Mar 14, 2016
In this episode of the Outside Health and Fitness podcast I’m talking with Chris from Tobu Discs about an amazing new and amazing Disc Golf Disc.
On Today’s show you’ll discover…
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My guest today is Chris Martin. Chris has created the world’s first disc golf discs with onboard electronics. Chris’ invention allows players to track their discs with a mobile device if they get lost on the course.These discs are so revolutionary and of such high quality he was successful in petitioning the PDGA to change international rules so that Tobu discs would be accepted into tournament play.
Everyone has lost a disc playing disc golf. It can slow down the game and they can be expensive to replace.Tobu figured out how to create a track-able disc golf disc that is high quality.
The disc is modular, and the disc was designed from the ground up to ensure that the added weight did not impact flight performance.
It took a lot of trial and error to get it right. In fact, the Tobu team went through about 100 prototypes to get to the discs they have now.
It’s a study of:
There were a lot variables to consider to get the disc just right.
Chris had to petition the PDGA for about 6 months to consider modifying the rules to allow the Tobu Disc to be used in tournament play. For the PDGA it came down to reducing the time players spend looking for lost discs during tournaments. The disc meets the new updated standards of the PDGA.
Tobu Discs have different modules:
Right now Tobu has 2 Fairway Driver discs in their line up.
The next disc the team is working on is a speed 11 or 12 distance driver.
In the future Tobu has plans to develop a mid-range and a putter with the real benefit of these being the option to play at night.
$35.95 it may be one of the most expensive discs on the market but when you consider the high quality plastic and the track ability it’s very reasonable. In fact, (when you consider the cost of a traditional disc, if the tracker helps you find a disc you would have otherwise lost it’s paid for itself.
The Tobu Seeker is a portable technology that allows you to add the locator module to your favorite discs.
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I’m taking a clean eating challenge this month. I’ve been learning to coach others through this program and the feedback I’ve been getting has been incredible.
People are thinking more clearly, they’ve broken addictions to sugary foods, their losing weight and inches and they love the food and feel entirely satisfied. I’m excited to start the program to gain more energy, break my coffee addiction, improve my focus, mental clarity and reduce belly bloating.
I’m starting the program on march 21st of 2016 and I’m going to chronicle my journey here on the show and let you know how I’m doing. If you want to join me I would really love to share this incredible 30 day journey with you.
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