Originally Posted by iacas
I'm discussing this on DGR right now and it's one of the rules I think should be changed.
Currently the rule says you cannot alter the "original flight characteristics" and that's a lousy rule as far as I can tell because nobody seems to care, and you're gaining no real advantage, so... Yeah.
Anyway, I'm of the opinion that it's a goofy rule that should be changed. Particularly given the 2013 rule about "questioning the legality" of another player's disc and that disc not being available to them until the TD can inspect it and rule.
If golf discs were all uniform, like other sports equipment, this rule would make much more sense. But there are hundreds of molds out there, with thousands of variations in plastics, wear, PLH...etc. Besides, even if you cannot alter the original flight characteristics, they will be altered for you, by one good tree smack.