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Old 01-03-2014, 01:37 PM
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What is the best length of Christmas ribbon to you when playing in the snow? and where does everyone like to attach it. The Philly area just get between 10-16 inches and I am playing tomorrow afternoon and want to make sure I dont lose any discs?
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:44 PM
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What is the best length of Christmas ribbon to you when playing in the snow? and where does everyone like to attach it. The Philly area just get between 10-16 inches and I am playing tomorrow afternoon and want to make sure I dont lose any discs?
you can also use chalk. Leaves a nice color streak of where your disc went. less annoying then the ribbon imo. but most people Ive seen use the ribbon attach bottom center.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:19 PM
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It depends on several things for me: Speed of disc (primarily related to rim width) and depth/density of snow.

For slower, wider discs like putters which don't slide as far under snow, I usually use shorter lengths. Mids I use a longer piece, and drivers I will go 2 1/2 to 3 feet. Deeper snow may call for longer lengths even still. The problem with going longer than 3' though is the ribbon may get tangled in your off hand or under a foot on a throw, or get caught easier on branches.

Chalk may work for some people, but it only helps identify the entry mark and does jack diddly if the disc goes very far under the snow. For dense, wet snow that slows a disc fairly fast, it may be fine, but for fine powder, ribbon is the only way to go.

As far as positioning, always the nipple on the underside of the flight plate. dead center. Use a good outdoor duct tape, preferably frost king or something specifically designed for cold and wet conditions. If none of that is easily available, I've found white duck brand tape to work well for about 5 rounds. Always apply the ribbon and tape in the warmth of your home, and really work the tape to get a good bond.

Lastly, before you throw, your discs should be cold. Some put their bags in their trunk for the drive to the course, I simply pull all my discs out at the course while I warm up. Cold discs will not let snow stick to them as easily as warm discs. Have fun, snow rounds are a blast!
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anyone have any thought on placing the ribbon on the rim of the disc?
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as long as the snow is deep in fresh powder. atleast 1.5x lenth of disc IMO. Inside rim works best and wont fall off like nipple area with less tape needed.
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here's my question... can you use ribbon on your discs in a PDGA sanctioned tournament?
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I believe the rule was changed last year to allow for ribbon and LEDs in tournament play, but don't quote me on that I don't have a rulebook handy.
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well the duck tape on the bottom would add weight.
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