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Old 01-22-2016, 08:57 AM
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What is some of the best and worst weather conditions you have all played in?

I want to get some practice in tomorrow but it is going to be windy. 7-9am 15 mph and from 10am on 20-25 mph winds.

Is it worth going out and practicing in these conditions?
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:00 AM
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I'm kind of bummed that we're not going to have our ice bowl tomorrow. It would've been quite and adventure playing in >24" of snow and 50+ mph gusts.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:03 AM
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Those sounds like regular conditions for many of the people on here. I've played in 40 mph winds, driving rain (hate playing in the rain), knee-deep snow, etc. Just dress for the round and have fun.

As for whether or not you should practice in such winds...If you're in an area where your courses don't get wind (where's this indoor course you are nearby ), there's no need to practice. Aside from that, you absolutely need to know how your discs' flights will change with wind and need to be comfortable throwing them.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:03 AM
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At our home course, it is always windy. And luckily, it's usually very windy at our tournaments.
I like to watch guys with no overstable discs try to play on a long course when the wind is howling.

They might as well be trying to throw a paper plate around.

That said, the year that the glass blown was horribly windy, we got that same weather system.
Sustained 15-20mph winds, with 50 mph gusts coming in regularly.
It was glorious.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:07 AM
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I just bought some new discs to try out and it looks like trying to throw my Champion Blizzard at 130-140 grams is going to be a bad time tomorrow lol.

Looks like I will have to just use my Teebird with 160-170 grams.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:21 AM
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Two years ago at our clubs season opener, we had sideways rain/sleet at about 33 degrees for day. 80 something people started and only half finished. That was not fun. Last year at the Columbus Ice Bowl it was -15 wind chill at tee off for the morning round. That was actually kind of fun...
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:24 AM
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It's going to be about 60 degrees feeling like 58 with winds at 15-20 mph tomorrow morning.

Hoody and shorts type weather. Way better than when I usually play in the summer when in the morning it hits almost 85-90 degrees and I feel like I was going to die of dehydration even with 2 gallons of ice water walking that course lol.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:26 AM
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I know guys that would be shirtless playing in 60 degrees...
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:29 AM
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I've played in rainy conditions with temps in the mid to upper 30s. That's gotta be the absolute worst. Much worse than single digits with snow and ice on the ground.
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Last year I played in an "Ice Bowl" That was about 40 degrees and rain, beginning to end. The second round was the only time I didn't have fun playing dolf.
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