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Thank You's / Re: Member of the Year award
« on: March 05, 2014, 11:56:22 AM »
Just a quick note of thanks to the J-Town Disc Golf Club!  I was truly taken by surprise by being the recipient of the 2013 Member of the Year award!

I truly appreciate the way it makes you feel when your efforts are recognized.  Of course, that's not why I do it, it is just nice when it happens!

I do feel as though you are all my friends and that's why I enjoy disc golf...Here's to 2014 and growing the sport and making new friends and adding to my disc golf family!


I had a feeling when I met you and we got to talking, you would be an MVP in the disc golf community.  just didn't realize so quickly

Wow! Congratulations Kevin! Awesome Award! Perfect Recipient!

I think everyone would agree you should get the best-dressed award too.

Totally agree.  Sometimes its nice knowing from the parking lot that someone so helpful is there.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Trilogy Tee Pad Challenge - July 5th
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:23:09 PM »
All signed up.  This is a cause I think every player in the area can get behind.  :D
Can you fill me in on the cause? Is it a fundraiser?

New cement pads at West Park.  It is a great course that many avoid just because of the teepads.  I am guilty of this myself.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Trilogy Tee Pad Challenge - July 5th
« on: February 17, 2014, 12:49:29 PM »
All signed up.  This is a cause I think every player in the area can get behind.  :D

Lost & Found / Re: Found on 14
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:28:34 PM »
I found an orange Innova driver on hole 14 during the second round at the Ice Bowl. Not sure what driver it is, looks like it's marked "BB". Let me know if it is yours, describe the stamp to me. Only the initials TM on the rim.

A disc was turned in at the Ice Bowl that wasn't claimed. I think baash was written on it. I looked briefly tonight but didn't see it. The good news is, it's near the top. Anyone that has looked in my car knows what I mean.

Jason Baasch lost a disc on hole 16 his first shot of the day. It was blue.  Unfortunately he said he only plays the ice bowl so we may not see him until next year.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: The Trilogy Tee Pad Challenge - July 5th
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:07:55 PM »
I cannot pre Reg it says out of stock.  Also I will stop in for a form.  I am going to ask my work if they will sponsor a hole.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: Ice Bowl 2014 Clothing
« on: February 06, 2014, 06:13:15 PM »
I'd like an XL hoodie also.

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

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