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Old 10-01-2012, 02:14 PM
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I have been playing for 18 years in PDGA events and I must say that it is about time. Falling putts should be illegal as should jump putts. Very rarely does someone jump putt legally.

I use the jump putt myself, but always feel as though I am cheating doing so.

It looks ugly, it eliminates the skill of throwing a disc Instead you just launch it into the air.


This is a great idea. 100 feet and in makes sense. I kind of think this is a good idea. I would love to see the jump putt eliminated from the sport. And I use them quite a bit. Would be nice to have people throw the disc from 100 feet again.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:15 PM
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There shouldn't be ANY falling putt rule -- it's prettymuch dumb.
What is dumb, the rule against it or the fact it happens?

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:16 PM
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Very rarely does someone jump putt legally.
Correct - see my post earlier.

Jump putting wasn't intended to be a part of the game. I've had the discussion with Carlton Howard who basically helped write the rules many times. It's been something that kinda creatively came out of the current rules that was never intended to happen and never been dealt with.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:17 PM
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There shouldn't be ANY falling putt rule -- it's prettymuch dumb.
100% disagree. any putt from 5 6 feet I would literally fall forward and drop it in each time.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:18 PM
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This is a great idea. 100 feet and in makes sense. I kind of think this is a good idea. I would love to see the jump putt eliminated from the sport. And I use them quite a bit. Would be nice to have people throw the disc from 100 feet again.
Sure but lots of lower level players will struggle to throw 100 feet without stepping through. That's where this fails IMO. I am not a big fan of jump putts, but I am a fan of being able to follow through. At 100 feet I am probably going to step through a bit just to maintain good form on my 100 foot putt
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:20 PM
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100% disagree. any putt from 5 6 feet I would literally fall forward and drop it in each time.
yeah, and who is going to call the disc golf equivelent of traveling on someone over a 5' putt.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:20 PM
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Sure but lots of lower level players will struggle to throw 100 feet without stepping through. That's where this fails IMO. I am not a big fan of jump putts, but I am a fan of being able to follow through. At 100 feet I am probably going to step through a bit just to maintain good form on my 100 foot putt
9 times out of 10 any argument in our sport that uses "it will be too hard" or "so and so will stuggle" is typically invalid.

Our sport is insanely too easy.

One of my favorite quotes about this game is from Cam Todd.

"You can't make a hole I can't birdie"
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:22 PM
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What is dumb, the rule against it or the fact it happens?

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I'm sorta honored giles! The rule against it.

I believe a lot of "out there" stuff, like the falling putt rule should be eliminated. I think it would make the game better, simpler, and more intuitive.

I also believe in stand-and-deliver. And was forever against the 2m rule until it was eliminated. I sorta think the outer chains should come off the targets, too, though I'm still convincing myself of that one.

I really believe these things, but I only post them to troll easy targets like MTL -- ha ha.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:23 PM
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yeah, and who is going to call the disc golf equivelent of traveling on someone over a 5' putt.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:26 PM
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Some of you aren't seeing the facts that...

1. Too many players don't know the existing rules, and too many of us that do don't enforce them.

2. If a new rule is imposed, the memo that it has changed won't get out to everyone, even 2-3 years after it has been adopted and we'll still have people playing by the old rules, and it doesn't do a damned thing about concern #1.

3. It will impose a logistical nightmare on TD's at big events who now have to be concerned how to mark where the new putting circle/restriction begins, when they have far more important things to do. They waste enough time, money and paint marking 10 meter circles as it is.
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