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Nickname: Bone, Boner, Wannabone
Age: Chris is the more than just the token Asian of our group, he’s also our only Millennial.
Area of Origin: Imported all the way over from under the rains of Seattle.
Prefered throwing style: Backhand and Overhand
Favorite throw: Signature Flip Flop Backhand Bomb
Favorite Driver: TDIDI custom Bone Huckface (Discmania Freak)
Favorite Fairway: The TDIDI custom Geometric Spiral Flick I stole out of Cobbers bag a couple years back.
Favorite Midrange: TDIDI custom Seattle Seahawks Skyline Innova Star Gator
Bone brings the laughter…once he finally arrives. Seriously, try and get all the way through Hole 1 still mad at him for being late, again. Slow as he may be getting there he’s always quick in the box, and quick with a crooked smile follow by his signature chuckle. Along with having mastered the art of driving in flip flops, Bone helps our Huck Crew keep things light and always filled with the kind of laughter that hurts your stomach a little! Get ’em Bone!
Favorite putter: The Judge, and the verdict is in! None of us can keep up with Bone’s short game.
Favorite course: How can you not pick Druid Hill?!? Three full 18 holes courses, awesome DG scene, and all the trees you could ever want to hit!
PDGA #: (none currently) They’re just giving those out now?
Interests outside of DG: Camping, fishing, tending to his whip, driving fast, video games, chasing Mila around the yard, pool parties, and the occassional good old fashion game of shot dog.
Sports outside of DG: Ball golf, basketball, kayaking, snow boarding, biking, can-jam, smash ball, played some mean offensive line back in the day, figure skating, and interpretive dance.
Nickname: Old Man Cobbers, Cobbers, Bob Cobb, Bobby Digital, Digital
Age: Obviously the old man of the crew…the beard is greying quickly.
Area of Origin: In the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, Go Birds!
Preferred throwing style: Backhand and Overhand
Favorite throw: Man I wish I could still throw my Thumber! While the old wing is recovering we’ll say it’s the Anny Backhand.
Favorite Driver: Scott Semposki edition “Crooked Dome” Star Sidewinder
Favorite Fairway: Tough call, but I’m going with my Champion Leopard3. Second disc I ever spun on the turntable.
Favorite Middy: Greg Renfro edition “War of the Worlds” Westside Tournament Warship
With several decades traveling around the sun, and the most senior member of our Crew, Cobbers has earned the Old Man ribbing he takes from the rest of the group. Through all the travels and up and downs along the way, there’s always been Disc Golf there to escape to and feel like a kid again. You can usually find him seeking that buzz that comes from one ripping off your fingertips, or spinning another fancied up piece of plastic from off his turntable in The Box.
Favorite putter: TDIDI custom “D in the B” Discraft Zepplin. Maybe one of these days I’ll figure out how to use it.
Favorite course: I’m a real sucker for the whole circuit of courses we regularly tour in this great state of Maryland from Kinder Farm Park, to Rockburn, to Druid Hill. But I’ll always be a Philly boy at heart, and after just one round at Sedgley Woods I knew I was home. Love that place!
PDGA #: (none currently) Afraid my rating would break the system.
Interests outside of DG: Kind of into disc dyeing, painting, fishing, camping, rebuilding my camper for a 2nd life on the road, giving Jojo NBA 2K lessons (and other video games), and piloting the TDIDI Warship.
Sports outside of DG: Basketball, kayaking, skiing, biking, billiards, darts, horseshoes, and football back in the glory days.
Nickname: Bommers, Boms, BomBoms, Tommy Buttcheeks, T-Cheekers
Age: He’ll never tell
Area of Origin: Straight from the center of Sin City, VEGAS BABY! Or maybe it’s from out in the cornfields of PA? Whatever, he’s here now.
Prefered throwing style: Forehand Flicker and the occasional Backhand
Favorite throw: The Flick…I just like to flick it.
Favorite Driver: Feel the wrath of the Wraith!
Favorite Fairway: Feel more of the wrath of the Wraith!
Favorite Middy: SKEETER! When you hear it yelled out good things are about to happen. …or more of the wrath of the Wraith!
Boms brings the energy! Real piece of work that guy… You can’t go a round without hearing him bellow out a “DEUCE”, or “UGH Upper Lipper”, or “OOOOHHH NOOOOOOO!” Which ever it is, everyone always knows where we’re at on the course when Bommers is along announcing the good times. He’s our group’s only regular forehand flicker and has honed his trusty Wraith in for virtually any spot on the course. Get it Bommers!
Favorite Putter: Goes back and forth on every hole. Wizard to the Judge then back to the Wraith, seriously!
Favorite course: Boms loves that short to short layout at Calvert Road Park. Just don’t ask him to play from the long tees, Ace hunting is his thing!
PDGA #: (none currently) No chance they’d give him one.
Interests outside of DG: Camping, fishing, loves fixing and building stuff (usually after breaking it), video games, masterful with the camcorder, good food, and portion control.
Sports outside of DG: Kayaking, skiing, beer pong, cornhole, foosball, most all carnival games really (especially ringing the bell with that big hammer), can we count camping and fishing again here so I feel more like an athlete?
Nickname: 44, VP Incorporated, SPB
Age: Stopped counting years and started counting coins about 5 years back.
Area of Origin: Born here, raised here, probably die here.
Prefered throwing style: Backhand with a burgeoning Forehand Flick
Favorite throw: The 44 Hyzer Bomb
Favorite Driver: TDIDI custom Captain Caveman (Champion Blizzard Wraith)
Favorite Fairway: Innova DX Gazelle
Favorite Midrange: TDIDI custom US Gold Eagle Coin (Champion Mako3)
Favorite putter: Still sorting those putter things out. Since I can’t throw one it’s usually my KC Pro Roc, Mako3, or my driver after parking it.
Shawn is the rookie of the group who right after he started hucking ’em with us…broke his arm at work. He got in more than enough beforehand though to catch the fever! All healed up, now he’s back to slinging plastic with the boys and already challenging the top of our leader board. It may take him forever to finally huck it, but it’s hard to argue with his methods as he out drives us all.
Favorite course: Kinder Farm Park all the way! Pretty good chance you’ll find him on one hole or another almost every day of the week.
PDGA #: 129578, thanks mom and dad!
Interests outside of DG: Stacking gold and silver coins, playing poker, metal casting, taking my pitbull to the park and community beach, blowing off the meanest backyard firework displays you’ve ever seen, and trying to get my white boy rhythm back and improve my dance moves.
Sports outside of DG: May not have been blessed with what you’d call and athletic frame. More built to sling plastic than anything else, but I love kayaking, hiking, and getting dragged all over the park by my dog that weighs more than I do…really should be a sport!
Nickname: The Burkeman, Jojo, Stretch, Pipeline, White Lightning (so he says)
Age: Newly Wed (whole life ahead of him…)
Area of Origin: A true Annapolitan, Jojo holds the home field advantage.
Prefered throwing style: Backhand and Overhand
Favorite throw: Oh, it’s Hammertime! Many years of baseball, and a trebuche for a right arm, has Jojo deadly accurate with the Hammer and Thumber.
Favorite Driver: TDIDI custom Hammertime Champion Destroyer
Favorite Fairway: X to the Z edition Star Mamba
Favorite Midrange: Usually pull out my trusty Leopard for upshots. It’s all about the second shot baby!
The Burkeman is without question The Spirit of our little Huck Crew. We all have one of those friends who’s ready to Do It at the drop of a hat, whatever “It” is…that’s The Burkeman! His energy is infectious and almost impossible to resist. But really who’d want to?!? He’s also our acting Sherpa having been born and raised in these parts. Always ready to lead us into our next adventure, Jojo brings enough Doing It to keep our whole group going at all times!
Favorite putter: Does it really even matter when you can’t make any of them find the chains? Fine, my Aviar that I aptly named Dr. Hole Seeker MD.
Favorite course: Kinder Farm Park! Jojo grew up as a wee lad hucking his way though the woods of KFDGC. With around three full decades abusing the trees here, he has elevated himself to Sherpa status on these trails.
PDGA #: (expired)
Interests outside of DG: Mostly making his new wife happy, jamming out to old vinyl, long walks with Lefty, camping, fishing, taking endless lesson from Old Man Cobbers in NBA 2K, and most importantly being a bad ass disc golf dad to the newest member of his family and our Huck Crew!
Sports outside of DG: Basketball, baseball, ball golf, kayaking, skiing, biking, foosball, cornhole, darts and really any other sport that allows you to play with a beer in one hand.
Nickname: X to the Z, Xander, The Gator, Del, Chris?
Age: Wizard level (above Harry Potter but younger than Gandalf)
Area of Origin: High atop the Pocono mountains
Prefered throwing style: Forehand and Backhand
Favorite throw: The hyzer flip
Favorite Driver: Prodigy 400g D2, Dynamic Discs Vandal, Innova Sidewinder, MVP Fission Photon
Favorite Fairway: Innova Leopard, Legacy Rival, Innova Firebird
Favorite Midrange: Axiom Theory, Innova Roc (all), DD Justice, Prodigy A1
Xander is a late addition to our crew, and the first member of the TDIDI Army to be officially indoctrinated into the TDIDI Huck Crew! From Shakespearean level commenter on our videos, to long distance disc dyeing mentor, to ski trip bunk up, to huck buddy and friend, X is the actual embodiment of what makes the TDIDI Army so awesome. Now, just another one of the stooges in our crew!
Favorite putter: DD Keystone, Reptilian Disc Stego (quite possibly the MOST overstable disc in the known universe…cuz yeah, that’s how I roll.)
Favorite course: Villas Crossing, course no longer exists but at the time it was a divine design. Butter Valley DGC, Steal Club DGC, Blue Mountain DGC, and Muddy Run DGC are my runner ups.
PDGA #: (none currently)
Interests outside of DG: I’m a disc dyer as well as a cinephile (I like watching shows and movies) and a foodie.
Sports outside of DG: ski/snowboarding, biking, ice/inline skating, competitive eating (I just lose a lot).