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Old 09-02-2018, 01:10 AM
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Default Things that DGers do, but Why???

The first thing that I see many Disc Golfers do, but why??

Go heel to toe three times to measure out a meter. Good attempt at being accurate but I'm sure it is not. Drop your mini down "close enough", without the extra effort. If someone has a meter stick with them they can say something.

The Second thing I see..

Using a mini when it doesn't matter. 5-foot putt? Make sure you bend over twice as much because of "habit". Way to stick with your (meaningless) routine... from 5 feet.

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Old 09-02-2018, 01:23 AM
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:20 AM
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This is the one that I always notice:

The disc is under the basket, maybe he missed his putt, and the guy drops a mini in front of the disc, then picks up the disc and drops it in and then picks up his mini.
Why not just take another disc, drop it in the basket, then pick up the parked disc. Why would you bend over twice?

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Old 09-02-2018, 06:56 AM
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Go heel to toe three times to measure out a meter. Good attempt at being accurate but I'm sure it is not. Drop your mini down "close enough", without the extra effort. If someone has a meter stick with them they can say something.
I do 3 1/2 shoes. Because I measured it against a meter tape, once.

But only if that last little bit matters. Most of the time it doesn't, and I just estimate it, as many people do.

Why? Because pushing it, and letting someone object if they want to, is not in the spirit of rules compliance or a self-officiated game. People stepping it off are demonstrating compliance, even if they're doing it inaccurately and shorting themselves a little, so as to not put their opponents in that awkward position.


P.S. I have a meter tape with me, when I play. A company was handing out tiny measuring tapes, only 1 meter long, as a promotion. I thought, how useless.....to anyone but me. I've never used it---other than the aforementioned measuring of my shoes---but if there's ever a dispute in my group, I've still got it.

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Old 09-02-2018, 07:57 AM
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The three-shoe step-off seems so ubiquitous, there must be an origin story behind it.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:17 AM
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The three-shoe step-off seems so ubiquitous, there must be an origin story behind it.
My guess is that it's related to the fact that people talk about the 30-foot circle. Lazy metric conversions.

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Old 09-02-2018, 08:52 AM
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The three-shoe step-off seems so ubiquitous, there must be an origin story behind it.
Since Stork at 6' 6" was the 2-meter man, his pace or 3 of his shoes might also be one meter?
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:43 AM
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putting with a towel in hand

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Old 09-02-2018, 09:45 AM
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Putting with two discs in hand

Throwing up grass at the slightest breeze detectable by human senses

Bag 25 discs and throw 4

Not review the course you just drove 2 hours to, after using a crowd sourced site to find it and making your decision based on the reviews.

I could go on and on. Interesting bunch, disc golfers.
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it helps to play occasional rounds with normies from an outsider prospective having a cart that costs 300 to lug around 30 discs is a little excessive in multiple ways

bonus points for using a stool on every hole because its so exhausting throwing frisbees

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