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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 04:35 PM
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Posted By jeverett
I think the "proprietary elements" are more in...

I think the "proprietary elements" are more in how round ratings themselves are calculated, rather than player ratings. For example, we know that the PDGA uses *some* method of linear regression to...
Forum: Course Design 06-30-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By jeverett
Scoring impact of natural tees?

Ok, I'm really, really hoping that someone will be able to answer this one.. but can anyone take an educated guess as to, on average, the impact on average score of natural (close-cut grass) vs...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-24-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By jeverett
Think a little more Jet Li. ;) But yes, Wushu is...

Think a little more Jet Li. ;) But yes, Wushu is quite popular for use in movies and theatrical martial art performances.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-22-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By jeverett
A Chinese (stage) performance-based martial art.

A Chinese (stage) performance-based martial art.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-22-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By jeverett
Yep, at this point it's down to three sports...

Yep, at this point it's down to three sports vying for one spot at the 2020 (and 2024) Olympics: Wrestling, Baseball/Softball, and Squash. The result of that vote should be in later today.
Forum: Course Design 06-05-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By jeverett
*gah* Second edit: in the original post above, it...

*gah* Second edit: in the original post above, it should be '8 degrees', not 8%. :P

WTB longer edit window. :P
Forum: Course Design 06-05-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By jeverett
Edit on the above: in case it helps with the...

Edit on the above: in case it helps with the calculation, angular accuracy (+/-) is calculated as:

arctan(distance_between_flight_route_and_obstacle / distance_to_obstacle)

e.g. for a 10 foot...
Forum: Course Design 06-05-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By jeverett
I like to use 'angular accuracy' (number of...

I like to use 'angular accuracy' (number of degrees off of the 'perfect' line the throw can be) for that. There was some great data presented a while back here, detailing how accurate players of...
Forum: Tournaments 06-03-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,331
Posted By jeverett
Ok, I feel the need to step in here and say that,...

Ok, I feel the need to step in here and say that, regardless of merchandise sales, running tournaments is not necessarily a money-losing operation. It does, however, depend on Ams, and how they are...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-02-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By jeverett
I feel like that can't be the case.. because why...

I feel like that can't be the case.. because why would warming up (before your tee time, but after the first tee time) anywhere else not be penalized in that case? e.g. throwing a bunch of drives at...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-08-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 15,491
Posted By jeverett
No, they're both by 'invitation' (i.e. points).....

No, they're both by 'invitation' (i.e. points).. it's just that, due to the number of events/points required, the invitation lists for both events are much, much larger than the number of spots...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,023
Posted By jeverett
While I can appreciate the gamification aspects...

While I can appreciate the gamification aspects of (typically video-game) progression systems, I think it's also important to remember why they were created: to give players the feeling that they're...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-08-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,023
Posted By jeverett
Hi Jessy, This has been an interesting...

Hi Jessy,

This has been an interesting discussion so far, and you've brought up a number of topics on game design and gamification that I thought were worth exploring.

On the topic of...
Forum: Android App Support & Feedback 05-07-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By jeverett
Hi Puckstopper, Absolutely, there are...

Hi Puckstopper,

Absolutely, there are better, more accurate methods for estimating a course's SSA.. however when it came to implementing something on DGCR, we were limited to using only available...
Forum: Android App Support & Feedback 05-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By jeverett
In brief, the 'scratch score estimate (SSE)' is...

In brief, the 'scratch score estimate (SSE)' is calculated using a set of formulas that accept the total length of the course layout, the number of holes, and the 'foliage value' (i.e. lightly...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-05-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,278
Posted By jeverett
Somewhat related to this, I dislike it when...

Somewhat related to this, I dislike it when courses that are part of disc golf 'complexes' are rated up simply by reason of being next to other courses. I would much rather each course were rated on...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-05-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,353
Posted By jeverett
What about the drop zone, though? Was it only...

What about the drop zone, though? Was it only mandatory to use after going OB on the first drive? The event obviously got a waiver from the PDGA for their OB rules, so they could do whatever they...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-04-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,353
Posted By jeverett
I wondered that same thing. The only thing I...

I wondered that same thing. The only thing I could think of was that perhaps there were OB stakes up on top of the island itself? i.e. hitting the side of the island didn't cross inbounds yet? Other...
Forum: Tournaments 05-04-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,920
Posted By jeverett
Yes, they're all archived here: ...

Yes, they're all archived here:

http://livestream.com/accounts/8903309
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-28-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,575
Posted By jeverett
The main point of confusion (there were several,...

The main point of confusion (there were several, but the others were related to people thinking the wording of 802.05.A is different than it is) seemed to revolve around whether or not the S-hook is...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 04-15-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,737
Posted By jeverett
The PDGA has suggestions and recommendations for...

The PDGA has suggestions and recommendations for tee pad dimensions, but beyond that they aren't involved in 'approving' course features (other than baskets). Tapered tee pads are pretty common,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,273
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
Replies: 5
Views: 360
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: 594
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: 594
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...
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