The Best Disc Golf Discs For Beginners – Top Discs of 2019 For New Players

This is my review of the best disc golf discs for beginners and kids. This list is meant to help you choose the right disc for you or kids. If you are just starting or have a weaker arm and kids that want to get into the sport, in this list I put together the discs that I personally use or would use next. I am here to help you in that decision phase of which disc to buy next. I hope you, find the next flyer for bag!

Discs for kids or Weaker Arms

​The Mini Buzzz

This is a great mid-range disc that can be used for driving with beginner players and kids alike, the mini buzzz, sporting a very light weight of about 62 grams and very small diameter of 6 inches across compared to the usual disc length of 8 to 9 inches, is much smaller. This disc a must for anyone with younger kids that want to drive farther and keep up with their parents or someone with a stronger arm, because it is so small and light weight the arm strength needed isn’t nearly as much as a very overstable driver like the Dynamic Discs – Enforcer.

This disc doubles as a disc marker and is smaller than the Original Discraft – Buzzz.

  • Very light weight at 62 grams
  • Great for kids and Older players
  • PDGA approved
  • Disc marker
  • Diameter: 15 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2cm
  • Plastic Type: Z

Innova DX Roc3

DX Roc3 disc golf disc

SPEED: 5   GLIDE: 4 FADE: 3  TURN: 0

  • Mold: Roc3
  • Manufacturer: Innova
  • Weight: 165-169g grams
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2cm
  • Plastic Type: DX

The DX Roc3 of is a lighter more kid friendly mid range disc that is more ideal for beginner disc golfers and kids this is disc has a nice straight finish and doesn’t require the technique of a more overstable driver to get it to turn over. The small diameter coupled with the thin rim on this disc also adds the ease of throwing it for a beginner. This disc is also, good for older players or players with a weaker arms.

Manufacturer’s Description

“The Roc3 is a fast, straight Roc that excels at controlled approaches and Mid-Range drives.”

 

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The Best Distance Drivers

Infinite Discs – Sphinx
sphinx disc golf discSPEED: 9   GLIDE: 6 FADE: 1  TURN: -3

This a perfect disc for beginners that want a Understable / Fairway Driver. This driver will not fade or turn too soon mean it will keep the same flight pattern for longer and maintain a straight flight giving you even more distance. The disc has more of a firm mold texture and not as grippy as some which will help to hold on to the disc during release.

  • Diameter: 21.7 cm
  • Height: 2.0 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2 cm
  • Max Weight: 180.00 g

 

 

Innova – Leopard

innova leopard disc golf disc

SPEED: 6  GLIDE: 5 FADE: 1  TURN: -2

The Innova – Leopard is a classic straight flyer that is often found in many starter packs and for great reason this disc is awesome for help you work on you throwing technique with it’s straight flight and limited fade. This is a great disc for distance as a beginner, because of the predictable flight and even advanced players tend to use this disc because of it is great for weaving through a row of trees and roller shots.

  • Diameter: 21.2 cm
  • Height: 1.6 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.1 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.6 cm
  • Max Weight: 180.00 g

Latitude 64 – River

latitude 64 river disc golf disc

SPEED: 7  GLIDE: 6 FADE: 1  TURN: -1

The River by Latitude 64 is another awesome choice for a beginner that is wanting to get some more distance out their throw, this highly rated disc has an impressive glide rating of 6 which is also, higher than any other disc golf disc on this list or that I know of currently. So if you want a disc that is going to soar nicely for you this is the one to go with. This is also another disc that is ideal for intermediate and advanced players. The accuracy and consistency with this disc will have it sailing a long ways.

  • Diameter: 21.5 cm
  • Height: 1.9 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.8 cm
  • Max Weight: 178.00 g

 

MVP – Signal
mvp signal disc golf discSPEED: 6  GLIDE: 5 TURN: -2 FADE: 1

 

The MVP was first released in the 2016 MPV players pack. This disc disc great for beginners because it has a low speed and is very understable, allowing for lower speed turn over shots. Great for getting in those hyzerflips and is somewhat of a flipping machine due to it being understable. MVP’s Stabalizing GYRO effect gives the signal maximum control. This is disc for beginners or power throwers that love to hyzer flip.

  • Diameter: 21.1 cm
  • Height: 1.5 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2 cm
  • Max Weight: 175.00 g

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Mid Range Discs

 

Discraft – Tremor
dga tremor disc golf discSPEED: 6  GLIDE: 5 FADE: 1 TURN: -4

This a disc that as a decent glide and will fly in smooth and straight anhyzer lines, ideal for tight situations. The Tremor will flip over fairly easily and will also allow a player with a lower arm speed to maintain maximum distance on a straight line throw. The tremor is a great utility disc that is easy to manipulate. This disc is also, great for beginner players and advanced alike.

  • Diameter: 21.6 cm
  • Height: 1.7 cm
  • Rim Depth: 5.1 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.1 cm
  • Max Weight: 177.00 g

Discraft – Archer
discraft archer disc golf discSPEED: 6  GLIDE: 5 TURN: -3 FADE: 1

This disc with the cool design on it was release during the 2016 ace race, this a great all purpose disc for beginners that glides really well. This disc has a great glide and high turn over ability, making it a great disc for hyzer flips.

  • Diameter: 21.4 cm
  • Height: 1.8 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2 cm
  • Max Weight: 176.00 g

Discraft – Buzzz
discraft buzzz disc golf discSPEED: 5  GLIDE: 4 TURN: -1 FADE: 1

This disc one that is widely used and very popular. The Buzzz is highly rated by Discraft and many other top players and for good reason. It will perform exactly how you want it to, it will hold the line on a powerful throws, with a lighter throw it will fade slightly. The Buzzz is consistent reliable and easy to throw & this  amazing disc can be purchased in all of Discraft’s plastics, including Glo and Titanium. You can’t go wrong with the stable to understable mid range disc. The Pro D and X plastics are great for beginners

 

  • Diameter: 21.7 cm
  • Height: 1.9 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2 cm
  • Max Weight: 180.00 g

The Best Putters

Latitude 64 – Ruby
latitude 64 ruby disc golf discSPEED: 3  GLIDE: 4 TURN: -3 FADE: 1

The Ruby by Latitude 64 is part of their “easy to use” line of discs and a great disc for beginners since, it is a accurate putter and great approach disc. This understable putter will help you to avoid the frustrations of a low speed fade found by other putters. On a higher power throw the Ruby will flip up and hold its line.

The Ruby also has a shallow rim, allowing for forehand shots.

  • Diameter: 21.5 cm
  • Height: 1.9 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.4 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.0 cm
  • Max Weight: 164.00 g

Dynamic Discs – Deputy
dynamic discs deputySPEED: 3  GLIDE: 4 TURN: -1.5 FADE: 0.0

This disc of one of the best putters on the market for beginners. This disc has a understable flight path and shallow rim, it has a straight flight path within the circle allowing you to hit the chains and not fly to the side of them. It’s high glide and low fade

allow players with lower arm speeds to throw it accurately. The popular disc golfer Paige Peirce uses this putter for her close putts.

  • Diameter: 21.2 cm
  • Height: 2.0 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.5 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.1 cm
  • Max Weight: 176.00 g

Those are my favorites discs for beginners and new players. I hope that the list helps you find the right disc for you!

Thanks for reading my review of the Best discs for beginners in 2019, if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

Happy throwing!

 

 

Disc Golf Tips For Beginners – Newbies Welcome!

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Disc Golf Tips For Beginners- Newbies Welcome!

 

So, you’ve just started down the path of learning how to throw a disc golf disc, maybe you are just starting and buying your discs and other gear to play disc golf or maybe you’ve already purchased your discs.

You might have been out throwing a few rounds with your friends but, you are not quite scoring on the cards as well as they are yet, I’ve been there before, we all have. I think with the right guidance and disc golf tips for beginners, you will be well on your way.

So, I am here to hopefully provide this to you, so what are the tips I am going to provide you with today that might just help you on your journey toward to become a better a disc golfer? Well first and foremost, I believe the key to playing better as a beginner in disc golf is having the right discs.. pretty basic right? Should I use an Understable or Overstable disc as a beginner? It can be the difference between throwing 20ft and smashing into a tree or 250ft or more sailing through the air and getting closer to the basket. The next most important tip I think I could give you is, to have the right grip on your disc.

This can be a deciding factor between a solid throw and a wobbly slip out your hand’s style throw.. no, good. Once, you’ve got down your throwing and your grip. You will need to work on your stance and how you move with the disc or follow through and release.

You need to go with the slower disc or the faster more exciting, ones when starting out.

Working on your snap, is going to be the difference between throwing the disc out 250ft+ and throwing a measly 50-100ft

TIP #1

Choosing the right disc for you, as a beginner

You’ve stepped out on the course ready to play, you get ready to throw and you’ve chosen the wrong disc for you. You went with an over-stable disc when you should have chosen the under-stable disc. You go up to throw, launching the disc with everything you’ve you got the disc leaves your hand and flew out but, doesn’t turn over the way it was designed to.

The reason for this? You threw the wrong disc. You should have chosen an over-stable disc as a beginner which means they have less of a chance of turning over in comparison to an under-stable disc. So, the first tip as a beginner is choosing the Over-Stable disc versus the Under-Stable disc.

TIP #2

Do not use the noodle grip

Now, you have the right disc this time you go out to throw with your buddies, that is a good thing choosing the right equipment for the job, is the first step towards doing anything, so now you are on to the next important aspect of playing disc golf as a beginner, that is choosing the right grip for the, right type of drive. If are driving the disc or taking your first initial shot off the tee-pad and throwing the disc for distance you should be using a Power Grip.

If you are throwing the disc for control, you should be using more of a Fan Grip on the disc.

Why? Well, if you use a Fan Grip on the disc this means your fingers are fanned out on the underside of the disc which, equals to loss of the control on a distance drive. If are throwing a short distance like a putt, you should use the fan grip and that in turn will give more control for a short distance or putting shot.

How do you grip the disc for a Power Grip? On the underside of the disc, your fingers will be curled around the edge of the disc with your finger resting against each other as if you are grabbing on to a pole.

How do you grip the disc for a Fan Grip? On the underside of the disc, you will have your fingers fanned out similarly to if you are catching a baseball with a baseball mitt or placing your hand down on pace of paper to draw an outline of it.

TIP #3

Choose a slower disc over a faster one

Almost anyone who chose to start to playing disc golf would think of the disc speed as being a huge deciding factor in choosing a disc that will fly much farther then one that has a lower speed rating, the thing they don’t tell you about or you might realize is the that, the higher rating speed disc are also meant for players that have been playing for a while and have the right over all technique when they throw a disc, so for that reason, you should NOT use a high rated Speed disc as a beginner, instead choose one that has a lower rating of Speed driver like a MVP – Singal, Innova – Sidewinder, Innova – Leapord, or Latitude 64 – River.

beginner discs

TIP #4

Work on your snap

The next more important piece of the puzzle is the SNAP, so what is the snap? The snap is NOT about the noise that the disc makes as it leaves your hand, even though if you throw the disc gripping it hard enough you will hear a snap sound. So what is the Snap?

Well imagine that you took a whip and ripped it back brought it forward and back again, the noise you will hear it a loud CRACK or SNAP so, in terms of disc golf you need to work on your technique, the follow through, the movement of your body and all overall movement of the disc, once you get the disc to snap out of your hand instead of having to release it, like you would in more a traditonal frisbee style. You will be that much closer to getting the disc to do, what it was manufactured to do.

 

TIP #5

Practice.. Practice.. Practice

The last tip I can give you today is, that you need to get out there and practice, practice, and then practice some more! Seriously have you went out and try to swing a golf club, hockey stick, or kick a soccer ball into a basket? There is a good chance if you have, you didn’t hit the ball of into the distance with the golf club very far, hit the puck into the net without being closer enough to do so without much effort, or kicked the soccer ball into the net at an angle from 30-50ft away from it without missing the net entirely.

Much like all other sports you’ve ever played, you will need to Practice your throws and technique in disc golf ALOT before you will actually see improvement in your game. The game of Disc Golf has a lot to do with more to do with psychics then anything else. So, when you have figured out how to throw the disc properly, get that nice snap on it so it spins out of your hand beautifully and move your body in a fluid way, you will be that much closer to becoming an experienced disc golf player!

Ask for advice

Oh, and one other thing, DO NOT be afraid to ask questions, many other disc golfers have been in your shoes at one point or another so, if you need some advice on your throws, recommendations on discs to buy, or just some over all advice on disc golfing in general someone will have the knowledge you are seeking.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of 5 tips for disc golf beginners.

Please leave any questions or comments you have for me below.

Disc Golf Driving Tips – How to Drive Better

man throwing disc golf

Disc Golf Driving Tips – How to Drive Better

When it comes to having a great game of disc golf and throwing on a course in a timely fashion with a nice score at the end, you must have a great driver. It could very well be the difference between throwing a great round and a not-so-great round of disc golf. I myself would prefer to have a great round of disc golf on a course. If you follow these disc golf driving tips, they just might help you, increase your skill and up your game.

 

Tip #1 Choose the right driver for you

The driver is the first disc you will be throwing when you first step up to the tee pad and also the disc that will give you the most distance, so for that reason, you would be wise to choose a driver that is perfect for you, so as a beginner you are NOT going to want to throw a Boss, Shryke, or a Nitro as these are disc for more advanced level players

 

recommended discs to practicing your driving:

 

Back-hand drives for

beginners/intermediate players:

 

Discraft – Avenger SS:

  • Recommended Plastic: Z-Line
  • Recommended Weight Class: 160-174g
  • balanced stability and high glide performance
  • used for extremely long, gliding turnover drives

Innova – Valkyrie:

  • Recommended Plastic: Champion
  • Champion Recommended Weight Class: 165-175g
  • narrow rim and perfectly balanced Turn and Fade
  •  ideal driver for backhand beginners
  •  superior wind-resistance and distance control

 

Back-hand drives for advanced players:

Innova – Destroyer

Recommended Plastic: Star 

Recommended Weight Class: 160-175g

  • most commonly used distance driver by the top 15 professional players in the world
  • including 4-time PDGA Champion Paul McBeth 
  •  predictable flight in a wide variety of weather and wind conditions

Forehand Drives – Best Disc for Beginner & Intermediate Players

Innova – Firebird

Recommended Plastic: Champion 

Recommended Weight Class: 170-175g

  • velocity-reducing turbulence
  • relatively wide rim for their Speed class
  • more predictable flight patterns

 

Forehand Drives – Best Disc for Advanced Players

MPV Disc Sports – Nitro

Recommended Plastic:Neutron

Recommended Weight Class: 160-175g

  • gyroscopic stabilization and off-axis torque
  • high molecular weight material
  • MVP’s gyro effect delays Fade, resulting in longer, straighter finishes for even more distance.
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Tip #2 Grip on the disc

The grip that you choose to use on the disc, is one of the many factors that determine just how far the disc going to go, so as you go up the tee pad and prepare to throw consider, how you are gripping the disc before you rip it out in the air. The grip I recommend that you guys use is the Power Grip, this grip is widely used by many of the pros of the world, as the name suggests you will be holding the disc with a tight enough grip that I won’t easily slip out of your hand when throwing.

This grip is also, widely used by the pros and more often the go to grip of many disc golf players that want more distance out of their throws.

Tip #3 Pull through

When you throw the disc, you should be sure to use your full body and turn all way back so that when you release the disc you are using your full bodies strength and not just the chest muscles or pulling through your chest. To make this more understandable, try not to stay in a compact state with your body.

Try not to grab the disc with both hands, if you have trouble not doing that when you reach back, try to turn your full upper body and mirror left shoulder with your right shoulder. This should give you much more distance and power with your throw. Another way that you can tell that you are pulling through correctly is to crouch over just a little bit and come through your core area.

Tip #4 Look away

Once you’ve reached your arm all the way back and have a good grip on the disc you should be turning away from the target to the point where you are no longer looking at the target for a split second or so, that’s okay as long as you have the disc in the right position, the release should come out perfectly.

Tip #5 Throw standing still

Head out to an open drive with NO other disc golfers around so, you can’t hit them when you start practicing, get into the stance you need, to practice and start working on your pull through and look away. Remember to keep the disc close to your core and as you pull through to turn your whole body and NOT just your shoulders when you get ready to release the disc make sure to use the muscles of your arms as well.

Now, you will need to incorporate your legs into the pull through, as you move your upper body you will want to shift the weight from your back leg to your front leg causing your foot in the back to pivot inward and generating a ton more power, after doing this many times over you will be well on your way to having a much more solid and distance drive down the fairway.

Tip #6 Follow Through

A mistake that many beginner disc golfers tend to make is that when they are ready to release the disc into the air, they will have their arm up in the air and this, in turn, makes your disc fly way up into the air, not surprisingly. So, when you get to the end of your throw, try to keep your arm low and that way your disc doesn’t go up in the air and boomerang back at you or off into the wooded or watery areas.

You should be finishing your throw below or at your shoulder length. Another way to improve your through is to let your body weight or counterweight pick your head up after you throw, after your reach back and come through your back shoulder will lift your head up facing towards the target. Keep your head down during your entire throw, reach all the way back and as you pull through your back shoulder will pick up your head.

In conclusion

If you use the tips I’ve given you next time you are out on the course and you remember to always, grip the disc with a solid firm grip using the power grip or any other grip you like and the disc will be less likely to have the disk slip away from you.

Using the follow through and make sure you turn your whole body and use your arms strength and not just rely on your upper body strength to throw the disc you should be driving way further. Also, choosing the correct disc for your skill level is always a good choice when starting out. I hope these disc golf driving tips have helped you and that your game improves after reading this.

Now get out there and practice!

Leave any questions or comments below and I will be happy to assist you.

 

 

 

 

Disc Golf Rules For Beginners – The Rules Of The Course

Disc golf rules for beginnersdisc golfer throwing disc

 

If you haven’t been throwing a disc golf disc for very long or have never thrown a disc golf disc yet, these disc golf rules for beginners, will help you on your journey towards learning this awesome sport that we all love so much!

When first starting out as a disc golf player or future disc golf enthusiast, you should always learn the rules first before step out onto a course and throw a round of 9 or 18 holes.

The reason why?

Well, Imagine you’ve just started to learn how to learn how to play golf and you’ve just got your new set of clubs, your new bag, you’ve found your course and you are ready to go out and play. You go out the course, you start shooting off balls in a bunch of different directions.

I think you just might end up pissing someone off, or hitting another person as they are in the middle of a swing, maybe even shooting a ball of into the direction of a car or multiple vehicles. That wouldn’t end very well would it?

So, for that reason we have rules in disc golf just, like traditional golf with a club, the rules are there to serve the same purpose as the rules that are found in traditional golf, to prevent people from hitting others with discs, to have a better system and more structure in place and to provide a better overall experience for everyone involved!

Okay, so what are the rules you might be asking me by now?

 

Rule number one, use common courtesy in disc golf

 

So just like it sounds, if you notice someone else has already begun to throw their disc, you need to wait your turn before you throw your discs, which basically comes down to being respectful of the other player’s on the course with you.

If your throw your disc when they throw theirs, there is a good chance the disc your threw will end up the line of sight of the other player and at that point he or she may lose sight of their disc and then it will obviously be a pain the ass to find. Which is no fun at all!

Another reason for not throwing your disc when someone else is throwing theirs, is because it will probably be very distracting to them. Could you imagine if everyone was just launching their discs off into the air at the same time? It would be complete chaos and it would seem more like a driving range at that point then a disc golf course!

Rule number two, The Golden Rule – Play the disc where it lies

 

So, you’ve thrown your disc and it landed behind another player’s disc, another player’s disc landed in front of yours, so that means you throw it where it lies or where your disc landed.

As long as your disc is behind the other player’s discs, you are allowed to the throw again because your are further away from the basket then the other player’s are.

If you have a marker or mini disc to use as a marker you can put that down in place of your disc and throw from that spot, as long as you are not throwing in front of the disc you initially picked up. The marker should be placed in front of the disc you threw to AND must be touching the disc before you lift it off the ground.

 

Rule number three, you should be keeping score in disc golf

 

Just like in golf or any other sport to keep the game going and keep it fun, it needs to have an element of competition. If everyone is just playing for fun and throwing the course for practice, there is no need for scorecards or really even keeping score but, if you are out there competing with your friends or fellow disc golf player’s.

You will want to have a score cards and keep track of the scores, so you know who is in what place and the current order of throws.

What is the order of throws in disc golf?

The person who won the last round, had the least amount of the throws to hit the target or basket will be the first up to throw on the next tee pad. The person whos score was just behind theirs will throw after them and so on, until all player’s have had a chance to throw.

 

Rule number four, when playing with boundaries and obstacles

 

You’ve stepped up the tee, you’ve launched your disc but, your disc seems to have other plans for where it wants to fly off to and land. It seems to have landed in a tree not very far away from where you threw it about 20-30 feet.

The reason behind this was probably a bad technique and late realize but, many factors could affect the distance you received from your throw. So, it has landed in a tree and now, you need to play from the spot it landed at, if have a marker disc you would place it directly below that spot in the tree before you throw.

Now, you’ve place your disc your marker-mini disc on the ground below where it landed. Depending on what style of play whether recreational or tournament you would add or gain a throw on your score card because you landed out-of-bounds. Some courses will have what is in bounds and out-of-bounds outline on the course map beforehand.

 

Throw well & have fun!disc golf discs in baskets

 

Well, I believe I’ve given you some insight into what the rules are for a playing disc golf as a beginner.

I could of easily wrote more about each of the aspects of the rules in disc golf but, for the sake of not taking up too much of your time and long-drawn-out paragraphs, I tried to keep it short.

The next time you go out and throw with your friends and fellow disc golf beginners, you will have a better understanding of the rules involved in the game of disc golf.

Now go out and throw your disc as straight and beautiful as an eagle soaring through the sky!

 

Please leave any questions or comments you have below, Happy throwing!

 

 

About Justin

Hello, fellow disc golfers! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my site where you find will find all the information you need to become a better disc golfer and the gear that goes along with it.

MY STORY

I have been a disc golf enthusiast for many years now, what can I say? I just love the game! I think this sport might just be the best and least expensive sport to play for all levels and ages of people out there. I know that if most people were going to go play traditional gold, we would be spending way more dough on the clubs and tee time then I would a for the discs and disc golf gear needed to bang out some chains.

That is a win in my book and many others as well!

Not to mention saving some money, which almost everyone would like to do these days.

I started playing disc golf about 5 years ago and I fell in love with it ever since. What’s not to love right?

I think, the best part of the game is going from a total beginner, just stepping out onto the course with you friends for the first time. Trying your best to throw that disc straight even though it wants to veer off into a tree or way higher then you intended it to go and watch it come right back to towards you as you say “hmm, this isn’t as easy as they make it look” lol.  To, someone who can throw a disc in the way it was intended and the thing takes flight like a beautiful bird up in the sky, fly straight until, it reaches it’s finally destination right in the chains!

So, I guess what I am trying to say is I hope you enjoy the site I’ve built for you fellow disc golfers and newbies to the sport, I hope you enjoy all the content I’ve included, and that you gain some knowledge and increase your skills.

So what will you find here?

Well, you won’t find anything that is unrelated to disc golf for starters, I will be touching on everything from tips on how to throw a disc farther, the best stance to use for your throws, tips for beginner disc golfers, the best disc golf gear, the best disc golf discs, the best disc golf bags, and of course the best disc golf courses and reviews to go along with all it so you can, throw the best rounds of disc golf you are capable of and maybe even impress your friends with the knowledge you’ve gain here at LetsBangChains.com

If you do in fact love the game of disc golf and love going out to the fresh green grass and taking a stroll down the course for a few rounds, you are in the right place.

 

Now go out and throw some plastic!

 

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