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Old 01-17-2019, 09:03 PM
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Default The sheer idiocy of playing in snow

I felt like playing DG today, so off I went to the course. We got about 6" of snow last weekend, most of which is still on the ground. The course I play at has astroturf teepads, which someone had cleared. Throwing off them wasn't a problem at all.

The first round went well. I was throwing accurately and putting decent. I put up a -7. All my drives would hit the snow and stick out or slide along the top. The snow has been there for days and was fairly hard/crusty.

The problems came during my second round. The snow softened up a bit and started melting. On an otherwise innocuous drive my Nuke slid horizontally into the snow and disappeared on a hillside covered with weeds, sagebrush.... and snow. I had a vague idea of where the disc went in, but finding it proved to be extremely difficult. I shuffled around on that hillside for 45 minutes kicking snow aside before I finally uncovered the Nuke. After that I immediately called it a day. My shoes were soaked.

Playing in that much snow simply isn't worth it. If not for sheer determination I would have lost a perfectly seasoned Z Nuke in 6" of snow today.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:11 PM
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Yep. Been there, done that.

Sounds like it is time to swap out the Nuke for a Condor until the conditions become more favorable.

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Old 01-17-2019, 09:14 PM
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Ribbons

folks use ribbons as one idea. you take a piece of ribbon (around a few feet or so), tape it to your disc (in the center), and throw. Use duct tape or whatever someone else migjt suggest as the tape... some don't do well in the cold.

the disc goes in the snow, but the ribbon won't usually...

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:17 PM
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Well, don't throw Nukes or other high speed drivers in the snow.

Stick to putters, mids and maybe fairways.

That and get some good wool socks and waterproof boots.

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:28 PM
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Ribbons. Also, look for entry marks.

Also, don't be a such a f@#$#n baby.

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Old 01-17-2019, 11:54 PM
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One time when it was 75 degrees and perfect weather, I threw my disc into some bushes and spent 45 minutes looking for it. Playing in those kinds of conditions just isn’t worth it.

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Also, don't put ribbons on at the course. The disc needs to be at or near room temp for the tape to stick properly...

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Old 01-18-2019, 12:08 AM
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I use a lighter on the tape. Just wave it back and forth on the tape...works on duct tape really well.

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Read stardoggys post.

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Old 01-18-2019, 01:00 AM
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You don’t need ribbons or chalk or anything fancy. Just stick to a few basic rules of thumb:

1. Throw bright discs
2. Throw one disc per hole
3. Watch where your disc lands and walk straight to that spot
4. Don’t throw if you can’t see the landing
5. DX plastic is your friend
6. Don’t be a baby

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