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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Highland A Tier?
« on: February 06, 2014, 06:11:05 PM »
If the price was right...I could use a permanent basket in my yard.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Bag Tags Feb 1st at Channy
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:48:48 PM »
I plan to be there as long as we don't get extreme weather tonight

Equipment / Re: Custom Dyed Discs
« on: December 17, 2013, 05:45:58 PM »
What I might try first is spin dyes and go from there.

I can make a design in either Photoshop or Illustrator and convert it to a vector.

My Technique for spin dyes was using a simple box fan opened up with a dimmer switch to control the speed.  I never really had much control, but made some cool designs.  Some of these I used 2 techniques on

I have some simple shape dyes and a free hand (freecut?) design soaking now. I can post some pics tomorrow.

Its just like playing...everytime you get better and its just as addicting.

All this talk of dyeing...I am gonna have to dye something.

Equipment / Re: Custom Dyed Discs
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:56:17 PM »
Once you get started, its hard to stop.  I started off just brushing dye, then spin dyes, then contact paper for simple shapes.  Once I dyed over 30 discs or so, I bought the plotter.  Now my options are endless, just need to find the time to do it. 

If you have a vector image, the stencil is quite easy to cut.  Id be more than willing to help whenever I get time.

Equipment / Re: Custom Dyed Discs
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:40:34 PM »
Thank you.  I cant take 100% credit.  I use a vinyl plotter to cut my stencils.  I am not a hands on artist, but i can work my way around Adobe Illustrator enough to fake it.  I have done hand cuts, but gave them up out of frustration.

Some basic tips
1.) Use iDye Poly for really bright and bold colors.  Rit was good, but they changed the formula about a year ago.
2.) Use Oracle 651 or 631 vinyl instead of contact paper.  You can find it online or at any sign store. 
3.) if you are gonna hand cut, use fresh blades.  nothing worse than being almost done and having a dull blade ruin your work. 
4.) Learn Adobe illustrator or inkscape.  This makes stencils easier.  (#1 for me)
5.) practice on misprints.  I buy boxes of random misprints from Discraft and DD.  They are usually under $10 each.  Once dyed, sell them for double to a buddy. Its worth it IMO.
6.) Goof Off to remove stamps, not goo gone or acetone.

I cant really think of any other tips, but I can try to answer any questions.  I am gonna try to come to tags next weekend, maybe we can go into more detail.

  If you are really gonna dye a lot, it's worth getting the plotter.  After the initial cost of the plotter, It cost me about $1-2 per disc for vinyl and transfer tape. 

Equipment / Re: Custom Dyed Discs
« on: December 15, 2013, 05:24:34 PM »
Just realized when I erased my facebook, it erased all the links i posted.  Here a few from my archives.  Some retired, some lost in the area.  Sadly none of these are in my bag anymore.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: First Flight - Ams only A-Tier - March 29th & 30th
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:37:19 PM »
Already registered myself.  I will contact Towch again.  They sent a CTP pack for the J-town Fest, maybe they will do the same for this. 

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Pine Hills Ice Bowl 2-1 Ottawa, IL
« on: December 11, 2013, 02:14:36 PM »
I plan to be there. Pre-Reg?

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Vibram Birdie Bash
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:20:27 PM »
Missed last year...Count me in this year

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Fest 2013!
« on: October 12, 2013, 04:43:27 PM »
Thanks Jesse.  You ran yet another great event.  I had to leave early after the round.  I hope everyone liked the Towches.  I actually got to use mine for the first time today.  Thanks again and see you guys soon, 

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Fest 2013!
« on: October 11, 2013, 01:04:43 PM »
Just received my CTP pack from Towch. They forgot the stickers and mini scrubbers, but we got the 5 towel pouches, a banner for the event, and 3 CTP markers.

I don't know how to give them out so that is up to you guys. I will get there about an hour before registration. I will bring them and we can decide on a plan.

Here is their link for anyone curious about them.


Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Fest 2013!
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:58:10 PM »
Good news...Sent a link to this thread and we got ourselves a CTP pack.  We just need to take some pictures which I dont see being an issue.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Fest 2013!
« on: October 01, 2013, 11:51:40 AM »
:( this is the response I got back.

We were unable to find any events mentioned or shown for your October event. We regretfully must decline the sponsor pack without confirmation of a valid event.

I told him that I would contact him for the next event that can be confirmed on PDGA. So this time it's an unfortunate no, but I hope to still be able to get a CTP pack in the future.

Courses / Re: Flag at Channahon
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:47:31 PM »
I really like the wind flag.  On Thursday we were saying how #9 would be great with one on top of the pole in the fairway, but at $30 each I understand why we don't see more.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Fest 2013!
« on: September 27, 2013, 02:46:35 PM »
The last message I received from Towch they said they just needed to do some confirmation on there end and we may have something setup. I don't think we need the FB page, but if we do I will let you know ASAP. I just want to contribute something to the fest.

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