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I'm so happy for you! I'll bet Ax is whispering in his ear "run run you can do it"!

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I'm so happy for you. I bet Ax is whispering in his ear "run run you can do it"!

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I'm so happy for you. I bet Ax is whispering in his ear "run run you can do it"!
I wish Ax would whisper in his ear "run faster and don't chew the discs"!!


RIP AWESOME Axl, you took part of me with you when you left. ALWAYS missed, NEVER forgotten. You were a ROCK STAR and the best friend I ever had.
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Got some video of Max in action this afternoon. Winds were not as favorable and blowing in the opposite direction today but at a 45 degree angle off the water and across the beach. He caught a bunch in the 80 yard range. Practice ended a bit early when he rendered all 4 discs incapable of long flights. I have to break him of that habit, because when I do, I can graduate him to Heros that have about 5 extra yards in them over the Hyperflight comp standards we are currently using because they are somewhat more durable.

After that, I have a box of a dozen brand new custom lightweight Innova Condors that are EXTREMELY rare. They are not canine discs at all, but old school (circa mid 90's disc golf drivers). These were Axl's disc of choice capable of 100+ yard flights and the only discs we used for the last 2 years of his life. He did his most extraordinary work with them. It literally took me years to track them down and this new order was delivered about a month prior to him being diagnosed with hemangio. I used to lament all the time that we never got to use them. Perhaps, they will be used someday afterall...

Disclaimer: There IS an excited 'f-bomb' in the video, so if that offends anyone, don't view, or mute the sound. lol


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He must sleep well,,,,,talk about exercise!

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He must sleep well,,,,,talk about exercise!
Indeed he does sleep quite soundly. Burning all that energy leaves little left for bad behavior. Used exactly the same strategy with his predecessor to great success.


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Video shot earlier of Max doing the disc thing...





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Max is looking great! Loved the slo-mo moment!

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Maxi, my beautiful girl. Gotcha day 6/5/2014. Birthdate 9/16/2008. Her "new Daddy day" 2/7/2016.
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Max is looking great! Loved the slo-mo moment!
TY. Was feeling creative last night. That particular rip was shorter than the rest because Max had already damaged the rim of the orange disc. Because of that, it took a curving flight pattern and I was impressed he caught it with a last second, athletic twisting move in the air. He actually landed rather awkwardly...


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Max's latest earlier tonight.



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