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Old 04-03-2014, 01:33 PM
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It's all too common for people to be obsessively competitive. When these people play, they're not focused on the fun, they're focused on the WIN.

Winning is the thrill. Winning is success. Losing means you are less of a competitor than your opponent.

The majority of the time that people cheat there's no money on the line. They cheat because they feel they HAVE TO. The only way they'll learn is by being caught and punished. This is a good thing for her.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:44 PM
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It's all too common for people to be obsessively competitive. When these people play, they're not focused on the fun, they're focused on the WIN.

Winning is the thrill. Winning is success. Losing means you are less of a competitor than your opponent.

The majority of the time that people cheat there's no money on the line. They cheat because they feel they HAVE TO. The only way they'll learn is by being caught and punished. This is a good thing for her.
She didn't learn the first time.
I hope her decision to stay out of disc golf is real. No need for that in such a small sport.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:46 PM
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It's all too common for people to be obsessively competitive. When these people play, they're not focused on the fun, they're focused on the WIN.

Winning is the thrill. Winning is success. Losing means you are less of a competitor than your opponent.

The majority of the time that people cheat there's no money on the line. They cheat because they feel they HAVE TO. The only way they'll learn is by being caught and punished. This is a good thing for her.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:47 PM
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Glad that she got punished after getting caught. Too often they are basically just let off the hook. Too bad it took it happening twice and at big events.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:03 PM
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Some people are just wired that way. I've played casual rounds with guys who kicked their discs back in bounds when they thought I wasn't looking, triple flipped their disc before putting, etc etc.
What's that?
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:10 PM
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What's that?
Flip your disc instead of using a mini, flip it again acting like you haven't flipped it yet and then sneaking a third when you think nobody is looking.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:12 PM
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Flipping a disc even just once is illegal.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:12 PM
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What's that?
In casual rounds, players will often flip their disc forward rather than mark the lie with a mini. I assume a triple flip is flipping it forward three times, thus gaining 2-3 feet toward the basket.

I'll echo what others have said, cheating in our game rarely seems to be a matter of the stakes involved. It's all about the player wanting to win, whether the win comes against a friend in a casual game or within a playing group or a tournament overall. I've played with folks who have it so ingrained to take little advantages where they shouldn't that they don't even realized they're doing it. I'm talking about things like nudging discs with their foot when they think no one is looking (or even if they are) or marking liberally to the "good" side of an obstacle instead of on the line of play or conveniently forgetting to count the drop in when announcing their score. Subtle things that would be easy to miss if you weren't paying attention.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:15 PM
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Flipping a disc even just once is illegal.
I'm not talking sanctioned events here. Plenty of folks pick up their disc without marking it in casual play. That's not really that big of a deal, as long as it's within reason. Tournament play is clearly a different matter.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:24 PM
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Why does someone want to cheat in such a low profile sport? Why does anyone cheat at a game of Monopoly? Why? It has nothing to do with the sport that is for sure no matter how large or small the sport or game is. When something is on the line, people cheat, people cheat to feel better about themselves...not sure why, but people cheat for all different kinds of reasons and it has nothing to do with the sport.

This incident is more about her cheating than the sport of disc golf.
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