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BamaWade last won the day on September 28 2016

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About BamaWade

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    Verboser than most. VERBOSER THAN MOST!!
  • Birthday 10/30/1975

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    Tuscaloosa, AL

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  1. BamaWade

    Walking Golfers?

    Walk and carry as close to 100% of the time as I can, but vacations or buddy trips are mostly cart. I can handle walking int he summer here in the mornings or evenings, but I'll grab a cart sometimes if I play a mid-day round and the heat/humidity is just too much; most all courses I play here are pretty hilly (my fitbit says I average 50 'floors' climbed after 18 on my home club course) and that'll tend to zap you in the summer. Two main reasons I walk: 1.) I'm cheap, and prone to take the opportunity to save a buck, and 2.) for fitness, as it eliminates the gym--which I loathe. One of these days I may buy me a push cart to help the ol' back--but due to reason #1 above--haven't quite yet
  2. BamaWade

    Anyone here play disc golf?

    Been wanting to try this for a while. Got my son and me an Innova starter set with an Avian (putter), Shark (mid-range), and Leopard (FW-driver). We got to play our fist round on the day after Christmas. Thoughts: It's a whole lot harder than I figured it'd be right out of the gate; I've thrown a lot of frisbee in my life and wondered "how hard can this really be?" It was a pretty windy day--which made it much more challenging--but I quickly found there's much more technique involved than I figured--to achieve a good, accurate flight and make pars I love that it's very cheap to play (our 3-disc set cost $20, and all 3 courses in Tuscaloosa are park-board operated and completely free to play) I like that you can knock through a round pretty quickly relative to 18 in golf, without as much warmup--so I don't have to plan my day around a disc-round We did get better through the round (thankfully). Afterwards, I watched some vids on footwork and a consistent, level disc pull going into the throw, and my practice today was much better After that first round, I came away swearing I needed a "driver", as the Leopard is a 6/5/-2/1 (6 is speed, out of 13 I think), and my drives were maxing out at 200'-ish. After, I read here where @iacas here in this thread--and lots of experts on the web--say don't rush to the driver. So I'll keep working on form with the discs I have. 1 of the 3 local courses is in the park where I fly RC--which I do on early weekend mornings--so I took the discs today and worked on my technique...focusing on the x-step and pull. Got much better with my throws. Then I worked on my putting. Tried the popular square-facing method...improved some, but I need to work on this more. For anyone out there that's been thinking of trying it - DO IT!!! It's super-cheap, fun, and will get in some decent exercise...I think I ended up with ~6k steps (the course we played is quite long and spread out) and a well-worked right shoulder.
  3. It comes down to two things: education and evolution...but mostly evolution. In a few thousand years, it'll all be okay. I personally lather my (golf) balls with in nail polish remover as a deterrent. But at least once a round--and it never f'in fails--a deer or marmot of some kind or rarely an antelope will dart from the woods--almost ALWAYS after I've lasered one 280 down the center--and eat my ball as I run screaming at it to stop. Whether they spit or swallow, I don't know; I never can quite catch up.
  4. BamaWade

    How Much Alcohol Do You Drink?

    Dang, mostly near-teetotalers responding for some reason. I'll add some balance, ha! According to those 2-units per day, 14 per week guidelines, I'm definitely a strong "moderate", but it's evenly spread. Most weeks, I'm definitely drinking something at least 5-6 days out of 7. While I was off over the holidays, it was 7 out of 7. Sometimes 1 "unit" (last night was a single beer; the night before, a single glass of wine), but many times, a couple "units"--that'd usually be 1 of my go-to mixers of Old Forester 100 w/Vanilla Coke Zero. On weekends I might hit the 3 unit mark by adding a beer at some point, but not often, as for me--anything beyond a solid-mellow/comfortably-numb = unpleasant, and less-good at anything I might be trying to do. @Mr Puddle, okay...looks like you're perhaps a touch over the healthy guidelines, so maybe a cutback could help the ol' liver a little bit. But, umm, relative to your buds--wow--I suppose you're just fine . I've considered cutting back, myself...but I struggle with the "why?"--when I enjoy it ,and it causes zero problems in my life. ------------
  5. BamaWade

    Hockey Fans

    Very cool. That's encouraging, because I'm 43 and looking to get back into rec-league. I finally got rolling on the equipment purchases (got my Tacks in, bake-fit, sharpened and somewhat broke-in last week!). But I'm stringing the other purchases out a bit. I'd like to have it all and jump in by start of spring-league, but honestly, it's been a while. I'd probably be best served to focus on my skating and maybe just do a little stick-n-puck until Fall 2019. Good to know I still have a potential 15+ years of playing in front of me...that's what I'm going to tell the wife when I mention your post.
  6. BamaWade

    NHL 2018-19

    I've also gotta respectfully disagree with you on this, Dave. IMO, the NHL guys constantly under the scope for these events almost always have a way of trying to making it look incidental. But the bottom line is, unless it's truly a blind collision, the contact is almost always avoidable. There's a hundred times these situations come up in every game, and the majority of the players out there play the right way by avoiding the type of contact that blind-side levels another player (particularly when up high). FWIW, I'm a Bruins fan, and my opinion applies 100% to Marchand's past issues as well (particularly his elbow-to-head against the Devils last year). The NHL needs to make a stronger statement that this crap will not be tolerated...at all. Here's my thing: In that situation, do you think Tom Wilson would've adjusted his path or impacting motion if it was a teammate instead of Seney? Nope, not at all. I may feel a little less sympathy for him, but regardless of the target, I don't want to see any of these guys getting concussed. I have a good friend with a serious concussion history, and and have read enough of the terrible stories re: others that I don't want to see anyone have to go through the things that come from repetitive concussions.
  7. BamaWade

    NHL 2018-19

    Absolutely. But read internet comments after predatory hits and the fanbase response is sadly predictable. S'pose that goes to bolster your point. Not sure how many more CTE stories about daily struggles and depression and suicides I can read without losing some of my love for the game (football, too)...and man, do I love the game. Thanks for the GIF link. Thought about linking the tweet I saw it in, but wasn't confident I wouldn't screw it up . That's what I've thought before. Then they wake up. I know virtually zero about the Penguin's cap situation; wonder if they'll pursue a deal? Very hard to imagine them not making a run somehow or another.
  8. BamaWade

    NHL 2018-19

    Quarter-season quick-hits: Really, really want Tom Wilson out of the league. Completely. POS is affecting the rest of peoples' lives, and refuses to change. How 'bout the Sabres (and Jeff Skinner)? Didn't see that coming on either count. LAK winning the Kovalchuk sweepstakes not looking like such a win for either. Penguins just on the typical early-season bender, only to come roaring back? Will be interesting to watch. Bruins #1 D in the league after all these long-term injuries to top D-men and Bergeron?! Doesn't compute, and thought we'd see a drop-off in D under Cassidy post-Claude. Color me amazed...and becoming quite the Bruce Cassidy fan. The Atlantic Division...no words.
  9. BamaWade

    Your State's Sports Mt. Rushmore

    Yeah, I did remember Mays being from AL (Birmingham area), but for some reason I just know a lot more about Hank. Maybe it's being a Braves fan, or the long-held home run record (and that iconic footage)...or just plain baseball history-ignorance on my part. I agree -- tough call. Really, hard to leave off any of the 6.
  10. BamaWade

    Your State's Sports Mt. Rushmore

    Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant -- born in Arkansas, but impossible to leave him off a sports list about Alabama Henry "Hank" Aaron -- Mobile, AL Carl Lewis -- Birmingham, AL (9 Olympic Golds) Vincent "Bo" Jackson -- Bessemer, AL (about 10 miles from my house growing up...played for our HS's rival) Joe Louis (boxer) -- Don't know how I can leave him off, really. Probably should replace Bo, but Bo was in my lifetime so I still have all those highlights in my head. I'm likely being an idiot and forgetting someone major-important. I'll blame a bad head cold and serious lack of sleep.
  11. BamaWade

    What driver brand do you use?

    Just got fitted into a Ping G400 LST 8.5º last week. Wow. Never would've thought I'd be put on an 8.5º head, but it was a heck of a fitting. Surprisingly, going down a shaft flex (I think to a regular) was a key piece, too. My SS is right around 100mph, yet, on the scope I was carrying 260-264 and rolling out to 275-278 consistently (my old R7 was 245-250 carry with short rollouts). It has carried to the course...overall, a huge upgrade from my R7 Quad. In addition to the distance gains, the forgiveness has been fantastic--making me rip at them even more, and getting some really long drives. I would say the gain was from ~14 years of tech, but I saw only minimal gains with the M4 and Rogue SZ. I have to give huge props to the fitter...guy swapped me through about 10-12 head/shaft combos, then got me into something that's giving me shots I didn't think I was capable of.
  12. BamaWade

    How High Can You Send Your Divot?

    Ha - yep! That's about right.
  13. BamaWade

    How High Can You Send Your Divot?

    Ha, yep. I see some quite regularly where I think whoever's responsible should be hitting up one of those "check before you dig" sites before playing.
  14. @gray, were you able to make the trip, yet? If so, how'd it go?
  15. BamaWade

    If you had to choose one (just for fun)

    I'll take Option A all day long. Being in the top 0.01% of my profession, getting to do something I love, not working for "the man", being set for life financially? Sheeeet...f&#@ playing golf with my friends and family, I'll just take 'em all sailing, haha.

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