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Old 03-28-2016, 04:23 PM
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The innova article is now saying it was between 38-42 mph
Winds may have died down for the throw, then.

Wiggins posted this video of the winds to his Facebook account shortly before breaking the record: https://www.facebook.com/david.wiggi...58631210985069 (they were pushing 60mph for those that can't view).
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:31 PM
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One time, OK, see, on time Randy Beaman threw a 180g Aviar in a hurricane.
613 miles and two states later they found his Aviar...

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In all seriousness, pretty amazing regardless of the wind. I would probably throw 130 ft, doubt I could get the disc up to speed to glide all that much.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:42 PM
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The winds were 60 MPH with thermals of 100 mph
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:50 PM
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It's the most ridiculous way to have a distance contest, what's next are they gonna travel to the nearest Hurricane and throw 3000 feet.

This should be done in a controlled environment like an airplane hanger then the true distance champion will be revealed.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:59 PM
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I still truly believe good distance comps have wind. And now I truly believe their should be a cap on what that is. Rarely do you get winds like this and when you do get it could be raining, snowing, nighttime, etc.

And I'm thinking the cap should be somewhere around 35-40.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:02 PM
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I can't even think of another barrier in sports so completely blown out of the water.
I'm old enough to remember Bob Beamon's (sp?) long jump. Over 29 ft., and I think it broke the old record by at least 2 full feet...
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:07 PM
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ok now that ive seen the video of the wind it is a little ridiculous. I still cant throw that far so its whatever.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:28 PM
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It's the most ridiculous way to have a distance contest, what's next are they gonna travel to the nearest Hurricane and throw 3000 feet.
That doesn't even make any sense. Records are set at the designated location.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:50 PM
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That doesn't even make any sense. Records are set at the designated location.
The true measurement of a distance record should have nothing in play except the athlete and the object they are throwing, it is an unrealistic and frankly comical way to measure something that has such a massive impact (like the wind).

Just because someone can throw a disc 1000+ feet in 60mph winds does this make it a true measurement maybe a better indication should be throwing into the wind and then lets see what happens.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:13 PM
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I started this thread as Simon just broke his previous record. I thought everything was going to be throwers coming close but not quite. Then Wiggins unleashes 1100+ feet. Someone earlier had mentioned renaming this the 1200 foot barrier. I'm thinking more like 1500-2000 foot barrier. Technology + high speed winds + bigger arms = 1500-2000 feet. And if so, when will the distance plateau?
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