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Equipment / Re: Shoes?
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:27:58 AM »
The difference between waterproof and Gore-Tex shoes (Merrell's at least) is pretty much name only.  And about 20 bucks.  The patent on Gore-Tex has expired, so companies can make the same thing for less.
I have gotten shoes from Zappos.com online when I'm confident in the sizing.  I have also had pretty good luck on eBay!  I picked up a pair of Gore-Tex Moab's for $70 w/ shipping and I think they may have been worn once!  I'm just careful to pick ones that have a LOT of pictures and I look carefully at the soles to see wear.  I also picked up some anti-fungal foot spray from Target (the bowling alley stuff) and SOAKED them before wearing.

Recently the trend towards spikeless in golf shoes has piqued my interest.  I think next time I may head to a golf store and check some out.  Some of those soles look pretty mean.  And they come in some crazy colors!

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Equipment / Re: Shoes?
« on: March 30, 2013, 08:18:55 AM »
For me, Merrell Moab low's are the best mix between a hiking boot and running shoes.  They seem to handle mud adequately.  My best mud/cold shoes are Merrell Thermo 6's, but they are boots with a very aggressive sole.
The problem I always had with cleats is there is no grip when you get to a cement teepad.  Also I like to pivot some and cleats feel like they want to tear my knee apart.  Over the years I have finally decided that good play in mud is just a matter of getting used to bad footholds.  It's more about mindset then soles.  Good luck.

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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: March 14, 2013, 12:16:11 PM »
I like the honor system idea.  No forced throw-off if it doesn't get hit either.

When I was in FL I saw the coolest thing and I guess they do it at most tourneys down there.  Mokena's rules probably wouldn't allow it, but...  Someone at the Throw Down the Mountain event hit an ace for over $500.  He got the money and went and bought 3 cases of beer (Bud, Miller and Miller Lite).  He then put the beers down by tourney central and gave out "Ace beers" to whoever wanted them!  Giving the karma back.

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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: March 12, 2013, 01:05:58 PM »
I probably seemed somewhat harsh in my assessment of the course conditions.  I just wanted to tell it how it is, so no one is surprised.  If you didn't catch my second sentiment, this is it...  Saturday is going to be messy.  SO WHAT!  I'm really looking forward to playing with some people I may not normally run into in a non-money centered, fun environment.  Thanks to Mr. McManus for organizing this.  As kids we used to love playing in the mud.  Embrace your inner child and let's have some fun!

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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: March 11, 2013, 11:12:44 PM »
I have the hardest time trying to post pics from my Flick'r account.  Here is a link to my account.  The newest pic is from practice today with a full description.  Enjoy.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75616860@N06/

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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: March 11, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
Absolutely UNPLAYABLE. Where it's not frozen I was sinking in 2" and sliding around. NO CARTS. On the way out I stopped at the retention pond and cleaned off my boots and pants. Saturday will be a day of attrition.
Still have 4 days to dry up . Mother Nature be nice!

Get ready.  It will not dry.  Years of MTBing have taught me what to expect.  It would need to be 90 and all sun from now till the event to dry that place out, and that might not even do it.  What is now frozen might melt and get as soft as the rest.  Cleats wouldn't even help.  Pretty much stand and deliver anywhere but the pads.  My solo round took 3 1/2 hours.  IO'm ditching my cart and bringing a walking staff.  Some of those trails are treacherous.  I'll get a pic up as soon as my phone recharges.

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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:41:20 PM »
Absolutely UNPLAYABLE. Where it's not frozen I was sinking in 2" and sliding around. NO CARTS. On the way out I stopped at the retention pond and cleaned off my boots and pants. Saturday will be a day of attrition.

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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: March 09, 2013, 03:23:29 PM »
can anyone do a weather /course condition check for Mokena ?

thank you

I hope to get out sometime this week. I'll relay conditions if I do.
I haven't been there in years, but I do recall thinking the place should've been closed for the Spring thaw. I especially remember sinking every step about 3" on the green of #5. Shouldn't be that bad, but if the forecast holds it should be a slop-fest.

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J-Town Ice Bowl / Re: J-Town 4th Annual Ice Bowl (2013)
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:57:37 PM »
Could this be my first age-protected tourney?  Got to get some points for IN World's!
Masters, me and you!
                            ;)

Done! So... processing fee or day of penalty, hmmm. Penalty goes to charity, processing goes to Breiner's pocket. That's easy!

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J-Town Ice Bowl / Re: J-Town 4th Annual Ice Bowl (2013)
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:37:58 PM »
Could this be my first age-protected tourney?  Got to get some points for IN World's!

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Courses / Re: Manhattan, IL--Round Barn Disc Golf Course
« on: December 08, 2012, 12:18:50 PM »
My ESP XL was found.  Thanks, I hope to get it back soon.
If that one was found, then I'm pretty darn sure my Xmas X Buzzz was found as well. ???  It has my name and number and an ace on the bottom.  If any one sees it, please grab it and let me know.  I always reward a returned disc.  Unless you never call.  Then you have problems!

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Shoot The Breeze / Re: My Friend FRANK
« on: November 24, 2012, 10:34:08 AM »
"I've got to work on getting my energy back."
This coming from the man that puts more work into our courses than all of us AND the park districts combined!
Rock on Sodfather!

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Questions? / Re: tell me how my drive looks
« on: October 30, 2012, 09:01:20 AM »
Check out this tutorial:

It helped me out alot.  Mainly that all the force should be at the end of the throw.  I've also had numerous Pro's say that relaxed muscles move faster and are freer than tensed muscles.  Yeti told me that the only time you need to grip the disc tight is at release.  Your grip should be loose before that.  Cam Todd described his throw like he was holding his girlfriend - gentle through the whole thing, he never squeezes the disc tightly.  Also from what I've seen and experienced, running up, 3, 5 or 7 steps doesn't make a whole lot of difference.  It's all about reaching all the way back and focusing your effort right around the release point.  I've seen older pro's rip putters over 300' with 2 1/2 baby steps!

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Courses / Re: Manhattan, IL--Round Barn Disc Golf Course
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:08:54 AM »
Course is OPEN!!!
This according to the Manhattan Park Distrist website.
I went out a few days back and checked it out for the first time.  I really enjoyed it.  I did put two in the drink, so if anybody finds them... name and # on them.  Reward offered.
The ONLY thing I'd reccomend is to have the course maps show BOTH baskets.  The maps available at the board have red baskets only.  Good for us, but there was a guy out there with one disc and two dogs.  I had to explain to him that he might have more fun playing the silver baskets.  I guess the problem will go away once the signs go up.
The round tees are AWESOME!  So many options, all courses should have them.
BTW, what is the preferred route for red #5?  All I can see to do is straight across the water (like west) with a little turn at the end.  Essentially just trying to get an open approach.  That is one tough hole.

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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Pine Hills Sat April 14 C TIER
« on: April 11, 2012, 10:42:19 AM »
Sorry I missed you guys at the Challenge.
Could someone who is going to Pine Hills bring a tag for me to buy?  Maybe Ray Hill?
Thanks, Tafe.

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