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Old 01-14-2019, 10:28 AM
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Lol that’s way to simple for the OP
Maybe they can't afford to buy a whole new set of discs just for a cold season, might surprise some on here but not everyone has a cart or backpack and thousands of dollars of discs laying around.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:17 AM
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Maybe they can't afford to buy a whole new set of discs just for a cold season, might surprise some on here but not everyone has a cart or backpack and thousands of dollars of discs laying around.
Given that as the case, I certainly don't suggest trashing your discs with pine tar.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:39 AM
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I have used pine tar on my fingers for years. I use it in all seasons and all conditions. However, I would never put pine tar directly on my discs. You only need a small amount of pine tar on your finger tips so you don't get excess tar on your discs. Pine Tar on your fingers is legal and it does help you grip discs, even if they are wet and cold.

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Old 01-14-2019, 02:12 PM
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I have used pine tar on my fingers for years. I use it in all seasons and all conditions. However, I would never put pine tar directly on my discs. You only need a small amount of pine tar on your finger tips so you don't get excess tar on your discs. Pine Tar on your fingers is legal and it does help you grip discs, even if they are wet and cold.
Definitely this. Why go through the process (reversible or not) of doctoring your discs when you can "doctor" your hands and not have to worry about PDGA/tournament legality at all? The added bonus is that if the pine tar or grip additive is on your fingers, they're just where they need to be when you make a throw. No need to spin the disc to find the doctored spot with just the right "feel" (because no matter how hard you try, the application on the disc probably won't be uniform).

As for the discussion about not being able to afford a "cold" set of discs, I think if you live in a climate where cold is going to be a factor for part of the year, it's not a bad idea to consider the cold conditions when putting your bag together even in the summer. Not really related to grip, but since I live where there's snow on the ground 4-5 months out of the year, I make it a point not to use white discs at all so there's no need to change anything out when the weather turns. One could do the same with their plastic choices so the discs they throw in summer are the same discs they throw in winter.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:16 PM
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If you add too much pine tar to your fingers, and some sticks to your discs, does that count as a post-production mod?

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Old 01-14-2019, 02:51 PM
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If you add too much pine tar to your fingers, and some sticks to your discs, does that count as a post-production mod?
No more than if you slammed into a pine or fir and got pitch on the disc that way. If there's a question, you wipe it off.
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:25 PM
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The hot water trick really does help get an even coat around the rim of the disc. As to why I don't just put it on my fingers, its just personal preference. If it's really PDGA legal though, I'll probably try it again. I might be a little more particular about how my discs feel than most. I'm not a fan of gstar or wearing gloves on my throwing hand.

I am aware that there are a lot of different ways to grip a disc. This is a method that works for me I'm not too worried what anyone else does just wanted to share. If it's not for you, that's perfectly fine.
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:35 PM
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My favorite grip trick for the rain is Windex. Amazing.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:42 AM
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My favorite grip trick for the rain is Windex. Amazing.
Actually the case? Or have I just missed a joke?

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Old 01-18-2019, 07:27 AM
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Throw snow in the face of people who are shooting.

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