accidentalROLLER
Feb 15 2006, 12:06 PM
So I got a call yesterday from a guy in North Biloxi, Mississippi who had one of my KC Pro Teebirds on his property....Not an uncommon thing to happen. However, there are no disc golf courses in North Biloxi.
It seems that Hurricane Katrina had decided to huck one of the 3 or 4 KC Pro Teebirds (among other discs) that I left at my parents house in Ocean Springs, MS. Since the area in North Biloxi where my disc was found had not been flooded, I am assuming that Katrina pulled off a Maximum Distance Airshot. How far you ask? Google maps shows a driving distance, no pun intended, of approximately 14.7 miles, or 77,616 feet, or 23,657.4 meters. I'm guessing the disc traveled a shorter path. So Sandstrom can step down as the reigning distance champ, because Katrina outdrove him by over 22,000 meters. I have included the google map below showing the distance that my teebird traveled. It would've been so beautiful to see her fly that great distance. Oh, btw, the tree that finally did end her flight has a 2 inch gash in it, and the teebird is dead. But what a final journey. She flew like she'd never flown before. May she rest in peace.
11x KC Pro Teebird 172g Jan. 3, 2004 (virgin flight) - August 29, 2005 (final flight)
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/68/teebirdpath0lp.th.jpg (http://img102.imageshack.us/my.php?image=teebirdpath0lp.jpg)

tafe
Feb 15 2006, 12:13 PM
Cool. I've been waiting for something like that.
Since there are no wind restrictions, next hurricane someone should throw an Ultrastar up or something along those lines. Imagine the glide it would get!

jeffash
Feb 15 2006, 12:19 PM
So I got a call yesterday from a guy in North Biloxi, Mississippi who had one of my KC Pro Teebirds on his property....Not an uncommon thing to happen. However, there are no disc golf courses in North Biloxi.
It seems that Hurricane Katrina had decided to huck one of the 3 or 4 KC Pro Teebirds (among other discs) that I left at my parents house in Ocean Springs, MS.



That is awesome!!! :D

keldog
Feb 15 2006, 09:35 PM
do all your discs hit trees

bfunkyp
Feb 15 2006, 10:30 PM
That is pretty sweet. I threw a DevilHawk that far, but nobody was watching. :D

Parkntwoputt
Feb 15 2006, 11:30 PM
KC Pro Teebirds ....... a Maximum Distance Airshot...... a driving distance,....... of approximately 14.7 miles, or 77,616 feet, or 23,657.4 meters.




Yeah so, Steve Mills can throw his Challenger that far at 80% power. And that's into a headwind, AND uphill.

With a broken ankle, no fingers, while a marching band of midgets is prancing around in his perifial.

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my_hero
Feb 16 2006, 08:55 AM
So I got a call yesterday from a guy in North Biloxi, Mississippi who had one of my KC Pro Teebirds on his property....Not an uncommon thing to happen. However, there are no disc golf courses in North Biloxi.
It seems that Hurricane Katrina had decided to huck one of the 3 or 4 KC Pro Teebirds (among other discs) that I left at my parents house in Ocean Springs, MS. Since the area in North Biloxi where my disc was found had not been flooded, I am assuming that Katrina pulled off a Maximum Distance Airshot. How far you ask? Google maps shows a driving distance, no pun intended, of approximately 14.7 miles, or 77,616 feet, or 23,657.4 meters. I'm guessing the disc traveled a shorter path. So Sandstrom can step down as the reigning distance champ, because Katrina outdrove him by over 22,000 meters. I have included the google map below showing the distance that my teebird traveled. It would've been so beautiful to see her fly that great distance. Oh, btw, the tree that finally did end her flight has a 2 inch gash in it, and the teebird is dead. But what a final journey. She flew like she'd never flown before. May she rest in peace.
11x KC Pro Teebird 172g Jan. 3, 2004 (virgin flight) - August 29, 2005 (final flight)
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/68/teebirdpath0lp.th.jpg (http://img102.imageshack.us/my.php?image=teebirdpath0lp.jpg)






That is awesome!!!!.....but no where near the record for distance traveled.......might be the farthest "air shot" though.

I have an old Disc Golf World News, or Disc Golf Journal from 8-10 years ago that has a story in it similar to yours. The story came from a disc golfer that lost a disc in one of the Mighty Mississippi River's tributary creeks. The disc traveled from the creek into the Mississippi, from the Mississippi into the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Gulf into a shrimpers "basket. "

The shrimper pulled up his "basket" expecting shrimp. What he found was a disc with a barely readable phone number. The shrimper called the number and explained his catch to the golfer on the other end of the line. The two quickly figured out that the disc traveled over 1,000 miles before acing the "basket."

I'll have to find the publication for the exact milage, but it truly is the record for farthest traveled. :D

jeffash
Feb 16 2006, 09:36 AM
I'll have to find the publication for the exact milage, but it truly is the record for farthest traveled. :D



I thought Babe Ruth had the record when he threw a pie tin that landed in the back of a moving train.
Have I been deceived? /msgboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif:D

tafe
Feb 16 2006, 11:16 AM
KC Pro Teebirds ....... a Maximum Distance Airshot...... a driving distance,....... of approximately 14.7 miles, or 77,616 feet, or 23,657.4 meters.




Yeah so, Steve Mills can throw his Challenger that far at 80% power. And that's into a headwind, AND uphill.

With a broken ankle, no fingers, while a marching band of midgets is prancing around in his perifial.

/msgboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



LMAO!!! :D
But if he wants to throw a Challenger FARTHER, he needs to buy the two Z-Challengers I offered him!

mikewilmes13185
Feb 16 2006, 01:06 PM
this is a bit off topic but what is the real distance record on flat ground with minimal wind? who did it? when? what disc?

Feb 16 2006, 01:19 PM
Is it April 1st already :o:p :D :eek:

my_hero
Feb 16 2006, 02:32 PM
this is a bit off topic but what is the real distance record on flat ground with minimal wind? who did it? when? what disc?



2002 Christian Sandström SWE 250.00 meters Innova DX Valkyrie, 168g


250m = 820.2099791666666 feet.

Flat ground in the high desert (CA).

dannyreeves
Feb 16 2006, 03:32 PM
John, has anyone measured the distance from 12's pad to Texaco? I know that wouldn't be official. Just trying to get a frame of reference for how far 820' really is.

chrispfrisbee
Feb 16 2006, 03:41 PM
That is just insanely looooong.

my_hero
Feb 16 2006, 04:01 PM
John, has anyone measured the distance from 12's pad to Texaco? I know that wouldn't be official. Just trying to get a frame of reference for how far 820' really is.



Teepad to basket is 557. Probably another 200-225 to the building. It's not an urban legend......I saw Clayton's disc laying up against the building with my own eyes! :eek:

dannyreeves
Feb 16 2006, 04:31 PM
I think the long pin is farther than 557'. But I may be wrong. I thoght it was 570-580'.

jeterdawg
Feb 17 2006, 02:02 PM
It's 557, I remember looking last night when playing night golf after reading this thread yesterday.

I might have shattered even that though last night...although it makes it much cooler to say you hit a Texaco from the pad...

It was EXTREMELY windy last night, as it has been for the last week, and the wind was blowing straight North to South on the open holes. From 14's pad (basket is 480'), I threw a HUGE Anhyzer with a CFR Wraith. It got over the trees on the left of the opening towards the basket, then we lost it. I didn't think it would be past the basket, and if so, not much, so we looked for like 15 minutes in the area to the left of the basket. Then, my buddy Paul goes, "Maybe we should check by 15's teepad?!?" We did...still no disc. He kept walking, past 17's pad, and finally found it, about 75' past 17's pad. I had a 300' upshot BACK at the basket, into the ferocious 30mph headwind, and threw right at the basket but it was 50' left. I couldn't barely see the basket, but tried to throw straight and park the shot in the huge left to right wind. The wind floated it up, and I thought crap, until I heard a "ching." That was the coolest 3 ever. I threw 1,130 feet to get it (~780' drive + 300' upshot + 50' putt). It was just nuts. We still don't know if it rolled at all or was mostly air.

Clayton's shot is still much more impressive though. But he didn't get no 3 to save par!

dannyreeves
Feb 17 2006, 03:48 PM
I bet that wind really helped on hole 1. It makes those rollers pretty easy to get on the green.

jeterdawg
Feb 17 2006, 03:51 PM
Well I didn't have a light for my roller disc, but I did manage to flip the same Wraith over and it turned into a roller and was pretty close to the pin, though not in the pocket of the woods. We looked for that one for a while too because when it turned over, we thought it rolled left.

quickdisc
Feb 18 2006, 04:18 PM
I heard some guy threw a roller out on the salt flats and it went almost a mile !!!!!