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Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-22-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,611
Posted By coupe
I don't know: glide might be just as big a factor...

I don't know: glide might be just as big a factor to distance than disc speed. I know I can get my Comets and Phenix out as far, if not farther, than my high speed drivers if wind conditions are...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-18-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,482
Posted By coupe
It's not that hard if you practice it: certainly...

It's not that hard if you practice it: certainly no harder than jump-setting in volleyball (speaking from experience, as a former setter in college AND a jump-putter in the early 1980s, before...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-14-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
The lady doth protest over much, methinks. A...

The lady doth protest over much, methinks.

A moment's reflection on the principle of fairness, particularly as it applies to calling and seconding violations on one's self, is more than sufficient...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-14-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
I beg to differ. Brian Sullivan's infamous...

I beg to differ.

Brian Sullivan's infamous 2003 article "The Legal Mulligan (https://web.archive.org/web/20030401161637/http://www.disclife.com/re01_mulligan.shtml)" engendered serious and...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-12-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Rules aren't, and shouldn't be, written to...

Rules aren't, and shouldn't be, written to address hypothetical situations, they're written to address situations that can reasonably be expected to arise in the ordinary course of events. That's why...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-12-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By coupe
Disagree. The primary placement for these...

Disagree.

The primary placement for these charts, as evidenced by where they've actually shown up over the years, is on or near retail displays in places like PIAS, Dicks, REI, etc., which is...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 01-12-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By coupe
Tell you what: go to your local elementary...

Tell you what: go to your local elementary school, start a disc golf club for 3-5th graders, and demand that they learn to throw "the right way" before you let them start playing, and see how long...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-11-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,173
Posted By coupe
Though, in fairness to Scott, it should be noted...

Though, in fairness to Scott, it should be noted that he was 18 back of RR at the start of the round, and has always said that he found it hard to get up and maintain concentration during final 9...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-11-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,173
Posted By coupe
Sure he can: just needs to play Open and get...

Sure he can: just needs to play Open and get grouped with them for the first round. :D

Can he be competitive (hang with them) for an entire tournament? Guess we'll find out.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-11-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Here's the thing you're apparently not getting or...

Here's the thing you're apparently not getting or are overlooking: a throw made from a non-complying stance is an ILLEGAL throw, regardless of whether it's called or not.

In every other case of a...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-10-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Since called stance violations subsequent to the...

Since called stance violations subsequent to the first incur a penalty throw and require rethrowing from the original lie, aren't stance violations already S[T]&D (or maybe you're referring to S&D on...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-10-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Hmm ... Your words, not mine. ...

Hmm ...



Your words, not mine.

[quote]Also, the uniformity that you say is gained, is taken away from how the following stance violations are called.[quote]

Nope. The mechanics of...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-09-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
JoakimBL's argument in favor of eliminating the...

JoakimBL's argument in favor of eliminating the warning on the stance rule rests, in no small part, on the provision of a warning for the first offence which purportedly violates the uniformity of...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-09-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
30 seconds is 30 seconds, but if Player A starts...

30 seconds is 30 seconds, but if Player A starts timing 30 seconds from when the away player sets his bag down, Player B doesn't start until the away player places his mini to mark his lie (the away...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-09-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
As noted above, the other rules that provide a...

As noted above, the other rules that provide a warning for the first violation (courtesy, unmarked disc, excessive time, marking the lie) do not require a second, so eliminating the need for a second...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-08-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Disagree. Thirty seconds may be an objective...

Disagree.

Thirty seconds may be an objective standard, but unless you're actually measuring the interval with a chronometer of some sort, individual perception of how long 30 seconds is will vary,...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-07-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Yup....

Yup. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0z-QzUG_Eo&feature=youtu.be&t=23m14s&channel=martyhmcgee)
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-07-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
De minimis no curat lex. Excessive time, lie...

De minimis no curat lex.

Excessive time, lie marking violation, and courtesy violation calls incur a warning and don't require a second for the first called violation, either, so players already...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-05-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
If the integrity of the rules were the issue,...

If the integrity of the rules were the issue, players would be calling stance violations, regardless of whether the first violation were a penalty or a warning. The fact that they don't call them,...
Forum: Discs 01-04-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By coupe
Yup. http://i58.tinypic.com/2yjpppz.jpg ...

Yup.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2yjpppz.jpg

The Dolphin was probably the first Innova disc that was advertised as floating in water, but a lot of early molds in lighter weights floated. I still...
Forum: Discs 01-04-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By coupe
Hydra (approved 05/10/04) predates the Bulldog...

Hydra (approved 05/10/04) predates the Bulldog (07/08/04).

I've bagged the Hydra (in all three iterations) and the Bulldog off and on since they were released, and I don't find them all that...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 01-04-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By coupe
+1. Also, even if they're installed...

+1.

Also, even if they're installed perfectly, pavers rarely (never) settle or heave uniformly, leaving you with an uneven, unstable surface. Few things on a course will put the fear of God in you...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Out of the total number of throws that were made...

Out of the total number of throws that were made in sanctioned play in 2014, how many were called for foot faults, and of those that did, what percentage of those calls were bogus? And what...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 01-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By coupe
The problem with flypads, at least around here,...

The problem with flypads, at least around here, is that they require as much, if not more, work to properly prepare the base as using concrete pads.

Flypads also accumulate dirt and grime in the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By coupe
Depends on what the problem you're trying to...

Depends on what the problem you're trying to solve is.

Even blatant stance violation are already routinely ignored, and given the pervasive "I'd never call a stance violation but I'll second it if...
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