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Old 03-22-2012, 11:12 PM
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If it's warmer than 75 degrees and sunny I'm wearing basketball shorts and going shirtless. I take pride in the way I dress but comfort trumps looks.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:22 PM
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Skateboarding gets a free pass apparently. ESPN and the X Games. Sagging pants or your sisters skinny jeans. Pink mohawk or backwards flat hat etc etc
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:29 PM
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Are pants still optional?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:30 AM
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Skateboarding gets a free pass apparently. ESPN and the X Games. Sagging pants or your sisters skinny jeans. Pink mohawk or backwards flat hat etc etc
punk is a crowd living in their parents basement using their credit cards to buy things. they have shown they will spend a lot of $$$ on random crap associated with their "sport". none of the skate parks around here are free to use and safety equipment is required, so they generate revenue. public parks do not. parents also use skate facilities as day cares in the summer months, dropping their kids off with money for the day for food/drink/gear.

skateboarding gets a free pass because it attracts investors and makes money. public parks don't do this.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:41 AM
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All the skateparks around my area are free and public. Most pros dress super punk or super hip hop. Sure, lots are young. But lots are 30 And 40+
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:09 AM
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Allmost all skateparks in WA and OR are publically financed, and Burnside in Portland was in the first Tony Hawk video game.
You've got it backwards: skateboarding's popularity created private parks.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:11 AM
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Hmm, I am not sure what to think on this one. Then again I tend to go to tournaments in attire required for major events. I do not think we can be too picky on dreww code but it is one of the things that keeps us from being a bigger sport. One of many things.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:26 AM
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I'm curious about these numbers. Are you referring to marketing and "viewership" growth, or participation growth?

While ball golf may be losing some of it's participation, it's popularity as a spectator sport seems (to my uneducated view) to be holding very steady.

Disc golf on the other hand is rapidly growing in participation, but doesn't seem to be any more marketable now than it was a decade ago. Whether or not that's because of it's image is debatable.
I wear Dri-Fits up top, and nice shorts/Tevas if the course is open, and khakis/trail shoes if its scrappily wooded. But I might go barefoot/bareback if its nice grass/weather.

Dressing like a prig/snobbing like Mitt Romney on a park course probably isn't going to win too many converts, unless that's who you want to play with.

We get it Brad: its all about image for you. Not interested.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:01 PM
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Just saying, a thin T shirt will keep you cooler then shirtless will. Especially if you are in the sun. Keeping the sun off your skin and your sweat close to your body for the breeze to hit is better then shirtless, all aesthetic issues aside.

There's reasons why people who work in the hot sun all day wear long sleeves in 110+ heat.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:30 PM
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Okay, time to steer this topic back to where it started. Notice what I titled this thread "Why the PDGA has a dress code." I am not trying to advocate a dress code for all disc golf activities. I could understand private courses instituting some sort of basic dress code, but would never expect it.

My point is that the PDGA as a governing body for competitive disc golf has a dress code in place. This is to try to move the sport away from the dusty and crumpled stereotype and build an image of disc golfers as serious athletes.

If you want to go shirtless and barefoot at your local course, that's your choice and I will never complain about it. But don't show up to an A-Tier event like that and expect to be allowed to play.
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