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Old 09-02-2018, 12:35 PM
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No Paige and Jerm in mixed Doubles? I know Paige was registerd
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:47 AM
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Brewster Ridge is a like miniature version of Maple Hill, which favors Hokom. But PP will crush at Fox Run Meadows. It’s anybody’s game really.
I understand that she struggled this year at Maple Hill, but the notion that courses like it are some sort of Paige Pierce kryptonite is bunk. She entered this year's MVP Open as the FOUR TIME defending FPO champ. She also won the last time she was at Smuggs and took second the year before that (Cat crushed everyone that year). She can play in the woods. Hokom can too, of course. Gaining a little confidence in the final event before Worlds could absolutely have a positive impact, regardless of the type of course.

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Old 09-03-2018, 10:06 PM
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Huge shocker that Conrad won the putting contests...

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How could an event like Worlds not fill?

Many might disagree but IMO, a 750 rated guy playing this event is embarrassing.
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I expect it's quite expensive to stay up in that area for the better part of a week.

Letting some 750 rated guy play in a tournament claiming to be a "world" championship is indeed an embarrassment to the sport. Are they that desperate for another entry fee?
Why do you care? His life, his money.....your judgement?

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Old 09-04-2018, 02:00 AM
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So only 3 people in MPO broke 500 feet an paige did not break 400feet in the Long Drive Contest . . .

when you watching discgolf videos and turnaments i get the impression of that most of the MPO field throw +550feet and Paige easily throws drives +450. . . Internet distance ?

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Old 09-04-2018, 02:57 AM
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Ya know, if the 750 guy shows up with 5 Rocs and a Sling, the big boys better be careful.

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So only 3 people in MPO broke 500 feet an paige did not break 400feet in the Long Drive Contest . . .

when you watching discgolf videos and turnaments i get the impression of that most of the MPO field throw +550feet and Paige easily throws drives +450. . . Internet distance ?
Elevation? They're 1000 feet above sea level in town where they did the contest. Discs get more overstable at elevation, which can affect how far they fly. Also, it's a long drive contest, not a pure distance contest. They have to land within a specific area for the throw to count and they don't get the benefit of choosing which direction in which they want to throw. The wind could have been a factor as well.

These are guys who hit 600+ at other distance competitions like USDGC. I don't think it's an illusion.
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:41 AM
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Elevation? They're 1000 feet above sea level in town where they did the contest. Discs get more overstable at elevation, which can affect how far they fly. Also, it's a long drive contest, not a pure distance contest. They have to land within a specific area for the throw to count and they don't get the benefit of choosing which direction in which they want to throw. The wind could have been a factor as well.

These are guys who hit 600+ at other distance competitions like USDGC. I don't think it's an illusion.
I just feel that in tournaments you hear them reach +550 holes inside the circle with ease, but they can΄t do it in a field in a distance comp?!

But distance on the course and in the field seems strange sometimes. . . i have holes on my local course that are marked 300feet that i can reach with a mid or even a putter
NO way i can throw a mid 300feet in a field with distance markers
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I just feel that in tournaments you hear them reach +550 holes inside the circle with ease, but they can΄t do it in a field in a distance comp?!

But distance on the course and in the field seems strange sometimes. . . i have holes on my local course that are marked 300feet that i can reach with a mid or even a putter
NO way i can throw a mid 300feet in a field with distance markers
There are so many factors in play that you really can't judge anything off of one long drive competition. Especially one at elevation like this one. On the course, there are trees and elevation changes and wind direction that can all aid (or hamper) one's ability to get big distance on a given hole. And that's not even considering that the measurement of the hole may not be entirely accurate.

The measurement of a hole could vary significantly depending on how it's measured...straight line point to point, along the intended flight path, measured with a wheel vs a tape vs a rangefinder vs GPS. A hole might say it's 300 feet, but it could actually be anywhere from 270 or 330 depending on how the hole is measured. And it's rare that you can walk up to a hole, read the tee sign, and know exactly how the listed distance was determined.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:21 PM
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I saw a video on instagram from the long drive comp... looked like a pretty nasty headwind to me.

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