Old 09-16-2015, 05:25 AM
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We should really get rid of that 2 meters rule. Any throw when it's not your turn, with anything, in any direction, should be a practice throw.

I keep hearing the damn "but it was only 1.99 meters" and it's making me rage.

If it's not your turn, you dont throw anything, period. if it is your turn, you either changed your lie or played from a wrong lie. Why do we even have practice throws in the rules??
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:45 AM
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The point of the 2-meter limit is to keep some really silly things from being called practice throws. I mark my lie, pick up the disc and drop it to the side. Or, standing over my bag, lightly toss my last-used disc on top, rather than bending down and putting it in its place. If there's not a minimum, then someone will be arguing that a 1" movement of a disc, with a release before it came to a complete stop, is a "practice throw". So the idea is, under 2 meters, the motion is insignificant, and that's so short that a player isn't gaining any real practice from it.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:28 AM
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So if you've left your disc at it's position and not changed your lie can you play catch with a putter if all other players have left their discs at their positions?
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:16 PM
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I was helping find an OB disc and when I did casually flicked it a few feet to the owner. It was a casual meet but someone on the card told that I shouldn't do that because of this rule. Sure I understand that I shouldn't be picking up a marker disc and tossing it in the basket after making the "real" putt or playing catch with a putter cause these could be considered additional putting practice. But penalizing for flicking a found disc to someone or tossing a previously thown disc over to my bag after marking the lie seems silly but I don't do it anymore.

I can see where tossing anything around while others are throwing would be distracting and if someone throws a lot of thumbers & tomahawks even playing catch with a ball could be considered warming-up the shoulder.

As with most of the rules it seems we should think about the reason for the rule as much as the actual wording. But I've read a lot of these Rules forum questions and am always amazing at how many lawyers play DG.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:45 PM
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Great posts guys.

I just can't shake the hilarious image from my head of a few guys playing catch yelling "provisional!!" before each toss.
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