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Old 05-23-2013, 08:07 PM
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The main component to outbursts and rudeness is fear. If you're afraid you do dumb things (the war on drugs, loaded weapons in the house etc).

Play your best and enjoy your time.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:13 PM
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I don't think OP ever advocated acting rude or obnoxious. Your mentality doesn't have to affect your actions, and is less likely to if that mentality is intentional.

I see validity in both arguments. I think everyone has a base emotion that they play best in.

Haters gonna hate. That's what they do. Don't let them throw your game off.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:16 PM
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:19 PM
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All of the "greats" in every sport play because they love the game and have fun doing it. Anybody taking a sport half way seriously is playing to win. Any real DGer even playing a casual round with your buddies for "entertainment and social bonding," is trying to beat their pals. Finding the balance between focusing and playing great and enjoying yourself is what all the truly great players do.
I hope you're wrong. 'Cause I'd kinda like to be great. And I rarely try to beat my pals. They're more fun to hang out with when they win.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:32 PM
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Dan Ensor, you posts are contradicting each other...
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:28 PM
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Why isn't OP banned yet, if he's a secondary account of a banned person?

We know it's not because he contributes anything.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:53 AM
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I just try to get to a point where outside thoughts cease to exist, if I can block out everything and completely concentrate on my shot I do so much better it's ridiculous. It's almost like a brief meditation before I shoot.
Johnson?!? Where have you been?
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:00 AM
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if i'm constipated, i get pretty irritated. i push harder with the same results. . if it ain't there, it ain't there, and your attitude is not the cause of your failure.

probably can't post the video because it's so profane, so we'll just go with the old saying . . .

coffee is for closers.

OP, i see your point, but i prefer to keep my mind blank and keep to myself. positive attitude is great, but doesn't really help me focus. DG is about doing the same things with great consistency, just like any other sport. keep your mind out of it except for calculations and let your body and disc take over. i find i shoot best when i'm sort of zoned out because i just know what i'm going to do and i know what my disc will do afterward.

and no, i haven't won any championships. it's kind of a moot point; attitude hasn't won anybody anything, but being courteous definitely earns you more respect overall. i don't think DG is so big that sponsors would want to be associated with an asshat. there is a practical aspect to one's attitude, but i wouldn't say it extends to your ability as a disc golfer unless you're truly downing yourself, or so focused on what happened elsewhere that you can't tune into yourself.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:16 AM
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Dan Ensor, you posts are contradicting each other...
You're gonna have to point out the contradiction to me. I'm a little slow.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:37 AM
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[QUOTE]And I rarely try to beat my pals. They're more fun to hang out with when they win./QUOTE]

[QUOTE]I understand that this is entertainment and social bonding for some people, but for me it's comptetition. Pure and simple. I don't "have fun" playing disc golf./QUOTE]

IDK why inserting the quotes didnt work... quotes from pgs 7-9

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