I read it on the PDGA-forum a long time ago (2002-2003), the guy wrote that it was only a very short test-run was made, but the result was no good according to Discraft, among other things the Z-plastic makes it heavy.
Happy New Year, Mark,
Question for you, since you have been with Discraft a couple of years -> I read something about a short testrun of Z X-clones a long time ago on the PDGA forum, do you know something about them, how many were run? Do you have any lying around.
Walked the gold course with Chuck K and B Cummings yesterday....tweaking tweaking tweaking....looks like we will play one round silver and one round gold at the worlds....red and blue have been stretched to their worlds distances....your almost buddy....z
you gotta come back to wagner. i have a trillion bucks to win back and i shot one down in the snow yesterday. it always seems like i walk up to eighteen and i'm one under. i throw average drive, a million trees for my buzzz to snake through, and have a twenty foot putt to stay under par. then i realized that it's the same putt i knocked down eleven times in my basement the other day and i nailed it. joined the pdga my dad said if i hit more than he did(6) he would help me join thats where the eleven comes in. hope to see you around sometime Merry Christmas.
I wish you could have seen me 4 weeks ago, and now today, like night and day. i'm going to gear up for another tournament because of my recent improvement. i'll probably never see such vast improvement in such a short time ever again. I mean, just since Saturday, i'm way more accurate, and heck, 2 weekends ago i added 75-100 feet to my shot over 3 days. I played my favorite course, bear creek today, quick round with a friend, and scored a personal best of 4. i was on pace for most of the round to break even, until i needed some short anhyzers, so i busted out my usual discs and they got all wobbly on me, so now i need to work on my sidearm again. Can't believe i can throw predators and surges so straight now, so awesome to see those discs in flight, and ever so happy i ditched my Aviars for the Banger GT, it's money.
mark, thanks for always being here for us noobs to help. i get what you're saying about the stalker. i've found many of my discs aren't as "flippy" as a thought when i have smooth controlled form. i tried not to "kill" my drives today and saw that my distance did not drop off at all, and i was more accurate. well, actually, i had a problem in overshooting some holes between 275-325, but they were on line. I have a question, do you throw understables on Hyzer for distance, or still flat?
Hey Mark, I've got another question for you. So, i was playing today and i was thinking that there are certain situations where i would like to forehand, but my forehands generally hook due to the overstable nature of my discs. Should I work on flicking less stable discs or is there a specific disc that finishes straight with decent stability for the flick?
Thanks a lot for that advice it will really help. Yesterday I played a round, and i took something off my throw with the boss to be accurate and I pinned a hole at 345 ft. So, my average throw with my boss is probably 350-375. I also picked up a katana yesterday just to have one. I took it out to a baseball field that was 350 fence, and i threw a brand new boss which turned over and landed right at homeplate. Then I threw the katana and it didn't even begin to fade and whacked the backstop hard. This morning I took the katana out for a round and threw it 375-400 accurately on a wooded course, for that hole i had never driven that far because of the obstacles.
As for throwing flat, I never thought about doing it, but as i had progressed I had started to naturally do it to improve my accuracy.
So, thanks a lot for that bit. I've been thinking about backhands, and my buzzz goes about as far as my viking. My thought process now is that I continue to throw the buzzz because my beat up viking turns over too often to count on it unlike the buzzz. Plus I read that the surge throw just like the buzzz so I figured that that could be a really good realtionship of discs. I was curious on your thoughts on that.
I will definetly make a video. I have a friend who either plays with me everyday, or by himself, so I'm sure he would love some help too, that is if you don't mind critiqueing him as well. I introduced him to the game 4 months after I started playing, and now he beats me a lot because he is a lot more accurate thrower than I am. I am working on that though.
I also wanted to say that I've been doing the putting confidence program that you had online, and I'm on my 4th week of that. It has made a huge difference. I throw 174g Flx Challengers and anywhere from 30ft in is dead accurate. Yesterday, I putted a 60 footer with ease to save par, and today I was a little low for my long putts. I don't miss the easy ones any more though. So thanks ~Geoff
alright, if i'm in ever in Michigan I will definetly take you up on that offer. First off, I've been playin for 9 months, and a lotta people round here say I've got a "big arm". I throw forehand and my normal disc is a 174 g Star Boss. I have thrown up to 400 ft, but not consistently. I feel like my normal throw is just over 300, and there's often times during a round when i try to put less on my throw with a Boss and tank it OB (which is really drives up my score). I feel like my forehand has plateued right now, and I'm curious how far good pros will throw forehand? Moreso, since i've plateued I've started to develop a backhand with good technique and I am throwing an old beat up champion viking consistently over 275 but not far over 300. I was wondering which direction I should go... become a dominant bh or fh, or just try to stay as balanced as possible? This is just a couple of questions that could really help out as I go to practice either
Mark, I've got lots of questions bout throws, and I don't know any good pros round here. I've been watching your clinic videos ( i've seen every one at least twice), but if you are willing I'll go into more detail. lemme know. ~geoff
I have been trying to get in touch with Ken Climo. My friends wife wants to pay Ken to play a round with her husband(Larry Cooper). She is goingt pay Ken a good amount to take Larry and a friend to his course and play for the day. The problem is she can't get in contact with him via email. She asked me if I could see what I could do. So I am writing you to see if you could maybe call him or me or just get me in touch with him. My number is 936-718-8593 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just hit me back on my page. Thank you very much and let me know if we can make this happen.
Yes, I got hooked in a significant way. I wake up early every morning to go play. I've even lost a few pounds because of the exercise, plus I cant believe how much healthier I am mentally (I just feel good throwing a disc and then throwing it again, and again.) My wife and I play the course together. One day we will plan a trip and try a course further than 3 miles from my house. We do know every blade of grass (and tree) on our local course. I do think we should visit a field to practice instead of just going to the course every time, but it is hard to pass up a round. Your putting videos have helped us enjoy the game from the very beginning. We have been playing 1.5 years now. We will continue to read all the advice from you, and everyone else for that matter, thanks again!
Mark, you helped me with some advice on my forearm stroke. Thank you. It has helped and even added a shot. With some less stable discs like an orc or a flash, I can get the disc to turn over and roll for about 300 feet. Thank you for your help !