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Old 10-15-2019, 03:34 PM
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You can be Paul. You can train insane amounts. Put in the work.

You cant be Simon, unless you have innate talent.

Simon with Pauls work ethic and determination, would be 1070 rated easy.
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:52 PM
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You can be Paul. You can train insane amounts. Put in the work.
No you can't. This is implying that McBeth isn't one of the best all round players and talented throwers in the world.

McBeth is the answer to the equation, when the proposed question is "what happens when someone with insane talent for throwing and golfing puts in more work than anyone else"?

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Old 10-15-2019, 04:29 PM
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You can be Paul. You can train insane amounts. Put in the work.

You cant be Simon, unless you have innate talent.

Simon with Pauls work ethic and determination, would be 1070 rated easy.
Yeah. Paul has rediculous amounts of talent. Combined with his work ethic make him the best. Same for Rick as a close second. They just make it look easy and robotic.
Easy to forget how naturally talented they are because they dont try and throw 700ft through a 2ft gap over a 100ft tall tree , like Simon

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Old 10-15-2019, 06:00 PM
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It's already been said that the absolute best in any given discipline tend to be obsessed to the point where it's probably not healthy. I agree with that.

Simon seems pretty happy-go-lucky in his approach to disc golf, and life in general. That's more important than winning tournaments, I would say. But there's so little difference between the top players in terms of what they can do physically that I think that killer instinct and insane hatred of losing/not winning is the difference. I haven't seen that from Simon. I've seen it from Paul, Ricky and Eagle. But not Simon.

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Old 10-15-2019, 06:54 PM
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Simon is obviously a great player and when he is on, he's as good as anyone out there... but I'm not sure he really has the killer instinct needed to be the dominant player over the a long period of time.

He's too big a goof. Its fun, but I don't think you dominate with that style of play unless it is a memorial style course. He was out practicing for the DGPT final with only a 7 iron and golf ball...playing the course as if it was a golf course today. He has the skills, but I dont think he has the desire to grind. If it clicks it clicks. If not hes ok with it.

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Old 10-15-2019, 06:59 PM
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I love watching Simon. And at least from his social media he looks like a cool dude to hang out with.

But as far as his potential as top dog, I think hole 18 at Waco way back at the beginning of the season sums it up. Totally unnecessarily crushes a P2 to circles edge from almost 500’, misses the putt.

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Old 10-15-2019, 07:00 PM
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When you can make enough money in your disc golf job based on your skill as an entertainer who produces sales for your sponsor, the amount of money won and your finish position in events probably becomes less important than showcasing your special talents.

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Old 10-15-2019, 07:02 PM
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When you can make enough money in your disc golf job based on your skill as an entertainer who produces sales for your sponsor, the amount of money won and your finish position in events probably becomes less important than showcasing your special talents.
This. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that having Simon on board helps Discmania move plastic, so regardless of where he finishes it’s a mutually beneficial relationship.

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Old 10-15-2019, 07:17 PM
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Back in the day, everyone probably said Scott Stokely should have been the best.

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Old 10-15-2019, 08:43 PM
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Back in the day, everyone probably said Scott Stokely should have been the best.
he's right. they did.
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