Question:When and how did you meet Ken? How was he brought into the Innova family? Why is he so Awesome?I met Ken shortly after he won his first Worlds. We really weren’t sponsoring players at that point. He chose to play with Innova on his own and really didn’t start getting anything until after he had won a few worlds.Ken is awesome for several reasons. He is a natural jock, who is good at many sports, not just disc golf. He is very competitive and believes in himself. He practices what he needs to practice in order to win. In other words, if he has a weakness that is hurting him competitively, he puts time and effort into making that weakness a strength. He also plays smart. He was always one of the best at course management. One example of this is the “Climo drive”. The Climo drive is a low line drive that makes it hard to get in trouble off the tee.
Question:Dave, I am 58 years old and have only been playing disc golf for about 1 year. What weight disc should I use for my driver, mid range and putter. I am really enjoying playing but am getting overwhelmed by all the information. Thanks for your help.
I would always choose a heavier putter, (170-175gms) and mid range, (170 to 180gms) to play in all wind conditions. You never know which direction you are going to be throwing with respect to the wind. Also, heavier discs forgive small throwing errors better than light discs. That being said, your driver weights have to be based on your throwing ability. If you can throw heavy drivers far and accurately, those would be best for the same reason heavy putters and mids are. If you can’t throw heavy, you need to go down as low as you need to get distance and accuracy. I get the best compromise of accuracy, distance, and wind performance using mid sixties for drivers. You may need to start a bit lower depending on your snap strength.
Question:Hi Dave- My favorite disc to collect is the original circle stamped gazelle or known as the "field dressed" gazelle. Whenever I go on collecting sites people think I am crazy for calling it by this name! What name do you call it by? Thank you for recently releasing the candy circle stamp Gazelles on the factory site. I put two in my collection and one right in the bag. Throws great! Javan
We called the original Gazelle stamp the “broken legged” Gazelle.
Question:I love the feel, durability, and look of the new Jolly Launcher plastic. My question is if this plastic will be slowly incorporate/used on all discs in the champion line, or will it just remain on a few discs?
We are pleased with the look and feel of the Jolly Launcher plastic. It will be incorporated were it can be. It tends to make the drivers more overstable so it is not appropriate for all drivers.
Question:I am just wondering what you carry in your bag.
You can see the my latest reply to a similar question here:
My bag keeps changing as I add new discs and take out older ones. Lately, I have multiple Terns in Champion and Star weighing in the seventies for Star and a little lower for Champion. I carry a 168gm Star Destroyer for power sidearms. I carry two S-line FDs in the 170s. I have two max weight Nova putters. Two max weight Atlases. Two mid seventies Foxbats. (New midrange).