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Latitude 64° Pro Disc Golf Bag

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , on August 28, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

Is this the bag we’ve all been waiting for? Well,… It just might be!

As with other product reviews we will review this bag in three stages 1) initial impressions 2) 10 rounds of use and 3) 90 days of use.

We want to thank the pro shop at the Kit Carson Disc Golf Course for hooking us up with a bag for this review.

First Impression: Wow!
Build quality: A
Design: A
Aesthetics: Design: B+
Value: B+

This bag was OBVIOUSLY very well thought out. From the strong distinct risers on the bottom of the bag to keep the bag dry to the stool/umbrella holder, you can tell that there was a lot of input from disc golfers of ALL levels. Though this bag is designed and priced for the serious disc golfer little things were not overlooked for the weekender.

Here are a few of the features we like the most:
– Wide/deep opening on the top of the bag. The zippered disc compartment cover is heavily padded which makes the bag even more comfortable when folded back against the body.
– The putter pockets are easily accessible while walking and can ACTUALLY FIT putters. Many of the bags we’ve seen don’t seem to get this right. It feels very good!
– Three strong heavy-duty (quad)strap connectors placed on each side in the back, middle and front of the bag give the user many options for balancing the bag properly on the back.
– Two spacious side pockets and one over-sized front pocket, suitable for towels, clothes etc. The front pocket is what visually distinguishes this bag from others. It is a very sturdy, quarter-moon shapped design which we have recently seen used as a cooler. It’s not sealed or insulated but it can hold more beverages than you can probably drink in one (or two) rounds.

Company line:
- 2 padded dividers for keeping discs organized.
– 1.5 litre bottle holder
– Putter pocket for 2 discs
– Strong metal zippers
– Umbrella straps
– Water repellant wallet pocket with zipper
– Mobile phone pocket
– Mini marker pocket
– Pencil holders
– 2 sidepockets and one front pocket, suitable for towels, clothes etc.
– The main storage compartment holds up to 20 discs but the bag has a capacity for at least 10 discs more (if you use side pockets for discs)
– Includes a unique, padded, over the shoulders “harness” strap.
- Available in Black/Silver and Red/Gold.
Initial Impression: A

Again our thanks to the pro shop at Kit Carson Disc Golf Course. They have the Latitude 64° Pro Disc Golf Bag in stock and cheaper than online retailers. Stop by next time you play there and “kick the tires” on this great new bag!

A New Disc Golf Bag

Posted in Product Reviews with tags on March 4, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

Large Nutsac

This review would have been posted sooner but it took us days to come up with an appropriate title for the article. We thought we’ll leave the jokes up to you, the reader. Good luck with that.

Our new friends over at the Disc Golf Station recently sent us two new Nutsac Disc Golf bags for review. Needless to say, these Nutsacs are very unique!

Nutsac Pros:
– Unique
– Low profile. Remove discs easily from the bag
– Very lightweight but heavy duty Cannonball Canvas
– Bag bottom fits curve of the disc
– Front pocket with snaps
– Weather flap
– The small Nutsac holds the perfect number of discs (6) for a casual round.
– The large Nutsac hold up to 14 discs in two divided compartments (and bottle holder)

Nutsac Cons:
– New ones kinda look like a purse. When they are beat in, they look pretty cool
– A little pricey (but Disc Golf Station has a good price on them!)
– Only one color

Look for one of our Nutsacs out on the course and see for yourself!

Disc Golf Station -
Free shipping w/ no minimum order, ship your order same day if ordered before 3PM CST on weekdays.  They are also close to completion of a Disc Golf Course Locator and are preping for videos that demonstrate how certain discs (should) fly.

Keen Disc Golf Shoe: Final Review

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , , on February 23, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

Round 10: 2/21/10

As promised, here is the final review for the Keen Disc Golf Shoe. Sadly it looks like our worst fears have come true.

At round #10 the shoes looked more like one year old than one month old. We do need to applaud Keen for listening to the desires of disc golfers in a shoe but this first effort fell short (especially for the respected Keen brand).

Our shoes (and some others we have seen on local courses) were not holding up too well. The rubber sole edges were beginning to shred. The uppers soles were cracking badly, some rubber seams were separating and lace eyelets were coming off.

“Cut to the chase” – compared to outdoor/trail shoes from Merrill, Salomon and Keen at the $100 price point-

Comfort: B
Durabiliy: D
Water Resistant: B (actually pretty good)
Pad Grip: C
Grass/Mud/Dirt Grip: C
Toe Box: C
Foot Protection: C-
Aesthetics: D

Overall C- (less than average compared to other $75-100 shoes)
Let’s hope there is a Keen Milo 2.0!

Disc Golf…Yeah, There’s Another App For That

Posted in Product Reviews, Video Games with tags , on January 22, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

Attempts at Disc Golf Video games miss as bad as this writers putts, but every once in a while one actually goes in the basket. This past year saw many Disc Golf video games released for the Wii as well as a few Disc Golf “apps” released for the iPhone/iTouch. Recently a new Disc Golf game, iDiscgolf PRO for these devices was released and to the surprise of many (including myself), it’s actually very fun. Only one course is available at launch, lets hope for more soon. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better Disc Golf game at only $1.99. A-

On a related note… this editor recently received his long awaited iPhone only to find out that you can not purchase insurance for it through AT&T as you can for other cell phones through your carrier ($5 per month, etc…). Some digging online found that State Farm will insure iPhones / Blackberrys, etc… through a “Personal Articles Policy”. $30 per year, replacement cost, no deductible. The only policy that came close was through Safeguard which was $99 per year, no theft or damage replacement (basically an extended warranty). For questions regarding this policy we spoke to State Farm agent Caylyn Kraud at 858 451-0010.

Coming Soon To A Bag Near You

Posted in Pro Shop, Product Reviews with tags , on December 21, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Discraft Nuke
PDGA Approved 10/31/09
A maximum distance with the widest rim legally allowed helps to give NUKE a huge distance advantage, and the 1.6 stability rating makes it more useful to a wider range of players.  The Discraft NUKE will be released spring 2010.
   

Maker           Mx wt  Diam   ht   rim    rim    rim   rm dpth     rm config   
Discraft Nuke   176.0   21.2   1.5  1.2   16.2   2.5   5.7          28.25       
Innova Boss     176.0   21.2   1.5  1.2   16.2   2.5   5.7          26.00       
Innova Katana   176.0   21.2   1.8  1.2   16.3   2.5   5.7          26.25

Keen Disc Golf Shoe Review: Round Five

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , , on December 16, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Round Five – 12/15/2009
Finished my fifth round of disc golf today with the Keen Milo’s. I find them to be very comfortable. There was no pronounced break-in period for me. We actually had some weather this weekend and they held up nicely. Great grip on the wet cement and rubber tee pads. Decent grip walking up slippery, muddy hills. Kept my feet dry while playing in the rain and walking through many large puddles. Toe box is nice and sturdy, My opinion at this point is very positive. It ‘s hard to compare to other Keens, Merrills, Salomons, etc as these do not seem to be made as a similar hiking or trail shoe. The side and top panels of the shoes are made from a soft nylon-like material. Though this adds to the comfort, I’m not sure how they would prevail in a rougher terrain. I could see heavy brush, jagged sticks or rocks may push the limited protection above the soles. Again this shoe is not a hiking shoe so this is probably intentionally designed.

I believe the true value in these shoes will be determined in the long run in their durability. Will the toe box and sole hold up to their task? At $110 they are above the average price for many disc golfers shoe budget. These shoes are getting some flack online for durability. We will have to keep an eye on that.
At this point I give them an B. I wish they came in colors other than Gargoyle/Drizzle though I do give them credit for those creative color names. Much better than Gray/Dark Gray.

See the whole story on these shoes at http://morleyfield.com/2009/12/01/the-milo-disc-golf-shoe-from-keen/

A Decent Disc Golf Song?

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , on December 9, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Disc Golf Life by Rootstand

They seem to be from Michigan.
They seem to be disc golfers.
They describe their sound as “Whiskey Reggae”.

That’s pretty cool, huh?

www.rootstand.com

The “Milo” Disc Golf Shoe From Keen

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , , on December 1, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Designed to carry disc golfers through even the most demanding of conditions, the MILO Disc Golf Shoe features KEEN.DRY waterproof barrier, reinforced toe bumpers, asymmetrical lacing and superior grip properties keeping your feet dry, protected and in place.

Features:

- KEEN.DRY™ Waterproof Breathable Membrane
– Anti-Bunch Asymmetrical Flex Lace System
– S3 Heel Support Structure
– Multi-Directional 3 MM Lug Outsole for Traction
– Removable Metatomical Tri-Density Footbed
– KEEN toe protection

S3
Shock, suspension, stability – otherwise known as S3 – is engineered to support the foot on impact, dissipate shock and reduce your odds of twisting an ankle.

KEEN.DRY
A proprietary waterproof, breathable membrane that lets vapor out without letting water in.

METATOMICAL FOOTBED DESIGN
This internal support mechanism is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot

“By far the Best Disc Golf Shoe that I have ever played in. They are extremely comfortable, provide great traction and keep your feet dry all day long. These shoes are the Real Deal!!!!!” – Avery Jenkins #7495, 2009 Disc Golf World Champion

Only available for sale online at www.KEENFootwear.com – $110

editors “hands-on” review: Day One – very comfortable straight out of the box. Light. Good fit per size ordered, may even be a little extra in the width (which most men need). Not sure what the Anti-Bunch Asymmetrical Flex Lace System is but despite its funny (off-center/wonky) look, it seems to distribute the lacing tightness over the whole length of the top of the shoe. I find it to be very comfortable design feature. It did though draw three strange looks this morning while shopping at Target. It will be a while to report on wear and tear as the harshest conditions we experience in SoCal is when the grounds crew at our course over waters a smidge. We’ll provide you with first round, fifth round and tenth round impressions in the next few weeks.

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