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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 106
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Posted By jeverett
Umm.. I'd suspect it's likely that you could...

Umm.. I'd suspect it's likely that you could repeat your performance on that course pretty routinely. That's one of the nice things about playing on open courses (with OB lines).. you're less likely...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 03-16-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By jeverett
Are you going to NCCE, by any chance? :) I will...

Are you going to NCCE, by any chance? :) I will be there too..
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 03-09-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By jeverett
Thanks everyone who's responded so far.. although...

Thanks everyone who's responded so far.. although it seems like maybe I didn't explain what I'm hoping to find well-enough. ;) Basically, I'm looking for an existing survey that asks questions like...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 03-09-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By jeverett
Disc Golf Travel Survey?

I've tried searching for something like this, with no luck.. but I was hoping that someone out there has done a survey on how frequently and how far disc golfers are traveling to play courses. Has...
Forum: Tournaments 02-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 76,273
Posted By jeverett
Yeah, unofficial results suggest a -15 at 1110,...

Yeah, unofficial results suggest a -15 at 1110, and a -14 at 1101.
Forum: Tournaments 02-25-2015, 05:37 PM
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Views: 76,273
Posted By jeverett
Dang.. crazy putt from Mcbeth on 6. I kept...

Dang.. crazy putt from Mcbeth on 6. I kept expecting it to doink off the tree and roll away.. I mean, that's what would have happened if I tried that putt.. :wall:
Forum: Tournaments 02-19-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 76,273
Posted By jeverett
I would guess that it would be linked to points...

I would guess that it would be linked to points rather than to ratings. Overall, the PDGA typically uses ratings for rough division groupings, but not for more precise ranking/grouping.

Ricky...
Forum: Tournaments 02-18-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,280
Posted By jeverett
Edit on the above, I should have said 'flat'...

Edit on the above, I should have said 'flat' payouts, rather than 'deep' payouts. :P
Forum: Tournaments 02-18-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,280
Posted By jeverett
AFTC, one of the goals of NT events (at least...

AFTC, one of the goals of NT events (at least according to some) is to enable touring players a reliable income to facilitate their continued touring. From this standpoint, deep payouts are a great...
Forum: Course Design 02-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By jeverett
I strongly agree with this. It's one of the...

I strongly agree with this. It's one of the reasons I prefer to look at correlation (to player rating) over scoring spread (not that both aren't important). For example, at the big local tourney I...
Forum: Course Design 02-04-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By jeverett
I would be interested in this formula too. :)

I would be interested in this formula too. :)
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-30-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,795
Posted By jeverett
Otherwise known as "lever-arm", it's a throwing...

Otherwise known as "lever-arm", it's a throwing technique utilizing a lot of back (and latissimus dorsi) motion, with a fairly rigid elbow. My favorite thrower of this style is Linus Astrom:
...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-13-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,290
Posted By jeverett
Honestly, I think to really be able to get at the...

Honestly, I think to really be able to get at the potential underlying mathematics, we might have to take a step backwards. The problem with using rating system features like SSA for these kinds of...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-08-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,290
Posted By jeverett
Edit on the above: I should probably mention that...

Edit on the above: I should probably mention that I actually think there's possibly an entirely different (again, stepwise) reason for break-away round ratings: the rare course/layout where players...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-08-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,290
Posted By jeverett
I would suspect it's partially the 'luck' factor,...

I would suspect it's partially the 'luck' factor, and partially the stepwise issue. In the PDGA system, there is a linear equation (actually there are two of them) that determines the number of...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-08-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,290
Posted By jeverett
I second this. :D

I second this. :D
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-07-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,290
Posted By jeverett
TrueSkill, similarly, can accept the event...

TrueSkill, similarly, can accept the event results of a full field, but only as a rank-ordered (place) list. While this method is definitely throwing out potentially-valuable (round score) data, it...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-07-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,290
Posted By jeverett
Rating system like Elo/Glicko/TrueSkill are...

Rating system like Elo/Glicko/TrueSkill are actually able to handle higher-variance (e.g. environmental variables) results reasonably still, they just need an adjusted (i.e. lower) 'k factor'. The k...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 12-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By jeverett
Hi Jeffboi, Absolutely, individual SSA's are...

Hi Jeffboi,

Absolutely, individual SSA's are only directly applicable to a course and layout (as well as course condition), and depending on how many propagators were involved (and how many rounds...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 12-15-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By jeverett
I don't know if it's what you're looking for or...

I don't know if it's what you're looking for or not, but I thought it worth mentioning that there are some methods available for approximating SSA differences (really course layout length...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,290
Posted By jeverett
Hi Lewis, I just realized that this project...

Hi Lewis,

I just realized that this project *might* be able to help answer two mathematical questions I've been trying to answer lately.

1). Are your statistics able to suggest a (constant)...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 11-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,591
Posted By jeverett
In my opinion, the absolute worst way to lose a...

In my opinion, the absolute worst way to lose a (second) disc is doing the exact same thing that got the first one lost. :wall:

I played Wilder DGC (Newport, OR) a few months ago, in light fog and...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 11-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By jeverett
*hehe* I know it's a ghost-town, but it also...

*hehe* I know it's a ghost-town, but it also still has more Oregon viewership than DGCR does. :P

Edit: for tournament players, I should say. It's still where most folks go to figure out the Oregon...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 11-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By jeverett
You'll probably have better luck tracking Tom...

You'll probably have better luck tracking Tom down on the NWDiscGolfNews site here:

http://nwdiscgolfnews.com/forum/

Not too many Oregon golfers use DGCR. :(
Forum: Tournaments 11-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,485
Posted By jeverett
I understand that, however what I don't...

I understand that, however what I don't understand is: why not just change the "payout criteria based on Net entry fees and the minimum added cash for B and A tiers"? The entire concept of...
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