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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the direction of DG?
Drastic changes are needed like smaller or chainless baskets 5 4.35%
Current growth indicates we are on the right path 110 95.65%
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:34 AM
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Did I say 10 foot testers? No you need to focus rather then just tapping it in with a bag on. lol
Um. That's kinda exactly what you said.

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They don't want to have to focus on a 10 or 12 footer. That's mentally challenging and more difficult.
[sarcasm]Wow. That sounds soooooo entertaining. Watching folks layup to within 10' because the basket can catch so poorly you have to be that close to make it. Can't wait to watch pros do that.[/sarcasm]
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In my foggy memory, I seem to recall that smaller (bullseye) baskets were tried at a tournament a few years back---they used standard baskets one day, bullseyes on the same holes the next. I believe the scores were only slightly changed. I'm certain there was no clamor from anyone involved, to do it again
Eagle won and it was one of the best disc golf tourneys out there. He eagled a 550 foot or so par 4 by putting it to about 20 feet or so on a bullseye, I think it might have been slightly uphill too. He made the putt. Afterwards he said how nervous he was trying to make the putt. It was awesome. You should check it out.
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Um. That's kinda exactly what you said.



[sarcasm]Wow. That sounds soooooo entertaining. Watching folks layup to within 10' because the basket can catch so poorly you have to be that close to make it. Can't wait to watch pros do that.[/sarcasm]
What are you smoking?
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What are you smoking?
You're asking ME that question?

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I'm Paul McBeth.
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You'd think "one of the best tournaments out there" would spawn imitators.

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That sounds a lot like saying if you put less ice cream into a sundae you wouldn't need any hot fudge or caramel to be able to finish it.

No thanks to both parts of that idea.
So you like wide open birdie or die rec courses and walls of trees in the woods "fair" ways? We saw this last week in Maine. Several holes had 1 or 2 birdies from the field. Watching it I had really no idea where they were suppose to throw it. And it showed as they all were hitting trees on these holes and not ever getting close to C1. Watching it I was slightly annoyed as I didn't understand what to do or what they were trying to do.

This is the trend to make courses hard, just make them luckfests.
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Yeah, I've always thought it unfair that players who are more skilled than I, are also luckier. They keep beating me on gimmicky courses, even though the Fates should grant me the luck to beat them half the time.

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We shouldn't be doing what players want.
You oughtta put this in your signature.

In the long run, it would save you a lot of typing.

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It kind of seems like SD86 is back

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Yeah, I've always thought it unfair that players who are more skilled than I, are also luckier. They keep beating me on gimmicky courses, even though the Fates should grant me the luck to beat them half the time.
I know you are insinuating that this is somehow about me and my "bad" luck. This is about the overall game, even more so I am purely referencing courses on the DGPT and how the best players in the world are playing luckfest courses or more specifically certain holes.

You get 1 birdie out of 70-100 open field players? You think that maybe these holes are poorly designed and 80-90% luck in the end? You can throw what you might consider a perfect shot but then you have to play the casino of trees. The primary cause of this is the high putting percentages from within C1.

There are not many great disc golf courses that are fair and challenging. Houck courses are along with a few others. Iron Hill I think is good. Maybe borderline luckfest here or there. But this is the unfortunate trend I am seeing week in and out on the DGPT. Due to ease of putting I see it very difficult to make holes and entire courses that are fair yet challenging. Which is why great courses are so rare.
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