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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-25-2017, 07:16 PM
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Posted By araytx
I still go back to my original response to the...

I still go back to my original response to the OP:

Why? They say they are still #1 is disc sports.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-24-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,422
Posted By araytx
As has been figured out, this is more than likely...

As has been figured out, this is more than likely true for the 1000-rated player, but for the 900 rated players, not so much. He might fare well on the short courses where there is lessential...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-14-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Where? Tell us where this course is with 18...

Where? Tell us where this course is with 18 wooded holes of 400-900 ft fairways. I'd like to know and I'd bet there are other people that want to know also.



Their is a huge difference...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-10-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Of course it wouldn't. That was my point. I...

Of course it wouldn't. That was my point. I intentionally went with bare minimum spacing in the analysis of his proposed solution, knowing that in reality (logistics of directional issues, natural...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-09-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 12,611
Posted By araytx
What's funny (peculiar) to me in this debate is...

What's funny (peculiar) to me in this debate is that SO MANY think holes should be birdie-able (using a ball golf term), yet most often it's the same ones say, "we don't need to be like ball golf." ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-09-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
OK, thanks for the idea and the solution you'd...

OK, thanks for the idea and the solution you'd advocate for. Now let's look at the data for your solution. Eighteen holes averaging 650' is 11,700 linear feet of woods. And that's assuming zero...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
But natural obstacles a) don't always stand the...

But natural obstacles a) don't always stand the test of time, b) aren't penalized for choosing a different throw, and c) in most cases have routes or throws other than the one the designer intended. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Gosh. A guy has to be clearer with his words...

Gosh. A guy has to be clearer with his words these days. I've read your studies, Steve, and for the most part, agree. I guess what I should have said is PDGA should clarify or require its...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
I understand what you're saying. I just believe...

I understand what you're saying. I just believe the basket is a better option in terms of what to fix. A minor change to the basket affects everyone equally without changing the course itself. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Here's where I say these kinds of "tweaks"...

Here's where I say these kinds of "tweaks" (mandos & islands) favor certain players's skills and diminishes others. The option you've selected PUNISHES the player who works hard on his putting...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Actually not -- at least not because of that. If...

Actually not -- at least not because of that. If that is a by-product, then so be it, but I DO NOT advocate for more challenge because pros are way too far under par. I'd be advocating this if their...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Michael, A Ray here. I'd like to know where...

Michael, A Ray here.

I'd like to know where you purchase these trees from. Please feel free to pm me this contact. I 'd like to get a few.

We get that you "just don't like the idea." ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Even the Chuck, I'd advocate for the...

Even the



Chuck, I'd advocate for the three bars to be closer together almost to where from the opposite side of the basket they're out of play -- virtually leaving about 2/3, maybe slightly...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
OK, I hear that concern, but you're...

OK, I hear that concern, but you're misunderstanding how big (wide) these shield-like attachments would be. It would be a rare cut-through putt that would be "backboarded in" by the shield. A putt...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
I've changed the wording over time... "shield"...

I've changed the wording over time... "shield" wan't meant to be something from either the Renaissance days nor the superhero genre. I was using the generic version to mean "some sort of attachment...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-08-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Nice alias. Apropos, some might say, given the...

Nice alias. Apropos, some might say, given the propensity to utilize hyperbole, aggrandizement, and a red herring, rather than evidence-supported contention.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-07-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
You mean a $15 move-able tree or one we plant and...

You mean a $15 move-able tree or one we plant and can't ever move??

Seriously, that idea isn't stupid at all, much less "stupider" [sic]. It's a brainstorm way to get the discussion of 'how to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-07-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Or 3) ... poor communication and/or definition of...

Or 3) ... poor communication and/or definition of the meaning of "island" (I guess you could put that under #2)

btw, a player shouldn't be ruled "OB" for missing a mando -- different rules
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-07-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Also an interesting idea. I can see why you...

Also an interesting idea. I can see why you chose that option. Also and idea that could positively impact design.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-07-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
That last choice IS interesting. Making it...

That last choice IS interesting. Making it stroke OR distance might even change the way some of these TDs design the hole.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-07-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Yes, but stats for that event, and add in any...

Yes, but stats for that event, and add in any other event similarly held to make a much larger data set.

Chuck?? numbers?? AND clearly Ledgestone has gotten a message from players, and they...
Forum: LC's Corner 02-07-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By araytx
I know that one group or series of events that do...

I know that one group or series of events that do it like this --
Buy a $20 club membership and you're in for $1 every time you show up. You get to play for the entire ace pot up to the capped...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-07-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By araytx
Yep. Unfortunately. RIP. Glad I got to...

Yep. Unfortunately.


RIP. Glad I got to play it before it was put to rest.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-07-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
No, not exactly. I was talking about top pros in...

No, not exactly. I was talking about top pros in A-tier and above. Logistics, obviously are an issue in the (very) few A-tiers where the top pro divisions aren't on their own course. I guess if...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-06-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,447
Posted By araytx
Guys: THanks for all the notifications. ...

Guys:

THanks for all the notifications. That being said, let me spew some of my goodness or controversy (depending upon your point-of-view).



A) if there is a natural island hole, then it...
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