Glen Peltier Speaks: I often get asked if a player of today, could have competed successfully 40 years ago. Yes; I believe the players of today are every bit as good as players of 40 years ago!! I may forget some but I would like to give what I believe, is a list that I feel would have been top stars in any age. These are players I have not mentioned before.
Mickey Henson can bear any and all on a given day.
There are many that I have missed. One other thing from the past I want to mention is
our discs. Years ago our discs were the Dimco brand and had asbestos in them. Asbestos was banned. We had trouble for years but Jim Allen finally got a mold that makes a flat surface with beveled edges. They ride on top of the beads. I believe they are made out of the same material as billiard balls. The air disc run better on some courts and the Arco run better on other courts. Years ago we never waxed the discs. We worked hard keeping the courts waxed. My opinion only but I think the new discs are the best we have ever had.
Article submitted by Glen Peltier WITH THANKS!! Stan McCormack, 2016 12 22.