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Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment Today, 11:08 AM
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Let's say the DGPT and/or PDGA actually stated...

Let's say the DGPT and/or PDGA actually stated they wanted to make putting tougher. There's no question that making the target smaller would do the job. But it would rank below some other...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses Yesterday, 10:20 PM
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Just feet. You get a 2 on a 340 ft hole and it...

Just feet. You get a 2 on a 340 ft hole and it shows up as a 170 ft average data point.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 09:20 PM
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Views: 92,537
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That's just three McLarens and some change.

That's just three McLarens and some change.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 05:57 PM
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Views: 1,634
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The question is do good reviews and popularity have a high correlation?

The question is whether the characteristics that make a course popular are...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,634
Posted By Cgkdisc
The question is do good reviews and popularity...

The question is do good reviews and popularity have a high correlation?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,477
Posted By Cgkdisc
Two eyes can matter when the ball is getting...

Two eyes can matter when the ball is getting within 20 feet. Any outfielder relies on lizard brain training and anticipation to get within range of the ball's trajectory. Two eyes do help bring it in...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,477
Posted By Cgkdisc
Originally Posted by Cgkdisc View Post Fun...

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Fun fact: Two eyes only provide binocular depth perception out to about 20 feet.

Research it for yourself.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-19-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Cgkdisc
The main thing holding back the PDGA from...

The main thing holding back the PDGA from changing to Players which has been discussed for years (seriously discussed in a 2010 internal Board/Staff survey) has been its financial success with the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 11-17-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,477
Posted By Cgkdisc
Fun fact: Two eyes only provide binocular depth...

Fun fact: Two eyes only provide binocular depth perception out to about 20 feet. Beyond that distance, only one good eye and experience are needed to judge distance. Of course, a rangefinder can...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-17-2020, 04:28 PM
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Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
BTW, I'm a fan of using more different basket...

BTW, I'm a fan of using more different basket designs than a single model on a course to provide more interesting challenges, a narrow basket included but not the only design. The horse has left the...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-17-2020, 04:02 PM
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The amateur game IS the sport which drives and...

The amateur game IS the sport which drives and financially supports the pros. Notice how the pros have to create temp layouts with artificial OB to play "their" game resulting in significant costs to...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 11-17-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,477
Posted By Cgkdisc
From a practical standpoint, effective distance...

From a practical standpoint, effective distance is more meaningful than straight line level ground distance in no wind. That's why Biscoe, myself and many other old schoolers rely on our lizard brain...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-17-2020, 01:03 PM
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You're locked into traditional thinking which is...

You're locked into traditional thinking which is counter to the trends. The tennis infrastructure has fought the steady and eventual accelerating development of pickleball which is physically more...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-17-2020, 12:05 PM
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Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
Societal trends will override any logic,...

Societal trends will override any logic, speculated or tested, from a technical game standpoint. Societal trends are driving toward making things easier, faster, less individual energy expended, more...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 11-16-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,477
Posted By Cgkdisc
The accuracy of rangefinders is +/- 1 yard/meter...

The accuracy of rangefinders is +/- 1 yard/meter so you won't get better accuracy with a readout in feet, but perhaps just better distance understanding.
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-16-2020, 05:34 PM
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Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
There you go again blaming it on the PDGA specs...

There you go again blaming it on the PDGA specs holding this back. They are not. If promoters wish to test the narrower baskets they can. The manufacturers are also smart enough to figure out how to...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-16-2020, 02:01 PM
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Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
It's not what outspoken pros want that will...

It's not what outspoken pros want that will matter but what the tour directors and sponsoring manufacturers want to try. The only reason they will try it is if they think it will increase...
Forum: Course Design 11-16-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Cgkdisc
My comments just indicated the design trade-offs....

My comments just indicated the design trade-offs. The larger the flat surface around the basket, the "fairer" it will play even with boulder boundaries. That's still more desirable than having a...
Forum: Course Design 11-16-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Cgkdisc
BRP is a good design in that there are relatively...

BRP is a good design in that there are relatively flat, mulch surfaces where your disc can have a reasonably good chance to stick when you land there. The boulder edges are either good or less than...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-15-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
Here's some simple math related to elite players...

Here's some simple math related to elite players throwing rounds under par. Par is theoretically defined and set for a 1000-rated round. Elite tour events typically play courses where the points per...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-13-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
It's possible to meet the Championship specs with...

It's possible to meet the Championship specs with a narrower chain pattern. PDGA has approved A-tiers and above for X-tier status with format tweaks more extreme than simply narrow baskets. A key...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-13-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
The Tech Standards do not need to be changed for...

The Tech Standards do not need to be changed for manufacturers to produce a narrower chain column basket that can be approved at the Championship level. The recent spec update from a few years ago...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-13-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
Tech specs have nothing to do with it. Majors can...

Tech specs have nothing to do with it. Majors can be X-tier. USDGC has been X-tier. If hosts want to use special baskets, they can apply for X-tier. The only events unlikely to experiment are PDGA...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-13-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
XB-tier. X has to be connected with a letter tier...

XB-tier. X has to be connected with a letter tier with default as XC-tier. However, regular non-X B-tier allows Standard baskets. Several currently approved Champ baskets can be configured to a...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 11-13-2020, 01:53 PM
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Views: 89,040
Posted By Cgkdisc
PDGA Tech Standards wouldn't need to be involved...

PDGA Tech Standards wouldn't need to be involved in this issue for quite a while. Narrow basket designs can be approved under current specs, even at a Championship level if designed a certain way....
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