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Temps under 40F 178 68.46%
Temps under freezing 146 56.15%
Temps under 20F 123 47.31%
High wind and temp under freezing 110 42.31%
Minimal snow (disc unlikely to bury in most places) 159 61.15%
Heavy to drifting snow (disc will bury in many places) 114 43.85%
Ice - (slick frozen ground and/or icy tee pads) 116 44.62%
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 PM
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I actually prefer to play courses with a lot of foot traffic, because it really helps to tamp down the snow and makes your disc easier to find in the snow.

Acorn Park in Roseville, MN is a course that I only play a few times in the summer, but play a LOT in the winter for this reason.

I played my little home course in Horicon, WI with ribbon a few times this year with no problems. I sort of had to imagine where the tee pads were on each hole (buried), but never lost a disc.
The discs I've almost lost this winter have been those where I couldn't spot the point of insertion, if ya know what I mean. Sometimes the ribbon buries too, and it's devilish hard to find in lots of foot prints and 6-8 inches of snow.

For 2-4 inches, I agree with you.

What cracks me up is that often times there is a distinct footpath straight to the pin, and I'm out there breaking virgin powder to find my errant shot.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 PM
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Wind is my friend and windy doesn't bother me.
Cold is not really an issue in NC. If you wanna play in snow around here, you better go quick.
Warm rain is okay. But wet and cold? That kills it for me.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:37 PM
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Wind is my friend and windy doesn't bother me.
Cold is not really an issue in NC. If you wanna play in snow around here, you better go quick.
Warm rain is okay. But wet and cold? That kills it for me.
Throw in some wind and make it truly miserable.

I recently played in cool rainy weather in Seattle, and with the absence of wind, I'd do that any day, no problem.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:14 PM
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I don't like snow at all. I could go out in 10 degree dry weather but 31 and snow on the ground freezes my hands when i touch a disc and when my hands get numb all form of control with a disc goes away. Plus I don't find it fun throwing stand still or sliding on tee pads.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:33 PM
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try putting blue pool chalk on your disc, you should be able to see where it goes into the snow
I have seen that idea before. It has to be an urban legend. Just sounds messy and not practical. If a guy in my group was doing it I would berate and shame them so badly they would give up on it right away. (maybe start be nicknaming them 'Smurf Fu%$#R') Besides, making the snow blue is flat out tacky.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:34 PM
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Love playing in Iowa winters. Point me to the trees.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:45 PM
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A sunny day with the high in the teens is a gift.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:43 PM
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High of 8 tomorrow for our event here in town-- 2nd Annual Winter Warmer Kick Off of Awesome Fest at Mont du Lac.

I'd much rather play in sub 25 degree weather with snow just so the discs stay dry.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:50 PM
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What cracks me up is that often times there is a distinct footpath straight to the pin, and I'm out there breaking virgin powder to find my errant shot.
Ha! I've been there too many times to count. I'm probably why 90% of Acorn is tamped down.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:52 AM
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Pretty much the only condition I can't stand is WIND. Effing HATE wind more than anything.
Heh, I love high winds for casual rounds The pressure of posting a great score is off, as you can't expect to score well in the wind. Wind catches a drive and takes it to places you've never even seen, or a gust takes a 20' putt and carries it 100' from the basket, I'm laughing all the way to my disc. Such ridiculousness makes it hilarious! Best of all is if you can get a friend that's crazy enough to play with you, and then you can laugh together at all those horrible shots. Don't take it too seriously!

Though I admit, for a tournament it wouldn't probably be that fun..
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