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Old 08-11-2011, 08:05 PM
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Do professional disc golfers get drug tested at all this day in age? No I am not talking about pot or mushrooms but steroids. I was watching the live feed today and 2 top players appear to be MUCH larger in size this year than in previous years and had not seen these guys live appearance yet this year and was shocked. One is a younger guy so I guess for him he is still in the end of his filling out stage but the other is in his late 20's and jacked.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:14 PM
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hmm interesting, but who knows maybe they were just smart and know that every year this sport grows and they want to stay on top so they trained on the "off season" if u are allready in good shape a year is a long time to to get even bigger
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:17 PM
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Do professional disc golfers get drug tested at all this day in age? No I am not talking about pot or mushrooms but steroids. I was watching the live feed today and 2 top players appear to be MUCH larger in size this year than in previous years and had not seen these guys live appearance yet this year and was shocked. One is a younger guy so I guess for him he is still in the end of his filling out stage but the other is in his late 20's and jacked.
Interesting... you think pros are already starting to take illegal substances to win... it's not too far fetched with how professional sports have been stomped on by their players..... I have never read anything about the PDGA requiring drug testing at all... but you bet your ass that it is expensive as all hell to start doing... Before and After each event for proper results.. would cost thousands just for a single tourney and thats if they get cheap test kits ... if the sport starts to hit mainstream media, you know drug testing won't be far behind, for major events at least
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:20 PM
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quick point

I've seen some skinny little buggers just hurl a disc so being a gigantic roid head may not be beneficial seeing as this comes down to technique and fluid movement rather than pure strength
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:39 PM
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steroids wouldnt really help. just because a person is big doesnt necessarily mean they can throw farther, be more accurate, putt better etc.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:47 PM
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I think the 'roid rage would be the big indicator of usage. Lots more Billy Madison-esque putts from the steroid users. And yeah, I don't foresee more muscle being much of a game enhancer.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:51 PM
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:52 PM
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The "nobody would do it, they won't help" excuse is what baseball people said for years.

Not that I think it is going on in disc golf (you probably can't win enough $$$ to cover a cycle of 'roids playing disc golf) but I think there is a lot of evidence that PED's can be used to gain an advantage in pretty much every athletic event.
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One thing I can assure you guys is that due to the anemic amount of money that our pros can win, any payoff for using steroids would not be worth the costs.
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We should start testing ping pong players, too.
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