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Forum: Technique & Strategy 05-17-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Rastnav
Hyzer putts may be self-correcting?

I recently changed to a hyzer putt simply because it seemed to be the way my hand wanted to align itself to my arm at release, and because it generated instant results, making me much more consistent...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-17-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,765
Posted By Rastnav
I think Reddit did that. Grabbed the image...

I think Reddit did that. Grabbed the image associated with the linked post and displayed it, which happened to be your avatar.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-13-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,115
Posted By Rastnav
Specifically Ezra and Brodie both referred to the...

Specifically Ezra and Brodie both referred to the course as “janky” in one of their joint practice round videos last year. This year they sorta pseudo retracted that, but also seemed to say that...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-12-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
I agree that there are potentially holes like...

I agree that there are potentially holes like that. Jones Supreme #1 comes to mind as one where this might be true. I seem to recall that Steve has previously done something where he calculated how...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 05-12-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By Rastnav
Given that, at least as I understand it, ratings...

Given that, at least as I understand it, ratings for an event are determined on flat points per stroke basis, I don’t see how there could be a theoretical minimum for rating. Turn in a score high...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-12-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
Generally, I would think that holes which yielded...

Generally, I would think that holes which yielded a higher percentage of birdies will have a more compressed ratings spread. The “easier” the hole is, the lower the skill range is that can get it....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-11-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Rastnav
Goat Hill vs. Other Ball Golf courses

Last weekend's Challenge at Goat Hill (https://youtu.be/fevzz_RvU6Q) brought us what is, to me, the best “disc golf course on a ball golf course” set-up, by far. So, I thought it might be worthwhile...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-11-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
When it comes to language, and definitions, I...

When it comes to language, and definitions, I believe that those who assemble dictionaries follow a descriptivist (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_description) model. Regardless of what we...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-10-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
Been a little busy and I also have been pondering...

Been a little busy and I also have been pondering on this a little bit. I fear we may just be talking in circles at this point, but the ancient Greeks thought of circles as the perfect shape, so...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-06-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
I'm not sure this is really addressing one of the...

I'm not sure this is really addressing one of the larger points I'm trying to make about par, which is that its foremost relevance is not for competition. Par is the most relevant it will ever be the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-05-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
This assumes several things, things that are only...

This assumes several things, things that are only true in a specific set of circumstances.

It assumes that par is set for competition and competition only. The overwhelming bulk of disc golf...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-05-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
Sure. As I said birdie opportunities are a...

Sure. As I said birdie opportunities are a function of hole design and par setting. Except that isn't responsive to Chuck's point, as I see it.

Let’s talk a look at the opposite of your scenario,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-04-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
I don’t understand the thrust of your point....

I don’t understand the thrust of your point. Birdie is intrinsically a function of the par value of the hole. The “hole” can’t provide birdie opportunities, only the par value relative to the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-04-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
I mean, we don’t even have to go that deep into...

I mean, we don’t even have to go that deep into the page. It’s right at the top:



Distance is the largest factor in determining par in ball golf.

There is a reason you essentially don’t see...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-03-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4,511
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 639,804
Posted By Rastnav
If we are going to use the term “par”, we...

If we are going to use the term “par”, we shouldn’t be surprised when “reach + 2” is the common, layperson's definition, because that is how they set par in ball golf, whence the term comes. They...
Forum: Course Design 04-28-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 805
Posted By Rastnav
I believe that the answer to this is sort-of...

I believe that the answer to this is sort-of “yes”, with the specific term for it being “compression”. Basically, each stroke gained is worth fewer ratings points.

That doesn’t necessarily mean...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 04-23-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 18,724
Posted By Rastnav
The elusive “nobody”. Frequently mentioned, never...

The elusive “nobody”. Frequently mentioned, never seen.

FWIW, PP credited her caddie with saving her double digit strokes over the course of the tournament. Caddies can be invaluable in helping...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 04-20-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By Rastnav
Does Emerson Keith spin putt? I think that's a...

Does Emerson Keith spin putt? I think that's a spin putt.

If someone tells me he can palm a Roc, well ... I'll really question my sanity.

In any case, I was only saying that my specific...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 04-19-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,616
Posted By Rastnav
As a I said, this isn’t the biggest issue with...

As a I said, this isn’t the biggest issue with the rule. However,

The rules specifically allow you to follow through with your supporting points after a throw, specifically preventing it only...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-19-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 712
Posted By Rastnav
Somewhere back ?last year? I did a poll on this....

Somewhere back ?last year? I did a poll on this. Opinions were mixed.

I feel like, especially with premium plastics, and extra especially with a new disc, that the grippiness tends to go down when...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 04-19-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 18,724
Posted By Rastnav
Regardless of the specific origin of the rule, I...

Regardless of the specific origin of the rule, I think the whole situation falls under the aphorism “be careful what you wish for.”

The has been a lot of chatter over the last two years, at all...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 04-19-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 18,724
Posted By Rastnav
If sleeveless shirts are dress code violations,...

If sleeveless shirts are dress code violations, we’ve got bigger issues than how the caddies are dressed.
Forum: Technique & Strategy 04-19-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By Rastnav
TIL. I guess I was making an assumption...

TIL.

I guess I was making an assumption based on what looks like his finger length relative to palm size. Or, I’m just completely off base.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 04-19-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,616
Posted By Rastnav
Sure, but it also dramatically changes the...

Sure, but it also dramatically changes the overall spirit of the game, in that the rules allow for a run up, and generally contemplate that one should have the opportunity to throw to a place that...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 04-18-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By Rastnav
Sure they aren't the same, but they are related,...

Sure they aren't the same, but they are related, I would think

The more you need to use the motion of the forearm to help generate your spin, the more speed you are going to give the disc.
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