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It’s been a while since we’ve updated the TalkDG readers about what’s happening over at Rattling Chains, and for that we apologize.
We recently held a successful women’s week, where everything was based on the women’s game. We hope to make that a yearly feature at the site as promoting the game for women is something we should all do.
We’ll have some big things coming soon, too. We just need to iron out a few details before we release these things.
For now, let us get you up to date on some recent things at the blog:
In our most recent poll, we ask golfers how they would react in a hypothetical situation. We’re giving away a disc for the story our staff finds to be the most entertaining. So go vote in the poll and comment there to have a chance to win the disc. Remember, have fun with this. There’s no need to be serious because we hope this situation would never happen. The best response will win a disc!
Vibram’s newest mid-range, the Obex, is set to hit the streets in June, but we had the chance to get our hands on one of the discs. The review — written by three of us — is also on the blog. Check out the thoughts from three players of different skill levels.
Finally, our resident creative guy, Darren, branches out to discuss trash on the courses. Give it a read and maybe we can all make things better!
Thanks to all our readers for coming by daily as we strive to be the best disc golf blog that we can be!
We’ve been quite busy over at Rattling Chains, so if you haven’t checked us out recently, here’s some of our recent item.
Starting with today, we have a new poll up at the site. We want to know how many rounds a week you play. Remember, if you comment on that post after voting, you’ll be entered to win something from the prize box!
Last week, one of our writers tackled the Discmania FD Jackal and gave his first Noodle-Armed Review. Check out what he had to say about the disc as someone who doesn’t quite throw 300 feet. The review is definitely from the eyes of someone who is not a big-arm thrower!
Also last week, our resident creative guy took us through some of his creations with portable baskets — and he’s looking for more ideas. So check out the story and maybe you can give him some ideas!
There was also a story about a disc golfer taking a mission trip to Haiti — and bringing the sport with him. It’s amazing how the sport can be such a great thing in any spot.
Finally, there’s the story of the Allen and Ginter (A Topps brand) card of Avery Jenkins and how it helped grow interest in disc golf by the RattlingChains.com lead blogger. (Check this story out soon and you could have the chance to win one of two signed cards!)
If you really want to see where you are giving away strokes on the course, it might be time to crunch some numbers and see what’s going on.
Jack Trageser is back with another instructional post — but this time it’s to try and help you see where you might be giving away strokes by looking at hard facts and data. Holes you think are birdie holes might not be and that might be where the strokes are going.
Check it out and see if it helps improve your game!
For the past two weeks, RattlingChains.com has run a contest about disc golf stories with a random winner getting a disc!
The winner was announced today as well as a look at some of the stories.
We also have had a few hosting issues the past couple of days, but that hopefully looks like it’s behind us… so come check the winner and see the stories from the past two days if you missed them!
Those mini markers you use during rounds to spot you lie are for more than that. They can be thrown, too!
Sometimes quite the distance, at that!
Then there are mini courses. Tiny discs and tiny baskets.
Visit Lancaster County, Pa., and there are many mini courses. So much that it might just be the mecca of mini disc golf.
Rattling Chains takes a look at the Mini Mecca today. Go check it out!
Could a new cardio fitness workout be on the horizon?
If RattlingChains.com writer Steve Hill has anything to do with it, it just might.
Hill, an avid runner and disc golfer, puts to the test a cardio disc golf workout. Check out his results today at RattlingChains.com!
It’s Monday and that means a new poll over at RattlingChains.com.
This week, we want to know why you play disc golf. Of the selections we have, you can choose up to two of the answers.
Remember, if you comment on the site, you’ll be eligible to win a prize via a random drawing when the poll ends.
Go vote now!
Top professional and 2009 World Champion Avery Jenkins is back with his latest post at RattlingChains.com.
In this edition, Avery takes readers through his weekend at the first National Tour event of the year — the Memorial.
It’s a great look at what top players go through at important tournaments.
Also, if you missed Thursday, resident creative guy Darren Dolezel shares with us his work to make a bag for all his minis.
Don’t forget, too, that we are giving away some plastic and the contest ends this upcoming Wednesday!
The resident instructor at Rattling Chains, Jack Trageser, has a new post this week discussing how players can save strokes around the basket by thinking like a golfer. There are some comparisons to ball golf — the thinking process — and how it can work in disc golf.
Check it out and hopefully it can save you some strokes!
In a new post over at RattlingChains.com, we look at this Friday’s disc sports event — Take Your Disc To Work Day. It’s a concept pitched to Discraft in the hopes to make it a global — and possibly annual — event.
Check out the story behind it and all the details about participating — and how you can win some excellent prizes — by heading over to Rattling Chains.
Also from the past few days — Our weekly poll is up and we’re talking disc count. In our weekly news wrap, we talk about Discraft’s new Titanium plastic and give the latest links for disc golf in the media. On Saturday, we posted our Photo of the Week and it was quite the shot. One of the better disc golf images we’ve seen and we had to share it!
If you haven’t seen it, as well, Avery Jenkins had his most recent blog post to Rattling Chains.
Finally, don’t forget we’re giving away some plastic. The contest runs for another week, so go enter!
In the quest to simplify the game, RattlingChains.com members set out to figure out how playing with one disc would turn out.
Would it be better? Worse? Harder? Easier?
The results were actually quite interesting.
And in the end, it seems it might be something to help focus on the game a bit more. So we talk and ask about one disc. One round. How would you play it?
Head over to RattlingChains, check out the story and let us know what you would do!
We have a new contest going on at RattlingChains.com.
As a prize? Some new plastic!
And who doesn’t like plastic? Especially free plastic!
The contest runs for two weeks and it involves telling your best disc golf story. Please read the full rules and such to make sure your entry is done right!
New RattlingChains writer Jack Trageser brings his views and thoughts from more than two decades of disc golf to the blog. In his first post, he introduces himself and talks about things he’ll bring to the site, including instruction posts on how to improve and bring more fun into your disc golf game.
Trageser, who runs School of Disc Golf, will be writing on a regular basis for Rattling Chains.
Writer Steve Hill has also joined the Rattling Chains crew and the announcement of the two new writers ran on the blog last night.
We’ve been seeing a lot of talk about disc golf bags recently. And, of course, it made us wonder…
What kind of bag do you guys use?
There’s so many to choose from. Head over to Rattling Chains and vote. Don’t forget, too, if you comment there as well, you’ll be entered to win a prize!
We’re starting two new weekly features at Rattling Chains today. The second one has been posted.
We started with our Photo of the Week.
The second is our “What’s in your bag?” feature.
We’ll be hoping to encourage all disc golfers to send in their own photos and setups to be featured on the blog! Go check them out and feel free to submit to us!