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Old 11-12-2017, 11:51 AM
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What was the concensus among members/TDs? Among players on FB, it seems there is solid agreement that such a waiver is not appropriate.
Not sure there's consensus but like I said, the big objection isn't the waiver banning overhands (note it's only tee shots) so much as that the rounds will get rated. There are TDs here who run one disc only or two disc challenge type events that don't get ratings and they don't understand the difference between limiting throwing styles and limiting discs being used.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:05 PM
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Limiting discs being used seems infinitely more fair than limiting throwing styles. IMO neither should be rated though.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:06 PM
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There should be no problem with rating the rounds, merely qualify the rating and only compare ratings for events with similar schema. For example, the proposed 1-disc World Championships. The options are endless...

Change of venue seems superior to delivery style, however.

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Old 11-12-2017, 02:08 PM
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For example, the proposed 1-disc World Championships. The options are endless...
1 disc World Championships needs to be a thing.

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Old 11-12-2017, 03:44 PM
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Cant they just use a clown's mouth type mando?... I mean not allowing overhands doesn't change the fact that you could do the same thing with a spike hyzer...
I was reading on Reddit and from what I can tell they said the justification was basically that they didn't want to take the time to make every hole a triple Mando. So basically laziness...

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Old 11-12-2017, 03:47 PM
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Glad I'm 38 years out of college. I would've been spittin' wooden nickels were they to limit shot selections for a state championship. Funzie event okay, but not a collegiate biggie. What's next...?
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:01 PM
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Default Texas Collegiate Championships- No Overhands?

No jump putting, it’s far too controllable and destroys the designers attempt to thwart your approach.... yea pretty sure you can phrase anything limiting a throwing style and it sounds equally rediculous


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Old 11-12-2017, 04:52 PM
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Wait...isn't thwarting the designer's intent the very essence of disc golf?

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:06 PM
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This was a poor decision by the PDGA. Sanctioned events should not be allowed to completely modify/remove/add/embellish core rules from the rulebook.

I mean come on, overhands are clearly not the only way to cheese short courses with short barriers. They might as well have added a rule that limits players with more power than others.

No one can throw a shot over 400 feet. Boom. /sarcasm

TLDR: Terrible

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:09 PM
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Or maybe I should say, no one can throw a shot over X feet high.

What even is an overhand throw? Is a forehand thrown above X angle perpendicular to the ground considered an overhand?

What about backhand sky flex shots? Don't these "cheat" over short barriers? Or are they considered an overhand too because the angle of the shot is greater than X degrees?

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