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zenbot 04-08-2009 01:19 PM

Playin' in the Rain.
 
I played a round in the rain yesterday afternoon. (Strange for So Cal, I know.) My theory was to get as drenched as quickly as possible and get used to the extra slipperiness. The other guys tried their hardest to stay dry with umbrellas, extra towels, and a bunch of other stuff although seemed that the soaking was inevitable.

I played pretty well, considering, but was just wondering what tips and tricks everyone has.

80playedin10states 04-08-2009 01:25 PM

lotsa towels..i put one in my umbella(when its open...lol) to keep it dry...dx seems to be grippier when wet than the other types of plastic...a bowling rosin bag works good for wet hands or a birdie bag..i play in a lot of foul weather and keeping your bag closed and under the unbrella works good also...footing is another story..

cc0049 04-08-2009 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by 80playedin10states (Post 47741)
lotsa towels..i put one in my umbella(when its open...lol) to keep it dry...dx seems to be grippier when wet than the other types of plastic...a bowling rosin bag works good for wet hands or a birdie bag..i play in a lot of foul weather and keeping your bag closed and under the unbrella works good also...footing is another story..

Do you hold your umbrella while you throw?

zenbot 04-08-2009 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 80playedin10states (Post 47741)
footing is another story..

The crappy footing was actually a good learning tool. I really had to work on the technique of my throw and not so much a huge run-up.

DiscJunkie 04-08-2009 02:04 PM

Rule 1: Keep your discs dry and clean as possible.
Rule 2: Don't anger the rain gods by complaining. Rain is good, but maybe not for you right then...
Rule 3: Play to the conditions. Fewer skips on the ground, distance is a little less, leaves get real skippy when wet, puddles don't skip at all, etc.
Rule 4: A wet day of disc golf is better than a dry day at work.

cc0049 04-08-2009 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by freetech (Post 47758)
Rule 3: Play to the conditions. Fewer skips on the ground, distance is a little less, leaves get real skippy when wet, puddles don't skip at all, etc.

I've seen a disc skip on a puddle.

D.W.G. 04-08-2009 02:23 PM

Rain, snow, I like playing in it all... When it is raining, I make sure to check the tee pads to make sure it isn't too slippery... Other than that, I do nothing special...

DiscJunkie 04-08-2009 02:28 PM

There's always the exception.
I've seen a pig fly, it was the landing that was exceptional.

SigmaChris 04-08-2009 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by cc0049 (Post 47746)
Do you hold your umbrella while you throw?

If its a drizzle or what I call spit, no umbrella. If its raining hard I would bring a golf umbrella, those extra large diameter umbrells. The support bars underneath are strong enough that you can hang a golf towel from them. Hold the umbrella until just before your throw and then lay it down on its side covering your bag. This will keep your bag dry, the towel hanging from the bars dry and you will be in the elements for just a few seconds.

Now if you are in a dense wooded course, then the umbrella may be a hindrance. I would then go to my golf rain suit, no umbrella and just grin and bare it.

I like the elements it adds a challenge. I am not a tourney player, but if you are then you never know when you will be playing in a tourney when the elements go bad. Best to practice playing in the elements so you are prepared.

giles 04-08-2009 02:47 PM

Cover your throwing hand and disc with a towel until you are ready to throw. Lay a large towel on the end of the tee box to get better footing if the pad is muddy and slick. Take lots and lots of small towels.


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