By Kevin Morrow — For Rattling Chains
I like personalizing my stuff, making it unique to my personality and sense — or lack thereof — of style.
When I bought my Harley Davidson, the first thing I did was take the tins off and do a custom paint design, which is still unique to anything I’ve yet to see. When I got back into disc golf, I jazzed up the old camera bag I used. I took some patches I had been given, sewer them on and even spray painted some graphics on the bag. My new backpack is heavily decorated with patches, tags and other things.
I like to believe it’s a way to tell my story.
I’ve always wanted to do custom art on my discs. But the only way I knew to do it was drawing art with a Sharpie.
Then I found out you could dye custom graphics on Champion and Star plastics. I’d still like to find the first person to discover this process. I can imagine a disc golfer in a dark and damp basement and he accidentally spills some Rit dye on his favorite disc, making a cool pattern. Just like that, custom dyes are invented.
It boggles my mind to think someone actually may have had the thought of “I wonder if I apply cloth dye to a disc, will it work?”