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Old 10-18-2013, 08:45 AM
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The posts above hits the nail on the head. Here are my strategies, which basically revolve around doing everything you can to keep your bag and discs dry so you always have a dry disc to pull out and throw while your competitors are having release issues on their wet discs.

Bring a big umbrella, but remember it's for your discs not you. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to keep your bag covered the entire day.

Wear a waterproof jacket that doesn't restricted your throw too much plus whatever else you need to keep you dry/comfortable. Hand warmers can be a big part of that. This way you can leave your umbrella over your bag and comfortably walk around to find your disc, check your lie, check out a line, etc. while you leave your umbrella over the bag and it stays dry.

Have lots of dry towels. Put extra in the car so you can restock between rounds, when the course plays back by the car, or whenever it's practical. I usually use one at a time. One is the first towel that wipes the disc. It gets the bulk of the water off plus mud, grass, etc. The 2nd towel gets the excess moisture that the first towel was too wet to soak up and leaves the disc very dry,

Always make sure a disc is dry before putting it back in your bag. If you do this consistently and have your bag covered there's no reason you shouldn't be able to pull out a dry disc for every shot. But once you put in a wet disc the other discs get wet, the sides of the bag get wet, and then your stuck dealing with wet discs and trying to dry off whatever you can right before a throw.

Additionally if you can either scotch guard your bag or get a rainfly then you should really be able to keep your discs practically bone dry.

Other than that, focus on throwing control shots. Between wet footing and moisture on your hands, full power shots can go bad quick. Like other above have stated, everyone is going to make mistakes in the rain. If you can just play safe and minimize/avoid those mistakes then you have a big leg up on the field.
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