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Old 01-16-2015, 04:35 PM
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Default Uli's walking putt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlgjNpMCE0Q#t=932





The video is pretty blurry, but that looks pretty much like the falling foot is in contact with the ground.

Surprised that it's not getting called out?
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:36 PM
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If you can't clearly call it in real time, it's good.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:09 PM
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Surprised that it's not getting called out?
Between the overall lack of enforcement of the rulebook in this sport, as well as the benefit of the doubt going to the thrower, no I'm not surprised at all.

Uli's walking putt really bothers me a lot. 1) because its impossible to figure out if he foot faults or not. 2) In terms of the kinetic chain and transferring the momentum generated by his body it makes absolutely no sense. So he's bordering on breaking the rules, and the only advantage is that his body gets a little closer then it would be if he stayed behind his lie.

Wysocki is a great example of a pro with a similarly wasteful putting motion that was hard to enforce legality wise. I don't personally know the specifics of how or why, but he eliminated the wasteful part of his motion and his putting has been just as good if not better. I wish Uli would follow his example

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Old 01-16-2015, 05:13 PM
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Not only does it look like his falling foot is making contact, in that second frame it sure looks a lot like his back foot is in the air as well.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:48 PM
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Obviously, in real-time, it's a tough call. He's been doing this for a while. And given the fact that he's an extremely good putter, there's no reason for him to change. Bear in mind, he doesn't step putt everything, this was a longer throw than you realize.

By all means, sign up for pro and make some calls (sarcasm).

Paul's a good dude, one of the nicest pros I've ever met. Quite honestly, he's a player I love seeing on the registry list because I know he appreciates TD's, volunteers, and everyone behind the scenes.

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Not only does it look like his falling foot is making contact, in that second frame it sure looks a lot like his back foot is in the air as well.
That's fairly irrelevant since the disc is out of his hands in the second frame. It doesn't bother me for the exact reason you say it bothers you. What he's doing doesn't provide any kind of real advantage, so the fact that he's riding the borderline between legal and not legal is just not important to me (and I feel the same when you're talking about someone I'm directly competing against).
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Yeah, this has bugged the everloving **** out of me for quite some time.
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That's fairly irrelevant since the disc is out of his hands in the second frame.
You're right, I didn't look at the second frame very closely. I definitely see your point mashnut it not creating an advantage.

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If you can't clearly call it in real time, it's good.
This. People are trippin over nothing really. A foot fault should be called if there is an actual advantage. calls in sports real time it's always different then on video.
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http://www.pdga.com/rules/official-r...-from-a-stance

I don't see "advantage" any where in the rules.
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