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Canadianzombie
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: A quick newbie question Reply with quote

Hello all, my career in disc golf has gotten off to a shaky start. My first game ever was at Kanata last Thursday and I lost my first disc on my first throw and another, shortly thereafter. I was practicing today (in order to avoid future hedges) and dinged my disc on a soccer post. I'm posting a pic, but was wondering if it's toast or not. Three discs in less than a week is discouraging.
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Canadianzombie
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the pic didn't upload, needless to say it's a significant ding.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is just a scratch or cut in the rim than no big deal. I have some pretty banged up discs that fly great.

If the disc is warped or bent in some way that could be a problem but most of the time that doesn't effect them too much

I throw my discs into trees and baskets (mostly trees) almost every day and they seem to still work fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Throw it until it doesn't do what you want it to do, then find another use for it. It's only toast when the flight plate cracks.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: A quick newbie question Reply with quote

Canadianzombie wrote:
Hello all, my career in disc golf has gotten off to a shaky start. My first game ever was at Kanata last Thursday and I lost my first disc on my first throw and another, shortly thereafter. I was practicing today (in order to avoid future hedges) and dinged my disc on a soccer post. I'm posting a pic, but was wondering if it's toast or not. Three discs in less than a week is discouraging.


Come on out to one of our major events, even if just to watch. The Plaid would be ideal. If you give me enough notice I will get you setup with some great starter discs that are *almost* indestructible. Unfortunately all discs are loseable frown
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Re: A quick newbie question Reply with quote

kenmlittle wrote:
Unfortunately all discs are loseable frown
Except KL 0X putters. They only go about ten feet, then fall like a brick.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: A quick newbie question Reply with quote

lissyssil wrote:
kenmlittle wrote:
Unfortunately all discs are loseable frown
Except KL 0X putters. They only go about ten feet, then fall like a brick.


Then I'd say you've been secretly putting with them your whole career. sly wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better get the ointment, cause somebody just got burned!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most important thing! Don't get discouraged! It's happened to ALL of us.

Keep practicing, you'll get better.
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DanPhillips
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also borrow disc's at the south mountain library to play the south mountain park course. It is a little closer to you in Brockville than Kanata.

PM me if you want to play a round there I'll meet you there and show you around
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

axelfudge wrote:
Most important thing! Don't get discouraged! It's happened to ALL of us.

Keep practicing, you'll get better.


Ya Mark!
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kenmlittle
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

axelfudge wrote:
Most important thing! Don't get discouraged! It's happened to ALL of us.

Keep practicing, you might get better.


There we go, that more fairly reflects my proven track record on putting.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: A quick newbie question Reply with quote

andros wrote:
lissyssil wrote:
kenmlittle wrote:
Unfortunately all discs are loseable frown
Except KL 0X putters. They only go about ten feet, then fall like a brick.


Then I'd say you've been secretly putting with them your whole career. sly wink
Most likely!
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Canadianzombie
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I've been practicing everyday for 30-45 minutes. I feel more confident and do believe that practice will make my game a "little" better. I'd like to come to the Plaid and check out how I fair against similarly skilled people. I'd also like to check out South Mountain as well. Again thanks for the kind words, it'll be that much more fun when I don't lose or damage my discs.
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Ken Darcovich
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The word "damage" raises red flags.

This suggests DX or Pro level plastic.

Move to Star and/or Champion plastic (or other company's equivalents...)
and damaging your plastic will become quite the challenge.
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Canadianzombie
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The disc is an Innova Valkyrie, the disc came down hard on a soccer net and left a ding in the rim of the disc. It looks like somebody took a knife and cut a 1 cm cut in the rim. Is there a place locally that sells decent driver discs? I'm hoping to enter the Plaid Jacket Tournament if there's a "Useless Newb" division.
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TheKid
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure the forum had an address where you can purchase discs.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadianzombie wrote:
The disc is an Innova Valkyrie, the disc came down hard on a soccer net and left a ding in the rim of the disc. It looks like somebody took a knife and cut a 1 cm cut in the rim. Is there a place locally that sells decent driver discs? I'm hoping to enter the Plaid Jacket Tournament if there's a "Useless Newb" division.


That does sound like a good ding. I've managed to somewhat "fix" a big gash like that with a lighter. Melt the plastic and try to smooth out the edge. The best thing about your incident/damage is that you did it to a Valk. A Valkyrie is a fantastic roller disc.

A couple of places in town sell discs:

The Expedition Shoppe across the street from MEC sells discs.

The Ultimate Disc Golf Store is the wholesaler for Eastern Canada for most DG companies and has the best selection of discs in all of Canada. The "store" is in Carp. http://www.ultimatediscgolfstore.ca/ Rob "Twirly" Wormald is the owner and a great guy.

Daredevil Discs is an Ottawa disc golf manufacturing company. All their discs are made right here in Ottawa. www.daredevildiscs.com Wah and Mike are the company owners and are also great guys.

Those are your best bets.
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Obikingkenobi
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:19 pm    Post subject: me too Reply with quote

First throw, eh? Totally happened to me too. First time playing that course, first tee and throwing a brand new disc for the first time. Into the woods it went, never to be seen again! I mean, how could such a tiny stand of trees conceal a fluorescent yellow disc?! I must have hunted for ten minutes but with my daughter getting impatient, we had to move on.

All that's to say, I have lost plenty of discs. It hurts when it's one that's been with you for a while. And replacing them ain't necessarily cheap neither.
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