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I'm a Yeti! 45 33.33%
below 15 degrees 32 23.70%
below 25 degrees 35 25.93%
I don't play below 50! you guys are nuts 23 17.04%
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:44 AM
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How cold is too cold for you to play a round of disc golf?

Twice this week I've gone out and played rounds in teens/twenty degree weather, and I'm pretty sure it's doing me more harm than good. I found myself unable to execute good form, or even decent form, because my whole body was frozen and locked up. cold fingers couldn't feel the disc, zero tendon bounce, back was tight and legs felt like i was wearing an 80lb vest.

The cold temps were 100% my fault too, we went out to play rounds at 10am or so when it was 15-20 degrees. instead of waiting until 2 or 3 when it was 30-35 (and sunny). Tuesday I was upset about my round so I went out to a field in the afternoon. Low and behold, no problems at all when it was warm. So when it was 20 degrees w/ a 20mph wind on Wednesday, it was pretty easy to quit after 9 when I saw the same problems as Tuesday.

So for me, the answer is 25 degrees. Anything below 25 is too cold for me...

until next winter
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:53 AM
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The coldest weather I've played in was about -5 with a windchill down around -25. That was no problem, I played 5 courses that day so I'd go out again at that temperature or a little colder.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:55 AM
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It all depends on the season. In the winter I'm happy to see temps over 40. Of course, when there's snow on the ground I'll still stay home. No snow and above freezing temps I'll play on occasion.

I do make exceptions for ice bowls though. Played one this year with a high around 20.

In the summer, if it dips below 60, I'll probably stay home.

So none of your poll options apply to me.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:55 AM
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Unless it's 72, sunny, and low humidity, I stay inside.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:57 AM
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Frozen temps mean short flights and big skips. Only weather I hate is 33 degree rain. If it's frozen, at least my Volt gets nice big forward skips.
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It all depends on the season. In the winter I'm happy to see temps over 40. Of course, when there's snow on the ground I'll still stay home. No snow and above freezing temps I'll play on occasion.

I do make exceptions for ice bowls though. Played one this year with a high around 20.

In the summer, if it dips below 60, I'll probably stay home.

So none of your poll options apply to me.
there's a lot of truth to this. 40 in July seems cold, but 40 in January is amazing.

It's been a long winter, i'm just pumped for the season! tired of this snow and cold, ready for some perfect summer days
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It depends how uncomfortable I am. I don't really play to impress others so I kinda play it by ear. A couple weeks ago I played two back to back rounds when it was 35 and pouring rain and I hated it. I just kept on because I was with some guys I hadn't seen in a while. I wouldnt have done that on my own.
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It depends how uncomfortable I am. I don't really play to impress others so I kinda play it by ear. A couple weeks ago I played two back to back rounds when it was 35 and pouring rain and I hated it. I just kept on because I was with some guys I hadn't seen in a while. I wouldnt have done that on my own.
exactly! I was with a group yesterday and it was tough to leave with them out there too.

For me, it's all part of a bigger push this year to get better. I am finding that rest is just as important as playing and learning to balance the 2 results in better rounds. I love to play and it's all i think about 24/7, but my best days happen when i'm rested. Cutting out the less beneficial rounds (rain,snow,cold) seems like a good way to increase rest time.
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I'll play in basically whatever temperature, for the most part, but when it's below 40 degrees, it affects my game significantly (and somewhat still if it's below, say 50). Part of that is my fault for not taking care of my hands and keeping them warm in that weather. The other part is very cold discs. At any rate, I'm extremely affected by how well I can grip a disc, and when the discs are cold and my hands are cold, my game really deteriorates, and I start unintentionally messing with my form to get desired results. And that's just the driving. Putting goes out the window--it's very hard to get a "feel" for the disc.

As the weather starts to warm, so does my performance. That's probably the case for everyone, but among the group of players I play with most, I think I was the most affected by the cold. I didn't notice it last year as much as this year, and that may be because of decreased practice time, being a new dad.
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