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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-29-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,858
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Having traveled widely throughout the eastern US...

Having traveled widely throughout the eastern US since this virus arrived, I find the tone of this thread amusing. Weekly leagues are being held all over the country with no precautions taken...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-28-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
MTL makes sense this time. The rules are even...

MTL makes sense this time. The rules are even easier to follow than they are to enforce. There isn't a single one that's difficult to understand or implement.

I don't think fear of retaliation is...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-27-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,546
Posted By Armus Patheticus
It refers to a person who knowingly plays in a...

It refers to a person who knowingly plays in a division that's below their skill level.

It's also overused.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-26-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Well, I took you seriously. A lot of people make...

Well, I took you seriously. A lot of people make that argument. The Statistician recently made his data-based case for marking the lie in particular putting situations. I'm not sure if I agree or...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-24-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
You are free sir, to ridicule. The water...

You are free sir, to ridicule.

The water cooler thread I started about law was essentially the same argument as this. Where does authority come from? It's an interesting question, at least to me....
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-23-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
I think I've thrown OB a time or two. ...

I think I've thrown OB a time or two.

Latewesternsky is correct in guessing that I have marked lies with a disc in these cases. Golly what a lot of clever minds around.

Usually though, I don't...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-23-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
I sure hope so. That's the point aint it?

I sure hope so. That's the point aint it?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-21-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Well I sure appreciate your representation. You...

Well I sure appreciate your representation. You got some right and some wrong.

Teeing and throwing order are not hard and fast rules. There is legal allowance for throwing "out of turn" and I do...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-21-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
I would not object in the slightest. Part of...

I would not object in the slightest. Part of ignoring rules is accepting the possible consequences.
Forum: Technique & Strategy 07-18-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,338
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Generalities and definitions aren't the same....

Generalities and definitions aren't the same. It's time to note that there have been a wide range of responses to this request for a definition. They have included lists, contradictory lists,...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-16-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 17,114
Posted By Armus Patheticus
That isn't going to happen so long as no one...

That isn't going to happen so long as no one respects the rule set. Understanding the application is easy. The rules are simple. All of the convoluted rules debates on this forum overstate their...
Forum: TD's Corner 07-16-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,105
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Then there would be a lengthy and confusing...

Then there would be a lengthy and confusing playoff.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-15-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Armus Patheticus
To prevent smearing (some smears will burn into...

To prevent smearing (some smears will burn into star-type plastics, creating a permanent swirl) pre-wet the disc with rubbing alcohol. Use a cotton ball or cotton pad well saturated in alcohol, then...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 07-06-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,338
Posted By Armus Patheticus
It's also worth remembering that playing against...

It's also worth remembering that playing against higher-rated players often inflates ratings compared to competing against lower-rated players. I don't know anything about the disc golf tours or the...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 07-05-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,338
Posted By Armus Patheticus
I agree that players accomplish their rating...

I agree that players accomplish their rating level in an extremely wide variety of ways. As an illustration I'll disagree with your next paragraph. While not rated, and while my abilities are...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 07-05-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,338
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Can't be done. Everyone's game is a different mix...

Can't be done. Everyone's game is a different mix of different skills. Some 950 players are worse putters than some 875 players. Some 875 players throw farther than some 950 players. Some 950 players...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 07-02-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Nose angle is understood relative to the...

Nose angle is understood relative to the directional flight of the disc. You can throw "nose down" for example, absolutely vertically into the sky. The nose, or leading edge, will obviously be upmost...
Forum: Discs 06-19-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Casey, I've got a very fresh Dragon that you...

Casey,
I've got a very fresh Dragon that you or your brother or your mom or your uncle's therapist or whoever else might throw it is welcomed to. I can't give it away locally, no one wants it. I...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-10-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Armus Patheticus
It's always a good idea to look at what you're...

It's always a good idea to look at what you're doing.

I don't know that the increase in snake sightings has anything to do with quarantines or closed courses. I don't know what the mid-atlantic...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 05-27-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,064
Posted By Armus Patheticus
So you're suggesting all this work and testing as...

So you're suggesting all this work and testing as a convoluted means for consumers to estimate their arm speed?

This would also not lead to more accurate flight numbers, unless you published a...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 05-26-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,064
Posted By Armus Patheticus
While it would be interesting to see discs thrown...

While it would be interesting to see discs thrown mechanically at precisely controlled variables of angle, speed, and spin, there is still no such thing as appropriate arm speed:rim width.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-23-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,418
Posted By Armus Patheticus
Ticks only eat a few meals in a normal life...

Ticks only eat a few meals in a normal life cycle; once before molting, again before molting, lastly before mating and death. Depending on how long it takes to find food, this cycle can be over in a...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 05-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,064
Posted By Armus Patheticus
I don't know how how to measure spin, but it is...

I don't know how how to measure spin, but it is easy to detect higher spin rates on throws of equal speed based on the relative results. High spin tends to stabilize the flight pattern. This does not...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-12-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,354
Posted By Armus Patheticus
I play with one or two discs a lot. Sidearm vs...

I play with one or two discs a lot. Sidearm vs backhand, all rollers, three or four concurrent one disc rounds (this week I played Spirit vs. Roc vs. Putt'r vs. Inertia). The last time I was near...
Forum: Course Design 05-07-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Armus Patheticus
A burly drill is a good recommendation. I don't...

A burly drill is a good recommendation. I don't know how deep you're going but creosoted beech and sycamore and other "junk" wood that ties are made from often turns into a fascinating gummy plastic...
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