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Old 08-30-2017, 12:30 AM
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Default What decides 'A' or 'B' pin???

Can somebody please tell me what constitutes a 'A' pin location from a 'B' pin location...left to right or short is A, long is B?
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:36 AM
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Only Joe knows....
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:06 AM
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A is generally short and B is generally long. That way you have a shortest (A) and longest (B) course length. However, at my local course a guy went out and measured distances for the sign guy and listed "A" as wherever the pin was on that day and "B" as the placement that was empty that day. So far as I know, we have never been cited by the disc golf police for having our A and B placements all screwed up.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:42 AM
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:56 AM
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Just wait, one day you might find a C pin. **** is ****ing crazy man.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:25 AM
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One of our courses did the pins going A, B, C, from left to right. So regardless of distance, you always knew which pin was what when discussing or being told which pin it is.
I really liked this a lot. As a lot of times distance from pin to pin may be similar, especially when utilizing different fairways to attack to the different pins. Knowing A was always the left pin and C was the right pin, really made navigating the course easy.
Found this to be even more convenient after learning the course and being familiar with each pin location. A lot of the baskets aren't visible from the tee. So when I get to the teepad and it shows that the A pin is being used, I immediately know which one it is, by simply knowing its the left most pin location. Don't have to actually memorize each position and its correlating letter.
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:37 AM
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I'd rather have colors based on difficulty than letters.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:32 PM
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at my home course there is no rule. 4,6,7,14,15,17 all have alternate pins

4 - A - Shorter to the right harder position up a steep hill with OB 10ft past
B - Much Longer much more open OB further away No hill side.

5 - A - Shortest
B - Middle
C - Tourney OB island

6 - A - Shorter More technical
B - Longer less technical

7 - A - Much longer much harder pretty straight
B - Much shorter and easier hard dogleg left.

14 - A - Longer
B - Shorter

15 - A - Shorter more protected basket
B - Longer more wide open basket closer to OB

17 - A - Shorter more open basket
B - Longer more technical closer to OB
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:18 PM
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Looks like 'A' pin is short, 'B' is long seems to be the rule, but I agree 'A' left and 'B' right seem to me to make the most sense.
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one of my local courses has an A and B layout. Not all the B baskets are necessarily longer, just in a different spot and for many people, and easy basket to play. For that course, its as simple as this... when the second layout was added, the 18 new baskets were the B baskets. None of the As were switch to the B layout.



Edit: I take that back. One basket became the B basket which I'll never understand because its easier for 90% of the players (10% being the novice lefties who dont have a flick or and cant throw a turnover.)
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