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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-22-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,259
Posted By kerplunk
I think the greatest enhancement in the MPO level...

I think the greatest enhancement in the MPO level of play in recent years has been players' ability to throw both BH and FH. McBeast, who was for a long time primarily BH guy, now has a FH that most...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-13-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By kerplunk
Is tobacco use allowed in a B-tier tournament?

Asking for a friend. Sorry for not looking it up, I don't know where exactly to look and I know there are plenty of rules gurus here. Thanks!
Forum: Discs 02-09-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 44,748
Posted By kerplunk
I don't think it's worth much. Don't spend too...

I don't think it's worth much. Don't spend too long looking for it.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-29-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,702
Posted By kerplunk
When I play an event my goal is to recover my...

When I play an event my goal is to recover my entry fee, including both player's pack and payout. This means I usually need to place somewhere in the top 30%. So if I knew only the top 10% was...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-05-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,025
Posted By kerplunk
Did you consider the angle of the disc? Depending...

Did you consider the angle of the disc? Depending on that, a straight line wind could create quite a bit of upward force on the disc.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-03-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 121,642
Posted By kerplunk
Didn't DD have the "triple stamp a double stamp"...

Didn't DD have the "triple stamp a double stamp" commercial? That was gold!
Forum: Other Gear 11-30-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By kerplunk
As others have said, pony up the extra $25 and...

As others have said, pony up the extra $25 and get the Black Hole Pro. I have had six outside for over a year now in humid weather and they have very little rust, which is awesome since they...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-30-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,215
Posted By kerplunk
Another way to look at it is that customers feel...

Another way to look at it is that customers feel they are getting a better deal from other retailers than Innova, so they will actually buy more discs.

Johnny Disc Golfer's thought process: "well,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-15-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 16,384
Posted By kerplunk
I wanted to add that although the Flying...

I wanted to add that although the Flying Armadillo may not be best suited to host the Texas collegiate championships, it is a fantastic disc golf experience. The long course is solid and the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-15-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 16,384
Posted By kerplunk
I live in the area and have played this course...

I live in the area and have played this course multiple times, although to be fair always from the white tees. Others have proposed that there must be better courses in the area that don't require...
Forum: Discs 10-31-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,708
Posted By kerplunk
No way. A Gstar Groove isn't funny, it's...

No way. A Gstar Groove isn't funny, it's terrifying.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-31-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 27,791
Posted By kerplunk
The Rules forum is the land of hypotheticals. I...

The Rules forum is the land of hypotheticals. I think it is unlikely that we will see players penalized for not watching card-mates throw in 2018. In fact, I think the expanded lie will lead to even...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-30-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By kerplunk
For casual play with $ on the line I play a gimme...

For casual play with $ on the line I play a gimme rule where any shot that can be placed in the basket without the disc leaving the hand is a gimme. I've seen plenty of missed 5 foot putts but not...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-27-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 27,791
Posted By kerplunk
I'm glad this topic came up, I was watching a...

I'm glad this topic came up, I was watching a video of a lead card at a big event, maybe USDGC, and I saw a player freeze with his back turned when another player putted, even though he had time to...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-23-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,416
Posted By kerplunk
As you stated, practices vary in different areas....

As you stated, practices vary in different areas. Around Austin, many of the events are hosted by for-profit TDs. If they couldn't make a decent profit on the ams they may not want to TD at all.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-23-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,684
Posted By kerplunk
I agree with you on appreciating the skill...

I agree with you on appreciating the skill required to throw a great open field shot while maintaining a legal stance, but I also think much of the entertainment value in DG is in watching dudes (and...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-20-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,416
Posted By kerplunk
I was under the impression that paying out merch...

I was under the impression that paying out merch instead of cash was a courtesy extended by the TD/club, not something they had to do. But I have a recent history of being wrong.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,416
Posted By kerplunk
Even in this situation any pro payout is likely...

Even in this situation any pro payout is likely to be more than $25, assuming the entire entry goes to the purse, but point taken.



I've played a lot of C-tiers in my day and pro entry was...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 16,416
Posted By kerplunk
For all the people worried about the hypothetical...

For all the people worried about the hypothetical of a $25 pro payout, have you ever actually seen a $25 pro payout? Most pro entry fees are pretty high ($50+), and the pro payout structure is pretty...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 27,791
Posted By kerplunk
These changes do head in the direction of more...

These changes do head in the direction of more granularity though, right? Or did I completely misunderstand the concept?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-18-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 27,791
Posted By kerplunk
If I'm not mistaken, this rule helps with...

If I'm not mistaken, this rule helps with granularity, and is actually not new.

Many of the new rule changes also seem to have the intent of granularity. This could almost be ruled the Chuck K....
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-17-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 27,791
Posted By kerplunk
Can we dub this the Pee Break rule? Y'all know...

Can we dub this the Pee Break rule? Y'all know what I'm talking about.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-12-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,317
Posted By kerplunk
Is that why I walk like that? On the plus side, I...

Is that why I walk like that? On the plus side, I find lots of cool stuff on the ground.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-12-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,317
Posted By kerplunk
Along these lines, I have noticed there are less...

Along these lines, I have noticed there are less visible beds (mounds to you non-Texans) around but they seem to show up after it rains. Maybe the hoax of global warming has changed their habits to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-11-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 69,795
Posted By kerplunk
Maybe he and MTL could form a support group.

Maybe he and MTL could form a support group.
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