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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:
Rick Petrie May 28, 2012 at 10:16am
Happy Memorial Day to all. If you're playing today, grab a few that are Red White & Blue and let them fly!
Mark Kewley May 27, 2012 at 9:12am
Rick Petrie May 27, 2012 at 1:32am
Thanks Jon. I'm glad to see there are so many DFOK travel options this weekend. Please let me know how that Abilene course is holding up... I too am considering playing in that tourney next month.
Speaking of travel options, Ya gotta read at least part of the article below. WOW! I think he should be made an honorary DFOKer.
Austin Cranston May 26, 2012 at 11:24pm
I definitely still want to go. It looks like the rain will hold off too, so it should be a good time.
Jon Tveite May 26, 2012 at 9:39pm
I'm glad you guys got something planned that works for Rick. I would go but I have other plans on Sunday.
I would still like to head west to Thomas Park on Monday, and hitting Abilene on the way there or back. Mark, you expressed an interest, as did Austin. Are you guys still up for it? Anyone else want to make the trip?
Rick Petrie May 26, 2012 at 9:32am
Sounds like you and Kirk have a well thought out plan/schedule. I'm looking forward to it.
Rick Petrie May 25, 2012 at 11:44pm
That Topeka trip will work good for me! I love playing the Big Shunga temp course... Gotta do that once a year.
I have two proposals/opinions, but veto them if needed.
1. I prefer Crestview over Lake Shawnee.
2. We should play the more shaded course of our two in the afternoon.
( It would be super cool if we had time for Big Shunga, then Centennial (Lawrence). Maybe next time though)
Rick Petrie May 25, 2012 at 7:02am
Josh, Yes we're there... However, you haven't missed much. Until last week it was basically just there to point players to discgolfscene. Afterall, discgolfscene is far better suited for our DG communications & discussions. Now that we as a group have got out into the community to do a few nice things, I figure it's time to show non-players what we're about. Thus I've posted a few photos from those activities. IMO, Facebook should still only be used by DFOK ... more
Josh, Yes we're there... However, you haven't missed much.
Until last week it was basically just there to point players to discgolfscene. Afterall, discgolfscene is far better suited for our DG communications & discussions.
Now that we as a group have got out into the community to do a few nice things, I figure it's time to show non-players what we're about. Thus I've posted a few photos from those activities.
IMO, Facebook should still only be used by DFOK to show non-players that we're responsible members of the community and that DG is a good use of our community parks... (in other words use Facebook to help us in the political game around town) But when it comes to discussing the game, our leagues, scores, course reviews, etc. to continue to use discgolfscene.