Just finished loading up my new Storenvy Shop with some stunning LATITUDE 64 Gold Line plastic. Most definitely worth a look. May end up using this store on this site too so let me know what you think. Thanks.
Thought I would post a photo of some new additions to my Disc Golf bag and collection.
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At the topis a hand-made wood disc from Flywood. Although not PDGA approved, these discs are made to be thrown and will last for years. I had to check one out for myself and the thing is so darn gorgeous that I can't bring myself to thrown it. So I purchased another and no matter how pretty it is, I'm taking it to the course once it arrives in the mail.
Could there be a Skulboy custom Flywood somewhere in the future? Maybe...
Now, for the new disc in my bag.
Innova's latest version of one of the classics. Juicy purple Champion Roc3 has been fun to throw and has some surprising glide. Not going to take the place of my Legacy Ghost, but it has found a spot in the bag.
On the right is the Zam/Skulboy custom stamped MVP Shock. This is from the 1st run batch and for my non-powerful arm, flies a lot like my beloved Latitude 64 Saint. Beautiful straight S curve with very little fade. Keeper.
The white disc on the bottom is a prototype Legacy Patriot Fairway Driver.
When this disc came out of the mold, it was a tad too soft for the Rico Bros. liking so they had the plastic stiffened up a bit and then ran the 1st run Patriots.
I was lucky enough to get one of these from the small stack that exists and the feel and grip on this thing is nothing short of amazing. It is also said to be the most stable plastic of the Patriot runs.
The ricos have assured me that they will revisit a softer version of the Patriot in the future. Good news.
Disc Golf artists, Zam and Skulboy, collaborated on this electrifying custom stamp for MVP's latest Fairway Driver, SHOCK. You can read how it all happened in this previous post. They've been stamped by Disc Nation and are now available in the Skulboy Disc Store.
While supplies last, I have the collectable 2-color, double stamped 1st run MVP Shock numbered and signed by both artists. Limited to only 30 discs, these will go quickly.
I've been creating artwork for the sport of Disc Golf since 2009 and what follows is the story of my first ever collaboration on a disc stamp.
It was Wednesday, January 16th in the year 2013 during the morning hours when a thread was started on the Disc Golf Course Review (DGCR) forum pertaining to MVP's latest announcement of their new Fairway Driver, Shock.
Later that day, I posted a question to Zam (renowned Disc Golf artist) in the forum about wether or not he had a 1st Run custom stamp in the works and got the response: "That ground is yours to blaze."
I immediately jotted down a rough sketch idea featuring the character I created for the Skulboy SignatureMVP Volt, Doc Volt.
Shortly after that DGCR member, Onemilemore, suggested a collaboration between Zam and I. That's when the e-mailing began.
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On the left is Zam's "napkin" sketch of his collab idea. I then sent him my initial rough sketch of my solo idea.
Zam came back with a new rough combining the 2 and I replied with a rough sketch of my half to make sure we were on the same page.
During this time, Onemilemore had started a new DGCR thread with a poll posing the question of wether we should do a collaboration stamp or not.
I became a little worried as several "no" votes were cast and comments like "I don't like skulls" appeared. Screw 'em we said, this project was too much fun.
I dropped everything because the deadline was extremely short and illustrated my half. Scanned it, cleaned it up in Photoshop and e-mailed it to Zam Saturday morning.
Next thing you know, It's Monday and the pre-order is up. Phew.
This is the final artwork for the MVP Shock 2-color Limited Edition 1st Run stamp.
A quick look back at the Skulboy Designs stamps of 2012.
What's in store for Skulboy Designs in 2013? First stamp of the new year is only a few weeks away: The Skulboy Signature, Legacy PATRIOT. Very proud of this one so check back for the sneak preview of the artwork coming soon.
I've also been commissioned for 2 designs for the 2013 National Deaf Championship. The artwork has been submitted and I'll post photos once I get my copies of the stamped discs.
And there's more... I just can't talk about it yet. Looking forward to a busy year.
After growing up shoveling snow and scraping ice off my car in Upstate NY, it never ceases to put a smile on my face when I can walk around in shorts on a beautiful 70 degree day at the end of December. Got to get my final 2012 Disc Golf round in at La Mirada here in Southern California and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
And then one week later, my first round of 2013 at the always excellent, Veterans Park course in Sylmar, CA. Now I'm ready the what the rest of year brings.
The Skulboy Designs Zing Mini is here!
Now you can mark your lie and line up your putt with a skulltastic Skulboy logo. Available in the Zing Snipe single mini or the Snipe/Microfoil combo that fits tightly together allowing you to securely carry small items.
Since moving to California in 2000, what I really miss about New York State is the changing Fall colors and cool crisp air. So it was great to get to enjoy both while playing at some quality Disc Golf courses during a family visit back East.
The first course was close to my home town Rochester, just past Spencerport in Parma, NY. This was the first time I've played here and was absolutely blown away.
Parma has an excellent variety of open fairways for airing it out and tight, wooded alleyways that demanded accurate throws. Spread out on a sprawling piece of land with some slight elevation and water that came into play on a couple of holes. Amazing course!
Then I returned to the world class Animal course in Warwick, NY.
Overlooking the course from the gazebo next to hole 1.
The Animal course in Warwick really has it all. Elevation, creeks, open fairways, tight woods and 2 tees and 2 baskets for every hole. You can play short, long or in-between. It truly has something for everyone. Love this course.
Excited to say that we can now add another quality Disc Golf Course to Southern California.
9 baskets have recently been installed at the 9 hole, par 3 DeBell ball golf course in Burbank.
Basket for hole 1.
Nice layout on a well manicured course, DeBell is a short, fun round with of Disc Golf. I'm not the best at figuring out distances, but would say the holes are between 200' and 350' and offer challenges with trees and OB ball golf greens. Just like its ball golf counter part, DeBell is a nice tune up round of Disc Golf.
Right now the course is offering as much Disc Golf as you want to play for $4.
Thank you for visiting Skulboy Designs. This site features illustrations created by Duncan Crawford for the world of Disc Golf and beyond. Hope you enjoy what you see and check out the store if you need some new plastic or just want some sweet skull influenced artwork.