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Old 12-28-2012, 12:56 PM
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Sometimes I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer so after 5 winters I had an epiphany the other day. I'd been getting frustrated with the lack of distance in the cold air and then it occurred to me, less leaves on the trees and less small branches. So now the windows of opportunity are larger and with all the extra clothing, unsure footing, & cold air means your accuracy doesn't have to be so exacting.
I had this realization as well and it led to my decision to use my Condor only for the rest of the year. I figure, with less leaves there's less for it to hit with it's massive span, plus the mighty glide it has will help make up for the general lack of glide in cold weather. It doesn't hurt that it's bright orange and friggin huge (ie less likely to disappear under the snow) either!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:20 PM
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Ive definitely noticed that discs don't travel as far in the cold, especially when you're playing in a foot of snow. It seems to me that soft plastic discs are more understablle in sub freezing temperatures.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:49 PM
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I saw some people mention fingerless gloves, what type of gloves would people recommend if I wanted to go fingerless.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:33 AM
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Whats the temp cut off to start worrying about your disc exploding on tree impact? below freezing?
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:11 PM
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Not fun: throwing a Fuse into a headwind when it's 10 degrees outside.

Fun: throwing a Fuse with a tailwind when it's 10 degrees outside.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:21 PM
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Zippo hand warmer is essential. It was in the low 20s for this morning's round, and if you're prepared it isn't too bad.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:01 AM
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I'm located towards northern MN. It would only make sense that drivers will lose distance in colder air as it is more dense then warmer air. In the same way water is more dense than steam. Cold hands equal bad releases. Cold muscles could also be a culprit as they don't perform as well. Invest in some warm layers including a wind proof one. One last thing, don't think of it as going backwards. Think of it as mid-range accuracy training.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:06 PM
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dont expect much. try to keep your muscles relaxed. throw teebirds. wear warm, yet easily removeable gloves and nonrestrictive layers.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:28 PM
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Played a few sub-15 degree (colder w/ wind chill) rounds this weekend. Was dressed pretty warmly, but had a few issues w/ release due to my cold hands/discs. Other than that, the footing wasn't as good (super icey) so my run-ups were affected. Wishing for warmer temps soon! (wish in one hand...#### in the other)
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:25 PM
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Played a gain today - cold, but little wind and even less snow.

Tomorrow is supposed to be upper 20s and sun. It's amazing what one considers a "great day to frolf" can change given the context of snow and wind
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