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Old 07-30-2013, 10:17 AM
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What does flashing mean? I've read multiple times here on DGCR & all I know is it has something to do with discs.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:20 AM
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What does flashing mean? I've read multiple times here on DGCR & all I know is it has something to do with discs.
A small amount of extra plastic left over from where the molds meet... I think.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:45 AM
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I've gotten good enough to notice the difference in disc's now when I throw. I have a Legacy Patriot that I LOVE. It's understable. SO - this might seem obvious but . . . . . when I throw it slightly hyzer it seems to straighten out and go level on it's own, which is cool but not really what I want sometimes if I'm trying to get a nice slow turn.

Am I thinking this correctly? If thrown level it should, in theory, bend slightly to the right.

So what I need when wanting to make a long slow turn is a more stable disc correct? A stable disc should hold the original line longer?
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:28 AM
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Looking in the PDGA rules, They don't define what a legal "mini marker disc" is. Can I make my own? Do they need to be a certain size? Seems the smaller the better to keep from touching it when you throw and getting a foot fault.
It happens that we were just kicking this around another thread.

See
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...2&postcount=63
and earlier posts in that thread (can drill back linking on the quoted posts, I suspect).

It seems like there _used to_ be a definition in the rules - I think it's quoted in the thread. A min and max diameter, a max height. I don't know if we decided if there might still be in the tech standards.

What's in the rules currently is fairly allusive. Talks about a small disc or some such, not in play. Someone interpreted not in play to not be very restrictive, and speculated that the current rules might allow you to use more or less any disc in your bag as a marker.

But, to come back to your question. I think a homemade "mini" disc is fine. Check the old rules for the size spec. There is/was a minimum diameter. Someone talked about using a hockey puck.

Someone else suggested a mitten _doesn't_ qualify (not a disc?) and a can probably doesn't either (too tall).
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:52 PM
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A small amount of extra plastic left over from where the molds meet... I think.
This is correct.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:56 PM
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A small amount of extra plastic left over from where the molds meet... I think.
Yep. It's usually razored off. A disc with a lot of flashing will act more overstable than it is until it wears off.
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I've gotten good enough to notice the difference in disc's now when I throw. I have a Legacy Patriot that I LOVE. It's understable. SO - this might seem obvious but . . . . . when I throw it slightly hyzer it seems to straighten out and go level on it's own, which is cool but not really what I want sometimes if I'm trying to get a nice slow turn.

Am I thinking this correctly? If thrown level it should, in theory, bend slightly to the right.

So what I need when wanting to make a long slow turn is a more stable disc correct? A stable disc should hold the original line longer?
You mean a turn to the left? As in the Patriot used to fade left but now it turns right or goes straight if I throw it with hyzer? If that's what you're saying, then yeah, a more overstable disc would fade more.

"More stable" is kind of misleading although most people will know what you mean, b/c stable is basically synonymous with straight, i.e. "more straight" isn't necessarily "more overstable." An overstable disc usually has good LSS and HSS (low/high speed stability) which resists turning over and fades hard; a stable disc generally has little LSS and some HSS so it fades forward and isn't easily turned over and an understable disc has little HSS or LSS (easily turned and little to no fade).
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:18 PM
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Are you permitted to place a second mini in between of your marker mini and the basket if you think it will help you line up the putt?
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I do not see how it would help, but no, you cannot place anything past your marker.
Are you able to provide a PDGA rule that backs you up? Certainly not saying you are wrong, but I have hunted the rules and haven't found anything that says a player may not do this.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:20 PM
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Are you able to provide a PDGA rule that backs you up? Certainly not saying you are wrong, but I have hunted the rules and haven't found anything that says a player may not do this.
801.03 A: During a round, a player shall not use any artificial device that may directly assist in making a throw, except those devices that reduce or control abrasion to the skin (such as gloves, tape, bandages, or gauze) and medical items (such as knee or ankle braces). Placing an object as a directional aid is not allowed. An item such as a towel or a pad may be placed on the lie as long as it is not greater than one centimeter in thickness when compressed.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:28 PM
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801.03 A: During a round, a player shall not use any artificial device that may directly assist in making a throw, except those devices that reduce or control abrasion to the skin (such as gloves, tape, bandages, or gauze) and medical items (such as knee or ankle braces). Placing an object as a directional aid is not allowed. An item such as a towel or a pad may be placed on the lie as long as it is not greater than one centimeter in thickness when compressed.
Awesome. Thanks. And, Bahhhhh, my plan for disc golf domination has been foiled!!!

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:48 PM
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The point of the rule regarding a directional aide was to cover the case of putting something in front of the lie to aid in knowing where to throw. For example on a blind up hill shot. A second mini doesn't really fall into that category.

Though putting a second mini down is not going to help. If you are looking at the ground you aren't looking at the basket.
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