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Old 12-19-2010, 07:14 PM
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Ive heard about discs needing to be beat in. How long does that take? How do you beat them in? I just keep throwing it. Also, do discs eventually go bad?
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:16 PM
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I'd say in casual rounds you could tee from some close location. I do when the natural tees are muddy or feel dangerous to throw from... by dangerous I mean that the ruts could allow for spraining your ankles or etc...

In a PDGA event, the TD will have this all worked out for you and you will have to tee from the official teepad.... most likely they will put up small flags to mark the proper teepads and dropzones...
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:19 PM
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You have to throw from the designated tee box area. If the area is worn down from others teeing there, that is the tee box and you have to throw from there.

Someone should have the course maintainers mark the boxes with flags for clarity.
Is that per official rules or is that just DG Etiquette?
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:19 PM
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On a natural pad, you do have quite a bit of leeway going straight back from the tee as long as you stay between the outside edges of the tee extended back. I don't remember the exact number, but I think it's something like 5 meters.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:19 PM
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Ive heard about discs needing to be beat in. How long does that take? How do you beat them in? I just keep throwing it. Also, do discs eventually go bad?
Some discs perform better beat in (see DX roc). Each disc takes a different time to beat in, there is no set time limit. Throwing it is a good way to beat them in.

Yes discs usually go "bad" (usually by getting too flippy) but will probably break before then.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:20 PM
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Is that per official rules or is that just DG Etiquette?
Well you do have to tee from the designated tee box, that is in the PDGA rules.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:20 PM
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Ive heard about discs needing to be beat in. How long does that take? How do you beat them in? I just keep throwing it. Also, do discs eventually go bad?
welcome to the forum!

it's not so much that discs NEED to break in as much as it is an inevitable occurrence. the time it takes to break in a disc depends on the plastic's durability (ie - DX will beat in faster than Champion).

how you beat them in: throw, throw, and throw!

yes, some discs, especially in base plastics (DX, Pro D, etc) eventually won't preform how you want them to. they'll become "flippy" and will fade to the right very quickly.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:25 PM
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thrembos method for breaking in discs: Play a course with alot of trees on it!
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:27 PM
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i'm guessing that throwing rollers in a field will break them in the quickest
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:28 PM
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http://www.aerobie.com/Products/Deta...ingArticle.htm

Helpful article on "pre-beating" your discs in.
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