Originally Posted by MN_DiscGolfer
3. Those 'illegal' jump putts arent really helping the people who are doing them anyway, the point of the jump putt is to gain some momentum from your legs to transfer into your throw. The only way you are actually transferring anything into your throw is if you release the disc before leaving/just as you are leaving the ground. Once you leave the ground the majority of the power you built up by jump putting is gone and there then is no point in taking a jump putt.
Yes. This is why it makes no sense to outlaw jump putting. Penalizing people who do it legally, just so its easier to stop a few morons who release while in the air, is a rules overreach. As you say, the people who are releasing after they leave the ground aren't gaining anything by it, so the prevalence of that poor technique is self-limiting.