trotter on April 2, 2009 at 6:27pm
I know what your are feeling. A friend accidentally stepped on my bag after throwing a shot and creased my putter. I have used it for almost 4 years. I was in love with that thing and it devastated me for a couple days. Luckily, I have a few back-ups that filled the gap. None of them are quite the same though.

Try looking for a new Birdie. When Innova discontinued the Pirahna they re-tooled to the Birdie to be more like the Pirahna. It likely wont be quite the same, but with a few throws it should be performing close to it. Plus, it will only cost you $9 or so.

I hope your disc is returned!!!

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