Alex Russell // Vancouver, VA
Saint Pro, Truth, Ballista, Felon, Warden, Mercy and Shield.
8th place at 2015 AM worlds
7 MA1 wins in 2015
2 wins in open division in 2015
2015 Oregon disc golf champion
Welcome to Team Latitude 64°! How do you like it so far?
– I love it. I am quite excited to start meeting the other team players and to be a part of the team!
What made you decide to partner up with Latitude 64°?
– I had put a lot of thought into who I would like to play for in 2016 and Latitude was my top choice. I had not thrown a lot of Trilogy discs but I felt that Latitude would be able to show me more support than most other companies.
What are your thoughts on the discs so far?
– I like them a lot. Every disc has had a super consistent flight and a have been able to trust it stepping up to my next shot. I have been throwing the Truth, Saint Pro, Ballista, Warden, and Shields quite well. I played a C-tier at one of my local courses (Blue Lake) this last weekend after only having a handful of rounds in with the Trilogy plastic in my bag and I was able to shoot over my rating both rounds. Blue Lake is a difficult course with lots of OB, and I was able to throw an OB free round on Sunday, so I have been very pleased with how the discs are flying.
What are your plans for this season?
– 2015 was far bigger for me than I ever could have expected, and now I hope the same for 2016. I will be doing two small tours of about 5 weeks each. The first one I will include the aforementioned GCC, The Memorial, La Mirada Open, and the St. Patrick's Classic. On the second tour I will be meeting up with a buddy at the Glass Blown Open, Kansas City Wide and Steady Ed in Santa Cruz before heading home. I would also like to put Pro Worlds on my list but that hasn't happened just yet.