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Team Discraft's Bert Brader

Bert Brader / Team Discraft NAME: Bert Brader  
TEAM: International
HOMETOWN: Houten, Netherlands
PDGA #: 27710
2013 PDGA RATING: 991
BORN: 1972
day gig: Administrator
STARTED IN DISC GOLF: 2003
EuroTour Finishes:
  • 2nd, 2008 International Open
  • 2008 Dutch Open Champion
  • 2007 Dutch National Champion
  • 8th, 2007 Geneva Open
  • 11th, 2007 British Open
  • 11th, 2007 Easter Open
  • MEMORABLE DISC GOLF MOMENT:
    Throwing an ace with my Buzzz on the last hole at the 2007 Lipton Cup while, my wife, Team U.S.A, and friends were looking!
    Bert's Disc Golf Tips
    First, learn how to throw with a stable disc (Avenger SS, Comet or APX) before trying an overstable one. Accuracy is more important than distance. Make sure to follow through after you let go of the disc, and don't try to throw every disc at 110 percent. It's the smooth movement in your rotation that makes the disc fly, and it's not all about power.

    Better ways to practice: After every tournament you found out the hard way what your weak points are. During practice I'm working on those weak spots by training them in almost impossible positions, as long as it takes. Try to think of the impossible and make it happen!!! (learn from every mistake).
    COURSES YOU SHOULD PLAY:
    Bert Brader / Team Discraft
    Course Comments
    Järva Discgolf Park
    Stockholm, SWE
    Every hole is different and challenging
    Domaine de Ronchinne
    Mailen, BEL
    Beautiful scenery, great course
    University of Essex
    Beaminster, UK
    Good challenge
    Henschotermeer
    Maarn, NETH
    My own design, together with R. Agterberg, non permanent
    Söhnstetten
    Söhnstetten, GER
    The course where the 2008 E.C. will take place. Great difference in heights
    Nokia
    Nokia, FIN
    Played here during the 2005 European Championships. Killer course
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Drivers
    Disc Comments
    Z Force
    (174 gm)
    My main driver. Ideal in the windy weather in the Netherlands and also perfect for forhand shots. Keeps a straight line with a predictable fade.
    ESP Crank
    (174 gm)
    I use it more and more for straight shots with hardly any fade. Also use a domy one for turnover shots. My max distance driver, even further than my Nukes.
    Z Nuke
    (174 gm)
    Also one of my main drivers. Use it a lot for distance and S shots. Flash Z 175. Straight shots 400 feet or less.
    Z Stalker
    (174 gm)
    Superb disc for straight shots without fade. It holds the line you throw it perfectly.
    ESP Flash
    (174 gm)
    I use beat-up ones for anhyzer drives.
    ESP Predator
    (174 gm)
    When the wind is so hard that you want to go inside, the Predator saves you everytime and delivers accurate drives.
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Midrange
    Disc Comments
    ESP and Z Buzzz
    (175 gm)
    Z is slightly overstable, ESP is very stable. The most perfect midrange disc ever made. My most important disc. Straight or Hyzer shots with perfect consistency.
    ESP Comet
    (174 gm)
    Even at slow speed, it will stay in line for ever. Throw it a bit harder and it will give you a smooth turn. Great accuracy disc.
    ESP Drone
    (175 gm)
    Use this disc for extreme Hyzers or with max wind.
    In The Disc Golf Bag: Putt and Approach
    Disc Comments
    X Soft Focus
    (174 gm)
    This putter feels perfect, very straight aproach shot, and slightly hyzer putts


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