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Old 04-22-2014, 11:52 PM
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wind seems to be a part of the deal on everything but the most wooded courses.

you either learn to live with it and make it your ally when possible... or you fail miserably and cut out a significant amount of days you could be out on the course playing.

hell, if we get 10-15mph winds up here I consider it a reasonable day. I'll admit though... anything over 20+ and it starts to get comical.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:58 PM
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there are 2 quotes from Chris Hysell i will never forget:

"The wind is no excuse for your lousy putting"

and

"Less clothes, less throws"


So mayhaps the easiest way to get better at windy putting is to go commando.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:05 AM
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Wind makes things interesting. Not knowing the physics of what your disc does in the wind makes things really interesting.

I am sad that I will miss Glass Blown this year. It honestly taught me a lot about playing in the wind.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:28 AM
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I played in a steady 45 mph wind the other day before a storm. It was comical. I learned nothing and I saw disc's do things I wouldn't have imagined. 23 is a stiff wind and will mess with you if you are not properly equipped.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:37 AM
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Come to Oklahoma and play - "where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain" is no joke. 23 mph is about the same as the breeze from a mosquito fart compared to some of the times I've played in Tulsa.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:49 AM
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You're starting to sound like the four Yorkshiremen
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:53 AM
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We were also at some very high altitude an the level ground I no it was 23mph tho up on these hills much much faster I seen a few puts hit the chains an literally fly back 20 feet or more
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:55 AM
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Played in 23 mph winds today putting from 10 ft wasn't even a option it's was horrible what is there to do in winds like that
That's an average day in the spring around here. I just play as normal. We're looking at about 30 mph here tomorrow.

Give Discraft some credit. Ron Convers is no longer sponsored with them, but they kept his wind tutorial up.

http://www.discraft.com/res_wind06_p1.html

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Old 04-23-2014, 02:27 AM
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One of the most hilarious rounds Ashleigh and I played was on a wide open course in nowheresville Kansas. We had 50mph winds with 80mph gusts, it was hard to just walk let alone throw. I had a 15 putt with an upside down firebird get picked up and thrown over 100' behind me. After that the 20-30mph wind days just don't seem quite so frustrating.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:47 AM
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Come to Oklahoma and play - "where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain" is no joke. 23 mph is about the same as the breeze from a mosquito fart compared to some of the times I've played in Tulsa.
lulz!

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One of the most hilarious rounds Ashleigh and I played was on a wide open course in nowheresville Kansas. We had 50mph winds with 80mph gusts, it was hard to just walk let alone throw. I had a 15 putt with an upside down firebird get picked up and thrown over 100' behind me. After that the 20-30mph wind days just don't seem quite so frustrating.
Dang, that's insane...
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