Throwing Your TechDisc Safely

Modified on Fri, 22 Mar 2024 at 02:13 PM

Throwing into a Net

Nets are are the best way to get feedback on a lot of throws in the shortest amount of time. It is important to set up your throwing net to safely catch your TechDisc, protecting both your surroundings and your TechDisc. Here's what you need to know:

  • Net Material: Make sure your net is made of a soft material that will slow down the disc gently. Avoid using nets with holes larger than 2 inches, like soccer goal nets. 
  • Floor Material: When possible, choose a surface that provides enough grip for a comfortable plant/brace but is ideally softer to reduce the shock on your TechDisc. 
  • Net Slack: Ensure the net has some slack to absorb the impact of the throw. A taut net can put too much stress on the TechDisc and bounce the disc back at you. 
  • Throwing Distance: TechDisc only needs less than 3 feet of flight to capture data. Mark a spot on the ground 3 feet or more away from where your fully extended throwing arm meets the net. This ensures your throws won't miss the net. 
  • Recommended Nets: 
  • DIY: A bedsheet or large blanket can be a cheaper option than purchasing a net. Make sure the material is secured appropriately to the ceiling and that it is heavy enough to slow down the disc before it hits a wall. 
  • Professional: A golf simulator can be easily reconfigured for use with TechDisc. The important difference is that TechDisc SHOULD NOT be thrown into a projector screen. Install a net before the projector screen and use an ultra-short throw projector behind the net to get the most seamless disc golf simulator experience.

Throwing in a Field

Open fields are another safe option for throwing your TechDisc, especially for practicing consistency. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Data Transmission: TechDisc works very quickly and transmits data back to your Bluetooth device. For some devices the Bluetooth transmission is fast enough that the data will be uploaded before it flies out of Bluetooth range. For all other cases the TechDisc will store the throw and blink blue until the throw data is safely uploaded your account when you retrieve the disc. 

  • Practice Consistency: Throwing in a field is ideal for throwing multiple discs and comparing metrics. Include your TechDisc with a stack of similar discs to measure the consistency of your throwing technique, such as hyzer angles, speed, and spin.

What to Avoid Throwing At:

Here's a list of objects that can damage your TechDisc and should be avoided. (These decelerate the disc too quickly and put stress on the electronics) 

  • Trees
  • Walls
  • Heavy blankets
  • Projector screens 
  • Nets with large holes (over 2 inches)

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