<DG> Terms & more terms....

<DG> Terms & more terms....

Post by rust never slee » Fri, 01 Aug 1997 04:00:00

here some terms I've been collecting over the past year. Ecuse the
typos.        

   Opening phases (Whelm, Wedge and Well)
WHELM(or "release" or "hatch") Whelm is the first period of flight -
the moment of release from
the hand.  The critical element of whelming is the angle of hyzer.
WEDGE(or "insertion")  Wedge is the second period of flight immediately
following whelm.  The
critical element of wedge is the angle of mung (nose to tail angle to
the horizon - also called the
angle of attack).
WELL(or "climb")  Last and longest period of the opening phases; flight
stabilizes as the Thyzer
angle levels off. [Remember, this is back before there were overstable
discs] 3

              Middle phases (Wax, Waft, and Wane)
WAX  Wax is very brief.  Characterized by the loss of original mung
angle. [disc begins to lose
momentum]  Climb levels off.
WAFT(or "float")  The quintessance of distance flight.  The disc
maintains attitude and floats
[if wind is cooperative]
WANE  Force and spin are crucial to disc flight. Most frisbee
physicists believe that in typical
disc flight, force fails first (then spin).  Wane is the moment that
force fails.

                   Closing phases (Waste, Warp, Was)
WASTE  The first period of the closing phases.  Flight plate distinctly
begins to decline [after
momentum loss, disc begins to "fall" instead of fly].
WARP  The longest of the closing phases, warp gets its name from the
sideways curl as spin
fails [spin gives the disc lateral stability in flight].
WAS  The moment of impact (downing of the disc).  The end of the
flight.  As in where was it?
COON DOG: Roller that goes up a tree.
BALLET:  A golfer with a fancey throwing style, uasully with their tee
shot. Also known as SONG
AND DANCE MAN.
CHIGGERNOOGA CHOO CHOO: A disc that land in really deep stuff.
Watusi:  That funny dance move that spontaneously occurs when the
unmakeable straddle putt
from behind the thorn bush goes in.  And, yes,.the other players in
your foursome DO see you.
SWIMMING: When your disc enters water.  If your tee shot heads towards
a lake, "it's going
swimming!"  If the disc has enterd the lake it has "gone swimming."
SYBIL: a disc with "spilt" personalities.
***: (a) a player who never has had a ace. (B) a hole which has
never been aced. (C) a
course with no knownace.
ace: A hole-in-one.
AIR: A shot thrown through the air.
AIR-BOUNCE: - A throw that seems to bounce off the air in              
         mid-flight, 'usually
caused by strange air currents.
ALICE:  (a) When a players tee shot is looking like a ace,  other
players yell "ALICE!".  (b) a
person who's made many aces.
anhyzer: A throw that curves from left to right.  Can also be used in
verb form as in "You really
need to anhyzer this one".
basket:  A pole hole.
BASKET CASE:  A person who's life centers around disc golf.
BALLET:  A golfer with a fancey throwing style, uasully with their tee
shot.
birdie:  A hole completed in one shot less than par.
BIRD CAGE: A basket or target for a person using a Birdie putter.  If
the disc goes in and out the
disc has flew the coop.
bogie:  A hole completed in one shot more than par.
catch an edge - The phrase used to urge a disc to turn into the ground
on edge and produce
some type of roll.
BOOMERANG:  When a thrown disc catches wind and comes right back at
you.  Unlike MTA,
this result is unwanted.
BUSHWACKER:  A player who's disc landed in heavy brush.
cheese:  A lucky shot.
CHIGGERNOOGA CHOO CHOO: A disc that land in really deep stuff.
ching:  The sound a disc makes when hitting the chains.
CHUNG/CHANG:  The sound of chains from a homade basket.
CLEANING THE BAG:  A golfer who promply uses all the discs in his bag.
 You just missed a
easy putt and in your fusteration grab discs from your bag and use them
to prove you can make
this putt.
COON DOG: Roller that goes up a tree.
D:  Distance.  Usually used like "Nice D" or "Big D".
deuce:  A hole completed in two shots.
disc:  The object which is thrown.  A Frisbee (copyrighted).
DOG HOUSE:  The basket or target for a person who uses a Puppy or Super
Puppy disc.  May
include the response "go home 'lil doggie!"
dubs:  Doubles.  Usually played in a best-shot format where each player
makes a throw and then
both players throw their next throw from the  'best' of their previous
throws.
FACTOR:  (a) A small amount is shaven from the disc, making the disc
more stable.  The DGA
sells factored discs, legal for tournment play.  (b) when a new disc
hits a hard surface causing
nicks or dings.  The response would be "It's factored now!"
fluff:  A weak shot.
Grip-lock:  Holding onto the disc too long.  Used such as "Ooooooh, I
(had some serious grip-
lock on that one."
GOPHER:  When a player looses a disc in tall grass or field, the
response may be "a Gopher
took it!"
GOPHER HOLE:  Basket or target when using a Gopher disc.
Hyzer:  A shot that curves from right to left.
lay-up:  A shot thrown to land the disc near the basket.  Similar to
'up'.
mando: See madatory.
Mandatory:  Usually a mandatory shot around a tree or a pole.
Nelson:  To squeeze a disc through the side of the basket.
O.B.:  Out of Bounds.
ODD JOB: almost hit someone with a disc. From the movie "Goldfinger"
OUT-ON-A-LIMB:  (a)When your disc lands in a tree. (b) When your disc
lands near a cliff or
edge, which makes your lie difficult.
over-stable:  A disc that naturally turns to the left.
parked:  The disc has come to rest under or very near the basket.
PIN:  The metal pole holding the basket or target.  To PIN-IT, a
players tee shot hits the pin or
comes close, resulting in a duce.
PINBALL:  When you disc richots off several trees before landing.
plastic:  Discs.  As in, "Hey, wanna buy some plastic?".
pole hole:  The target in disc golf.
proto:  See prototype.
pull - A throw.  Usually used in the form of "Nice pull".
ROAD RASH:  Nicks and scraps your disc aquires from landing on a road.
roller - A shot that rolls along the ground.
sandbagger - A person who plays in a division lower than their known
abilities.
snap - The sound (sometimes) made from by your fingers when releasing a
disc.
spaunch - A bad throw.  Possibly derived from 'spoiled launch'.  As in,
#"Boy, I really spaunched
that one.".
stable - A disc that naturally flies straight.
SWEET:  Positive response.  "this disc is sweeeeT". "that throw was
sweeeet."
SWIMMING: When your disc enters water.  If your tee shot heads towards
a lake, "it's going
swimming!"  If the disc has enterd the lake it has "gone swimming."
SYBIL: a disc with "spilt" personalities.
tee - The area from which the first throw for each hole is made.(turn
over - To turn a disc to the
right.U.D. - Upside-Down.8under-stable - A disc that naturally flies to
the right.up - An approach
shot.upshot - See 'up'.
Watusi:  That funny dance move that spontaneously occurs when the
unmakeable straddle putt
from behind the thorn bush goes in.  And, yes,.the other players in
your foursome DO see you.
wind dummy - A person throwing before you whose throw gives an
indication as to wind direction
and speed.
Whelp: The***y rookie with the 300-foot flick who proclaims himself
"aInatural," and explains
his plans to play Open next year.  (See: Whoopin')
Wormburner: Scorching fast throw which connents with the
earth0approximately 200 feet sooner
than you'd wished.
Whoops: That inadvertant 90-Jdegrees-off -from-where-you
-throught-you-were-throwing
response.  Also used when questioned about the number of strokes you
REALLY took on that
lasthole...
Warble: That funny sound Ultimate-players-turned-golfers make when
theirGdisc is heading
toward an unsuspecting bystander's head, and they can't remember if
they're supposed to yell
"fore" or "heads!"
Widget: that stupid good-luck charm you've been carrying in your bag
since you found it on the
course three years ago during a good round...;
HAIRBALL: A close rage putt that goes way past the basket.
COON DOG: Roller that goes up a tree.
BALLET:  A golfer with a fancey throwing style, uasully with their tee
shot. Also known as SONG
AND DANCE MAN.
CHIGGERNOOGA CHOO CHOO: A disc that lands in really deep stuff.
Watusi:  That funny dance move that spontaneously occurs when the
unmakeable straddle putt
from behind the thorn bush goes in.  And, yes,.the other players in
your foursome DO see you.
SWIMMING: When your disc enters water.  If your tee shot heads towards
a lake, "it's going
swimming!"  If the disc has enterd the lake it has "gone swimming."
SYBIL: a disc with "spilt" personalities.
***: (a) a player who never has had a ace. (B) a hole which has
never been aced. (C) a
course with no known aces.
ODD JOB: almost hit someone with a disc. From the movie "Goldfinger".
 WOODPECKER: Obvious.
STONE=TEE
MOW THE LAWN=WORM BURNER
BATTLE SCARS=BEATEN UP DISC
WINDOW
ROUGH-X A X-CLONE IN BRUSH
YOUR "X" A A X-CLONE YOU'VE TRADED
DIVE BOMB
color
towel=rag
ram tough
needle
window
wuss
plastic
domed, new plstic, old mold, tit, sweet, frogger,  went swimming,
thirsty, bad shot, rover rover let
this disc turn over!, cheese, cheesey, look ma no chains, heave,
cannon, discstance, big D,
***(player, disc, course), back door, bring up the rear, ba***t,
hole, pit, end