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Old 01-23-2014, 11:15 AM
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(First off, I did search for some previous threads about winter tips and didn't find any. If I missed one, link me and shut this sucker down.)

I'm in the Dayton, OH area and in late February my uncle and I are playing a tournament. We've never been serious winter players, but playing our first doubles tourney was too exciting to pass up (plus it helps a charity).

My concern is how to prepare properly for what could be rather frigid conditions. I doubt we play if it's below 10 degrees F, but even at a balmy 25 it's an issue.

I'm thinking of, obviously, layering up, but not too much (range of motion). I can't use a glove on my throw hand (makes me an anny machine) but I will on my left. Likely will carry hand warmers in my hoodie pouch and pants pockets.

Any other tips, experiences that can help? Very much appreciated!
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM
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It sounds like you've already hit the major points:

Light layers that insulate without restricting movement are good. Vests are a good option to keep your core warm without restricting your arms.
Hand warmers are great.

A couple other things:
If there's snow on the ground, keep your discs in the car overnight. Warm discs melt the snow which will make it wet on the surface, leaving you with a wet sloppy mess on your disc. It's very easy to knock all the snow off a cold disc.
Keep your head warm. It's amazing how much warmer you can stay with a good hat on.

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:22 AM
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adamdadkins;2327731 I'm in the Dayton, OH area and in late February my uncle and I are playing a tournament. We've never been serious winter players, but playing our first doubles tourney was too exciting to pass up (plus it helps a charity).
I was VERY tempted to play in that same tourney if its that one that I'm thinking of, but was unable to make it out there. Layers is important because you to to stay warm and me able to layer down in necessary. I try to use grippier/softer disc as well. Hand warmers are nice, and warm liquids for the insides if possible. Try to keep your head, hands and feet warm and dry.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:38 AM
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I added a nice pair of gaiters to the winter disc gear list this year and I have to recommend them. I'm wearing the same boots as winters past, and my feet are staying warm and dry the entire time I stay out, and I'm playing much better.

My must haves for playing in the snow are: handwarmer(s), glove for the off-hand, wool hat, vest for warmth, gaiters for the boots, 7oz of Fireball and one IPA.

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Make sure to bring a ton of pink discs.
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Mittens are way better than gloves for keeping hands warm. Hand warmers work better in mittens as well

Layers of non-cotton based fabrics. They dry faster, and pack smaller. Bring a bag big enough to hold layers as you strip them off

2 pairs of socks. One thin and then an outer thermal pair will keep warmer. warm feet = happy

Cold discs tip is an excellent one

Ribbons as required

less stable plastic. Its hard to generate proper hit and snap in winter. Less stable discs can help with this

Warm tea in a thermos helps tremendously

Some sort of boot crampon works great for traction in snow and ice. Lately we have been playing in snow shoes

Don't expect it to be the same as summer golf. Winter golf for me is all about ****es and giggles
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Make sure to bring a ton of pink discs.
thats my game plan in any weather condition
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:05 PM
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The vest sounds like a great idea! Might need to go invest in one...
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:13 PM
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The vest is a very good idea. If you do not want to spend money on one though just get an old hoodie and cut the sleeves off. Then you have 1 more layer around your torso without the added bulk to your arms.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:18 PM
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Dressing in layers is definitely the best way to go. I use under armor base layers underneath everything else and it does a lot to help me stay warm. With it you often need less bulk and it doesn't get too hot even when it's 40 or 50 outside as it breathes well. Its not cheap ($80-$120 for the top and bottom) but worth every penny for me.
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