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Old 03-17-2009, 12:30 PM
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Rain: How much is too much?

This weekend it rained all weekend. I still went out and played, and was mocked by my kids, and had a good time. Just wondering what is too much? Will you play in a drizzle? In a downpour? Or never in the rain at all. The mud was the worst.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:37 PM
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I have played with a little rain once and a bit of snow when it was colder. I don't mind playing in the rain if it is on and off or might let up. I don't like downpours and have left the course before during one. I generally don't keep extra clothes in my vehicle and don't like driving home wet. I check the weather often now and if there is a chance of rain I will pack an extra outfit just incase.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:17 PM
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I've played with my friend Ally (our Russian Intern) in light rain, heavy rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow, and heavy winds... that's when you know you are a Disc Golf junkie! LOL!
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:19 PM
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Me and two others drove over an hour this weekend to play two course we had never played before. It alternated between a drizzle and a downpour. I was surprised by how good of a time we had even with the temp in the mid 40's. We spent most of the time laughing at ourselves for even being out there. I am sure I would of had a bad time had I not stopped at Walmart and gotten a full rain suit. We did have both courses all to ourselves. The only downside was two of us lost discs in what would normally been a small soggy ditch but with all the rain were nearly class 5 rapids.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:26 PM
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for me it depends on the situation.

if i am thinking of going DGing and i look outside and it's raining or the weather calls for rain. i won't go.

if i'm already out playing and it starts raining i'll finish the round.

if i've driven some distance just to play a course and when i get there it is raining a little i'll still play, if it's a heavy rain i'll skip it and come back another time.

i'm definitely a fair weather player.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:28 PM
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I've played in two different hurricanes at Paw Paw and Brandywine (not fun), and another time when in 2 days it rained a combined 7-8 inches at Warwick (and that was my first time there).
I try and avoid such things anymore - but when you're already there and committed to the event, you just have to hope your gear is good enough to stand up to the weather.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:55 PM
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Me and two others drove over an hour this weekend to play two course we had never played before. It alternated between a drizzle and a downpour. I was surprised by how good of a time we had even with the temp in the mid 40's. We spent most of the time laughing at ourselves for even being out there. I am sure I would of had a bad time had I not stopped at Walmart and gotten a full rain suit. We did have both courses all to ourselves. The only downside was two of us lost discs in what would normally been a small soggy ditch but with all the rain were nearly class 5 rapids.
Hey I think I was one of those guys! It was fun. If you can play in a down pour, you can play in any wheather! The rain suit made it possible to be out there for 3 hrs and not be miserable......Good Times!
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:07 PM
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I am a fair weather player. That being said, I have played in a drizzle, and would leave in a down pour. It all depends on how far I have driven to play. I would leave my home course in a drizzle. Temperature never bothers me, because it is rare that I get cold.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:26 PM
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The only time I've played in the rain was during a bone-soaking downpour. I would not recommend it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:26 PM
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I agree that if I already started a round (especially if I'm on a streak or doing good) there is no way I stop in the middle. I hate that!
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