Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Prodiscus Respecti Review

Buy One Here: https://infinitediscs.com/Prodiscus-Respecti

The first disc manufactured by the Finnish disc company Prodiscus demands and earns it's namesake.

(Video link for mobile)

Flight Numbers:
  • Speed: 8.0
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 2.0

  • Prodiscus reached out to me prior to the winter, asking if I'd be interested in getting their main lineup for some reviews. Always happy to oblige, I got a nice package in the mail all the way from Finland. Then the winter rolled in and I began looking at my skis harder than my disc golf bag.

    Spring is here, and so is review numero uno. Prodiscus is making a real push to get their plastic into the US market place - and it makes sense, we have a quickly growing US marketplace and up to this point, they have a very small chunk of that market. They only have 4 US pros on their roster, compared to the 22 in Finland and 11 in Sweden. Clearly the European market is taking off and as we're seeing the Prodiscus logo popping up in US tournament sponsorships, we'll also be seeing their discs showing up in more shops and online US retailers.

    In late 2016, I had just played a casual round with Tomas Rosenqvist, who is from Sweden and is sponsored by Prodiscus and I'd been really interested in getting my hands on some of their discs. The plastic appeared to be absolutely gorgeous based on my initial fondling and I'd left Tomas's RV with a Laseri and a Jokeri. Because I'm an idiot, I'd almost immediately lost the Laseri doing field work - so I was VERY happy to see a Laseri show up in the review package.

    The first disc to review though, is the Respecti - which fills the slot of the stable control driver. The beauty of the Respecti is that I can forehand it very consistently - and my forehand form is lacking. It's stable enough to take my wobble and turn it into a very workable and consistent shot.

    This disc is what I've always wanted out of a Firebird: it's workable. Every disc with roughly these numbers is going to get compared to the Firebird, which has been the wind disc of choice for ages. But the reality is that Firebirds can be nearly impossible for most players to throw 300'. The Respecti takes a good chunk of the stability and low glide and allows for regular ADV to MPO players to lawn dart a disc 325' - in wind or calm conditions.

    The plastic I am throwing is the Ultrium and it's remained rock solid and un-scuffed even having thrown it into a good number of rock piles and trees. The dimensions for the rim is depth: 1.3 cm and width: 1.9 cm exactly what I like in a fairway driver - with a touch of dome compared to a "flat-top" OS disc.

    I played countless rounds with the Respecti in my bag - and it's become much more to me than a "review disc". I leave my champ Firebird in the car for extreme wind, but anything under a constant 15mph - the Respecti has earned it's spot. Even on calm days, it's my 200-300' forehand go-to and backhand hyzer shot.

    Buy One Here: https://infinitediscs.com/Prodiscus-Respecti

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    ZÜCA Cart Review

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    ZÜCA - what is a ZÜCA? A disc golf cart. Why the umlauts? Because fancy. How do you pronounce it? Your guess is better than mine. Internet says it's an acronym for Zee Ultimate Carry All. Dubious web site though.

    Do you need one?

    Of course nobody NEEDS a disc golf cart. In fact, nobody NEEDS a disc golf specific bag. We could carry around a putter and a Slurpee and have a pretty good afternoon playing some disc.

    So let's just agree that we're talking about things that are nice to have. I've run the gamut of bags: a camera bag, hand me down quads, various odd-ball back packs, some very nice Hyzerbomb bags. Each iteration getting nicer and making life just a little easier.

    And now I bring you the latest and greatest in disc golf toting: (Link for mobile)

    I hope you can tell that I was having a little fun in the editing booth with the video. And I'm going to keep this short and sweet: I played 3 rounds of rather swampy hot tournament golf this last weekend and the ZÜCA was outstanding. ZÜCA's carts were all over the place - people are adopting them quickly because of the fundamental benefit of the cart: the weight is off your shoulders and you have an easy seat all the time.

    Prior to the tournament, I'd rolled the cart over 25-30 miles of various terrain and time and again I came away really happy with the ZÜCA.

    I'm not going to over-sell this, but it really does take a substantial wear and tear off your body and I'm sticking with carts from here on out.

    If you're in the market, please consider purchasing from Infinite Discs who also has the frame version of the cart: seen here. Full disclosure: I have setup an affiliate program with them, where I get a small % of the money spent at their site that gets directed to them from HeavyDisc as store credit. Obviously I'm not getting rich, but I do get to buy a putter or two every so often.