Disc Fanatics of Kansas
Rick Petrie June 4, 2012 at 10:10am
By the way, I forgot to include Adam Johnson as a generous ($20) contributor in yesterday's initial news flash. However, I have now edited the news the club page of discgolfscene to reflect his contribution. Please forgive me Adam.
Also, I have removed the "PDGA" part of the points division descriptions because we are not a PDGA sanctioned league. Nor will this league effect your PDGA rating.
Mark Kewley June 3, 2012 at 11:06pm
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Rick Petrie June 3, 2012 at 10:59pm
I should point out that (at this point in time), none of the DFOK leagues, tournaments, etc. are PDGA sanctioned events.
Mark Kewley June 3, 2012 at 2:37pm
Final 9 KC Wide Open live, right now:
Rick Petrie June 2, 2012 at 11:35pm
Once upon a time, on a course named Riley Conference Center, some guys ran over a basket (with their tractor) while baling hay.
Have you guys taken an inventory of the baskets since they cut the hay? . ? . ? By the way, you won't be in the clear until they have baled & hauled off all the bales of hay.
Robert Adams June 2, 2012 at 11:21pm
They cut the grass for Daughtry...but not disc golf. What's this world coming to...
Ken Braeger June 2, 2012 at 8:21pm
The grass at Riley Conference Center was cut today (prepped for bailing). I haven't been on the course to see if it's cut completely around yet, but I'm going to try and get tomorrow to check it out. I expect with the upcoming Daughtry concert, the grounds will get a manicure. Since the grass was done with a combine (or such), I expect the tee boxes are no longer unmarked, but I'm excited none the less to get a few more rounds in before the baskets are moved to Moon Lake..
Adam Johnson June 2, 2012 at 4:32pm
My destroyer champion blizzard is very stable and i rarely turn it over. Ive never really used in windy conditions but that's mostly because I try to play safe in heavy wind. The blizz champion wears much fasterfor me. If u are used to throwing 170 g discs then I would suggest not going below 150 g. Good luck Jon
Kevin Zane June 2, 2012 at 10:21am
If you aren't satisfied with your distance already, then I would discourage grabbing a blizzard (if that is the only reason you want to try one).. They are fun to throw, and will likely go farther but I would say that anyone could benefit much more from a little field work with some slower, less forgiving discs. Learning to generate better weight transfer, clean release, good timing and mechanics will push your limits much further. With the right practice, you'll find yourself throwing ... more
If you aren't satisfied with your distance already, then I would discourage grabbing a blizzard (if that is the only reason you want to try one).. They are fun to throw, and will likely go farther but I would say that anyone could benefit much more from a little field work with some slower, less forgiving discs. Learning to generate better weight transfer, clean release, good timing and mechanics will push your limits much further. With the right practice, you'll find yourself throwing 325+' controlled turnovers with your buzzzes (or other mid-range of choice) and pushing 375+ with fairways while everyone else is still trying to figure out how to get their blizz wraith/katana/(whatever) to flip with any predictability.
Robert Adams June 2, 2012 at 6:54am
Alright, let me write a blizzard review while sober this time, and without sounding like a toolbag... Blizzard plastic is great if it's a wide open shot, or if you put so much hyzer on it that you know it's definitely not going to flip on you, which is what I tend to do with my blizzard ape. But even with the Ape, which is supposed to be the most stable blizzard disc on the market, it'll flip on me even with a >45 degree hyzer release. They're temperamental, and the wind a ... more
Alright, let me write a blizzard review while sober this time, and without sounding like a toolbag... Blizzard plastic is great if it's a wide open shot, or if you put so much hyzer on it that you know it's definitely not going to flip on you, which is what I tend to do with my blizzard ape. But even with the Ape, which is supposed to be the most stable blizzard disc on the market, it'll flip on me even with a >45 degree hyzer release. They're temperamental, and the wind affect them greatly. I definitely wouldn't recommend them for headwinds. But any other wind direction and you can play them quite well. And you're completely correct about not being able to throw them full force, you'll end up grip locking and sending it way off to the right. I find that with the blizzard discs if you hold the power back to about 75-80% and concentrate more on the "hit" of the throw, you get a lot more out of them. Hope this helps some.
Robert Adams June 2, 2012 at 12:46am
I'd say the blizzard ape has the same stability as a normal destroyer...or even a wraith. I've flipped mine a few times without it coming back. I've tossed mine about 550-600 a few times on some monster drives, but if you're looking for consistency, look elsewhere.
Rick Petrie June 2, 2012 at 12:00am
Also keep in mind that the blizzard discs that weigh more than 140g, do not float.
Dimond Cutter June 1, 2012 at 10:34pm
Threw a 150 Blizzard wraith and was very surprised how far it went with little effort. Im thinking of getting one but perhaps something more overstable.
Adam Johnson June 1, 2012 at 9:55pm
I like my blizzaed destroyer 153 g. I think they are worth trying.
Mark Kewley June 1, 2012 at 9:27pm
It is not all hype,
In the right conditions they work well. You have to remember what you are throwing and not try to kill it. I have a couple that I keep in the bag. I'll let you throw them.
Jon Tveite June 1, 2012 at 4:40pm
Personal/Equipment question for DFOK folks: a lot of you seem to have these newish, very lightweight Blizzard discs -- what do you think of them? I haven't thrown one yet, but I'm finally getting curious. I know they were kind of a novelty for a while, but now that you've played with them, do you think they are a good addition to your bag? Any thoughts on which one? I would probably want to go with something pretty stable, like a Destroyer or Wraith. I have a tendency to flip lighter discs. I know you have to throw them differently, but I haven't gotten the hang of it yet.
Rick Petrie May 31, 2012 at 11:03pm
Hole #1 & hole #2 were pretty much designed together...
Hole #1 was kind of designed from the basket up. We knew where tee pad #2 needed to be, then we saw a good place for basket #1 & looked & looked & looked for a good tunnel to go up the hill.
Initially tee pad #1 was supposed to be much closer to the opening in the trees. However we kept pushing it back to get out of the path of the Parks & Rec. pick-ups & lawn mowing equipment.
Jon Tveite May 31, 2012 at 2:29pm
I don't see how you look at those tangles of trees and see a golf course. Many thanks to our DFOK visionaries!
Mark Kewley May 30, 2012 at 9:46pm
An historic picture of Warner Park fairway 1 before it was a disc golf course: http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/10252/pictures/album_8737/153767#153767
Here is one of #2: