Patrick Blazek

PDGA #: 25325
Home Course: Paco Sanchez Park, Denver, Colorado
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Bag: Dynamic Discs Ranger Backpack
Favorite Course: Maple Hill
Favorite Disc: Dynamic Discs Fuzion Suspect


Beginner Tip

  1. Don't start off with too many discs. Only take 1 putter, 1 midrange, and maybe 1 or 2 drivers.
  2. Focus more on your form than the discs you are throwing.
  3. Start with mostly understable discs and midranges.
  4. Learning to throw a putter and midrange will improve your form and make learning to throw a driver much easier.
  5. When learning to throw a driver, the run-up is extremely important and will be key to improving distance. Learn the X-Step. This will help turn your hips away from your target and increase power.
  6. Use your whole body when throwing, not just your arms. The throw involves your legs, hips, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands/fingers.
  7. Follow through after every throw.
  8. Play with Pros or other competitive players to get tips and see their form.

Most Memorable Moment

The 2011 Memorial in Phoenix, Arizona would have to be the most memorable tournament for me. After finishing my first round, I knew I had played extremely well, but had no idea I would be sitting in second place going into the second round. I had never been on the top card at an NT before and Disc Golf Planet TV was there doing live coverage. All of my friends and family were watching me play that extremely nerve racking round on their computers at home. It was awesome and made me feel like the sport is continuing to go in the right direction. I continued to play consistent and managed to stay in the top 10 the whole tournament. It was my first and only $1000+ cash of my career. Every time I look back on that moment, it reminds me of how much my dedication to this sport can truly pay off.

What Separates Team Dynamic Discs?

Dynamic Discs continues to separate themselves from the rest of the field with their new products, awesome tournaments, and awesome team members. Dynamic Discs continues to grow the sport and is one of the fastest growing companies in the disc golf world. I couldn't be happier to be a part of this amazing company!


In The Bag

Drivers

Latitude 64 Opto Ballista Pro

Very fast driver with tons of glide. I mainly use this disc for my longer forehand shots, but I also use it on more open bombing backhand drives where I am trying to push 500' in distance. The Ballista Pro easily added at least 30 more feet to my distance.

Dynamic Discs Fuzion Raider

My main distance driver for 400-500'. Great and consistent stability. I use these for almost all distance shots with moderate to no wind.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Enforcer

This is my most trustworthy driver. I can trust it to hold a hyzer and never flip. Amazing disc for the wind! I typically use this disc anywhere from 350-450'.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Felon

Super controllable fairway driver. Has a good amount of stability at first, but after beating it in it gains glide and keeps it's consistent overstable finish at the end. I use this disc for both backhands and forehands. Most commonly used at distances between 300-375' for me.


Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Felon

Basically this is a more overstable version of the Lucid Felon. If the wind is up or I just need my shot to finish left with no worries I use the Lucid X Felon. Also great for skip shots.

Latitude 64 Gold Stiletto

This is mainly a utility disc for me. Amazingly overstable and super reliable in any wind conditions. It's very flat and feels very comfortable for forehand shots. I typically use this for hyzer flick shots around 300-330' or big skip shots.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Escape

I love this disc. It's great for shaping long tunnel shots or slow turning anhyzers that need to go 400'+.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Maverick

My go to fairway driver for under 400' when I need to slow down my speed and hit a line. Great for flip up hyzer shots and longer wooded holes.

Midrange

Dynamic Discs Lucid Justice

Insanely overstable utility disc. I love this for both backhand and sidearms under 300'. You know exactly what it's going to do, hyzer.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Verdict

Very predictable overstable mid and a great compliment to the Truth. If I need to throw a slow hyzer under 350' or a shorter shot into a headwind, I'm grabbing my Verdict.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Truth

All around one of the best discs out there. This would be the disc I would use in a one disc challenge. The Truth is my go-to midrange for my predictable straight shots around 330-380'.

Latitude 64 Gold Claymore

If you want to really shape shots in the woods, pick up a Gold Line Claymore. The Gold Line is a little less stable than the Opto line, so these fly great for tight fairways and are what I turn to if I need to throw a hyzer flip up shot or a slow turning anhyzer around 300-350'.


Dynamic Discs Fuzion Suspect

I use this disc a lot! Mainly used for my touch sidearm upshots and somewhat shorter backhand hyzer upshots under 300'. It so predictable and one of the best discs for getting out of trouble.

Putters

Dynamic Discs Classic Blend Warden

This is my go to putter from close or far away. Super comfortable in the hand and is one of the most consistent flying putters you can find. Also works great as a driving putter!

Westside Discs BT Medium Harp

The best overstable upshot putter/mid hybrid disc I've ever tried. So reliable and consistent. Just get one, you won't regret it!