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Old 07-13-2008, 06:01 PM
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To each his own, but to me disc golf is a flying disc sport. I also think that learning how to float a disc from a difficult spot, where one might be tempted to roll a disc, only serves to improve my skills of controlling a flying disc.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:36 PM
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rollers suck...

i think that if your going to roll it when it is needed, and there isnt any other shot you can perform than thats fine, but ive seen people who use a roll on almost every drive and that is just BS to me. Frisbee's were made to fly through the air, not roll on the ground. And in response to the Ken Climo comment how he rolls, i can bet that he only uses the roller when he has to. I'll end with a quote from WIKI.... "Flying discs (commonly called Frisbees) are disc-shaped objects, which are generally plastic and roughly 200 to 250 centimeters (810 inches) in diameter, with a lip. The shape of the disc, an airfoil in cross-section, allows it to fly by generating lift as it moves through the air while rotating" doesn't seem to say anything about rolling a frisbee does it??? look it up in the dictionary...
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:53 PM
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Wow, anyone who uses the roller isnt getting any love lately. I am not a roller myself, but I dont see anything wrong with them at all. Its part of the game.

Anything that has so many haters has to be doing something right. If you can put a roller under the pin - why not.
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:59 PM
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People that disrespect rollers are typically people who cannot control them. If disc golf were all about flying, then logically, you would throw from the spot where your disc first hits the ground. That takes away skip shots, rollers, or mistakes. You throw from the point where the disc comes to rest. A few years back in ball golf, Tiger Woods won the US Open by nearly 15 strokes. It was too windy for traditional "driving", so he was hitting a stinger 2-iron off the tee, keeping it under the wind and letting it roll. No other player made the adjustment. Again, I am not a rolling player, but if there was a tournament held in certain conditions that favor a roller, then you had better have the shot in your arsenal...also Innova themselves in their descriptions often state for understable discs that they are "great for beginners. But will be a good turnover disc or a roller for the more advanced players." Things that are round will roll...that premise is basic physics. A vast majority of the elite level pros have the ability to roll, and most use them as often as they use tomahawks or thumbers. Like I said, rolling is not my personal preference, but I have never seen anyone bash the method, if they can perform it effectively. The people that bash rollers are usually people who have been spanked by someone who throws a strong roller.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:00 AM
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PS...lets keep wikipedia off of this site...it is rarely accurate and not recognized as a source of accuracy for anything. I could go over their right now and change the definition...
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:22 PM
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PS...lets keep wikipedia off of this site...it is rarely accurate and not recognized as a source of accuracy for anything. I could go over their right now and change the definition...
no actually you couldn't, they check everything that gets updated, so no, you couldn't go change it. and i also i said i only hate rollers when people do it almost every throw. i cant speak for anyone else that has played rollers before, i just know that i have witnessed someone throw a roller on every hole, and it wasn't good shots, and it just made me laugh. The beauty of disc golf comes from a soaring golf disc through the air...not the disc rolling on the ground...

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:25 PM
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To each his own, but to me disc golf is a flying disc sport. I also think that learning how to float a disc from a difficult spot, where one might be tempted to roll a disc, only serves to improve my skills of controlling a flying disc.
totally agree....
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:32 PM
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A few years back in ball golf, Tiger Woods won the US Open by nearly 15 strokes. It was too windy for traditional "driving", so he was hitting a stinger 2-iron off the tee, keeping it under the wind and letting it roll. No other player made the adjustment.
if you would have read what i said before you closely, than i dont disagree with what tiger did because that is a special situation, in special weather...not on almost every shot. I think it should be in a persons arsenal but should only be used if you have to. Thats what tiger did, he would have never played like that unless he absolutely HAD to...
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:27 PM
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A "Roller" is a perfectly legal shot per all current PDGA rules. If you choose not to use rollers you are only limiting the potential of your own game.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:47 PM
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I also think that learning how to float a disc from a difficult spot, where one might be tempted to roll a disc, only serves to improve my skills of controlling a flying disc.
Optimally you'll have the skills to choose either a flying or rolling shot and the experience to know which one to use.

If I got upset every time I saw someone throwing the wrong disc or shot I'd go insane. People throwing to many rollers is the least common problem I've seen. More than likely it's someone throwing an ultra fast disc on a hole where you should be throwing a mid or putter or someone throwing a midrange for a open, 100' approach.

Also, "Wikipedia doesn't say round things roll so they must not," is the funniest argument I've seen in a long time.
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